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Old 06-28-2021, 06:47 AM   #1
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How far away can someone be to be able to access remote control "items" Outpost does someone have to be to scan and see remote control access items to gain control of.
 
Old 06-28-2021, 11:11 AM   #2
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It would help if you define what you mean by remote links or remote control "items"
 
Old 06-28-2021, 11:47 AM   #3
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I can use my satellite remote through my neighbors window to change his TV channels, that's about 15m
 
Old 06-28-2021, 12:17 PM   #4
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Most remote's theses days for TV and similar devices use infrared technology which works on line of sight with a range typically of about 10 meters or so. The codes used by a remote are dependent on the manufacture but in most cases are published so that by a simple setting universal remotes work with any device. Many universal remotes do have a scan feature that will try to automatically determine which set of codes to use. However, since infrared is line of sight and if your TV for example faces a window anyone with binoculars or a telescope can usually read the brand of device and therefore can easily program a remote without scanning.

Of the smart TVs I have played with the wifi or streaming service password once programmed can not be displayed so except for a practical joke I do not think any serious "damage" or personal information can be stolen. As far as I know there is no security code feature for infrared remotes. Low-E or solar film will block infrared.
 
Old 06-28-2021, 12:21 PM   #5
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How far away can someone be to be able to access remote control "items" Outpost does someone have to be to scan and see remote control access items to gain control of.
Well, if it was Sub7 I could be on the other side of the World.

Or whatever the hip kids are using these days...
 
  


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