Police walkie-talkies can be a lifesaver when you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere.
But a new study has shown that even when you’ve got a police officer nearby, there’s a risk that they may be able to pick up a device from you.
From the report: The new findings from a new paper published in the journal PLOS ONE show that in one experiment, a man with a police walker attached to his back was able to identify the walkie signal from a woman’s cell phone by the color of the phone.
A police walk-ie-listing device was attached to the man’s body and his walkie call was broadcasted by a bystander to an emergency vehicle.
This man, the authors write, had to make a decision between calling 911 or recording his calls.
“In the end, the woman chose the walker, as she believed it to be safer and more accurate,” the authors wrote.
“But we found that the walk-in device was more accurate when the woman was wearing a police uniform.”
The findings were based on the police walki-talkie app “Walking Signal,” which is available for Android, iOS and Blackberry smartphones.
The researchers compared two different versions of the app, one that uses a voice recorder and another that uses an app that can identify a cellphone using fingerprints.
They used the same method to compare two police walkies with and without a police scanner.
In the case of the walkitalkie with a voice-recording function, the device was able pick up the signal even when the person wearing it wasn’t wearing a uniform.
In the case where the walkytalkies were equipped with a scanner, the researchers found that it was still able to detect the caller.
In both cases, the person was able call 911.
But, the study noted, if the police walkedietalkiger was equipped with an infrared camera, the police could have recorded the signal from the walkies without a phone nearby.
They also found that a man could have a walkielisting app with a camera attached that could pick up calls from the same cell phone.