There are lots of reasons for wanting to track a mobile phone, whether you want to track your children’s whereabouts, the activities of elderly relatives and for business requirements the place of essential staff. Nowadays mobile tracking is easy and cost effective.
All portable phones are equipped with a SIM card, this is exactly what makes the phone work mobile tracker app, send SMS etc and it’s this little bit of technology that allows for simple mobile phone tracking without the necessity to put in GPS devices or low jack the telephone.
To locate the positioning of a mobile telephone the tracking centres just distribute a call to the correct mobile phone number and this can silently ring twice, before terminating the call. The mobile tracking centre then connects to the phone and using the network of communication satellites orbiting the world can pinpoint the phones co-ordinates.
The use of mobile tracking requires the master agreement to the tracking in the first place and the tracking company will send a SMS message to announce a request has been received to check out the phone. Once the necessary mobile phone has been activated then the customer merely has to choose on if they wish to check the located area of the phone and a tracking call is made.
These records will then be accessed by the customer. By just logging onto their account they are able to instantly start to see the cellphones last reported position. This may either be achieved on a WAP enabled mobile phone and for your home or office employing a normal PC. World mapping systems like Google Maps or Google Earth give the customer an obvious and exact located area of the phone track phone.
Current legislation means that it’s only easy for clients to check out their cellphones so long as they’re UK registered and not travelling abroad, this includes the Republic of Ireland. Although it is possible to track a telephone into another country, legally it’s prohibited at present and in the exact same respect UK based companies cannot track foreign phones around the UK.
It can be illegal to track a telephone which is why you may not have permission or that the master has not been notified. Anybody who instigates a track without consent will soon be breaking the Regulation of Investigation Powers Act, also referred to as the RIPA. Contravening this act can cause a prosecution, hefty fine and as much as 2 yrs in prison.