Encryption means certain frequencies are blocked & can't be monitored under any scenario.


There are 2 types of encryption:

  1. PARTIAL encryption
    1. Example: SWAT team, FBI, narcotics, etc.
    2. Use: Most areas have partial encryption
  2. FULL encryption
    1. Example: 100% of Pennsylvania State Police are encrypted
    2. Use: Few areas in the US have full encryption


There are no scanners available that can monitor encryption; there are no tricky loopholes to work around full encryption*.


If your area has partial encryption there are still plenty of channels you can listen to—just not encrypted channels.


To find out, exactly, what you can and cannot monitor in your area checkout our Ultimate Encryption Guide. Or let our team research your area and provide a detailed (free) analysis.


*Breaking encryption codes is a federal offense.