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A Range Rover With Keyless Entry Is The Average London Car Thief's New Favourite Thing

The bypassing of keyless entry and ignition systems by car thieves is becoming worryingly common, and Range Rovers in London have been targeted so frequently that insurers are refusing to cover the vehicles

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Keyless entry and push button starters were once the preserve of expensive cars laden with kit, but these days, that tech is available in pretty much every new motor. Convenient though the technology is, the prevalence of these systems should have us a little worried, as car thieves are increasingly using handheld devices bought online to bypass the security. Stealing a car is suddenly becoming all too easy.

This has had a profound affect for owners of certain cars. According to a report by The Times, the theft rate of Range Rover Sports and Evoques in London has shot up to such an extent, that some insurers have refused to cover the cars at all. The report goes on to state that this has become such an issue, that insurance companies and brokers have asked to meet with Jaguar Land Rover for discussions.

Given time, hopefully car manufacturers will come up with effective ways of combating this concerning new form of vehicle theft, and keep our rides safe…