ACD June 16, 2021
Car keys that don’t work and garage doors that won’t open – a mystery in an American city, thankfully, now solved.
From across the pond comes a puzzling enigma that has affected dozens of families in the Cleveland area. Residents of the city of North Olmsted, Ohio discovered that the wireless key fobs on their cars and the openings of their garage doors they had stopped working or they did it in an unpredictable way.
Some residents assumed it was due to key stacks, although the issue remained unsolved, because the keys worked outside this zone, but not inside.
The “fault”, of an electronics geek
Neighbors reported the events, but no one knew for sure what was causing the widespread malfunction. Some suggested it could be related to the proximity of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, or even a technological failure occurred in a NASA research center, located in the vicinity of North Olmsted
City officials suggested that the fault could be related to telecom and electricity providers, who sent their own teams to investigate what might be interfering with residents’ radio transmitters. “It cannot be a small device that is causing this interference,” explained North Olmsted Councilor Chris Glassburn.
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