Signal jamming becoming more frequent
Ctrack has warned that month-on-month instances of signal jamming, resulting in vehicle theft, are occurring on a more frequent basis in South Africa.
“Considering the fact that criminals are investing in technology in order to commit crime, it remains critically important that South Africans consider their ‘visibility’ status, especially as we move into the festive season,” says Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack’s Fleet Management Solutions division.
Through a number of back-end activities and the company’s jamming detection solution, a stolen vehicle was recently recovered after one of Ctrack’s clients could not locate her vehicle, or contact the driver and co-driver on their cellphones.
The vehicle, goods and cargo were located in Midrand, Gauteng, and three suspects were arrested by the South African Police Service.
“The signal-jamming device used in the hijacking of the vehicle was also recovered. We are finding that this technology is becoming more prolific in the hands of criminals in South Africa,” Jordt explains.
“We’re confident, though, that we have the insights and technology to make motoring safer for South Africans, and our latest recoveries prove that we go the extra mile in ensuring our customers’ belongings are returned to them,” concludes Jordt.