And what about key fobs....
In addition to avoiding "smart" locks
I've also stopped using the key fob supplied with my car.
The reason is a bit convoluted and evolved...
To begin, my daily routine includes a short drive to a health club for a swim.
The club provides lockers, bring your own lock (key padlock in my case) but, as I found out it is not exactly secure.
Simple enough but a few years ago, a group of kids had figured out that locker doors could be defeated, simply by applying force to a wedge.
One night I found myself in front of a mangled door and an empty locker.
It is more than a little disturbing to stand there naked and dripping wet in front of that emptiness.
No towel, no cloths, no phone and no key fob, as that reality set in, a flood of questions followed.
How am I going to dry off, what am I going to wear, who can I call (do I even remember phone numbers anymore) and finally... how will I start my car and get home? (it was 15 degrees F that night).
Luckily for me, the thieves were interrupted before they could actually make off with anything.
A club employee had found the breached locker and secured all of my belongings at the front desk.
In discussions afterwards I have learned more about locker break-in details, patterns.
Groups of "smash & grab" thieves were focusing on wallets, phones and key fobs.
In at least a few instances, location and theft of vehicles were enabled by key fobs.
Since I REALLY don't really want to worry about walking home, wet partially clothed.
I now use a key that came with my car instead of the fob.
An elastic band allows me to keep it with me while swimming ( as fobs are not waterproof ).
I know it can seem like overkill but...