Never let your wireless key fob out of your control.
Wireless key fobs are useful. They can control many things, like access to:
- vehicles (doors, ignition, trunks, windows),
- garage doors,
- security gates,
- alarm panels,
- restricted areas, and more.
However, they can instantly be used against you; quicker than picking a lock.
Here’s why… Anyone (service person, neighbor, guest, valet, etc.) only needs to have access to your wireless key fob for a few seconds to make one for themselves.
This $2.99 fob duplicator (ad shown below) can duplicate up to four totally different fobs. Think of the criminal possibilities…
- Entry to your gated community.
- Then, disengage your home security alarm.
- Then, open your garage door,
- Then, drive away in your new car.
By the way, where do you store your wireless key fobs? Do they all hang on a hook in the kitchen or break room? Do you keep the spares together in one drawer? See how easy it would be for someone visiting your home or office to duplicate all of them in under a minute?
Are you thinking, “Hey, I want one for myself.” While a duplicator might be handy for you to have, it could become a real headache if your multi-key were lost or stolen.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the only way wireless keys are stolen. Someone within 100 feet of you can duplicate your fob transmissions with a hacking tool—which can also capture and duplicate entry codes from card-keys used to entry most commercial buildings and office suites.
Our security recommendation: Keep all spare keys (wireless fobs or otherwise) stored securely. If you need to leave a spare with someone else for emergencies use a one-time storage box.
Wireless key fob cloning is only one spy trick. There are hundreds more. We can help you reduce your corporate espionage risks, and enhance the safety of your key personnel. Call us.
Murray Associates is an independent security consulting firm, providing eavesdropping attack detection and counterespionage services to business, government, and at-risk individuals.
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