GPS Vehicle Tracking

A discreet GPS vehicle tracking device provides a pin-point accurate location data in real time to allow our team to track vehicles from the office.

Discreet monitoring through the use of vehicle tracking devices

Used to supplement our investigations, GPS Vehicle Tracking can help investigators detect patterns of behaviour in a subject’s movements. This information can be used as intelligence in itself, but can also help us find an appropriate time of day for physical surveillance at a particular site. Because the location is communicated in real-time, tracking can also be used to catch irresponsible drivers, who may be speeding regularly or using vehicles for purposes other than those they are permitted for.

Our small tracking devices attach to a vehicle magnetically, allowing them to be fitted to a discreet location in only a matter of seconds, and removed without leaving a mark. 

They won’t be noticed during mechanical work, and will only be fitted at an appropriate time. We can provide you with a daily report detailing the date, time and location of the tracked vehicle, and talk over the results in a daily phone call at an appropriate time. Our private investigators work with you, using your knowledge of the individual and our technical and behavioural understanding to build a full picture of the subject’s movements.

Using GPS vehicle tracking means private investigators can reduce the exposure they would naturally incur when conducting physical surveillance, it allows them to follow from an increased distance and reduce the need to be within the subject’s line of sight unless necessary.

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How does GPS work?

GPS, or Global Positioning System, is a navigation system that determines precise location anywhere on Earth. It works through a network of satellites, ground control stations, and user receivers. GPS receivers detect signals from multiple satellites and calculate the distance to each one based on the time it takes for the signals to travel.

By using a method called trilateration, the receiver determines its position where the intersecting spheres representing each satellite’s distance meet. GPS provides navigation, mapping, and tracking information based on the user’s position.

To put it in layman’s terms, the device communicates with different satellites to work out its location, it can usually pinpoint the vehicle’s location within 5 metres and the software then translates that location into a physical address (Often it can even provide the exact door number for the property the vehicle is located at).

Would I be able to use GPS Vehicle Tracking?

Following a vehicle on quiet or rural roads.

Vehicle Tracking

Without a crowd to blend into, physical surveillance becomes challenging, and following a vehicle on quiet or rural roads can lead a subject to become suspicious. They may test their theory by taking circuitous routes, or change their destination, compromising the investigation and leaving us with no evidence of their behaviour.

GPS vehicle trackers provide an indetectable alternative as they are completely hidden. The tracker will relay information to both computer and mobile, meaning that our investigators can follow from the office or from another location on the ground, to catch up with the subject at a safer area. Vehicle Tracking Services produce daily reports and a daily phone call to talk you through the results and discuss next steps.

The vehicle drives erratically and I don’t think the surveillance team will be able to follow.

Vehicle Tracking

If someone is suspected of routinely speeding or driving dangerously, following in a vehicle to gather evidence is both difficult and dangerous. By applying a GPS Tracking Device to a hidden area of the vehicle, our investigators can follow the vehicle’s movements from a safe distance. Each location data point is relayed in real time and at intervals we can manage, for example, every two seconds. We can extrapolate from this data to show the speed of the vehicle between points, and produce a report to show recurring instances of speeding or dangerous driving.

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Case Studies

Not sure about whether vehicle tracking would be suitable? Read examples of how we have successfully deployed vehicle trackers.

Finding Hidden Assets

We offer a number of tracing services and have helped many of our clients discover hidden assets but some investigations require a more bespoke solution. When our client and his business partner decided they were going to part ways it became apparent that one of the partners had being evasive and was not providing accurate information about his assets. Although our asset trace did not show any new discoveries we had information to suggest he had bought a property…

The Vehicle Tracker

A manufacturing firm contacted us because they were had noticed that one of their competitors had recently started using a number of their suppliers and drastically reduces their pricing. After speaking with the director we worked out with our team what the possible options were and after interviewing a couple of members of staff found a pattern that suggested all of the suppliers their competitor had started using were dealt with by a single sales person. Rather than confronting…

Corporate Services

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Corporate Services FAQ

Before fitting a vehicle with a tracking device, our team always ensure that there is ‘Legitimate Interest’ for this investigation. We perform a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), looking at alternative options and the necessity of the device. 

This ensures that our use of GPS vehicle tracking devices is always legal and in line with the Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) Good Practice Guide. We always ensure that we have taken the least invasive method of surveillance available to us.

No, our vehicle trackers do not cause any damage, they leave no marks and require no modification to fit or remove. Once we remove the vehicle tracker there will be no indication that the vehicle has ever been fitted with one.


We will always fit the devices ourselves, our team are highly skilled and can fit or remove a vehicle tracker in a matter of seconds.

We will establish when and where the most appropriate time and place is to fit the device and only fit it if we feel absolutely confident we wont draw attention to ourselves.

The information from the vehicle tracker is analysed by our team and monitored in real-time whilst our operatives are on surveillance.


The information itself is then prepared in an excel spreadsheet detailing the vehicles exact locations and movements (This is usually accurate to within 5 metres and can supply exact door numbers) and made available for secure download.

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