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Protecting yourself from Modern Car Theft

For most, our vehicles are the second biggest purchase we make in life next to our homes. We do a lot to protect our homes from theft. But very little for our vehicles. Vehicle theft in Canada is growing in numbers due to many factors, one being the ease of which our convenient keyless entry systems can be hacked.  A feature that has become standard practice in newer vehicles.

Faraday pouches are a simple and cost-effective way we can help reduce the chances of your car being stolen; Let us explain: 

Modern convenience features in vehicles have been rapidly developing, and one of the more commonplace features is keyless entry.

Keyless entry allows you to keep your car key in your pocket or bag, with the car sensing the key’s proximity to the car and unlocking it as you approach. More moderately, keyless entry systems will also let you start the car with a button without having to use the key once it detects you are inside the vehicle.

This is wildly convenient and has become commonplace. Unfortunately on the flip-side it can also make a car more vulnerable to being stolen. This is where something like a Faraday bag or pouch can help address.

What is a Faraday Pouch?

A Faraday bag, pouch or box is essentially a small Faraday cage, named after its inventor, Michael Faraday. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

Faraday technology blocks electromagnetic fields, such as those emitted by keyless entry systems.

How does Keyless theft occur?

Keyless entry systems can be vulnerable to keyless theft, also known as “relay theft”.

Car keys with a keyless function constantly transmit a signal that the car recognizes as you approach it; when the car recognizes the key is close (within a couple of feet), it unlocks itself.

The problem is, that thieves know this. An electronic tool that can pick up the signal from a key fob if it is placed near a door, window or exterior wall in your home.

This then amplifies and repeats the key’s signal, which is picked up by a second thief standing close to the car with a second electronic device. This tricks the vehicle into thinking the key is close, at which point the vehicle can be unlocked, started, and driven away.

How does a Faraday bag work?

The signals sent by keyless entry systems work by sending out electrons. A Faraday pouch is effectively a metal mesh inside a fabric or leather bag, and the layers of metal absorb the electrons being sent out by the key, stopping or greatly reducing their emission, and thus giving no signal to clone.

Is a Faraday Pouch expensive?

No. Faraday pouches are relatively simple and can be purchased for $20 or less. AT Beattie Dodge Jeep, they are included with the sale of any vehicle with a keyless entry system.

In Conclusion

Put your keys away in your Faraday pouch when you’re home at night or traveling and you can be sure your precious vehicle will be parked where you left it!

Revolutionizing the Roads: 2024 Ram Electrified Vehicles Powering Canada’s Drive to Sustainability

In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive innovation, Ram has taken a giant leap forward with its electrified vehicles, setting a new standard for sustainable and powerful driving experiences in Canada. The 2024 Ram Electrified Vehicles mark a paradigm shift in the automotive industry, combining the rugged reliability of Ram trucks with cutting-edge electric technology. This article explores the key features and implications of these electrified beasts as they hit Canadian roads.

Eco-Friendly Powerhouse:

Ram’s commitment to sustainability takes center stage with the 2024 Electrified Vehicles. The integration of electric power into the robust Ram lineup not only reduces carbon footprints but also aligns with Canada’s ambitious environmental goals. These vehicles aim to redefine the relationship between power and responsibility, proving that you can have both in a single package.

Performance Redefined:

One might assume that going electric sacrifices power, but Ram has shattered that misconception. The 2024 Electrified Vehicles boast an impressive performance profile, maintaining the high standards Ram enthusiasts expect. The electric powertrain provides instant torque, ensuring a thrilling and responsive driving experience. With advancements in battery technology, range anxiety has become a thing of the past, allowing Canadians to explore their vast landscapes with confidence.

Charging Infrastructure:

To support the widespread adoption of electrified vehicles, Ram recognizes the importance of a robust charging infrastructure. In collaboration with various partners, the company is actively contributing to the development of a comprehensive charging network across Canada. This investment ensures that Ram drivers can embark on long journeys with ease, knowing that charging stations are strategically placed to accommodate their needs.

Technology Integration:

The 2024 Ram Electrified Vehicles come equipped with state-of-the-art technology features. From advanced driver-assistance systems to cutting-edge infotainment, Ram ensures that drivers enjoy a seamless blend of innovation and practicality. The electric platform opens new possibilities for connectivity, allowing drivers to monitor and control various vehicle functions remotely through dedicated mobile apps.

Canadian Market Response:

As these electrified vehicles make their debut in Canada, the market response has been overwhelmingly positive. Canadians, known for their appreciation of rugged and dependable vehicles, are embracing the eco-friendly shift without compromising performance. Dealerships are reporting increased inquiries and pre-orders, indicating a strong demand for Ram’s electrified offerings.

Conclusion: The 2024 Ram Electrified Vehicles mark a significant milestone in the Canadian automotive landscape. By seamlessly combining sustainability, performance, and cutting-edge technology, Ram has positioned itself as a leader in the electrified truck segment. As these vehicles become a common sight on Canadian roads, they not only represent a shift towards a greener future but also a testament to the adaptability and innovation within the automotive industry. Buckle up, Canada, as Ram takes the wheel toward a more sustainable and electrifying future!