Top tips to prevent remote car-jamming

When you leave your house or car and push the remote to lock your vehicle, a criminal pushes a similar device at the same time to block or interrupt the signal of your remote. You then walk away from your car, believing it is locked, but it is actually left open for the criminal to freely help themselves to your vehicle and its content. Be aware that Insurance companies often do not cover for these losses!

This has unfortunately become an everyday occurrence in South Africa and here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim of vehicle jamming:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and take note of suspicious people or activity in and around the parking area
  • Report suspicious behaviour to the security personal or centre management
  • Do not leave your valuables in sight or in your vehicle if possible
  • Never push your remote while walking away from your vehicle
  • Check that your vehicle is locked by testing the door before you walk away
  • Ensure that your boot is locked as well

What is Remote Jamming?


EWN’s Aki Anastasiou demonstrates how easy it is for criminals to gain access to your car by simply using an ordinary gate remote. Watch the video.

Cartrack is a service-centric organisation supported by a strong focus on in-house design, development and installation of Telematics technology and data analytics. Cartrack provides fleet, mobile asset and workforce management solutions underpinned by real-time actionable business intelligence, delivered as Software-as-a-Service (‘SaaS’), plus the service of tracking and recovery of stolen vehicles.

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