GPS tracker detection means the detection of GPS trackers in a car or object. If you feel that you are being followed and even an electronic device such as a GPS tracker is used, you can buy equipment for GPS tracker detection. It is also possible to call in an agency that uses detection equipment to investigate whether a GPS tracker is present.
How does gps tracker detection work?
Because GPS trackers are getting smaller in size and have smarter functions, detecting is not very easy. You need relatively expensive equipment to do GPS tracker detection yourself. The synonyms, sounding beacon, tracking system or tracer are also sometimes used for a GPS tracker, but this article about the detection of the signals also refers to that.
To explain how GPS tracker detection works, it is easiest to start with the explanation of how a GPS tracker works. A GPS tracker is actually a simple mobile phone with a GPS receiver. There is a SIM card in a GPS tracker, just like a mobile phone. The SIM card is used to send the GPS location determined by the built-in GPS receiver to a receiver. This can be an internet server, but also a mobile or fixed telephone number. GPS tracker detection is about detecting this GSM signal. The GPS signal cannot be detected, so you have to wait until the GPS tracker itself sends a location via the SIM card, or this can be triggered in some cases. For example, most GPS trackers work with a motion sensor and will send a signal when motion is detected. This can then be simulated by shaking the car or driving a bit. Other GPS trackers that are built into the car or object and use the power of the battery can sometimes also be activated when the ignition is turned or the power is turned on. With GPS tracker detection equipment, you will see a signal message on the detection device when the GPS location is sent.
Found a GPS tracker signal and then?
When doing the GPS tracker detection you measure a signal. Unfortunately, there are no GPS tracker detection devices that point you exactly to the place where the GPS tracker is. The GPS tracker detection devices give more of an indication of how strong the signal is at the location of the detection device. However, this can be made more specific by repeating the procedure, for example by doing the GPS tracker detection at the center, front and back of a car and seeing where the signal is strongest. The last part of GPS tracker detection consists of the physical search.
The detection of smart models
Some GPS trackers have smart functions, making the detection of these devices a lot more difficult. Most professional GPS trackers do not immediately send a location when there is movement, but use store & forward. this means that the GPS locations are stored and forwarded at a certain interval or on request. For these reasons, the detection of these advanced GPS trackers is not possible with a basic GPS tracker detector. You need a GPS tracker detection device with a log function for this. It remembers the signals and shows you in an overview which signals have been measured on which band, with which duration and which strength. If you discover a pattern in this, there is a chance that this is a GPS tracker.
Buying a GPS tracker detection device online or in the store?
Before buying a GPS tracker detection device, we advise you to try to estimate which type of GPS tracker may have been used. We often see in the relational sphere that relatively cheaper GPS trackers are used that are easy to detect. In the business atmosphere, for example, in case of disagreement between business partners, professional trackers are sometimes used for which you also have to buy other GPS tracker detection equipment to detect this. You can always visit one of our stores to view the different GPS tracker detection devices and get a short demonstration before you buy such a product.