Residents urged to check RFID wallets still work, after PCSO warns wear and tear ‘can cause signal to get through’

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 4 August 2022

BURBAGE residents are being urged to ensure their RFID car key wallets still work. This comes after Burbage’s own PCSO, Darren Stretton, was informed by a resident that their “well-used” RFID wallet had stopped working after two to three years.

A faraday bag (Image: Fullmetalwikial/Wikimedia)

PCSO Stretton has claimed in his most recent policing newsletter that once these wallets start to break over time as a result of ‘wear and tear’, the wallets will degrade in quality and cause the RFID signal to get through.

He explained: “Please be aware that if you have a RFID car key wallet for your keyless vehicle, please check the wallet works.

“It appears wear and tear over time can degrade the wallet and cause the signal to still get through.

“Please try opening your vehicle when the key is in the wallet to ensure it works. If you need a replacement, get in touch. An investment of a few pound every couple of years is well worth it.”

As the Hinckley Free Press reported last week, Hinckley Police’s pop-up cop shop is set to return to the Britannia Centre next Monday (8 August) from 10am until 12pm.

Inside, borough residents will be able to voice their concerns to local police officers about any community related issues.

And, crime prevention tools will even be on-sale inside, meaning that they may just have the chance to pick up a faraday pouch, or RFID wallet, used for keys.

The pop-up shop is located directly next to Peacocks, and opposite Boots and Wilko.

For those who miss this session, another one will be held two week after on Saturday, 27 August, from 10am to 12pm.

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