There are lots of reasons for wanting to track a cellular phone, whether you want to track your children’s whereabouts, the activities of elderly relatives and for business requirements the location of essential staff. Nowadays mobile tracking is simple and cost effective track phone.
All portable phones are built with a SIM card, this is what makes the device work, send SMS etc and it is this little bit of technology which allows for simple mobile phone tracking without the need to set up GPS devices or low jack the telephone.
To discover the positioning of a mobile telephone the tracking centres just distribute a phone to the right mobile contact number and this may silently ring twice, before terminating the call. The mobile tracking centre then connects to the device and using the network of communication satellites orbiting the world can pinpoint the phones co-ordinates.
The use of mobile tracking requires the dog owner agreement to the tracking in the initial place and the tracking company will send a SMS message to announce a request has been received to follow the phone. Once the necessary mobile phone has been activated then the consumer merely has to choose on if they wish to check the precise location of the phone and a tracking call is made.
These records can then be accessed by the customer. By simply logging onto their account they can instantly see the cellphones last reported position. This could either be done on a WAP enabled mobile phone and for the house or office using a normal PC. World mapping systems like Google Maps or Google Earth give the consumer an obvious and exact precise location of the phone mobile tracker.
Current legislation means it is only feasible for clients to follow their cellphones so long as they are UK registered and not travelling abroad, this includes the Republic of Ireland. While it is achievable to track a phone into another country, legally it is not allowed at present and in exactly the same respect UK based companies cannot track foreign phones across the UK.
It is also illegal to track a phone for which you may not have permission or that the dog owner hasn’t been notified. Anybody who instigates a track without consent is going to be breaking the Regulation of Investigation Powers Act, also called the RIPA. Contravening this act can cause a prosecution, hefty fine and up to two years in prison.