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RachelC

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Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« on: October 14, 2020, 04:27:42 AM »
We have just purchased a 2015 (2016 model) Jazz RS  - we are in Nz
It has the keyless entry pushstart etc so we have keyfobs for it
How far away from the car should we store key fobs to prevent ongoing transmitter communication etc and draining car battery - currently they are stored on a shelf inside the house about 20-25 foot from the car in the drive is this far enough?

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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 08:35:45 AM »
We have just purchased a 2015 (2016 model) Jazz RS  - we are in Nz
It has the keyless entry pushstart etc so we have keyfobs for it
How far away from the car should we store key fobs to prevent ongoing transmitter communication etc and draining car battery - currently they are stored on a shelf inside the house about 20-25 foot from the car in the drive is this far enough?

it is more the distance from front of house to keyfob - the scammers device has to be able to activate keyfob to get code to open car via their signal relay device.  If I had keyless entry ( and would never really buy a car for that feature ) I would drop fobs in an old biscuit tin in the rear of house, on second floor if you have a two story house.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 09:03:19 AM by culzean »
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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 10:17:32 AM »
I would drop fobs in an old biscuit tin in the rear of house, on second floor if you have a two story house.
Exactly what I actually do!

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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 12:51:37 PM »
Probably me but I don't see the advantage of keyless. I've read loads of disadvantages.

I'm currently quite happy to press a button as I approach the car, put the key in the ignition and turn it.
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culzean

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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 01:27:24 PM »
Probably me but I don't see the advantage of keyless. I've read loads of disadvantages.

I'm currently quite happy to press a button as I approach the car, put the key in the ignition and turn it.

I actually thought that the infra-red keyfob on my first Civic was the most secure,  just point towards interior mirror from about 10 foot away and car would unlock, no chance of anyone picking up the code.  Wireless has never been secure,  that is why Britain prized the transatlantic  and other cables in WW1 and 2,  and why the Germans tried ( unsuccessfully ) to destroy them...

When people put 'convenience' before security it is only the bad guys who rub their hands and hi-five each other..
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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 01:46:58 PM »
Not sure the OP is asking whether people like the keyless entry system.

There are lots of 'Faraday' pouches available to pop your key into at very low cost. It sort of defeats the object but it takes no longer to take the key out of the pouch when you want to use it than it does to use a key operated ignition.

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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 04:20:48 PM »
Probably me but I don't see the advantage of keyless. I've read loads of disadvantages.

I'm currently quite happy to press a button as I approach the car, put the key in the ignition and turn it.

thats why i got an S trim, far too much stuff you dont need and causing more fuss than just pushing a button and turning a key and no start button to fail either

and as far as my next honda, i dont know as the hybrid doesnt interest me and the electric is too small a range and both are over priced so i will be keeping my current car a lot longer than i usually would

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John Ratsey

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Re: Key Fob Storage - distance from car?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 11:00:34 PM »
To go back to the original question of whether key and car can talk to each other if 20 feet apart, is the answer to leave the key in the house and go to the car and try to enter it. If the door won't open then it means that the key is out of direct range.

However, there's also the question, which people have addressed, of whether the vehicle is safe from a relay attack. However, this may not be a worry in NZ where crime rates are lower than UK.

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