Johannesburg - Much has been written in recent months about the increased incidence of remote jamming as a way to steal goods out of parked cars without having to break into them.
The problem is, of course, that without physical evidence of forced entry the victim can’t even claim from their insurance.
Insurance companies and carmakers alike have been reduced to advising motorists to physically check their car doors and boot before walking away. But but for some motorists - particularly mothers with small toddlers in tow - that’s simply not practicable, and besides, doesn’t that negate the point of paying extra for remote locking anyway?
Now, for the first time that we’ve heard of, a carmaker has done something about it.
Hyundai SA is offering the ZX Jam Alert, made by Sanji Security Systems in Kyalami Business Park, as an optional accessory for any of its models, either when you buy it or as an aftermarket fitment.