Keyless theft

Keyless theft, also known as 'relay theft' occurs when a device is used to fool the car into thinking the key is close by; this unlocks the car and allows the ignition to be started.

Is my car keyless entry? 

If you have to press a button on your car keys to enter your car and turn the ignition with your key, then you are not 'keyless'.

Keyless entry cars allow the driver to unlock and start the car with the key fob still in their pocket.  Once in the car, the driver can press a button to start the engine.

Cars with a keyless entry system can be stolen using the 'relay' theft method.

How can I protect my vehicle?

The leaflet below offers you advice on how you can protect your vehicle.