Insurance companies reticent to pay out on theft from vehicles where there has been no sign of ‘forced entry’

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Vehicle theft is growing at an alarming rate and a significant contributor is the increase in the number of cars fitted with keyless entry systems. Tech-savvy thieves have discovered that these modern security features can be very easy to defeat.

Relay Theft’ is a technique adopted by criminals of using a receiver to pick up the signal from a key (which we all typically leave near the front door) and relay this signal back to a second unit adjacent to the vehicle, tricking it into thinking the key is in close proximity.

Not all thieves are necessarily wanting to steal a vehicle and there are growing instances of gangs focused solely on just removing valuables left in vehicles. This is a major new problem for owners as they have no evidence of forced entry which is usually one of the criteria to recover losses from an insurance company.

There is a lot of coverage in the media highlighting that insurance companies are becoming more reticent in paying out claims where there is no evidence of forced entry. A simple solution to prevent this problem occurring is to use a Disklabs Keyshield thereby eliminating the potential stress and frustration of losing valuables left in a car.

The Disklabs Keyshield was developed as a simple and effective way to have assured reliable protection of keys stored in the house and is accredited with ‘UK Police Preferred Specification’

Features of the Keyshield:

• Blocks all RF wireless signals
• Easy to use
• Independently tested
• Functional and stylish design
• Uses military grade waterproof resistant material
• Accredited SBD ‘Police Preferred Specification’
• Designed and manufactured in the UK

At Disklabs, data is our business. Our products and services help our clients both solve and prevent crime. The UK’s ‘original Disklabs faraday bags’ are used to shield digital devices from the battlefield to the boardroom in over 80 countries. Whether it’s on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or key fob, we’re the UK’s number one provider of active RF shielding. Operating from a state of the art facility Disklabs has over 21 years’ experience in Digital Forensics, Data Recovery and Certified Data Erasure.

To see the full range of Disklabs shielding solutions for all your digital devices visit us at http://faradaybag.com

Associated articles that may be of interest:

http://faradaybag.com/disklabs-faradaybag-simon-steggles-on-bbc-news/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bml19v/rip-off-britain-series-10-episode-14
http://faradaybag.com/stealing-a-car-should-not-be-that-easy-disklabs-has-the-key-to-successful-prevention/
http://www.securedbydesign.com/news/disklabs-hold-the-key-to-prevent-keyless-car-theft/

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