I know a month or so ago JitP on the forum had their GLC stolen.
Anyone considering a disklok? The sales guy told me if you lock the car by pressing the lock button on the remote twice it turns remote off, so not communicating with the car, hence saving the battery and also I assume preventing this type of activity..
You can always buy a Faraday bag to keep your fob in. It just prevents an RF signal from entering or escaping the thus defeating any cloning attempt via radio waves such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GSM signals. You may want to start dropping hints now for this inexpensive stocking filler:
Whoa! It looks like Amazon are modifying their links to make them more prominent. Clever, very clever but it doesn't seem to load too well on this site.
Anyway, a somewhat more esoteric solution would be the installation of an anti-cloning immobiliser. This device extends the car's startup sequence by adding a unique PIN number entered via the existing buttons on the steering wheel or dashboard thus defeating cloned keys. It has to be professionally installed so I suggest you don't upset the fitter or you may find you require an additional 4 presses of the remote tailgate release to get your car started.
I almost ordered a disklok, I've had one previously and although they are very good, I know what I'm like and after a while I'll stop using it. (they're a bit clunky)
I've just ordered a faraday bag, better safe than sorry, I do like the keyless entry feature, so I'd like to use it. I've actually "locked" my spare key, by pressing it twice and testing the car wont open.
I ordered a stoplock as opposed to the disclok as some same it can damage the steering wheel and they look too bulky to be messing with on a daily basis. I ordered 2 faraday pouches (one of main key and one for spare which will be in the safe) - will be turning off the keys too. Got CCTV installed which will do little if they really want the car but it has ring fencing, so as soon as someone walks onto my drive, I get an alert on my phone. Also thinking of getting the Autowatch Ghost which looks like a great little system. Bollards was the last option, but decided against it. Also toying with a wheel clamp for night time but can't find one that is easy to install and fits the wide tyres.
Any other thoughts on security? My new car gets collected next Tuesday! Cannot wait as I have been driving a 1.0 Polo which leaves a lot to the imagination and I forgot what it feels like to put your foot down and have the car actually move!
Phil - figured that out after it got taken - so will be doing that and sticking it in the pouch just in case - £10 each - hardly going to break the bank for a just in-case factor.
Heard other manufacturers are putting motion sensors in the keys, so after determined time, the key deactivates - so sitting in the draw after 30 seconds it stops sending signals until you pick up the key again.