There was a time when stealing a vehicle was as easy as breaking out the ignition, and touching together a couple of wires under the dash. But, as automotive technology has evolved, it has become increasingly harder or thieves to make away with your investment on four wheels. Over the years, we’ve seen various types of anti-theft systems that use anything from resistor built into keys, to intelligent lock cylinders, to keys with special chips that tell the onboard computer that it’s okay for the engine to start. As technology gets smarter, however, so do thieves. And, a recent British Crime Survey has found that between April of 2015 and March of 2016, there was a rise in car theft by eight percent, with 80,047 vehicles reported stolen – a figure that doesn’t include cars stolen as home burglary or asset fraud.