How to use cell phone radiation detector and how to get rid of cell phone jamming
Posted On October 14, 2021
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Cell phone radiation detectors, or radars, are devices that measure the amount of radiation being absorbed by a cell phone’s battery and display that information on a screen.
The technology has been around for years, but it has taken a major leap forward this year.
The radars are now being used by law enforcement and military to find people who are trying to break into homes, and in some cases even to locate missing people.
“What we’re seeing with the cell phones is that the technology is very advanced,” said David McNeil, senior policy officer at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
“We have a significant amount of data from a variety of sources, including the cell tower, GPS and other sources, to see what devices are in use, and we have a capability to look at all of that,” he said.
“But the real breakthrough came recently when the Radars of Canada was developed, and the government of Canada and the Department of Public Safety of Canada have taken the lead on developing a new capability to measure these things and then use it to track down people.”
The new capability allows the radars to measure the radiation dose from a cellphone as it passes through a wall.
If a phone is jammed or is not in use while being tested, it will display the radiation level on a separate screen and notify the owner.
The radars also track down devices that are jamming the signals of the cellphones, which can lead to confusion, anxiety and even panic attacks.
“These radars have become the gold standard of mobile radiation detectors,” McNeil said.
“They’re very useful, but they also can have some really dangerous consequences.”
One of the raders used by police in Ontario recently found a man who had installed a mobile jammer and was trying to get his mobile phone to work.
The man had installed an antenna in the middle of his mobile, and he was attempting to use his mobile to broadcast a message to a friend who lives in a different province.
The message was about a recent court hearing where the accused was facing criminal charges.
He said he had tried to talk his way out of it by hiding the jammer in his underwear.
“I was trying not to get into trouble and to be able to keep my phone working,” he told CBC News.
“I just wanted to get it working and not worry about anything.”
The man was eventually found guilty, but the case wasn’t brought to trial because the mobile jamming device was still in use.
McNeil said the new technology is a good first step, but more technology is needed to make sure these devices are used correctly.
“The technology is not perfect yet, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t improve it, and that’s where the expertise of the police, the radiology community and the military comes in,” he explained.
“So we’re looking at a whole range of things, including how we get rid, how we keep phones and devices from jamming each other, and how we deal with that in terms of the threat that may be posed to someone who is using them.”
McNeil added that some radars do not operate correctly.
He says there have been cases of people not receiving a signal when the device is turned on.
“Some of these radars don’t have the sensitivity we need,” he noted.
“There are people who don’t get the signal.
Some don’t receive the signal at all.”
But McNeil believes the radials can be improved on a case-by-case basis.
“That’s not something that we’re going to stop looking at, but if you look at the people who have died in this way, it’s been very hard to figure out what’s happening,” he concluded.
“It’s been a real challenge, but we’re hopeful that we’ll be able improve it.