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Power Switch on FOB

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Description

Have an on/off switch on the key FOB. It could reduce the confusion when both FOBs are used for driver profiles and the first person who approaches the car is incorrectly detected as the driver.

Competitive/Pricing/Notes

Moderator: Does require both FOB users to remember to turn on/off each FOB to properly allow detection.

Status

Unknown.

(lightly edited by moderator)



Category: Tags: entered 1-Feb-2017

7 Comments

ridiculous
Why do you think so?

 

 
easy fix, use at RF shielded pouch you put the key into so the car can't detect it
I'm surprised this obvious (and simple) security feature isn't available even on aftermarket keyfobs. I like the idea of simply reaching into my pocket and flipping a physical OFF switch to prevent thieves with RF amps from opening and stealing my car. (Even relay attacks that don't work today can be replaced with newer attacks in the future, although cars that download regular updates should mitigate this.)

Ideally this would be more of a "DISABLE" function than an "ON/OFF" that cuts current from the battery. The car should still be able to communicate with the keyfob and sound a special tone if the driver tries to open the (still locked) door.
I'd prefer such an option more because of power saving reasons. The first battery lasted only just one year. This is very bad. The one of the last car was still good after 6 years.
It would improve security a lot.
IMO benefits could be (1) reduced confusion with  driver profiles (2) key fob energy saving and (3) protection against remote relay thefts.