We all know that car jamming incidents are a reality – many parking lots and shopping malls are putting out warning notices to car owners. Unfortunately, though, as technology advances, criminals are becoming even smarter when it comes to vehicle jamming.
If you aren’t familiar with car jamming as yet, simply put, it is a process whereby criminals use illegal jamming devices capable of blocking signals from wireless/mobile devices within its proximity that make use of one or more of the following technologies i.e. GSM, GPS, RF or Bluetooth. Many different types of devices are susceptible to signal jamming including smartphones, remote controls, and tracking devices. The jammer can interrupt signals therefor the device won’t be able to receive or transmit messages via the cellular networks. These jammers can impact the location and communication of tracking devices and mean that criminals can get easier access to your car and your personal belongings inside.
Beame is constantly working to stay ahead of the curve and continuously develops new technology to combat criminal movements. That is why Beame provides an enhanced jamming mitigation solution that aims to counteract jamming. This intelligent feature is included in Beame devices installed after June 2014 as a standard feature. In the event that a jamming signal is detected, the device will send a warning notification to the Beame Control Centre. The device will also activate an “alert mode” to assist recovery teams to find the vehicle, should it be reported as hijacked or stolen.
But, what else can you do to prevent car jamming?
- Don’t just click and walk away – double check that you can hear your car alarm being set and then test that your doors and boot are locked
- Keep your valuables out of sight and within your vehicle’s boot – make sure you do this before you park and not once you arrive at your destination where criminals could be watching
- Be vigilant and aware – take note of your surroundings – if your car won’t lock, keep trying until it does or get into your car and drive away
- Should you feel threatened, go straight to security or centre management to report any suspicions and move your car to a different location
Life is unpredictable, however, as a Beame customer you have the peace of mind knowing that our smart jamming detection feature will help lower the risk of your vehicle being affected by car jamming threats.