Signal jammers can be used in some safety sensitive situations, such as military, security, law enforcement, prisons, schools, conferences, and so on. In these situations, signal jammer can prevent malicious individuals from engaging in illegal activities using wireless communication devices, ensuring the safety of the situation.
The Ministry of the Interior has decided to interfere with mobile communication in prison
What are the dangers of call centers in places of deprivation of freedom? The authorities will address the issue of blocking mobile communication in places where freedom is deprived. In this way, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed to handle call centers in prisons. Other measures include creating an application to prevent fraudulent phone calls.
After the meeting of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on November 1st, it instructed the development of measures to reduce the number of crimes committed through the use of information and telecommunications technology. This is what a familiar source told RBC. In particular, the agencies of the Ministry of the Interior, along with the Federal Prison Administration (FSIN), Federal Security Bureau (FSB), and Roskomnadzor, were tasked with resolving the issue of installing cellular signal "interceptors" on the network. Until July 30, 2020, within the territory of correctional institutions, to combat remote fraud.
Signal jammers can interfere with telephone communication, especially mobile communication running on the same frequency band. By transmitting interference signals of the same frequency as the mobile phone signal, it is possible to interfere with the communication of the mobile phone. However, in the vast majority of countries, using signal jammers to interfere with telephone communication is illegal and may lead to serious consequences.
Last autumn, the State Radio Frequency Commission (SCRF), the main agency responsible for allocating this resource in Russia, established a working group to find the most effective scientific and technological solutions to combat suspects, defendants, and criminals detained in prison system institutions.
SCRF considered several technical options for blocking cellular signals, but did not find the best option. Therefore, the committee recommends further development of this issue in the process of relevant research work.
In my opinion, the most effective way is to restrict mobile operators from providing services in specific locations, "Ivanov pointed out. According to him, correctional personnel have banned the use of mobile communication on their territory according to internal orders, but organizational measures are still insufficient.
According to Ivanov, in the near future, Alexander Khinshtein, the deputy head of the National Duma, plans to propose a bill that allows the heads of correctional institutions to disconnect certain numbers from cellular communication through operators. The Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Communication has previously supported this initiative with reservations, "Oleg Ivanov pointed out.
Alexander Khinshtein confirmed information regarding the preparation of amendments to the laws on "communication", "institutions and institutions for the execution of criminal penalties...", and "detention of suspects and defendants...". The data he cites shows that approximately 60000 phones are confiscated in the prison system every year.
The topic of using communication methods in places where freedom is deprived is very relevant. With the help of mobile phones, criminals can not only commit fraud, but also pressure witnesses, coordinate criminal gangs, and so on. According to Khinshtein, under the bill, limiting the rights of such cellular users will become the responsibility of operators.