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How Can You Protect Against a Relay Attack?

Pro­tec­tion Against Relay Attacks

Posted 08/03/18 by Marketing

How can you pro­tect your vehi­cle against a relay attack? Well let’s first look at what a relay attack is and how crim­i­nals are able to per­form it.


Relay Attacks

Crim­i­nals start by using long dis­tance anten­nas to inter­cept your key’s sig­nal, this allows them to boost the sig­nal and fool the car into think­ing you are stand­ing next to it. Once unlocked the boost­ed sig­nal enables the vehi­cle to be opened, start­ed and be dri­ven away in under 30 sec­onds. The equip­ment used for this type of attack all fits eas­i­ly into a ruck­sack and can cost as lit­tle as £80, mak­ing this type of crime very prof­itable and easy to perform.



Are You at Risk?

Report­ed­ly up to 95% of motorists are at risk, if your car has a key­less entry/​start sys­tem or has a info­tain­ment’ sys­tem then it is at risk to being stolen by relay attack. Attacks are on the rise all around the world, so much so that some insur­ers are refus­ing to insure Range Rovers unless they have secure park­ing. Hav­ing none of the keys stolen and no force of entry, there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty your insur­ance cov­er may be void when claim­ing against relay attack crimes. Insur­ers may want to see that you have tak­en suit­able actions to defend against relay car crime, so could poten­tial­ly refuse to pay out.


So how can you pro­tect against such a preva­lent and easy to per­form crime? Well here at 3D Group we saw the issues with this type of crime and decid­ed to bring in a prod­uct we knew could help our cus­tomers secure their vehi­cles. That is where the Key­less Pro­tec­tor comes in. A brand new and rev­o­lu­tion­ary prod­uct that allows cus­tomers to secure their vehi­cles with­out los­ing the con­ve­nience of key­less tech­nol­o­gy or affect­ing your warranty.


Key­less Protector









The Key­less Pro­tec­tor is a ultra-thin cir­cuit board that wraps around the vehi­cle remote key bat­tery. This advanced cir­cuit board is designed to block the sig­nal emit­ted by your key fob when its not in use, block­ing the sig­nal stops crim­i­nals from being able to inter­cept it and using it to steal your vehicle. 


How it Works

The Key­less Pro­tec­tor is auto­mat­ed so it blocks the sig­nal until you acti­vate the key. This is done with a super sim­ple dou­ble tap while it is in your pock­et or bag. This solu­tion gives you all the con­ve­nience of key­less tech­nol­o­gy with­out the draw backs of using a fara­day box or wallet. 










When you walk away from your vehi­cle the Key­less Pro­tec­tor detects this and auto­mat­i­cal­ly dis­ables the sig­nal from your key­less fob, mean­ing you always have peace of mind.










Sim­ple and Affordable

Anoth­er great fea­ture of the Key­less Pro­tec­tor is how easy it is to fit, with it sim­ply wrap­ping around your remotes bat­tery, you can fit it your­self or come to our Not­ting­ham based head office where we can install it for you. The Key­less Pro­tec­tor will not affect your war­ran­ty and is also going through Thatch­am test­ing so in the future could pos­si­bly help bring down your insur­ance premiums.







Over­all the Key­less Pro­tec­tor is the sim­ple to use and easy to fit solu­tion to pro­tect­ing your vehi­cle from Relay Attacks.


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