- Category: Vehicle Tracker
Are You Being Followed By GPS?
Where People Typically Hide GPS Trackers On Cars
Now that almost every business with a fleet of vehicles or parent concerned with teen driving is using GPS tracking technology, many people may be asking themselves, “Is a GPS tracker on my car?” Although some may be suspicious and have hunches a vehicle tracking device may be monitoring the movements of their automobile, discovering the evidence can be tricky.
So where should people who suspect their vehicle is being monitored by a GPS vehicle tracker look for the GPS tracking system that is potentially hiding on their automobile?
One of the most popular spots people install/place a GPS tracking device is on the undercarriage of the vehicle. Many real-time tracking devices such as the SilverCloud and GPS data loggers like the GPS Tracking Key Pro are now built with attached magnets so anyone could just walk up to a vehicle and slap the GPS system right to the under belly of any vehicle. The GPS tracker is able to work by gathering GPS signals that rebound of the ground. "A large number of people, including law enforcement agencies, who conduct GPS surveillance typically prefer to use a portable monitoring solution designed with an exterior magnetic mount for easy outside placement to make the attachment process occur more quickly and smoothly", explained a fleet tracker professional at the GPS Tracker Shop.
Another location many people hide vehicle tracking devices is inside or under the dash, connecting the GPS tracking device directly to the electrical power supply of the vehicle. This is typically where many businesses will install GPS trackers so they can monitor a company vehicle 24/7 without ever having to worry about battery life. If you are working for a service-based company where employees are using company vehicles to work in the field than the GPS you suspect on your work truck is probably installed to the 12-volt system of the automobile.
The last place most people like to hide a GPS tracker is not a very covert location, but still an effective one. Placing a tracking device underneath the front or passenger seat allows a GPS tracking system to gather a good signal, avoid any potential problems from outside elements and not be in a location that is clearly obvious, such as the glove box, front dash board or center console.
Although the under carriage of a vehicle, in the dash and under the seats are the most popular places people install or place GPS trackers they are not the only locations. People should be aware that because of the flexibility, portability and size of many GPS tracking devices that GPS placement can vary.