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How Does a GPS Tracking System Work?

April 23, 2015 by  
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Private investigators are constantly looking for information to collect useful evidence for their clients. However, long hours of surveillance or tailing could sometimes be onerous and exhausting. To make this task simpler and easier, GPS tracking technology is one of the best tools to covertly document one’s activities more efficiently and safely. By installing a GPS device underneath the vehicle of the person, you can stealthily observe their movement without leaving the comfort of your home.

Let’s have a look at what GPS technology is and how it works.

What is Global Positioning System (GPS)?

Global Positioning System or GPS is a global radio navigation system that has been formed by connecting 24 different satellites and their ground stations. Although the system was designed for the U.S. military, it has a large number of civil users all over the world. These users can utilize the network without any formal permission for personal and commercial purposes.

How GPS Works?

GPS tracking system is a method of tracking the exact location of a vehicle or object carrying a GPS device. By installing the device on a vehicle, mobile phone, or a special GPS device, you can track the location as well as the movement of the object to monitor its route or progress.

A GPS tracking system uses Global navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network. The network collects information from 24 different satellite stations through microwave signals and transmits it to the GPS device to give information about the direction, location, and speed of the vehicle.

Some systems are designed to store the data within the GPS tracking device, while others continually send information to a centralized database or system via a modem within the GPS system unit. This way, you can get real time information as well as historical data of the vehicle.

GPS Tracking System in Private Investigation

Private investigators have been using GPS tracking system to locate missing persons, conduct surveillance, acquire confidential information, prove fraud, and other civil offenses. With this technology, private investigators no longer have to wait for hours in a car to document the activities of a suspect. Using an efficient GPS tracking device, they can get accurate, credible, and relevant data in a more efficient, safer and quicker manner.

If you want us to track someone’s activities, you can contact us at: 800-960-NSIU (6748) or submit an online form to start your investigation today!

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