If you're like many people, you may be wondering how to recognize when someone placed a GPS tracking device in the vehicle. GPS tracking devices have gotten so small, they are usually the size of a pack of cigarettes, and some even as small as a quarter! It means that small that it can be difficult to detect, especially if you have a large vehicle.
The first thing you need to know that there are two different types of GPS tracking devices
The GPS Logger is a passive device, which means that it does not actively transmit the GPS location. This means that he will make a GPS logger car will be to the car and then later re-used to be seen driving data, which is stored on the device. A popular example is the Sleuthgear iTrail GPS Logger, which is only 1.5 "x 1.5" high.
The GPS Tracker is an active device, which means that actively transmit the location to "live", usually a secure website where the person who placed it there to see the location and driving information via a web browser or special software. As you put it there, you do not need to download it, you can only view the information on the Internet. They will probably come back later, though, because the battery life of active trackers are generally less than 30 days.
Here, where we know the difference between the two types of tracking devices is important. The GPS Logger (like iTrail GPS) can only be detected by hand – that is, you have to physically locate. The reason for this is because, since no active signal (they just store the data on the device), a sensor error or a bug sweeper will not be able to pick up any transmission or signal. If you think that you might be a GPS logger to the vehicle in the first place to look for it under the vehicle. This is the most popular place to hide a GPS tracking device and is performed by a magnetic device inside the case, which safely holds the metal on the bottom of the vehicle. Other places to look in the glove box, center console, and trucks (including the spare tire).
If you think that you might have an active GPS Tracker car, a manual search is always the first step. Look under the vehicle, the glove compartment and in the trunk. These types of units are generally larger than the GPS loggers, because they need a large battery to actively transmit a signal. If you do not have time to do a manual search, you're in luck, because the active GPS Tracker is easily detected by GPS detector.
The GPS Detector is a handheld device that is usually battery powered which allows you to "sweep" of the vehicle (or anywhere else you want to find a GPS Tracker) and alerts you if it detects give tax GPS signal out of the place. There is a sensitivity adjustment knob that allows you to arm the exact location of the tracker, so you can remove the vehicle.
The GPS sensor device can detect cell phone signals, because mobile phones are commonly used in improvised GPS tracking devices, because the owners of mobile phones are also often used as a "visit" from the phone to find out where he is.
So if you want to find out if someone is placed GPS tracking device on the car for the first time to conduct a manual search and uses the GPS detector for quicker and easier to search.