You may believe your vehicle is safe from thieves because you lock it every day and you keep the keys safely tucked in your bedroom drawer. However, think again.
In the UK, between September 2021 and September 2022, over 72,000 vehicles were reported stolen, a 29% increase from the previous year. Hence, why not get one step ahead of these criminals and upgrade your vehicle security?
One of the smartest ways to protect your car from being stolen is by investing in a Pandora Car Alarm.
In this article, we will discuss exactly how does Pandora Car Alarm work, while highlighting the features that make it a must-have security device for your vehicle.
The Threat of Keyless Car Crime
Did you know that a car is stolen every 10 minutes in the UK?
This demonstrates the very real threat of car theft, no matter where you live, or what type of car you drive.
Vehicle theft is particularly high in Greater Manchester. In the city of Manchester, 3 out of every 10 vehicles are subjected to some form of attack.
So, you can never know which vehicles the thieves will target next.
Recently, the UK has witnessed a huge spike in keyless car crime incidents. Here, criminals have the knowledge and tools at their disposal, to be able to hack into vehicles and steal them, all without using the owner’s keys.
This disturbing method is known as keyless car crime or relay theft. What happens is two thieves work together to target a house that has a car parked on the driveway or street.
Knowing that the car keys are inside the house, the thieves then use an electronic mechanism to copy the signal transmitted by the car keys. Then, this fools the car into thinking that the real keys are present, so the thieves can unlock the car, start the engine, and drive away.
This method of stealing cars happens silently and quickly, so the thieves can exploit the vehicle and drive off with it, in as little as 60 seconds.
Sadly, the car owner may not even realise that their car has gone missing until they exit their house, usually hours later. At this point, they will be confused as to how their car has disappeared because they are holding the keys in their hands.
As you can see, keyless car crime is a deeply worrying trend. Any car is vulnerable to being hacked into in this way, because criminals are using sophisticated technology to gain remote access to vehicles.
Keep reading this article to find out how a Pandora Car Alarm can protect your vehicle from keyless car crime.
What is a Pandora Car Alarm?
Pandora Alarms are one of the best anti-theft devices that you can buy for your vehicle. It is a security system which protects your car from wheel jacking, towing, tampering and hijacking.
Pandora is renowned for being one of the world’s most advanced and experienced car alarm manufacturers, so their products use the very best technology to guarantee safety for your car.
According to Pandora engineers, it will be almost 20 years before the technology exists which can crack the encryption of this alarm. That means that thieves can’t find ways to manipulate and disable the Pandora Alarm, because the device is too high-tech for them!
Depending on the model of the Pandora Alarm you choose, you can expect varying features such as:
- Indoor motion sensors
- Tilt sensors.
- Anti-Hijack, which shuts the car engine off safely if the driver retains their Pandora Bluetooth tag in a situation where the car is hijacked from the driver.
Pandora Alarms also have smart-device compatibility via the Pandora app, giving you full control of your system and an instant update of the current status of your car when you can’t physically see it. For instance, if you parked on an unfamiliar street, you are far away from your vehicle, or even when you are in bed.
How does Pandora Car Alarm work?
So, how does Pandora Car Alarm work?
The Pandora Alarm is fitted with the strongest immobilization possible; it comes with a minimum of two immobilisers, which are electronic devices that stop the car from starting without the correct key or fob.
If a thief tries to steal the car by using the wrong key or fob, it activates the immobiliser, which tells the engine not to start. Even if the Pandora Alarm is somehow removed, your vehicle will remain immobile.
Everything in a Pandora Alarm uses 128-bit encryption. This prevents code-grabbing or relay boosting, so there is superior security all around, with no easy way around the system.
Where can I get a Pandora Car Alarm?
Offering unbreakable security for your vehicle, Pandora Alarms provide fantastic protection against hijacking and keyless entry.
Ranging from £499.99 to £1,350.00, there are different Pandora Alarms to choose from. The security system boasts a loud, reliable siren, so you (and your neighbours) will be able to hear the sound if the alarm is activated. What’s more, the Pandora system notifies you via a smartphone app if a thief tries to break into your car.
The Pandora Alarm also offers remote starting, arming and disarming, so you can command and control your vehicle at any given time, wherever you are.
With dual shock, tilt, motion and internal sensors, the Pandora Alarm protects your vehicle from wheel jacking, towing and general tampering.
Additionally, every Pandora Alarm comes with a minimum of two immobilisers, which keep your vehicle immobile and are undetectable by thieves.
Click here to browse our stock of Pandora Alarm systems, or request a quote for purchase & installation here.
Who can install my Pandora Car Alarm for me?
We will carry out the installation to a professional standard and give you a full demonstration of how to use it. Our team are vehicle security experts, so we can answer any questions you may have.
It is possible for you to install the Pandora Alarm in your vehicle yourself.
However, if you have no prior knowledge of installing car alarms, then anything could go wrong with your self-installation. You may accidentally damage the car alarm or your vehicle, which will be expensive to repair or replace.
If you book a professional installation with us, then we will install your Pandora Alarm expertly and efficiently, without causing any accidental damage.
We will install the device in a location which will be undetectable to thieves, so you are guaranteed fantastic protection against tampering, keyless entry, and hijacking.
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