Investigative Services, Security Services, TSCM

Detecting GPS Transmitter

Am I being monitored illegally by GPS?

According to the judgment of the Federal Court of Justice, the use of GPS transmitters is strictly prohibited and is a criminal offense!

Secretly following or tracking your partner or an employee via GPS is not a good idea and represents a serious violation of personal privacy rights.

As part of a revision, the BGH found that there must be a predominantly legitimate interest in data collection in order to justify GPS monitoring.

Authorities are also not allowed to use this technology to monitor people without a court issued warrant.

Many clients turn to our detective agency because they fear being monitored by such a device or a tracking app.

How does GPS monitoring work?

Devices (such as GPS trackers or live GPS tracking systems) can easily and secretly monitor vehicles and people 24 hours a day. These devices transmit the exact position of the person or the vehicle to be monitored to a PC or smartphone via GPS and an associated SIM card.

This enables movement profiles of a person or a vehicle to be created down to the minute.

The current state of the art also allows it to be monitored using a smartphone and special software.

For untrained people it is almost impossible to be able to recognize such devices or special software on a vehicle or smartphone.

A pure underbody inspection of a vehicle is no longer sufficient these days, as methods of installation have become very diverse and professionals are always developing new strategies to hide these devices invisibly.

Detect hidden GPS devices in the car and check smartphones

Our specially trained team of technicians can check your vehicle using state-of-the-art search technology.

Our IT forensic scientist evaluate your smartphone using specialized software.

Should the case arise that such an illegal GPS device or illegal monitoring software has been used and this has been proven by our technicians, we will create a report that can be used in court.

Important note on contacting:

As soon as you think it possible to be eavesdropped, there are a few simple rules to follow when contacting us:

  • Do not call us from the monitored premises, but go to a place that you think is safe.

  • Do not use your own mobile phone! Ideally, contact us or contact us from an external landline connection or disposable mobile phone with a prepay card.

  • A third-party laptop / PC (not your own device) is recommended for establishing contact via email/ Internet.

Who will pay the costs of the investigation?

According to the judgment of the Federal Court of Justice, the detective costs incurred for the investigation, are part of the legal costs, which in the event of a dispute, the losing party, under the condition that the detective work was necessary for the enforcement of the law, with reference to a specific suspicion. This applies to both the economic and the private sector.

This means: The detective agency proves that a criminal offense or misdemeanor was committed by the opposing party during the investigation and surveillance. In this case the losing party has to reimburse the detective costs.

Get a free, professional and non-binding consultation now!

Describe your case to us and we will examine individually how we can achieve the best results for you.

All customer advisors in our detective agency are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by telephone, email and also personally by appointment.

You remain anonymous as long as you wish. You only reveal your identity to us when you place the order. All inquiries are treated with absolute confidentiality.

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