From paranoia and conspiracy to fear of being stalked to employees who don’t want to follow their boss, more and more people use GPS jammers. They are easily available online. You can even find them on sites such as eBay. Many people who use them may think that they are legal, so don't bother to study the surrounding laws. But as an employer, how do you fight with employees who use GPS Jammers and how do you spot them?
What is a GPS jammer?So what exactly are GPS jammers and how they work. A GPS jammer is a device that uses radio frequencies to transmit signals that will block, interfere with, or interfere with the GPS system. These devices can interfere with all aspects of GPS, including navigation and tracking.
These devices are usually small and most are easy to install. The user only needs to plug them into the cigarette lighter or car charger port (does the car have a cigarette lighter port?) and make sure the device is close to the GPS tracker so that it may interfere with the signal. It only takes less than half a minute to boot up, which makes them attractive to criminals and employees alike, because you can insert them as needed and delete them the rest of the time.
How do you know that an employee is using a GPS jammer?The good news is that if you have one or more employees trying to use a GPS jammer to interfere with your fleet tracking system, you will know. Although your driver may think that illegal interference makes them invisible, they are paying more and more attention to their behavior.
If an employee uses a GPS jammer to interrupt the GPS signal, it will be displayed as an interrupted or lost trip on the real-time tracking map or trip history map. In addition, if they insert the jammer only part of the trip, you will see a line from when the jamming starts to when the device turns off. Some newer GPS trackers even have GPS interference detection capabilities. In addition, you can create an exception rule to check for GPS signal failure and trigger an alarm or email when GPS interference occurs.
Once it is detected that employees have compromised GPS tracking, they can be dealt with. You also have GPS interference records for disciplinary actions, such as firing a guilty employee for some reason.
Final thoughts on GPS jammers and employeesAlthough GPS jammers are illegal, these devices are cheap and easy to obtain, especially online. The FCC relies heavily on the public to report equipment, but many people do not know that it is illegal. Research on the number of drivers who use GPS jammers to try to hide their location from their employers is inconclusive. However, their use seems to be increasing.
Although most GPS jammer users may not use them to cover up illegal activities, the illegal reasons for buying, selling or using these devices depend on public safety. GPS jammers can interfere with communication systems, navigation systems and tracking systems, including emergency services and aviation.
Interestingly, the workers who use them think they can deceive the boss. On the contrary, employers can easily monitor when and whether employees use GPS interference and track any incidents. If you are concerned that the driver might entice you to use the device, it is important to monitor the report and face the captured employees.
You can also consider training drivers so that GPS jammers cannot help them avoid GPS tracking, and the equipment may not only lead to termination of employment, but also fines and jail time. Due to violation of federal law. Eventually, your driver will learn that it is not worth using these devices.