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BMW and Police collaborate on ‘moped basher’

London’s Metropolitan Police and BMW have collaborated to produce a bike ‘designed to bash moped offenders off the streets.’ Revealed on the Metropolitan Police stand at the MCN London Motorcycle Show, the bike, an adapted BMW F700GS, has been built to a non-standard specification to allow officers to tactically pursue criminals on mopeds. A number are currently on order by the force although the officers demonstrating the…

Today’s High Tech Cars Could Drive More Auto Theft

Many features on today’s economy car would have been expensive options on yesterday’s high-performance luxury automobile. Those high tech features can drive up the costs of a crash, and may have a chain reaction of high auto theft. A proliferation of sensors, computers, connected devices, safety features, climate and entertainment systems have turned the everyday auto into a networked array of technology. After a collision, all of…

Car thieves in Malaysia have gone high-tech, using device to unlock car with keyless entry: Report

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency-hacking device that is available in Malaysia. The device, which costs about RM150 (S$50) and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information. A source said the device could…

New security toolkit to reduce truck theft

A new handbook about security and truck theft has been released by the European Commission. The toolkit will help truck drivers and haulage companies address truck theft. There have been several recent terrorist incidents in European cities where vehicles have been driven into crowds. Daniel Ekwall, Professor/docent of logistics at the University of Borås, is one of the key contributors to the toolkit. He is part of a project coordinated…

Easy Car Theft with a Jammer – UK Govt.

Blog Editor’s Note: A recent UK government report sounds the alarm for every nation about dependence on GNSS. As an example of one of dozens of vulnerabilities, the report describes how jammers are used along with a suite of other wireless tools to easily steal automobiles and prevent their recovery. Keyless car theft In the past few years, a new kind of car theft has been reported. A driver might park at a motorway service station to…

Proton Wira, Toyota Hilux favourite among Malaysian car thieves

KUALA LUMPUR: General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) today revealed that Proton Wira and Toyota Hilux are the most targeted vehicle models by car thieves in the country. Its chief executive officer, Mark Lim, said a total of 654 units of Wira and 537 units of Hilux were recorded for vehicle theft insurance claims in the last 12 months. However, according to the statistics issued by PIAM, vehicle insurance claims involving private…

South Africa installs remote jamming detector devices in shopping areas

New remote jamming detector devices that have been installed at crime hotspots in Bloemfontein are aimed at reducing vehicle break-ins and vehicle theft. These anti-crime devices have been installed at The Park Shopping Centre in Langenho­venpark and the Northridge Mall, among others. “The simple devices alert the public to possible lock-jamming activity, so that they can double check if they have properly locked their cars before…

Pick-Up Truck and Sport Utility Vehicle Tailgate Theft Claims (2016 – 2017)

DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 30, 2018 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that insured tailgate thefts have stabilized since 2014. NICB analysis shows that in 2016, there were 1,877 claims for tailgate theft identified in ISO ClaimSearch®, an insurance industry claims database. That number decreased to 1,788 in 2017. There were 17 fewer thefts noted in this report when compared to the 2014–2015 theft…