What You Should Know About Remote Transmitters and Security
Keyless entry systems and car alarms have the capability to
respond to thousands of different remote transmitters.
Why are they built this way?
Because manufacturers want
you to be able to add remotes to your system in case one breaks, you
lose it or you need an extra for a family member. But this
capability also allows a transmitter to be programmed to operate many different vehicles, like a
How could a criminal
program his remote transmitter to work my car?
If you pass your key chain (including remote) to a mechanic,
car-wash worker, salesman or parking attendant who is dishonest, he could
program his remote transmitter to work your car, as well as hundreds of other vehicles, giving him undetected access.
And even if you dont hand the keys over
- but just let him move your auto with your keys in the ignition
a savvy crook can program his transmitter to work your system
in less than a minute!
So what can I do to protect my car?
Upgrade to a system equipped with:
- Unauthorized Transmitter Alert: If an unauthorized
transmitter has been added, an audible signal warns you when you turn on the ignition key. You can then reset your
system and beat the would-be intruder. In addition, every time you start
the car, this feature signals the number of authorized
transmitters by flashing an LED light.
- Code Erase: Crushes code-grabbing crooks by changing
your transmitter code and erasing it after each use. It never
reuses the same code.
- Remote-Controlled Personal Panic Button: Sounds alarm
from up to 200 feet from the vehicle. Also works from inside the
vehicle, even with the engine running, to help deter carjacking
- Passive Arming Feature: Activates the system
automatically, even if you forget.
- Starter Disable Feature: Makes starting the vehicle
impossible, when the system is armed.
Wolf security products have these important features.
I already have a manufacturer (or new aftermarket) security
system. Why do I need to upgrade?
Current remote-controlled keyless entry and security systems
provide the most efficient and affordable protection. But many
critical security features have become available since they were
Often, factory-installed and aftermarket systems offer
no protection from criminals using transmitter-code grabbers.