Own a mk7 Ford Transit or the new Transit custom van be very worried gangs are targeting Ford transit vans throughout Reading Berkshire 9 Reported transit vans stolen last week in Reading.
Thieves are breaking into Transit Vans by picking the Ford Tibbe Door Lock (Picks can be found Online), decoding the key and then opening all the doors. From here they can steal the van in its entirety by overriding the immobiliser via the OBD socket or empty the contents from the unlocked load area.
Thieves have discovered a new way to steal your van via overriding the manufacturer’s immobilisation system by connecting a Laptop/PDA into the OBD socket and programming a new key into the ECU. They start by decoding the manufacturer’s door lock which unlocks all the doors, disables the alarm and gives them the key combination for your van so they can get a key cut with a new chip.
Once the key is cut they return to the van, unlock the doors with the new key and then connect their Laptop/PDA into the OBD/ECU connection where they can program in the new key, start the vehicle and drive it away — All without causing any damage.
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In as little as 13 seconds an intruder can get past a standard euro cylinder door lock using simple DIY tools. Lock Snapping has fast become one of the most common lock bypass methods for quick and easy access.
The common euro cylinder lock on most home and garage doors has a major weakness located around the screw fixing position which means when pressure is applied the lock simply snaps. It doesn’t matter how many hooks and bolts your door has. The euro cylinder is the weakest link. Burglars are aware of this weakness and lock snapping break-ins are rising as a result. Police are now advising homeowners to review their locks to upgrade to new TS007 British Kitemark 3 star and Sold Secure Diamond rated locks. This problem has recently made national news on the BBC Watchdog Test House documentary - 14th March 2014 DON’T PANIC THERE IS A SOLUTION...
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Never rely on factory fitted van security as its susceptible to bypass methods which are being practiced by thieves!
Had a call from a Plumber this week who lives in Reading had his van broken into and all his tools stolen. The thieves used a common method to get in by pulling the lock out this method is used on all new & old vans and causes a lot of damage to bodywork.
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