Is It Legal to Put a GPS Tracker On A Car?
The short answer is, “it depends”.
GPS trackers are very useful. However, the key in a successful tracking operation is to know how to stay safe and within the confines of the law. For one, you can’t legally stick a GPS tracker on just any vehicle. There are specific legal reguirements in place to prevent unscrupulous individuals from abusing trackers for their own gain. Additionally, you must own the vehicle in question. This means that you can’t track a friend, coworker or romantic interest.
Additionally, it’s important to ensure that you don’t trespass while installing or recovering the tracker. Even if you have the legal right to track a certain vehicle, this doesn’t give you the right to trespass on others’ property.
Private Vehicle Tracking
At Track-N-Trace, we’re often hired to track private vehicles. Most often, this is done as part of ongoing cheating spouse investigations.
The joint ownership of most married couples means that it is easy to do so while following all Alabama GPS tracking laws. Provided the car’s title is at least partially owned by our client, we are able to track the vehicle.
GPS trackers are an important tool in the arsenal of a private investigator. They enable the efficient logging of an individual’s location based on their driving habits. They also establish patterns in the individual’s routine. This greatly simplifies our person tracing service. These once bulky and expensive devices are now cheap and easy to use. As a result, it is now common to track an individual’s location without physically tailing them.
Company Vehicle Tracker Law
GPS trackers provide a valuable service to companies looking to protect their assets. Employees may make use of company-owned vehicles for unapproved activities. In these cases, a tracker helps keep the vehicle protected. Because companies own the titles to their vehicles, this helps clear up the legal aspects of tracking. The easiest time to install a tracker on one of these vehicles is when they are on company property. This eliminates any risk of trespassing.
Track-N-Trace Investigations strives to provide the best GPS tracking services possible. By combining our team’s collective experience working across Alabama, we’re confident that we’ll be able to make the difference your case needs. We utilize GPS tracking technology in many different types of investigations. If you’re looking for professional, reliable Alabama private investigators, you’ve come to the right place. Our team has a great deal of experience working across the entire state:
- Huntsville, Alabama – Working so close to home means that we’re very familiar with the layout of Huntsville. Being able to navigate such a populated area is a must for any good private investigator.
- Athens, Alabama – Athens is a smaller community in comparison to Huntsville or Birmingham. As a result, it is much easier to know who to talk to. We use this to our advantage whenever we work a case here.
Performing GPS Tracking
GPS trackers use magnets for easy installation. This makes for easy attachment and fast removal. They have powerful batteries, and low power draw. Consequently, one charge can last a long period of time depending on how often they send out their location.
Trackers must be covert. Companies market how their small size make them easy to hide. A properly placed tracker is invisible to the casual observer. In situations where the subject is knowledgeable about cars and there is a risk of discovery, it is best to limit their use and only employ them for short periods of time. Investigators must install and remove trackers before the subject returns to their vehicle. For this reason, it is necessary to carefully plan placement and retrieval in order to pick a safe time to do so.
GPS Tracker Technology
Private Investigators rely extensively on GPS trackers. Modern cellular technolgy makes them traceable almost anywhere. These tiny devices power through the radio interference of large cities such as Huntsville, Alabama and Birmingham, Alabama.
Legal authorities strictly regulate GPS tracking. Only vehicles owned by the client are able to be tracked by a private investigator. Therefore, cases involving infidelity are good candidates for tracking. It is also very useful in cases involving the misuse of company vehicles.
What Are They Up To?
If you are afraid that your significant other is cheating, or an employee is using company vehicles for their own benefit, give us a call for a free consultation. At Track-N-Trace Investigations, we pride ourselves on our our dedication to each case, and our ability to be discreet. As a result, we are able to ensure that we can track subjects safely.
Need someone followed? Don’t rely on luck to find out where they are going. Let us account for where they have been. At Track-N-Trace Investigations, we gather the proof so you can prevail.