Asset Tracking, Vehicle Personnel Tracking
GPS trackers are now very common throughout the world and have become a valuable aid in combating crime. It is however important to know the full capabilities, and reliability and integrity of such devices when using them in any legal proceedings. Trackers should be used not to provide indisputable evidence of an activity, but to provide intelligence from which another action may be taken, such as a manned covert surveillance or static observation, whereby actual video evidence can be obtained.
A tracking device, although in ideal conditions can be extremely accurate when pinpointing a position of a vehicle for instance, can be subject to terrain, and extreme weather conditions causing it to malfunction at times. It is our advice to use them only to provide support of a suspicion and the gathering of further intelligence with which to conduct further investigation.
Kronborg Investigations uses GPS tracking devices to detect criminal activity or to protect assets and clients find this a more cost effective exercise when deciding on immediate manned surveillance to confirm their suspicions about some illegal activity.
The tracker allows for the control of an object or in some case, a vulnerable person such as a lone worker, child going to school alone, or vulnerable elderly person for instance. A geofence (invisible ring) can be set around the vehicle or object being tracked, and when it moves beyond that boundary a text alert is sent out to any dedicated mobile phone number and a decision as to action can be taken almost immediately.
If a vehicle is used by a suspect, for instance an employee suspected of theft, then using a tracking device allows control of the vehicle providing valuable data of the locations where that vehicle has been. It does not confirm the movements of the suspect driver, but only the vehicle, and therefore using such data in evidence is not reliable without further corroboration such as surveillance.
In today’s rapid technology advances – the client can now observe live transmissions on their mobile phones instead of being limited to their PC or Laptop to observe the tracker in action. As our tracking equipment uses GPS as well as GPRS and GSM we are able to provide a very capable security and intelligence gathering facility for our own investigations and for our clients needs. Our mapping software is excellent and provides print outs of journeys going back months if required and provides the whole route taken by the vehicle, with all stops and starts shown together with time actually stopped, and using google maps the premises being visited can be viewed in many cases at street view providing valuable information.