Car Remote Jamming - Safety Tips

Car remote jamming in South Africa stretches back many years. In October 2013 the Eastern Cape police warned that criminals were targeting motorists by overriding vehicle remote locking systems. Criminals can block, or jam, the locking signals of remote locking devices on vehicles.

The video below shows a real-life example of how criminals use car remote jamming to steal possessions.

So what can you do?

  • The most important rule: Make sure your car is locked before you walk away.

  • Manually check or test the doors and the boot.

  • Never push the remote locking while walking away from the vehicle.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and keep a sharp lookout for suspicious-looking people and activities.

  • Report suspicious-looking people to security or move your car to a safer place.

  • Never leave valuables in your car.

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