Remote locking warning
POLICE are warning motorists to be vigilant when using remote key fobs to lock their vehicles following a spate of thefts.
Car parks are a target for the thieves, who wait for motorists to leave their vehicles and use devices such as remote doorbell systems to block the signal from key fobs, before stealing the vehicle or valuables.
Although vehicle immobilisers auto- matically engage, usually after a few seconds, until this time the vehicles remain vulnerable to thieves.
Det Insp Paul Cordier said: “An increase in radio transmitting devices means that signals from one device may counteract signals from another. This can result in remote locking signals for cars not operating, leaving cars insecure and vulnerable to car thieves.”