RFID Key Blocking Container Suggestions Needed - Dorkiphus.net
Navigation » Dorkiphus.net > Technical & Track Disussions > Other Technical Discussions » RFID Key Blocking Container Suggestions Needed

Other Technical Discussions A place for technical discussions NOT related to Porsche or BMW. Other makes, home DIY, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-04-2021, 04:59 PM
JmuRiz's Avatar
JmuRiz JmuRiz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 2,237
JmuRiz
Default RFID Key Blocking Container Suggestions Needed

I'm getting a new car and it's the first I've had with a modern key...proximity etc.

What are you all using for RFID blocking containers to store your keys in while they are parked for the night?

Arlington has lots of DC guys driving around the neighborhoods with signal boosters and breaking into cars or stealing them.

Thanks for any tips, the stuff on Amazon seems to be iffy if it works or not.
__________________
'64 356 SC
'73 914 2.0 (2.7/6 conversion in progress)
'02 S6 Avant
'99.5 A4 2.8QT
'65 Falcon 80
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-04-2021, 05:31 PM
Elric42 Elric42 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Columbia, MD
Posts: 37
Elric42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JmuRiz View Post
I'm getting a new car and it's the first I've had with a modern key...proximity etc.

What are you all using for RFID blocking containers to store your keys in while they are parked for the night?

Arlington has lots of DC guys driving around the neighborhoods with signal boosters and breaking into cars or stealing them.

Thanks for any tips, the stuff on Amazon seems to be iffy if it works or not.
Search for "farady bags." I have one from Signal Tactics that came from Amazon that I use for work. I can say that after some pretty intensive testing, it works quite well.

I did get this about 3-4 years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2021, 06:07 PM
Jazzbass's Avatar
Jazzbass Jazzbass is offline
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Germantown, MD
Posts: 11,795
Jazzbass has eight HoF threadsJazzbass has eight HoF threadsJazzbass has eight HoF threadsJazzbass has eight HoF threadsJazzbass has eight HoF threadsJazzbass has eight HoF threadsJazzbass has eight HoF threads
Default

For anyone wondering "why":

https://www.wired.com/2017/04/just-p...can-steal-car/

https://www.wired.com/2016/03/study-...ignition-hack/
__________________
Chris M
1985 911 Carrera with a couple cosmetic only mods
2006 E90 330i
1999 E46 328i
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-04-2021, 06:08 PM
Dr K's Avatar
Dr K Dr K is offline
Colorado's finest
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Montgomery County, MD
Posts: 15,834
Dr K has two HoF threadsDr K has two HoF threads
Default

I use this. Allett RFID wallet, probably not as good as Signal Tactics and I have no idea if it's been carefully tested. But I've been using Allett wallets for years because they are so thin compared with other wallets.
__________________
Peter (not "Pete") K.
IndexFingerRacing.com

1992 Miata ("SSM") race car
2016 Toyota Highlander (wife's DD and my new tow vehicle
2017 VW GTI SE (DD)

Gone and missed:
2009 911 C2S Coupe "The Green Car"
2004 Toyota Prius - sold to son's girlfriend
2006 Dodge Durango - sold to a Dorki
2003 Acura MDX - Just shy of 200K
86 Black 911 Coupe race car (owned 2010-2016)
86 Gold 911 Targa (owned 1998-2012)
82 WineRedMetallic 911 Targa (owned 1986-7)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-04-2021, 07:13 PM
Vicegrip's Avatar
Vicegrip Vicegrip is offline
Porkchop & SGB for prez!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The other Woodstock.
Posts: 13,063
Vicegrip has seven HoF threadsVicegrip has seven HoF threadsVicegrip has seven HoF threadsVicegrip has seven HoF threadsVicegrip has seven HoF threadsVicegrip has seven HoF threads
Default

I leave the keys in my cars. If you make it up here and survive the dogs and shotguns you deserve a clapped out truck! OTOH. You won't be missed or found.

Interesting thread. The dealerships I work with have put a number of things in place.

The learning curve was steep.
__________________
http://vimeo.com/29896988

“Those that can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire.

"There is grandeur in this view of life...." Darwin.

The mountains are calling and I must go.

“The earth has music for those who listen”
Shakespeare.

You Matter.
(Until you multiply yourself times the speed of light squared. Then you Energy)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-04-2021, 07:58 PM
Der ABT's Avatar
Der ABT Der ABT is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Arlington,VA
Posts: 1,318
Der ABT
Default

Been using a faraday box for a while Now, have 2 of them in the house to leave keys in and also have a pouches for when going to the mall.
ARLINGTON police are having lots of issues at pentagon city mall with people grabbing signals as you park

We had about 10 cars from our neighborhood stolen in the last 6 months....joyriding idiots from DC mostly but they are using rfid booster or dumb luck....neighbors new Ford expedition was taken with a booster (their jeep had both sets of keys in it haha)

In a pinch just use aluminum foil
__________________
Evan
87 911 E stock
GONE.......: 84 911 Estock
2015 E stock national champion
Close Motorsports - Driver Coaching and Data Equipment sales
Website coming soon
Old
http://retaliatemotorsports.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-04-2021, 08:14 PM
flipb's Avatar
flipb flipb is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 200
flipb
Default

I bought this one a couple years ago. I presume there are plenty like it still available.

Tip for testing: If you want to know whether it really works, close your cell phone inside and dial the number. If it rings, the box is no good.
__________________
1974 914 2.0
2013 Model S 60
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2021, 08:18 PM
Ryan's Avatar
Ryan Ryan is offline
Have a Grateful day
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: McLean
Posts: 2,848
Ryan
Default

I use Allstate
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-05-2021, 09:22 AM
JmuRiz's Avatar
JmuRiz JmuRiz is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 2,237
JmuRiz
Default

Thanks for the suggestions, I wish they weren't all ugly...I don't know why companies went to this, kind of defeats the purpose of a 'convenience feature' if you have to put the key in/out of a pouch and box every time you use a car.
__________________
'64 356 SC
'73 914 2.0 (2.7/6 conversion in progress)
'02 S6 Avant
'99.5 A4 2.8QT
'65 Falcon 80
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-05-2021, 09:26 AM
BlackTalon's Avatar
BlackTalon BlackTalon is offline
Make Dorki Great Again
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Posts: 14,590
BlackTalon
Default

next thing you know you'll need to stick the key in the door, and maybe in the ignition...
__________________
David D.
'87 Targa

- 2021 quickly disappearing...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump