Active keyless entry(smart key LEFT IMAGE), where a button has to be pushed rather than using a metal key, has been around for years. Both keyless entry methods are much more convenient for drivers.
Passive keyless entry, where you don’t have to push a button to unlock the car, is becoming standard on many higher model cars.
Getting through cars with keyless entry is tough
There are multiple combos for car key codes, and only a few are valid at any given time. There exists in the airwaves, many transponder combos that may conflict one another. Cars may lock thieves out after several wrong code inputs. However cars can easily ignore the wrong codes. This is to prevent thieves from breaking the code for and getting in.
There are a few methods that are not hacks, just clever. If a thief were to use a jammer near a car, it can stop the signal getting through. The driver will think they locked the car, but the signal did not go through and the car stays unlocked.
Another method is good old fashioned organized crime, however this is highly uncommon. The thieves clone the keys and their security programming when the car goes in for repair. You can avoid this by making sure you go to reputable and trustworthy auto repair shops or locksmiths.
And the best thing you can do to keep your car secure?
Most robberies happen at peculiar evening or night hours, so make sure that your car is away from harm in a garage or another other secure area such as a large car park.