Did you know that the historic Nokia 3310 is used for car theft and can cost between 2,500 and 18,000 euros? This ‘indestructible’ mobile includes a new technology that is capable of opening and starting the vehicle without a key. In addition, according to the latest data published by the Ministry of the Interior, a total of 30,982 vehicles have been stolen in Spain during 2022, which represents a 17.3% increase compared to 2021,
Vehicles have “evolved enormously, offering technological advances that make it easier for us to drive, open or start a vehicle without having to put a key in it. These functional enhancements make them, in turn, Higher risk of opening and/or theft», explains ABC jose Ignacio rubioCountry Director of Lojack Spain.
“The opening method via the Nokia brand telephone is the one that has gained the most popularity, but there are other technical elements that allow the vehicle opening/start signal to be cloned or to generate duplicate vehicle keys in a matter of minutes”, add.
And that is that since avoiding theft is a nearly impossible mission, Lojack recommends using a location/recovery system that allows the vehicle to be recovered in case of theft. But why has the incidence of vehicle theft increased so much in Spain?
“The world of auto theft has also undergone a digital transformation. Thanks to this, thieves have found new ways to carry out their misdeeds, taking advantage of the fact that vehicles have become ‘computers on wheels.’ Technological advances, on the other hand, are a double-edged sword, as new technological means can be used to render the vehicle vulnerable to access or launch”, Rubio stressed.
In the event of a vehicle being stolen, “it is important that the owners make use of the most advanced technology to recover them quickly. Lojack’s radio frequency (VHF) is one of the most effective methods to achieve this, as it allows vehicles to be located in areas without GPS coverage or obstructed through ‘jammer’ systems, thus allowing recovery. The chances increase. It is important that vehicle owners are aware of new theft techniques and take the necessary measures to protect their vehicles from new theft techniques”, explains Lojack Spain’s Country Director.
Given this, and although vehicle theft is difficult to prevent, some technologies enable them to be recovered. “The most effective option is a radio frequency (VHF), which has a huge advantage over the GPS/GSM/GPRS signal jammers used by many thieves, or if the vehicle is hidden in a garage or basement, this technology can be used without any problems.” Detects it. Highest recovery rate in the market. It is a reliable and global system, so service provision is simple and effective in other European countries where LoJack is present”, he concluded.