A VULNERABILITY IN CAR KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEMS ALLOWS ANYONE TO OPEN AND STEAL YOUR VEHICLE
Did you know that while you're sleeping, at work or shopping, thieves can open and even operate your car without breaking into it?
Did you know they can do it using your keyless entry fob using a "signal amplification attack"? Yes, that same fob you thought was "safe" on your bedside table, in your pocket, or even on your desk can have its signal stolen and used by a thief up to 1,000 feet away to open and in many cases drive away with your car.
"hundreds of thousands of vehicles in driveways and parking lots today remain open to the wireless theft method" - WIRED
It sounds infuriating, but thieves using a signal amplifier made from cheap, readily available parts can simply walk up to your car, open the door, steal your belongings, and then leave the car without any evidence of tampering. Try explaining that to your insurance company. Depending on your car model, they can drive it away too.
It's easy to ensure you are never a victim. Our "Military Spec" FobGuard® security pouch can save you thousands of dollars in uninsurable contents loss or worse the loss of your whole car. Just put your keyless entry fobs inside a FobGuard® pouch when you're not using them and your car is protected.
This problem is getting worse and it's not going away. The devices used to do this are becoming easier to buy, cheaper to make and more powerful every day. There is no known solution except to put your key fob inside a faraday cage you can trust to protect you, and FobGuard® brand security pouches are the best there is. Buy a FobGuard® pouch today for each of your fobs.
Just look at the tsunami of news reports about this problem:
Thieves operate in pairs and take the faint whisper from the key fob in your house, work or on your person, and then amplify it to make it heard by your car as if it was right in their hands. Here's how it works:
It's that easy for them, unless your fob is protected. Buy a FobGuard® security pouch today.
You don't need to put your car keys in your freezer, but you do need to protect your keys with a keyless entry fob "faraday cage".
This small, lightweight, flexible and durable "faraday cage" is popular with car owners, rental car companies and replacement remote key manufacturers to stop their keyless entry fobs from being remotely accessed.
There has been a steady increase in the number of thefts of vehicles and their contents in recent years as the technology to manipulate keyless entry devices has become cheaper and easier to obtain.
FobGuard® security pouches are manufactured from the highest quality materials. A double layer of German military grade ultra high specification conductive silver/copper/nickel material is first stitched together. Then we wrap the faraday cage in a further layer of tough sports nylon to protect it from daily wear and tear. Finally it's sealed using conductive hook and loop in the mouth. This ensures your device is completely enveloped inside a true "faraday cage".
The material has an average shielding effectiveness of -85dB in the range of 30 MHz to 1 GHz and an average -80dB in the range of 1 GHz to 11 GHz.
Field tests have shown 99.99% average signal attenuation. Customer testimonials prove that our design and materials outperform the competition. These pouches are built to last and can be reused over and over again with minimal shielding degradation. Buy a FobGuard® security pouch now for each of your fobs.
*Tested in accordance with Modified Mil. Std. 285
ADAC (Germany's foremost automobile association) testing the attack (in German)
Der Marsch team demonstrating the attack (also in German)
Hard to believe something so simple would do the job, but it works great. I stood right next to the car and tried to open the door but the Fob Guard wouldn't let me unlock it. I even tried to sit inside the car and start it, but no go. It's quite amazing. We bought 5 so we had extras for presents, but may need to get a few more. It would be nice if the Velcro was a little less grabby. I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.
It really works! Tried to enter the car with the key fob in the Fob Guard pouch and couldn’t get in.
I feel much better knowing that no one can still my vehicle. I love it.
it's a great product, works as expected. just wish it had a key ring or carabiner attached to it so that I can easily attach it with my other keys.
After becoming aware of this type of crime I knew my car would be vulnerable. I did some research online and decided to buy this quality product. I can hold the key inside the fobguard and try to open the door, the door remains locked, even with the fobguard in the same hand trying to open the doors. For my 2015 Honda Accord this is the perfect product. It gives me piece of mind knowing my car is protected from opportunists while I sleep.
received the fob-guard to France as promised. The MB and LR fobs fit perfectly in the pouch.
I bought a Chinese equivalent from Amazon. When I held it near the car with the key in it, the doors opened as normal. With Fob Guard, the doors stay locked. I now have two Fob Guards.
It’s always “wait and see” if you buy online. This item does what it promises. Put your key in the Fob Guard, close it securely (otherwise it won’t work) and it works. Even standing next to the car, it won’t open, even when you press the “open" button while in the guard.
The strip tightens really well, so it is a bit of a struggle to open it, that is the only minor setback.
The fob guard is awesome I use it when I go to the beach or when I'm going to do something that I don't want my key getting destroyed