Ford Fiesta and Focus have received a security update.April 15, 2019
The updated versions of Fiesta and Focus were the first of the model range of the American brand to receive the new technology. In the charms of these cars, a special sensor is included that will put them into “sleep mode”.
Car crime is a very big problem these days, especially with cars with keyless access to the salon. It is most prevalent in Europe.
According to a study conducted by the British car service company RAC using the numbers provided by the police, theft of cars in England and Wales increased from 65,783 in 2013 to 85,688 in 2017.
Thieves can buy a special device through the Internet, which allows them to intercept the signal between the key fob and the car and generate an entry code that allows them to safely get into the car and leave, this is if the security systems on the car are not installed. Fortunately, the two most popular Ford models in Europe (Fiesta and Focus), in their latest versions, were equipped with new technology to combat this kind of vulnerabilities.
Key fobs for a car are equipped with a motion sensor that determines whether they were moved within 40 seconds – if they did not, the key rings are put into “sleep mode”, that is, the key fob will not interact with such equipment that criminals use to gain access to keyless equipment when keys are nearby.
“The availability of such devices on the Internet has long become a problem for Ford, our industry as a whole, and crime fighters,” said Ford security specialist Simon Hurr. “We are pleased to respond with a simple but effective solution that is quickly being implemented to protect the owners of our best-selling cars.”
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