Today in Tech with TLC in the Morning
Officials In North Omsted, Ohio, were mystified as to why their car key fobs and garage door openers just stopped working.
Authorities checked batteries, a utilities company, the airport, even the nearby NASA research center.
A door-to-door intensive investigation found the answer.
Turns out a nearby electronics enthusiast was jamming the signals with his gadget invention that tells him if someone is upstairs when he is in the basement working. The radio frequency he used, 315 megahertz, is reserved for fobs and garage door openers.
Of course he shut it down and promised to never do it again.
Kinda creepy though, to think someone can take down a town’s radio-operated devices so easily.