The latest spree of AUDI thefts has caused concern with our customers. We have done vigorous R&D to determine a quick and cost effective solution. The thefts mainly covers vehicles built after 2008 Audi A4, A5, A6, Q3, Q5, Q7, A7, A8, TT and RS models.
- The door pick method is their most favoured step as the alarm interior/door sensors are deactivated as standard when unlocking with key or pick. Thus allowing silent programming of a blank key via the OBD port.
- The glass break method has allowed the thieves to break the glass and reach in to OBD port and deactivate alarm and program a new key.
What we noticed:
- Audi alarm sensitivity is very low for a glass break, thus rendering the alarm useless.
- Audi door lock remains active after arming, thus allowing the vehicles alarm to be deactivated via a door pick.
- Audi comfort windows are active on the door lock which allow the windows to be roll down with a door pick. This not only means your vehicle is susceptable to OBD theft. But it allows for glovebox and radio theft too silently.
- Audi door ajar alarm delay of upto 30 seconds dependant on year. Thus not warning the owner of a door breach before the thieves have deactivated alarm.
NVM have produced a complete SOFTWARE UPDATE for all BCM modules to incorporate:
- Alarm interior sensitivity increase to include glass break.
- Door lock alarm control deactivation.
- Comfort windows programmed to fob only.
- Door ajar alarm instant upon open.
- Beep confirmation LOCK/UNLOCK.
- OBD Port Relocated
- Door lock delete (optional)