GPS tracking is a very useful tool in cases where you may suspect a cheating partner or if you are concerned that an employee is misusing a company vehicle.
GPS trackers offer a very easy way to prove the person was not where they say they were at a given time and can be an invaluable tool to gather information over an extended period of time, in a cost-effective and covert manner.
Our covert GPS trackers provide real-time evidence of a vehicle’s movement and can provide a log of the movements over the course of the surveillance period.
Is Placing a Tracker on a Car Illegal?
Our agents work within the bounds of the law and as members of the Association of British Investigators, we ensure all work is undertaken within the guidelines of The Association of British Investigators (ABI) Good Practice Guide & Policy – GPS Electronic Tracking Devices.
What is Vehicle Tracking?
Vehicle tracking is simply the process of remotely monitoring a vehicle’s movements and is usually done with a GPS tracking device that is fitted to the exterior of the vehicle magnetically, meaning they can be placed on a vehicle in a matter of seconds!
How Does a Vehicle Tracker Work?
Our trackers work by using GPS or ‘Global Positioning System’ to locate and track a vehicle. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system that allows a device to capture its exact latitude and longitude. These coordinates can then be combined to plot a position on a map.
Our devices can detect the precise location of the vehicle at any time, including details of any stops and the length of time spent at each location. Our sophisticated software enables not only the real-time location of the device, but also allows the user the view a history of the vehicle’s movements.
Do I Need to Place the Tracker?
NO! Unlike other companies, we do not require you to place our trackers. Our experienced field agents will install and remove GPS vehicle trackers discreetly.
How Do I Track My Device?
Once our agent has fitted the tracker, you will be given access to a secure portal to which we provide the login and password.
You will have access to the portal throughout your rental period. From here you can log in and monitor your device and its whereabouts at any time. This information can be viewed from anywhere in the world. We will also train you on how to see things, how to record and everything else to make the process much easier for you.
As the rental period draws to a close, you can export a report with the device’s locations and data for later use.
I Can Just Buy a Tracker Device – What Are the Benefits of Hiring One?
As you would expect with any technology, the quality of the information will depend on the device that is being used. There are cheap tracking devices available online from around £200. However, these devices are very unreliable, can be affected by weather, may not provide historic data (you will need to constantly be looking at the device to see where the vehicle is) and the battery life may be very short.
The trackers may not even work in the area you choose to place them, and unlike members of the public, our agents have placed many trackers on many cars throughout the years. They make sure they get to know the vehicles they are working on, where they will work and not burn up or fall off, or not get a signal on.
We also log and update the trackers and furnish them with SMS and locate data which we will include in the fees we charge.
Our specialist devices cost more than £2,500 and are very discreet and robust, long-lasting products that can provide a wealth of real-time and historic data points. Our high-end devices relay the vehicle’s position in areas with bad or poor reception, even underground car parks or between tall buildings where cheaper devices will lose often crucial connection, resulting in many gaps in data.
How Long Do I Need to Hire a Cover Tracker For?
We have rental options for both short and long-term hire of our trackers. Please contact us for further information.
Here at Global Investigations, we understand the benefits of using GPS trackers and the wealth of information they can provide. The benefits of hiring our GPS trackers include:
- Advanced Technology – our trackers are high quality, expensive devices that can provide real-time position, accurate within a 5-metre radius*
- No extra charges – access to the movement log is included and all charges are included in our quote
- 100% confidential
- We do the work – unlike other companies we do not require you to place our trackers. Our experienced field agents will install and remove GPS vehicle trackers discreetly
*Position accurate within 5 metres providing it has been fitted in a location that still allows it to maintain reception and the terrain allows for adequate GPS connection.
If you want to discuss the possibilities of using GPS vehicle tracking, why not get in touch? Our experienced team members are available to discuss and answer any questions you may have.
Contact us today on 0800 073 3555 for more information or fill out the form below to enquire online.