Security is a primary concern when it comes to cars. With the increasing incidents of car thefts all over the world,  car security has become the highlighted issue for car owners. The security systems have developed into immobilizer based car security but there needs to be a more efficient way. This is the reason we at MoboKey provide three layers of security to make sure the car is secure all the time. This blog discusses how car security has progressed over the years.


Some of the first car security systems were only affordable to the wealthiest of drivers. Drivers were paid to stay with the car at all times in the olden days. Removable steering wheels were invented in the 1900s, but then the thieves started making steering themselves.

Then was the time of Power locks which became popular as additional equipment in 1956 when Packard reintroduced the idea. The first door lock on a car came with a lock code on the outside of the vehicle.


The alarms were manually armed and were triggered when someone would try to crank the engine by emitting a siren. The first remote starter was invented in 1916 inspired by the same idea.

Today, alarms are in two main categories: OEM systems and aftermarket alarms.

OEM systems

A keyless remote comes with typical OEM alarms. When someone tries to gain access to the car from the front or passenger key cylinders, it initiates the alarm.

Aftermarket alarms

While the original car alarm monitored the engine specifically, modern-day alarms typically monitor the doors and trunks of vehicles with switches integrated into the design of the latch.

Immobilizer Car Security

The use of electronic systems called immobilizers has been shown to reduce the rate of car theft by as much as 40% according to the Economic Journal. Immobilizers based car security systems essentially use the proper key fob to start the engine from running. Immobilizers send a specific code to the engine control unit. Therefore, preventing the car to start even if someone tried to hot-wire. The car won’t start even after a thief gains entry to the cabin of the car. This car security system is called Immobilizer car security and is applicable to cars all over the world.

Vehicle Tracking Systems

Modern vehicles feature innovative safety and security features. These help to locate your vehicle in case of theft. Vehicle tracking systems typically use either GPS technology to accurately locate a vehicle. The systems collect feet data and distribute the information to a remote electronic mapping service via the internet, or to directly specialized software.

There are two basic methods of tracking; active and passive tracking.

Passive systems stores GPS locations, and speed and an event like movement or out-of-base unlocking/locking schedules. Passive systems use downloading to transfer data wirelessly.

Meanwhile, Active tracking systems transmit their collected data in real-time to a computer system elsewhere that monitors and evaluates the data.

MoboKey car security system

MoboKey car security system has also changed the security over the years. There are three ways to secure your car using the MoboKey app. After setting up your account on the Mobokey App and connecting the car, click on the hamburger button on the top left of the screen.

Anti-snatch mode: 

Anti-Snatch mode is always active once the green button on the top right corner is active. Once the button is green, in case of snatching the car automatically is secured once the connection between the car and phone ends.

This feature activates in case of a snatching. Once the car is not in the range of the app, the device activates the security protocol. The driver is given 30-120 seconds to connect with the car otherwise the car stops depending upon the installation of the security relay.

Anti-theft mode

The anti-theft mode comes into play in case of theft. The device security is activated once the connection between the phone and device has ended and the car security is active. In this case, the car will not start until the phone connects with the device.

So to bypass the security of Mobokey for any car, a thief would have to know all the passwords including, login information, and has to be in the range of the car as well. That information needs to be verified from the MAC address on our server. And this is how we cater to the car security issue with Mobokey. You can read more here.


In this case, the driver can activate/deactivate security when they want. Just like any old system, you can simply activate and deactivate the engine.

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