As cars became more accessible people began to leave them unoccupied and vulnerable to thieves. Thus, the need to keep them safe and theft-proof increased. The first recorded car theft took place in Paris, France, in 1896 when a mechanic stole a Peugeot from Baron de Zuylen, founder of the Automobile Club of France. Therefore car security systems have been in place ever since and it has been evolving since then.
Whether you have a bold new car or an old modest car, you can not deny the importance of the aftermarket parts. Most of the car security systems come under the aftermarket industry. This is the reason, the size of aftermarket parts has rightly swollen to 378.9Billion USD. The aftermarket industry has evolved a great deal over the years and is exploring new avenues.
Evolution of car security systems
The car security systems have evolved from mechanical locks to smartphone-controlled systems like MoboKey. Some of the very first car security systems were only affordable by the wealthiest of drivers. Because these ‘systems’ were drivers that were paid to stay with the car at all times.
In 1900, removable steering wheels were invented to deter thieves from making off with the vehicle itself.
Mechanical locks were popular in the late 1900s. They are being used in 3rd world countries even today.
Alarms encompass two main categories: OEM systems that are built into a vehicle at the factory by the manufacturer, and aftermarket alarms, that are installed after being purchased by the vehicle’s owner.
The use of electronic systems called immobilizers has been shown to reduce the rate of car theft by as much as 40%. Immobilizers 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 still 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.
MoboKey car security systems
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 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 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.
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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