It is a high tech gadget that is making life easier for car thieves and police say they've never seen anything like it.
On security camera footage, you can see a thief holding something in his hand that not only unlocks the car...but also disables the car's alarm system.
The video is from a theft in Long Beach, California. Detective Joe Starbird says, "We've shown this video to experts in the field. And everybody right now is...they don't know what it is."
And until they do, police are on alert and they are telling car owners to not keep anything of value in their cars.