Technology has made the world a small village where everyone can be connected through the phone or computer. The internet has also made it possible to access information that was once only available through books or word of mouth. However, technology has also created new ways for people to track someone’s location discreetly.
This means that you can now know where your loved one, a child, or a colleague is. The best part about this technology is that it can help you, even if you are not near the person, track their location from anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection.
There are several ways to track someone’s location discreetly using new technology, such as the following:
1. Phone Tracking Apps
Today, it’s common for people to try and locate their friends, family, or colleagues. One of the most common ways to do this is by tracking their phones using mobile tracking apps. These are phone applications that use the Global Positioning System (GPS) to track a person’s location. The best thing about these apps is that they can be installed on any phone.
You can install a phone tracker app on your target’s phone. This way, you can track their location. This is one of the most effective methods of doing so because it doesn’t require any other devices. So, there’s little to no chance of being caught. However, it does require access to the target’s phone, which may be difficult if they have total control over it. The apps can also give you access to their messages, call logs, and browser activities.
2. GPS Tracking Devices
GPS tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular as they offer a convenient way to track the location of a person or object. There are a variety of GPS tracking devices available on the market, ranging from simple keychain fobs to more sophisticated devices that can be hidden in a vehicle or carried on a person. GPS tracking devices work by using a network of satellites to determine a device’s precise location.
The data from the GPS tracking device is then transmitted to a central database, where authorized users can access it. GPS tracking devices can be used for various purposes, including keeping track of children, pets, and vehicles. In addition, GPS tracking devices can be used to monitor employees’ activity or track the movements of criminals.
3. Radio Frequency Identification
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track objects automatically. RFID tags are made up typically of a small microchip and an antenna, and they can be attached to anything—from products to livestock. When an RFID reader scans the tag, it transmits data that can be used to track the tag’s location.
By attaching an RFID tag to a person’s clothing, it is possible to track their movements. This is usually used for people who tend to get lost, such as seniors with dementia or young children. It can also be used to locate your pets, such as your dog. In addition, RFID tags can track the location of aircraft or vehicles used by someone whose location you are tracking. So, even without tagging their clothes, you can still tag their vehicles.
4. Quick Response Codes
Quick Response (QR) codes are barcodes that can store data and be read by smartphones. This method uses a special code that can be placed on any object. When the code is scanned, it will transmit the location of the object to a central server. This information can then be accessed by anyone who has the correct login information.
With this data, it’s possible to know where someone has been, where they are now, and where they might go next. All the information will be relayed to your device, and they won’t know you’re tracking them. However, this method only works if the GPS option has been enabled on the phone to see the exact location.
5. Near Field Communication Tracking
Near Field Communication (NFC) Tracking is a tracking technology based on RFID protocols. The only difference is that the NFC can act both as a tag and as a reader, making it possible to transfer information between two NFC devices.
The signal from the tag can be used to determine the tag’s location and, by extension, the location of the person wearing the tag. NFC tracking has several potential applications. Like RFID, NFC can be used for tracking people discreetly. It can also be used in tracking assets and inventory.
With the advent of Wi-Fi, people have become increasingly reliant on internet-connected devices to perform everyday tasks. However, few people realize that their movements can be tracked through their use of Wi-Fi networks. This method is called Wi-Fi location tracking, also known as Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS).
WPS takes the concept of GPS further. Instead of relying on satellites, it utilizes Wi-Fi routers and Wi-Fi access points, such as smart devices to track and locate a gadget. By measuring the strength of the signal from a person’s device to nearby Wi-Fi routers, it is possible to triangulate their position with a high degree of accuracy. In some cases, Wi-Fi tracking can even eavesdrop on conversations.
The technology to track people’s location is relatively simple, making it easier for those interested in monitoring someone discreetly to gather data. If you want to track the movements of your partner, children, or even employees, you should use these methods with care and only when necessary.
Be aware of their costs, limitations, and the risk that your actions could be seen as suspicious. It is also important to note that in most cases, tracking someone without their consent is illegal unless you’re a part of a law enforcement agency and have a warrant to do so. Therefore, the best way to ensure your ability to monitor a family member or employee is to let them know you are doing so in the first place.