There are many reasons for wanting to track a mobile phone, whether you wish to track your children’s whereabouts, the activities of elderly relatives or for business requirements the positioning of essential staff. Nowadays mobile tracking is straightforward and cost-effective mobile tracker.
All portable phones are built with a SIM card, it’s this that makes the device work, send SMS etc and it’s this bit of technology which allows for easy mobile phone tracking without the necessity to set up GPS devices or low jack the telephone.
To locate the position of a portable telephone the tracking centres just distribute a phone to the right mobile phone number and this will silently ring twice, before terminating the call. The mobile tracking centre then connects to the device and utilizing the network of communication satellites orbiting the planet are able to pinpoint the phones co-ordinates.
The usage of mobile tracking requires the owner agreement to the tracking in the initial place and the tracking company will send a SMS message to announce that the request has been received to follow along with the phone. Once the required mobile phone has been activated then the customer merely has to determine on if they wish to check the precise location of the phone and a tracking call is made.
These details may then be accessed by the customer. Simply by logging onto their account they could instantly start to see the mobile phones last reported position. This could either be done on a WAP enabled mobile phone or for your home or office using a normal PC. World mapping systems like Google Maps or Google Earth give the customer a definite and exact precise location of the phone check contacts.
Current legislation means that it is only feasible for clients to follow along with their mobile phones so long as they’re UK registered and not travelling abroad, including the Republic of Ireland. Whilst it is achievable to track a phone into another country, legally it’s prohibited at present and in the same respect UK based companies cannot track foreign phones around the UK.
It can also be illegal to track a phone for which you may not have permission or that the owner hasn’t been notified. Anyone who instigates a monitor without consent is going to be breaking the Regulation of Investigation Powers Act, also known as the RIPA. Contravening this act can lead to a prosecution, hefty fine and as much as two years in prison.