By Dan Yesenosky
Where you leave your keys inside your home could make your car the target of a break-in.
The problem: As vehicles become more technologically advanced, thieves are becoming technologically savvy, too.”
Just as quickly as the cars are coming up with these technologies, we have criminals out there trying to combat it and find ways around it,” said Officer Chris Kopp of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina.
Cars with a hands-free key fobs typically unlock a car within about 30 centimeters, said Dave Yelverton, a spokesman for AAA Carolinas.
“Your car is continually trying to reach out and touch this key,” Yelverton said. “And when it finds the key, you can open the door without touching the car without using the key. You can just leave it in your pocket.”