Asia, Africa, and Australasia

News items from Asia, Africa and Australasia

South Africa’s Signal Jamming Problem - Insurers Respond

SInce 2011 car remote jamming has become a huge problem in South Africa.  The bandits have been using simple garage remotes to jam the signal when you push the button on your car remote to lock your vehicle. Victims of remote jamming car theft have often been turned away by insurance companies. Now, they’re changing the way they handle claims.   To read…

Iran: New Scheme to Improve Antitheft Car Security

The judiciary is set to push forward with a national scheme to significantly reduce the number of car thefts in the country. Head of the judiciary’s Crime Prevention Bureau Alireza Savari, told state TV as per the scheme all vehicle owners will be required to install a tracking device in their cars.  The proposed tracking system will collect the data on vehicle location in a database with the national police. In case the car is…

Australian Vehicle Crime Conference 2017 - Outcomes Summary

The conference program was divided into three distinct themes of diverting young offenders, disrupting the vehicle laundering and separated parts markets and building stakeholder capacity/ promoting innovation. The full program and most speakers’ presentations can be viewed or downloaded at https://carsafe.com.au/conference.* Select presentations on the key themes and issues were complemented with expert panel…

Victoria car theft crackdown: GPS trackers to be hidden in vehicles

Australia: The Victoria Police and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council will trial fittiing hi -tech trackers to hundreds of vehicles in high risk suburbs to combat vehicle theft.  The trial will be rolled out as early as September and Police hope the trackers will eventually be fitted to every car in the state in a “game-changing” move.  The trackers will be synched with a car owner’s…