A Growing Threat: Signal Jamming Devices and How to Prevent Falling to Prey to Them

Signal jamming devices may be used by criminals to block the communications data  that security systems transmit to the operations center,  and, in turn, delay law enforcement response. By generating white radiofrequency (RF) noise, they block wireless signals that security companies use to monitor alarms. Some jammers are even able to block multiple frequencies; for example, they may be able to block  cellular, WiFi, and a variety of other methods of communication data. 

Signal jamming devices are illegal to use and possess, but unfortunately, they are easy to obtain on the internet or even build.  

How to know if a jamming device was used during a burglary

If your alarm system remained inactive during a recent burglary, a jamming device might have been used. An alarm monitoring company may report unusual radio frequency interference either before the burglary or even gaps in security data  during the time of the burglary. 

You don’t have to wait until it’s too late, though! You can take steps to mitigate the effects of signal jamming devices on your security alarms and security cameras. 

How to protect your business from signal jamming devices

First, you’ll want to utilize a security system that has the capability to detect intentional radio frequency interference or jamming and will alert the monitoring center  if that happens.  

Secondly, install a product like AES-Intellinet that does not have the same susceptibility to jamming that other generally utilized technologies have.

And last, be sure that you are dealing with a professional company that understands the risks and vulnerabilities that any system may have. If your current provider is not able to articulate and understand all the risks and vulnerabilities, it’s time to shop around. 

Talk to our experts today to make sure your home or business is safe.