Worried about break in and theft

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Post by WaddyUK » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:11 am

Hi All, I'm considering getting a Discovery 5 however I'm worried about break in's and theft of keys to get it. I've seen it's in the top 10 for most stolen vehicles and with kids and pets in the home I have to be honest it does concern me.

We have the best locks for the doors recently fitted and a CCTV and Ring set up but you hear about thieves barging into homes to get keys etc.

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Post by DRW » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:09 am

Hi Waddy

It sounds like you have already taken steps to ensure yous and family safety, Discovery is fitted with a secure tracker which if the worst happens you can call LandRover in control secure and report the vehicle stolen, the only other advice is get a big dog 🐕


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Post by Discobolly » Sat May 22, 2021 9:37 am

I’d be more worried about the theft of the car itself, as they don’t even need keys these days.

They use a scanner to unlock your car and drive off. It happened to me with my Range Rover. It’s takes no more than a minute.

The best way to get peace of mind is to put a steering wheel lock, as car thieves seem to find it too much of a challenge these days.

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Post by fiske69 » Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:41 pm

I have my car fob in an aluminium box ,(you can get them off eBay or Amazon), the box is slightly larger than the key. Then, the box is in another Tesla box which I keep in a cupboard not near any external door.
I’ve also cctv covering my house.
As for the Disco 5 I’ve a thatcham steering wheel cover on it and an a pull up security post concreted into my drive.
I had considered buying a Rottweiler, tying It down each night just before I leave it in my car half starved and braying it’s testicles with a hoody doll.
But the hoody would shite on my seating once the dog got him so I have not bothered going that far
Plus I bought a cheap tracker of eBay and hid it in the car .rechargeable battery lasts about 2 months and it’s accurate. Quite pleased with that purchase, in fact so is my drinking mate, a heating engineer,he fitting one to his tranny van

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Post by Craigp » Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:44 pm

I think you should have gone with the dog. Your security sounds a little lax' s. 😉
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Post by fiske69 » Sat Apr 16, 2022 5:22 pm

You can disable the touch opening on the fob.

I have done it on my 19 plate and it works

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Post by Moho Miner » Sat May 07, 2022 10:44 am

Hi all,

I would also advise getting a couple of faraday bags for your key fobs, one for the spare in the house and one for when you are out and about. Criminals need to clone the signal from your original fob, if they can't pick up the signal from the fob then they can't clone it.

We always put the keys in one of these even if we are in a shop or town. The ones we have are from Disklabs, a digital forensics company that many UK police forces use.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disklabs-Key-S ... B073JNWH83

Hope this can add a layer of security for you.


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Post by The G Man » Mon May 09, 2022 6:37 pm

I too was concerned about the media Hype and reports of thefts of the high value vehicles.
I contacted LR who informed me that the frequencies of keys etc had been changed and that , combined with the built in Tracker makes the vehicle less of a target.
I also think a personal increased awareness is required...just like wearing an expensive watch...being aware of what is a happening around you/Who is watching you is important.

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