As per the IANS report, this was the second Range Rover SUV stolen from the man in Canada, which he was able to recover due to the three Apple airtags that he had placed in the SUV.
- The first Range Rover was not found
- The Canadian man had placed 3 Airtags in the second SUV
- Apple Airtags are used to keep track of the user’s belongings
Tech giant Apple Airtags assisted a man in finding and recovering his stolen Range Rover in Canada. According to AppleInsider, the owner of the SUV installed three AirTag trackers in the car, which helped him locate it and allowed him to retrieve it. According to the complaint, he bought a similar unit after taking his first one a month ago to replace a stolen Range Rover. The first item was never recovered as the thief took it away after throwing the owner’s wallet and family members’ phones out of the rover in an apparent attempt to thwart surveillance.
“The thieves were able to deactivate the tracker in my car, placed there by the manufacturer,” according to the person, who has been identified only by his first name, Lorne, for safety concerns.
These thieves were also able to steal the car despite having their keys in a Faraday box, which prevents criminals from remotely copying a key fob and its signal to unlock the car. As a result, Lorne decided to install three airtags on this second vehicle. He put one in the glovebox, one inside the spare tire, and a third under the back seat.
The SUV was parked away from the garage on June 22, and the very next day Lorne woke up to the news that his car had been stolen. However he was able to use the Find My app to take the car to a metal recycling plant in the nearby Scarborough district. Lorne was unable to contact law enforcement after arriving at the plant, causing him to go to the police station instead.
AirTag lets users keep track of personal items such as keys, wallets, wallets, backpacks, luggage and more through the Find My app. It sends a secure Bluetooth signal that can be detected by nearby devices in Find My Network. These devices send the location of your AirTag to iCloud — you can then go to the Find My app and view it on a map. The entire process is anonymous and encrypted to protect your privacy.