One of the major networks just had a segment on thefts from cars. Hackers are apparently building a device that they place under the car that will detect and store the signal that your FOB transmits when you unlock the car. The thief then comes back later at a time of his choosing, unlocks the car with the signal, and steals whatever he wants, without setting off the alarm of doing any damage. An expert they had on built one for $30 that worked flawlessly on every car they tried it on. Apparently there’s bee a rash of these thefts lately.
The network missed the simplest and most obvious way to prevent the thefts… use your key to unlock the car and the button on the armrest (or wherever your manufacturer placed it) to lock it. Thought I’d pass this tip on. It’s simple, can be developed into a habit, and will prevent theft by not transmitting a signal.