Surely there have been many times when you’re already late to work for an important meeting and you jump out of your car and press the car key lock button ten times thinking that your car is locked safe and sound. But this is where you might be wrong. Car key jammers are becoming a big nuisance nowadays and police are warning people to manually check whether their cars are locked even after using the electronic locking device.
What Are Car Key Jammers?
Car key jammers as the name itself suggests are nothing but electronic devices or transmitters that once used or switched on can interrupt the signals between your car key lock or key fobs and the car. This means that you could be pressing your car key lock ten times thinking that your car is locked but the signals have been cut off or interrupted by the car key jammer that is being used by someone nearby and the car has in fact not been locked safely and is open for outsiders to enter.
This means that car burglars and thefts can not only enter your car and rob you of your important and personal belongings, important and confidential documents but can even drive away with your car costing you loads of your hard earned money.
A typical standard car key jammer device comes with a range of about 75 meters which is quite a large radius and covers almost an entire parking lot so any car can be affected. However, car jamming crooks can jam even your cars parked in the safety of your home garage and not just cars parked in public parking lots. So everyone, whether they’re at home or outside, needs to be watchful of their cars.
Dealing with Car Key Jamming
Police officials have stated that the car key jamming or locking crime is growing at a fast pace and is not a crime to be taken lightly. Police departments dealing with vehicle crimes are teaming up with companies like the Home Office and vehicle manufacturers to come up with effective solutions to deal with this heinous crime and stop it once and for all.
Catching the culprit after the car has been broken into is quite difficult because his fingerprints are usually wiped clean and he is careful to not leave behind any leads or evidence in the car. If CCTV or surveillance cameras are installed in and around the vicinity, then it might be slightly easier to catch the culprit.
Manually checking if the car has been locked is your best bet or at least hearing the clunk sound of the car lock. Indicator lights flashing once the car is locked, mirrors moving in, or a short horn are also helpful indicators. You could even buy and install a car jamming detector which will set off an alarm once it detects a blocking signal from a device.