New smart key will pick up car jammers near you

CAR remote jamming has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa.

Hot spots for this type of crime are school drop-offs, petrol stations, car parks and shopping centres.

Criminals use signal jammers to prevent car keys from locking and setting the alarm. Victims walk away from their cars, unaware that they have been jammed and that their vehicles remain unlocked and vulnerable.

This leaves the path clear for thieves to help themselves to the victim’s belongings without trace, and even take the car itself. What’s more, insurance companies may not pay out claims from victims of car jammers, as there is no forced entry.

Designed and built in South Africa, the jamguard smart key fob alerts you if car jammers are operating in the vicinity. Thieves cannot hide their jamming signal from jamguard.

Jamguard listens for signal jamming devices when you lock your car. It detects if jammers are operating on 433MHz, which is the frequency currently used for remote vehicle locking. It emits an audible and visual alert if a jamming device is being used.

The lightweight and compact design fits onto your car key ring and you won’t notice it is there until you need it.

“Having been a victim of car jamming myself, I wanted to develop an affordable, intuitive solution that protects people against this invisible crimewave,” said Paul Clifford, CEO of RTTC.

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