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RFID Pouch for Car Keys

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RFID Pouch for Car Keys

The Ford Kuga I am buying, has keyless entry, and keyless engine start.

 

As you approach the car, the doors unlock, and once inside the car, you just push a button to start the engine, and stop it.

As a precaution against theft, I will be buying a RFID Pouch.

 

Two main contenders with good write-ups are from Halford, or Wilko.

 

Anyone have any practical experience or recommendations ?

 

At the moment, at home,  I place car keys in a metal (Faraday Cage) tin, but this is a bit unwieldy outside the home.

 

 

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RJM
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

I have a couple of these pouches and they work well.

Just walk-up to the car with the keys in the pouch and try and open the car as a test. 

 

Take them back and ask for you money back if they don't work!

Mine were a present so I don't know where they were purchased but, pretty sure they originated from China.

Anonymous
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

So.... I went to Wilko this afternoon... 

I had to explain to the shop assistant what a RFID Pouch was... several times.

 

She kept getting the initials all muddled up.

Two others joined in, clueless the lot of them.

  

I left the store !!

 

 

billnotben
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

Never knew Wilko sold anything like that. Never seen it in their shops or online.

Anonymous
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

 

Probably buy from Amazon or eBay 

Browni
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

The store in Rochdale has just Just closed.

So, no great loss then.

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PowerLee
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

FWIW: My Peugeot also has keyless entry, after a few days non use the key fob will go to sleep & stop transmitting the keyless signal until you wake it up again by pressing a fob button.

I got my RFID pouches of Amazon, I keep one in the car in case I stay out overnight in a hotel etc.
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

I put RFID into search on Wilko's site and it offered me RAID Ant Bait Station....not quite the same thing.

 

Cheap enough on Amazon though.

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Anonymous
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

Manufacturer

https://www.defendersignalblocker.co.uk/

 

I bought a set of two, Amazon...

 

 

billnotben
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

No wonder I couldn't find that in Wilko or on the Wilko website.

It's not Wilko it's Wilco.

Wilko is more home and garden while Wilco is more Halfords.

Wilco Direct online

Anonymous
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

Ooops.....

 

my bad !

billnotben
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

Looks almost like a deliberate sort of name copy.

Anonymous
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

Got there in the end.

One for home, one for out & about, ie shopping centres.

(it's the 20th Anniversary of the Trafford Centre today, often go there for a wander, rarely buy anything though, apart from Food !)

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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

I recently purchased a 6 year old Nissan.......keyless entry......push button start.

The door will not open unless you are within 3 feet of the door unless you use the button on the fob to open the door from a distance, in addition the car will not start unless the fob is within 3 feet of the car so I am struggling to understand why you want to protect the fob in some way if the signal from the fob is so short ?

Yes I know some people have had cars stolen but that because they left the fob within 3 feet of the front door or window so a thief with the appropriate gear purchased on ebay can pick up the signal from the fob amplify that signal and thus open and start the car.

Solution........keep the fob more than 3 feet from a window or door !

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Anonymous
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Re: RFID Pouch for Car Keys

However.....

 

A post on the GMP Irlam and Cadishead Facebook page read: “There have been a few keyless thefts recently. Thieves are able to do this with a keyless remote which contains a short-range radio transmitter and must be within a certain range - usually five to 20 metres of the car - to work.

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/keyless-car-relay-theft-advice-...

 

The Kuga user manual quotes as 1.5 metres, 5 feet.

 

 

 

Obviously, I will test this when the car arrives.

 

And.... when out & about,, ie car park, the distance can be much shorter from the miscreant...

 

 

Not quite the same, but with a previous vehicle, I could unlock the doors from a cricket pitch away using key fob button. !!