GPS Jammers or GPS Blockers and the Law
How do GPS Jammers or GPS Blockers work?
You may have read about GPS blocking devices being used by professional criminals or by employees who take exception to the boss snooping on them.
How do GPS Jammers work?
GPS Jammers work by producing a white noise radio signal that is transmitted around the same frequency of the GPS satellites this can block out the signals to GPS tracking devices and navigation systems.
Do GPS Blockers work?
Yes Gps Jammers or blockers do work on but have limited range and can easily be detected by modern trackers with anti jam technology such as the back2you.com Guardian Self install Live Tracker Police forces can easily detect jammers using jam detecting scanners.
Are Jammers for GPS Devices Illegal in the UK?
Yes it is a serious crime to use or offer for sale any device, including jammers or blockers, for the purposes of deliberately interfering with GPS devices in the UK. The maximum penalty is two years imprisonment and or an unlimited fine. The offence is covered by the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006.
How can I tell if a a member of my workforce is using a Jammer in a company vehicle?
If you have a tracker fitted with anti jamming technology you will get a notification via our tracking platform. If you have a different type of tracker fitted you can tell if a GPS jammer is active by checking on the vehicle satnav or by opening up google maps on your phone while in the vehicle. Your phone and the Satnav will show a no GPS signal error.
What about GPS tracker detectors?
You may have read about how it is a waste of time fitting a GPS tracker to your vehicle as thieves can buy a tracker detector for a few pounds and find the location of your tracker in a few seconds then disable the tracker. This is a total myth the detectors do not work - to see a gps tracker detector in action take a look at the video below:
If you require any advice on GPS tracking or preventing vehicle theft please feel free to contact back2you.com