For all its conveniences, keyless entry systems can be dangerously flawed. Without needing any physical locks to lock and unlock your car, hacking and stealing a vehicle is shockingly easy. For that reason alone, it’s worthwhile investing in solutions – often, quite simple ones – that’ll offer at least some degree of protection. So, how about the Ananta faraday box and pouch combo?
The concept of a faraday cage is nearly 200 years old and has been proven numerous times. It works quite simply by creating a mesh or enclosure that prevents electromagnetic signals from exiting this cage. In practice, Ananta’s creation here applies that Victorian idea to keep your car from being stolen. To put it simply, it’s an enclosed key box that blocks your keyless entry signals.
Keyless Entry No More
Off the bat, it works quite well, as tested on my Mustang. All I needed to do was place the keys in the box, and that’s about it… No instruction manuals are needed. Upon approaching the car (with the box in my hand and the car keys inside the box), the doors neither budged, nor did the ignition crank over. Even if you’ve managed to somehow get inside, all I saw was a “Key Not In Car” warning light. Thus, preventing the car from starting.
So, how could we go about getting it going again? Well, simply opening the box would restore that keyless signal from the fob to the car. Thus, my Mustang’s keys worked like a charm once more. Although, it’s recommended that you keep the keys as far away as possible from the car.
As such, some sort of faraday solution like Ananta’s here is a great addition to your home. This works for other devices as well, not just keyless-go fobs. You could perhaps store your phone, a small tablet, or an iPod in here. But instead of blocking keyless signals, it would block Wi-Fi, 4G or 5G connection, GPS navigation or tracking, RFID, NFC, and Bluetooth from passing through.
On-The-Go Faraday Cage
Besides the box, Ananta also offers a portable faraday cage in the form of a pouch for free, too. Imagine, for example, that you’re having a hearty meal at a restaurant while your car’s parked outside. It’s more than possible for the key and car to be in range for keyless signals to connect. To mitigate this, you could carry this Ananta pouch with you, and it works just like the box.
Albeit, it’s more of a flexible baggie where you can slot your keys in. Technically, it won’t be as strong as a rigid box with thick walls to prevent signals from leaking out. Still, this is far better than nothing at all. Plus, it ought to be more effective the further away you are from your car. In all, and for £27.97, the Ananta faraday box and pouch is a neat little addition that goes a long way in keeping your keyless entry-enabled car secured.