Fears over £600 gadgets for sale online which can unlock any car – Mirror Online

Hi-tech decoders are legal to buy and are sold with video instructions, Sunday Mirror investigation reveals

Hi-tech decoders are legal to buy and are sold with video instructions, Sunday Mirror investigation reveals

Thieves are using £600 lock-picking gadgets bought on the internet to break into cars in just seconds.

A Sunday Mirror investigation reveals hi-tech decoders are legal to buy and are sold with video instructions.

Even new motors with state-of-the-art locks can be broken into in moments.

And with no sign of illegal entry motorists face an insurance minefield to prove they did not leave their vehicle unlocked.

Locksmiths want the Government to introduce controls on selling the devices.

The gadgets look like a normal car key and many companies shipping to the UK are based in eastern Europe.

They are sold as tools for locksmiths. Additional equipment to hack a car’s immobiliser is sold separately – though some older cars can be driven away with the key alone.

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