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June 25, 2021

Radio Frequency Signal Blockers

LAPD West Valley Division has experienced a unique form of vehicle and property theft. Radio frequency communication between a victim's key fob and the vehicle's door lock is interrupted, preventing the victim from locking their vehicle without their knowledge.
Here are a few safety tips to avoid being victimized:

  • Please be careful to ensure your vehicle's lights and sound go off when locking your vehicle from a distance.
  • Be sure to check your car door handle if locking your vehicle immediately upon exiting.
  • Should you be concerned a radio frequency device has been used within range of your vehicle, report the incident and do not leave your vehicle unattended.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle.
  • If you store property in the trunk, do it prior to arriving at your destination; for example, do not wait until you arrive at the hiking trail to open your trunk to 'hide' your purse.

Important contact information:
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) and click on "Anonymous Web Tips"

One comment on “Radio Frequency Signal Blockers”

  1. HI, You wrote "Be sure to check your car door handle if locking your vehicle immediately upon exiting." BUT if you check handle and the FOB is right there in your purse on your shoulder as you exit, the DOOR UNLOCKS again. How then to test handle?
    Do you suggest keeping FOB in a FARADAY case? Do Signal Blockers work if FOB is in Faraday case? Thanks.

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