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Excell Investigations is your affordable GPS device rental, GPS device sales and GPS device installation and tracking systems solution. 

Our office is the leader in the highest quality of GPS equipment, installation and real time solutions for over the last 25 years, You may choose to rent a GPS tracking device with no long-term commitment, contract or even any location or ping fees. There is no need to even purchase our top quality, cutting edge equipment. Just rent it from us when needed and return it to us when you are finished. It’s that simple. 

Gps Tracking

Excell Investigations offers a bundle of useful features for business owners, families, and individuals. There are many types of GPS tracking devices in the marketplace today. It is important for you to determine which device will suit your investigation needs.

Most common types of GPS Tracking scenarios:
  • Determine Infidelity in a relationship
  • Child Custody battles
  • Employee Monitoring
  • Fleet Monitoring including work vehicles, equipment or rental cars or trucks
  • Teenage Problem monitoring 
  • Track valuable equipment or important shipments
  • Monitor Elderly drivers
  • Security Operations, executive protection and general investigations. 

There are many times that a private investigator will need to use GPS tracking, In many tracking scenarios a private investigator must follow a person or car that has a suspect of interest in it. Most of the time, our investigators will know exactly who the suspect is and will be able to access their vehicle when needed. Most of these cases involve spouses that need to be followed due to some questions of possible infidelity on the other’s spouse’s part. GPS surveillance is also utilized by business partners, employers, and government agencies that are weary about certain situations in which they feel something just isn’t right.

1. What is GPS Tracking?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers that we use for investigative surveillance are different from the GPS devices on your dashboard or windshield that makes sure you don’t get lost. These investigative GPS trackers show you exactly where a vehicle, asset, or person is located and will track and document the historical position of that vehicle, asset or person over time. Most GPS Trackers have software that allows Investigators to generate a detailed GPS Tracking Log of the vehicles historical location(s).
2. How does GPS tracking work?
GPS trackers receive signals transmitted by satellites in Earth’s orbit and use these signals to triangulate their exact location. Trackers vary in how they process the location information, but quality GPS trackers are typically accurate to within 5 to 15 feet.
3. What are the advantages of using a GPS tracker in an investigation?

The biggest advantage is cost. Before GPS trackers were available, in order to know where someone was going, they had to be physically followed by an investigator. To effectively follow or conduct a roving surveillance, (subject is on the move) you would need to assign least three investigators. Sometimes surveillance will go on for 24 hours a day, sometimes for weeks or months at a time. Sometimes, the subject may not even engage in any suspect behavior. The client will be charged an hourly rate, plus expenses like gasoline and tolls, for each hour the surveillance is conducted. Surveillance can get expensive very quickly.

With GPS trackers at a fraction of the cost, we can learn a lot of intelligence about the subject’s movements and behavior over time at a greatly reduced cost. An analysis of the data will tell us the best times and locations at which to conduct “live surveillance” with Investigators. This approach can often save the client a substantial amount of money.

4. Are there different types of GPS Trackers?
Yes, the two most common types of trackers used in investigations are Loggers and Real-Time Trackers. Loggers will store the location data to their internal memory to be retrieved by connecting the device to a computer at a later date. Real-Time Trackers will transmit their location as it is received, usually by sending messages through a cellular data network. Because real-time trackers use cellular communication to transmit data, there is a monthly subscription charge. With real-time trackers, we will access an online investigative tool that allows us to securely log in and access the up to the minute data. In most cases, we can generate a report and export the information to a computer.
Where do investigators typically hide GPS Trackers?

Device placement is one of the most common concerns when trying to track a vehicle. There is no one best location to place a device covertly. It can vary wildly based on many factors, including the design of the vehicle, what materials it is made of, and interference caused by other vehicle components. Most devices have weatherproof magnetic cases available as accessories, allowing a device to be placed on the undercarriage of a vehicle. This will slightly impact accuracy; usually the reported location will be within 30-60 feet, as opposed to being within a few feet, but this is usually adequate for most investigations.

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Is it legal to track a car with GPS?
GPS tracking law is determined at the State level and each State’s laws are typically different. It’s part of the private investigator’s responsibility to know the law and ensure that the device is being used in compliance with the law. Both the client and the private investigator could be liable if the GPS tracker is not used appropriately.

The legality of secretly installing a GPS tracker is a very fact-sensitive issue and needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Just like checking a person’s email, the legality of secretly planting a GPS tracker depends on who owns the vehicle. For example, spouses can legally access their spouse’s email in scenarios where there is a jointly owned computer or a computer that is used by the entire family.

The key issue in the planting of a GPS tracker is whether the person who was tracked had a reasonable expectation of privacy. Most courts have yet to rule on the use of GPS trackers and as such, there is some gray area, as the law is typically five years behind technology. However, the short technical answer to the above question is, that if you own the vehicle or have joint ownership of it, then it is perfectly legal to use a GPS system to monitor it.

How long does a tracker battery last and can you use an extended battery?
Most devices have a default battery life of about 10 days with what is considered average use, which would be about 2 hours of continual driving each day. If we have weekly or even daily access to a vehicle, we can simply switch batteries as needed.
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If we need the device to report for longer periods between charges, we have extended battery kits available. Some devices with an extended battery can give us up to six months of battery life. These kits will sometimes double the size of the base device, but can allow a device to track over 10 times longer than their standard batteries would.

We also have battery-powered GPS trackers that have a motion sensor so the tracker is only on when the car is moving. Allotting one hour of usage a day, they can last up to 30 days on a single charge.

Our covert GPS tracking device solutions can be used as follows:
  • Determine infidelity in a relationship
  • Child custody – domestic matters
  • Monitor employees, singular work vehicles, trucks, equipment or an entire fleet, including rental cars or trucks
  • Track valuable equipment or important shipments
  • Monitor teenage, problem or elderly drivers
  • Security operations, executive protection and general investigations

Our covert rental GPS tracking device can be installed by our in-house professionals; or you can do it yourself. It comes with easy-to-use software that does all the work for you. Once the unit is installed on the vehicle or equipment, download the software and you will have the ability to view real-time route history (live route playback), stops and transits. It can even record the miles per hour (mph).

Please feel free to contact us today at 1.888.666.0089 for a free consultation. 

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