Time for a serious thread question.. Today some scrots broke into my house. I'm at the other end of the country and my pregnant mrs was at her mums. Her and her brother are sorting things and her bro will stay there till I get home. We can secure the house again fairly straight forward and we've traced all the important house keys except two items.
The first is my car key. I leave it at home when I come away as such the scroats have clearly picked it up. My wife has her key to the same car as she was out in it. So tonight we can park her brothers car behind and trap our car in. We'll empty anything from the car. But clearly I need to get new keys for the car. Is this a dealer job? It's a fairly new car with all modern alarms etc. will I have to wait until Monday for the local dealer to sort?
The second item nicked was the electronic key fob attached to the car key. This opens the front of the garage where my bikes are. They are all secured by gold standard motorbike chains/locks and ground anchors within the garage... But my wife can't find the keys for these, so I guess could be missing too! OR highly likely they are just somewhere in the house and I can't remember where. I tend to tuck them away. But it is a worry as paranoid me thinks they're coming back for bikes. Our car will be parked against the garage door tonight, with her brothers close next to that and we will unplug the door disabling it. So the garage should be pretty secure. The plan is that tomorrow night I look for said keys and that might end the panic... But if not I'll be down the local motorbike hardware store on Monday to buy new locks to lock the next links in the chains thus making the others redundant.
I know there's lots of things I can do I wondered if anybody knew anything about electronic key fobs and disabling them. If the toerags have one how can I reset it so that the one they stole won't work? Anybody know? Any experts in the house at this late hour? It'll likely be Monday before I can call the company direct.