Range Rover SVR Keyless Theft Protection with Meta Trak S5 Deadlock

June 18, 2021

Secure against Relay Attack and Key Cloning – Meta Trak S5 Most Comprehensive Vehicle Security System – You ain’t stealing this one!! | B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

 

Range Rover SVR Meta Trak S5 Deadlock

This stunning Range Rover SVR in eye catching blue drove in for a comprehensive vehicle security and connectivity system.  The owner wanted full protection against keyless car theft and a system that immobilises and tracks the vehicle.  B&B Audioconcepts Team are fully trained and knowledge aware of the most effective vehicle security systems on the market.

Seventy Range Rovers and high-end cars worth £1.5m stolen by crime gang

The above headline was reported by the Telegraph online publication and highlights the ever increasing keyless car theft market in the UK and around the world.  The technique is known as a relay attack and in 2020 accounted for more than 90 per cent of car thefts.

What is Relay Car Theft?

Many new cars now have keyless entry systems, or can have them added as an upgrade. This allows the driver to open and start the car without using a button or turning a key so long as the fob is nearby.

Thieves are exploiting this, using sophisticated technology to hack into your car’s computer, meaning they don’t even need a key-fob to start the vehicle and can drive it away in a matter of minutes.

In fact, 96% of motorists are at risk of having their car stolen by criminals using the latest theft technique, according to figures from Tracker.

The most at-risk are cars that use keyless fobs, as well as ‘connected cars’. In other words those that use internet to access maps, travel info and music – basically anything with an internet-enabled infotainment system.

Relay Car Theft

How does a relay attack work?

A relay attack usually involves two people working together. One stands by the targeted vehicle, while the other stands near the house with a device that can pick up a signal from the key fob. What’s more, some devices can pick up a signal from over 100 metres away.

The device then relays the key fob’s signal directly to the car, allowing the thieves to get in and drive away immediately. According to the Daily Mail, these hacking devices can be bought for as little as £100 by thieves online.

Testing out devices available from Amazon and eBay, the Mail managed to break in to and ‘hack’ a Ford Fiesta in less than two minutes. In another test, Germany’s ADAC discovered that some brands are more at risk than others, with BMW and Peugeot systems being particularly easy to hack.

 

 

But ADAC also managed to unlock a Toyota Prius, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, showing that no one particular manufacturer is immune to this new kind of crime. The video above shows examples of thieves employing the ‘relay’ technique.

Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at security firm Tracker, said: “As relay attacks become even more prevalent, owners need to protect themselves, particularly since criminal gangs are routinely using relay devices to exploit weaknesses in keyless security systems across a broad range of manufacturers.

“These tools are readily available on the internet for as little as £80 and thefts typically occur in residential areas, where cars are parked relatively close to the house, especially at night.

“It’s worth remembering that technology is just one part of vehicle security and more vigilance needs to be taken across the board; this includes car owners, manufacturers, dealers, insurers and the police.”

 

Meta Trak S5 Deadlock for Range Rover

Meta S5 main features :

  • Automatic Immobilisation – arm/disarm with the ID tag
  • OBD Port Protection (optional extra)
  • Deadlock Immobilisation – arm/disarm via the app or web
  • Insurance & Thatcham Cat S5 approved
  • UK & European coverage
  • Mobile app & 24hr monitoring
  • Fully waterproof
  • 3 year warranty
  • Installed by a Meta Trak approved installer anywhere in UK
  • Live tracking
  • Journey history
  • Geo-fence alerts
  • Low battery & battery disconnect alerts
  • Approved by Audi, VW, VW Commercial, SEAT, Skoda and Yamaha
  • 3 Year Warranty

 

How the Meta S5 works

Meta Trak is designed and manufactured by Meta System, the Global #1 provider of telematics technology and one of the largest producers of vehicle safety, security and info systems in the world and are approved by Audi, VW, VW Commercial, SEAT, Skoda and Yamaha.

Meta System has over 40 years’ automotive industry experience, manufacturing more than 7 million telematics devices since 2010. They are dedicated to on-going innovation and development at their state of the art tech facility.

Meta Trak S5 DEADLOCK is the most comprehensive vehicle security and connectivity system on the market, with 24/7/365 theft monitoring delivering you security and peace of mind whilst offering a comprehensive range of driver convenience features for life on the road.

Developed in response to the staggering increase in vehicle thefts, Meta Trak S5 Deadlock combines advanced immobilisation with Meta Trak’s new generation tracking technology, 24/7 control room monitoring and an easy-to-use app.

The Meta Trak S5 DEADLOCK protects you against the very latest theft methods:

Relay Attack – Without ever entering your home, or touching the car’s key, thieves are able to open and start your vehicle and drive it away in just seconds.

Two transmitters or ‘relay’ boxes are used by the thieves; one is held close to your car and the other near to where you keep your key. This way, the signal produced by your key is lengthened, fooling the car into thinking the key is actually present.

OBD Compromise – The thief plugs a technical device into your car’s diagnostic socket (OBD port) and fools the vehicle into thinking that your original key is present, or programmes a new key.

Key Cloning – A particular threat to non-keyless entry cars, your key is cloned, or copied.

Key S5 Deadlock features include:

  • Automatic Immobilisation – The advanced immobilisation solution arms automatically when the engine is turned off – no need to phone a call centre or worry that you have forgotten to arm the immobiliser. When you are ready to drive off, simply press the ID tag to disarm the system.
  • Remote Deadlock Immobilisation – Putting you in complete control and taking security to another level, Remote Deadlock Immobilisation can be activated via your smartphone app or web. Once activated, the vehicle cannot start, even with the ID tag present. Should you lose your ID tag, then you have the reassurance of being able to disarm the system via the smartphone app.
  • Driver ID Tag – If any attempt is made to move your vehicle without the ID tag present, an instant alert will be sent to you and to Meta Trak’s secure operating centre (SOC). Operating 24/7/365, the SOC will contact you to confirm whether the movement is unauthorised and will begin tracking your vehicle and liaising directly with the police.
  • Live Tracking – Stay in control. See the real-time position of your vehicle. Our advanced location technology delivers market leading performance and accuracy.
  • 24/7 Monitoring – Our National Security Inspectorate Approved Secure Operating Centre (SOC) monitors your vehicle continuously for greater peace of mind.
  • Instant Alerts – Keep in the know. Immediate notification of a change to your vehicle’s status. Receive alerts for low battery, battery disconnect and get service reminders.
  • Journey History ​- Review up to 30 days journey history.
  • Geo Fencing – Set up geo-fencing and receive notifications when your vehicle moves into or out of the geo-fenced area or breaches a set speed limited.
  • Choose Mode – Use the Meta Trak app to select your mode. Choose options such as privacy, service, transport or garage mode.
  • UK & EU Coverage – Whether at home or abroad. Our service provides you with coverage in UK and Europe.
  • Thatcham Approved – Our solutions have been evaluated and accredited by the Thatcham Research Centre* and fully comply with the requirements of your insurance company.

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