WMG support unlocks potential for reducing car theft

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WMG support unlocks potential for reducing car theft

Background

Car theft rates in England and Wales are on the rise, with over 106,000 vehicles stolen in 2018 – an eight-year high. Experts are linking the rise to the use of increasingly sophisticated technology, including ignition key cloning and relay scams. This problem is set to get worse, as new developments such as keyless entry become more common on new cars. 

Challenge

Mark Neath, Founder of Scanstop, is a serial inventor and perpetual innovator. Seeing a gap in the market, he formulated an idea for a device that could tackle the issue of ignition key cloning. The device would disable the vehicle electronics via an app, preventing the car from being accessed by a cloned key...

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