M140i stolen in 30 seconds

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Yeah the faraday pouches work but it's worth testing it to make sure you haven't got a duff one. My missus' car has comfort access and I put the key in the pouch and stood next to the car trying to open it and it wouldn't have it. Even sat inside and tried to start the engine and it just wouldn't 'see' the key.
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Glad i have not got it enabled on my motor the whole thing is a questionable (and rather dumb to me) tea leafs charter for the sake of pressing the unlock button on your fob..

Dare say its great if you forget to lock it but the vulnerable flip side is catastrophic and sweaty, nightmare inducing..Ide have walk away locking and physical unlocking if that were possible...
340BHP, manual shift ,£140 tax!!Got wood! :drive:

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Ultion have released a video of their locks being tested with the blowtorch method of attack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ojIcEvuDU

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You could cut through the decor door panel in no time though 😯

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Octavius wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:38 pm
Not enough room in the prisons so they get a telling off and a fine that they never pay. Not much of a deterrent.
Because of taxes and the normalisation of thievery, I deliberately have chosen a more modest car than one I could comfortably afford, and even remain with a lower paid job because the margin tax rate at a reasonable increase in salary is not worth my time and effort. (60% marginal rate? All that grief for an extra few hundred quid a month? f**k off.)

It's remarkable how anti-aspirational the environment is really. Well, maybe something better will come along!

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marco_polo wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:49 am
Shouldn't take that long to nick a car with Comfort Access, they're probably amateurs. Should have fitted a steering wheel lock or driveway post.

You can nick most modern Ford Fiesta's in 5 seconds!
My modern Ford Fiesta was stolen exactly that easily!

Still, it got me in an M135i so it’s not all bad. Won’t be getting comfort access on a car ever again though. If I could opt for a key turn ignition I probably would!

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Not sure my faraday pouches were worth buying. With the key in the drivers doorwell and the door open, the car wont start. Must have a range of about 3ft.

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TN89A wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:21 pm
My modern Ford Fiesta was stolen exactly that easily!

Still, it got me in an M135i so it’s not all bad. Won’t be getting comfort access on a car ever again though. If I could opt for a key turn ignition I probably would!
When I had an ST I immediately relocated the OBD port and got a disklok and Ghost immobiliser (both of which now live on the M140i) and same as you, haven't had comfort access as an option on the 140.

It's not hard to secure cars, but I think a lot of people are under the impression modern car security is really advanced, when they're still no better than back in the 80's. To be honest they are probably easier now, as people were more aware back then and did more home made things like taking off the rotor arm or fit secret buttons to start them.
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Lose the comfort access and hide your second key as most throw it in a drawer somewhere and take your main key to bed with you at night make it a a last thing to do every night when you lock up...
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dailydoggy wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:55 am
Lose the comfort access and hide your second key as most throw it in a drawer somewhere and take your main key to bed with you at night make it a a last thing to do every night when you lock up...
I did that for a while but after reading about various violent break ins I deliberately leave my key near the front door. If somebody is going to break in to my house I’d rather they take the key and disappear as quickly as possible than come up to my bedroom and ask me politely if I could give them the key. I don’t fancy my chances half asleep against somebody probably armed with a knife who has decided they’re leaving with my car. It’s insured, I’m not!

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TN89A wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:53 am
dailydoggy wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:55 am
Lose the comfort access and hide your second key as most throw it in a drawer somewhere and take your main key to bed with you at night make it a a last thing to do every night when you lock up...
I did that for a while but after reading about various violent break ins I deliberately leave my key near the front door. If somebody is going to break in to my house I’d rather they take the key and disappear as quickly as possible than come up to my bedroom and ask me politely if I could give them the key. I don’t fancy my chances half asleep against somebody probably armed with a knife who has decided they’re leaving with my car. It’s insured, I’m not!
You have to go on percentages here i think a bigger percentage of burglars will not confront home owners or go or risk entering a room with people in it, they prefer to skulk about they are opportunistic and will nick the car because the keys are there on show in the first place..
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TN89A wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:53 am
dailydoggy wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:55 am
Lose the comfort access and hide your second key as most throw it in a drawer somewhere and take your main key to bed with you at night make it a a last thing to do every night when you lock up...
I did that for a while but after reading about various violent break ins I deliberately leave my key near the front door. If somebody is going to break in to my house I’d rather they take the key and disappear as quickly as possible than come up to my bedroom and ask me politely if I could give them the key. I don’t fancy my chances half asleep against somebody probably armed with a knife who has decided they’re leaving with my car. It’s insured, I’m not!
Bang on. I'm not putting me or mine in peril over a 1 series hatchback. If they want it they can have it. I'll say again, it isn't a 250GTO.

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BigSwede wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:38 pm
Bang on. I'm not putting me or mine in peril over a 1 series hatchback. If they want it they can have it. I'll say again, it isn't a 250GTO.
I understand the initial sentiment, but then you sound like you'd be willing to risk your family for a GTO?

A car's a car, whatever the value.
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I think the violent Pro gangs go for the big ticket cars like M cars, RS cars and swanky urban tractors, not 1 and 2 series Mlites from what i have seen...
340BHP, manual shift ,£140 tax!!Got wood! :drive:

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Dazzles wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:04 pm
Not sure my faraday pouches were worth buying. With the key in the drivers doorwell and the door open, the car wont start. Must have a range of about 3ft.
They definitely do work as I've tested mine right up to the door and by using the buttons but the key must be in the metalised compartment and you need to make sure your spare key is also protected.
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