Vehicle tracking firm highlights the problem of keyless van theft

Now, though, figures from Tracker show the adoption of keyless entry technology in the commercial vehicle sector has seen the same vulnerabilities exposed. “Keyless entry technology has now been widely adopted in the LCV (light commercial vehicle) market, and this is evident in the fact that last year, the majority of LCVs were being stolen without the owner’s keys,” said Clive Wain, the head of police liaison at Tracker. “Today’s tech savvy criminals are commonly using relay-attack tools that can activate a van key fobremotely, fooling the system into unlocking the doors and starting the engine. Victims, whether they are sole traders, small businesses or larger fleet operators, need to consider the financial impact such as the cost of replacing tools and a likely increase in insurance premiums.