The German Automotive Club (ADAC) tested 24 different cars with the new Keyless Go technology for safety.
The locking system Keyless Go is a technology built into new cars from leading car manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes which allows the driver to open the door and start the car without reaching into his pocket for his key.
In a report released Thursday the ADAC tested 24 car models from 2015 from 19 different manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, VW, Toyota, Renault, and Ford.
The results were damning. They managed to illegally open every single car and drive it away within a few seconds.
Would you like to use your phone to unlock and start your car. Volvo has announced it will offer consumers a smartphone app to unlock and start their Volvo, with the technology to roll out commercially from 2017. Based around Bluetooth connectivity, the smartphone app will emulate all the functions of a conventional car key – including opening the boot and starting the engine. Volvo intends for the digital key app to be operable across multiple cars from the one smartphone (or more, if the owner wishes). This will support families with more than one Volvo in the garage. This will be a very interesting trial and will have a large impact on Locksmithing as an industry, you can read more here.
We have just received a shipment of premium quality Platinum Safes.
Our apprentices Jack (2nd year) and Connor (1st year) were first on the scene to learn about the features. All Platinum safes are designed by security engineers and have been manufactured to high safety and quality standards. Platinum safes feature heavy duty construction, provide optimum locking mechanisms and are backed by a 5 year warranty on construction. Safes can be fitted with digital, combination or key locks.
Did you lock your front door when you left home today? Police certainly hope you did with a number of home burglaries happening since the start of the year. Two recent burglaries were especially brazen as the occupants were home when the thefts happened. Read the full report here.
This is a fascinating read of how our world and technology is changing and the history of locks and keys. In years to come keys will be a thing of the past and people will rely more on the internet and bluetooth for keyless entry. Already on the market there are door locks that will open when your phone comes within range. Will this open the doorway to hackers? Maybe good old fashioned solutions are sometimes the best. Read the full article here and watch some amazing videos on how locks work.