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Think I’ve gone one better than an AirTag
Bought a cheap iPhone with a cracked screen for £30. Insert Payg sim with £5 credit. Wired the phone to a 12 volt supply and hid under dash.
Now I can use find my iPhone and track my car in real-time anywhere in the world. 😀
 

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Think I’ve gone one better than an AirTag
Bought a cheap iPhone with a cracked screen for £30. Insert Payg sim with £5 credit. Wired the phone to a 12 volt supply and hid under dash.
Now I can use find my iPhone and track my car in real-time anywhere in the world. 😀
Great idea, well done 😁
 

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Hi my Kia Sportage march 2020 cost me 33k just about 5000 miles in the clock, serviced a month ago, was stolen last friday from my doorstep 29.July it took them 1.38 seconds.

To my horror I found out that there has been a huge wave of kia sportages being stolen for even less than 1.38 seconds.....seriously KIA...not sure why as there are out there more stunning cars.....than crappy KIA Sportage.

Just wondering if KIA themselves will start doing something about it and own up this keyless & locking system is crap and easy to override. Maybe they should throw in when selling their cars tracker as they know by know how crappy their keyless system is.

They need to take acknowledge and take responsibility for what they are providing, which is garbage and below average. or maybe are the ones stealing them back from the clients buyers...............AVOID KIA SPORTAGE
Anything is susceptible to scroots and thieves, if they want it they will get it regardless of what it is and what security devices are in situ, and it`s not just KIA as you state, I take it you`re upset because of what happened, it doesn`t mean everyone has to "avoid a KIA Sportage" maybe a bit of research would have prevented it happening, most manufacturers have this problem, it`s a case of trying to stay one step ahead of them!

where was the alleged vehicle stolen from by the way?
 

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Think I’ve gone one better than an AirTag
Bought a cheap iPhone with a cracked screen for £30. Insert Payg sim with £5 credit. Wired the phone to a 12 volt supply and hid under dash.
Now I can use find my iPhone and track my car in real-time anywhere in the world. 😀
you cracked me up !! well done let's just hope the iphone does blow up, for being continuously charging
 

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Mine are in a faraday bag every night.
Just be aware constant use of these bags wears the lining down & they stop working.

So try a test. Put keys in bag, and walk to car & try to open door...

If it opens, time to find another way to screen signals.
 

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I've been using the same Faraday key pouch each night for over 2 years now, and it still works fine. I agree though it pays to test it every few weeks or so just to make sure.
 

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Faraday box for me, has enough room for both our king rings with fobs, also test it every few weeks. Works a treat and, being an old codger, we can always find our keys. I am under no illusion if they want the car they can just as easily break into the house and steal the keys.
 

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I did hear you can simply wrap the key up in tin foil, they say works a treat as well
 

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Just be aware constant use of these bags wears the lining down & they stop working.

So try a test. Put keys in bag, and walk to car & try to open door...

If it opens, time to find another way to screen signals.
My friend BMW keys was in a FARADAY bag and got stolen, it just took alot longer to steal than mine, but they were very persistent and darring as the floodlights kept turning on but that didn't scared them away. They just knew they could take
 

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Just be aware constant use of these bags wears the lining down & they stop working.

So try a test. Put keys in bag, and walk to car & try to open door...

If it opens, time to find another way to screen signals.
I used to have faraday pouches but as you say, they seem to wear down and just stop working so lots of people I’m sure will think their key is safe but in fact the pouch is no longer doing it’s job.

I found a car key metal tin faraday pouch on Amazon which is just big enough to fit the Sportage key in but you can’t put any other keys in with it. More expensive but continues to work without issue so think in long run will save money as was having to buy those pouches every few months.
 

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Plenty of copper foil etc. on Amazon/Ebay. Most pouches are double skinned. Easy to renew your faraday pouches by inserting some.
 
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