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Jiggler Keys and your Automobile Security

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Jiggler keys are going to continue threatening automobile security for some time. Until the modern technology is completely integrated into all automobile security systems, the problem of jiggler keys in the hands of criminals will terrorize car owners for a while. But knowing is one step towards protecting your property. Many methods have been developed to protect you from this danger.

Jiggler Keys vs Automobile Security

Jiggler keys can easily be purchased online
Jiggler keys can easily be purchased online

These keys can allow a very resilient criminal to start your ignition and drive away inside your car. It’s really a big threat to automobile security.

How are Jiggler keys used to steal cars?

Basically, a jiggler key imitates the signature of your original car keys. This is most effective on older vehicles. The locks in older vehicles have their tumblers worn down due to repeated entry and exit of keys. The surfaces of the tumblers, having been worn down, can easily be tricked by jiggler keys to identify the jiggler keys as the original car key. Any older vehicle is at risk to this new threat since the tumblers in their locks have been worn down and wouldn’t need a transponder key to start.


How can you protect your car against this new threat?
Okay, the criminals were smart enough to devise this new method of carrying out Grand Theft Auto, but unfortunately for them and fortunately for you, we have our own ways to deterring them and disappointing their efforts.

If you have a new car that requires a transponder key, you don’t have to worry as far as you keep your door locked. But you can go a step further by following the tips below.

One way is to lock your steering wheel. Purchase a steering wheel lock and use them. The mere sight of a steering lock deters thieves from even attempting to steal your vehicle. Whats the point and where is the time to unlock the door and trick the ignition only to begin fighting the steering wheel lock.

Another way to defend your car is to install an ignition kill switch. You can turn this on and off when you enter and leave your car.

One other thing to add…

Park your car in public places where they can be easily seen as in front of a store or at busy places with lots of traffic where a lot of eyes are on it like a busy intersection. You can also park inside a guarded garage. Avoid parking in dark places so you won’t give the criminals easy cover and target.

Still interested in finding out more about how to protect your property or doing business with us? Call our numbers displayed at the top of this page.



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