Recently, we have seen a significant increase in signal jammer theft and robbery cases. Most jammers are used near vehicles, and the crime is usually not to steal the car, but to steal the contents of the car.
Regarding signal jammers, Jerry Pierce, operations manager at Cartrack's recovery department, said that while signal jammers do exist and can interfere with GSM (cellular) signals to some extent, Cartrack has never found any such devices in its recovery operations. Such devices are not widespread and are not a solution for thieves against tracking systems, which shows that jammers are not a successful tool that we come across.
THESE JAMMERS ARE NOT VERY POWERFUL AND ONLY WORK TO A LIMITED EXTENT. HOWEVER, A CRIMINAL WHO HAS JUST STOLEN A CAR NEEDS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH HIS ACCOMPLICES TO KNOW THEIR WHEREABOUTS, POTENTIAL ROADBLOCKS, OR APPROACHING TRACKING AND SAPS VEHICLES, SO IT WOULD BE RIDICULOUS IF THEY CUT OFF THEIR ONLY COMMUNICATION CHANNEL WITH THEIR PHONES.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT FACTOR THAT HAS NOT BEEN MENTIONED IS THAT HIGH-QUALITY TRACKING DEVICES UTILIZE A COMBINATION OF GSM, RADIO FREQUENCY (RF), AND GPS TECHNOLOGY FOR TRACKING.
IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND MOTORISTS THAT MOST HIGH-QUALITY STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERY SOLUTIONS DO NOT RELY ON A SINGLE TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM (SUCH AS GPS, GSM, OR RF TECHNOLOGY), BUT INSTEAD USE A COMBINATION OF TECHNOLOGIES. WE RECOMMEND THAT CONSUMERS CHOOSE SYSTEMS THAT OFFER A MORE ROBUST AND RELIABLE SOLUTION, OR SYSTEMS THAT OFFER MULTIPLE WAYS TO TRACK AND COMMUNICATE.
Cartrack has an experienced and dedicated R&D center where all new approaches are tried and created to put you back in control. We employ the best engineers and IT professionals in the country to ensure our systems are always on top of the curve. Rest assured that no matter how your vehicle is stolen, you can count on Cartrack's expertise to put you back in control.