News Burst: Hi-tech car robbers using infra-red

A spate of recent audacious car robberies has sparked fears that British criminals are developing the technology to bypass remote automobile security measures.

The victim of the latest such break-in has reported to police that an intruder managed to open the door to his remotely-locked Jaguar in order to rob him of his Rolex watch.

Wireless security specialist at Oceanus Security, John Everett, confirms that the technology required to remotely de-activate a car's central looking system not only exists but is also widely available.

"In theory you could intercept any infra red message and then copy it in order to break into a car. The technology needed to do this is also probably commercially available as it operates at a fairly low frequency range."

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