News and information about maintaining your neighborhood, home and business security in Tees Valley, North Yorkshire and County Durham, brought to you from the team at ACS Alarms.

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**Prevent car crime with a biscuit tin!**

Cars with keyless entry systems are becoming more common and whilst they are convenient they can also leave you wide open to car crime; not only can thieves use signal amplifying devices to enter your car and search for valuables they can drive off in it too!

Luckily it is relatively simple to ensure you are not a victim of car crime if you have a keyless entry system. Put your keys in the biscuit tin! Seriously a biscuit tin or any similar metal container will work, the metal blocks the signal and even sophisticated signal amplifiers won’t be able to penetrate the tin.

Don’t have a biscuit tin? Your fridge and microwave will do the same job, just be careful not to turn the microwave on with your keys inside!

Don’t fancy either of those? The last tip is kitchen foil, just wrap your keys up and job done!

If you have a friend who has a keyless entry car why not share with them or tag them in the comments, and now you have an excuse to eat those biscuits leftover from Christmas!

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