GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System, which is a system of satellites and receiving devices used to compute positions on the Earth. GPS technology is used in navigation, and its precision supports surveying. The technology uses transmitted signals and mathematical triangulation to pinpoint location.
GPS tracking devices uses the information from orbiting satellites to determine the exact longitude and latitude of the device. The tracking equipment can be used by private investigators to monitor the travel activities of subject’s vehicles. GPS device tracking capabilities are not limited to tracking vehicles, as they can even be used to track the subject themselves.
Full service private investigation agencies will often receive inquiries regarding such tracking capabilities from their clients and prospects. It is a good idea to have at least one investigator on staff that is familiar with how the devices are used. Proper use include locating the subject’s vehicle and placing the device in a hidden area, such that it won’t be discovered or fall off when the vehicle starts moving. In addition, it is important to be skilled at retrieving the device and interpreting the data and results once retrieved.i
See also, our review of Bluetooth Tracking Devices, such as the best-selling Bluetooth item tracker, Tile.