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With the development of science and technology, more and more high-tech products have gradually emerged, with advantages as well as many disadvantages.


First of all, there are still many benefits of car trackers. It can track vehicles, display the actual location of vehicles in real time, and track important vehicles and goods. It can also plan and navigate unfamiliar routes; also You can check what you want to see if there are places you need around; the most important thing is that when you encounter danger, you can contact the nearest police station according to the tracker on the car to get the best rescue plan.

In general, these have greatly facilitated people's lives. But there will also be some criminals who do things that will harm people based on the car tracking equipment.


If someone installs a car tracker without you knowing it and monitors your every move all the time, people are watching you wherever you go, and he is stealing your information at any time. Isn’t that scary? Therefore, we have to learn to quickly find the car tracker on the car that is not our own.


The most common active locator on the market now sends real-time position signals at a certain frequency. Therefore, the wireless signal detector can capture this signal and find the hidden locator. In order to avoid interference from other nearby signals, signal sources such as mobile phones, Bluetooth, and portable WIFI hotspots should be turned off as much as possible before detection. Some locators only send signals when the car is moving, but not when the car is parked, so someone needs to cooperate with the driving/inspection. Passive locators do not send wireless signals, so they cannot be detected by wireless signal detectors. If suspicious signals appearing at regular intervals (such as 10, 30, or 60 seconds) are identified, the target area is reduced for subsequent physical inspections. After the suspicious signal is scanned, the car can be physically inspected from the outside to the inside with the help of a bright flashlight, starting from the outside of the car.

The first step is to check the metal chassis of the car, which is the most common magnetic positioner adsorption. If there is no car repair slot or lifting frame, you can lie down and go to the bottom of the car for inspection. Compared to the deep part of the chassis with thicker metal barriers, the edge of the chassis is easier to install the locator. If you see a strange object, you can try to pull it off by hand. If it is a magnetically attached locator, it can be easily removed.

The second step is to check the wheel baffle. Usually there will not be any external equipment at this position. If the locator is installed, it can be easily seen. For more professional inspections, you also need to remove the tires to check the rear position. In this area, a normal wired sensor will be installed behind some brakes. Don't mistake it for a locator.

The third step is to check the bumpers. The inside of the front and rear bumpers made of plastic is a common location for rapid deployment of the locator. In addition, there may be equipment connected to the car's electrical system under the front bumper, so before removing any parts, be sure to check the wiring with the manual.

The fourth step is to check the engine cover. Generally speaking, this high-temperature metal shell area is not suitable for placing the locator, but it is not completely impossible, so check it quickly. After opening the engine cover, compare and observe with the manual to see if there is any suspicious wiring on the battery, because the additional wiring may be supplying power to the positioner. In addition, for larger vehicles such as SUVs, you need to check the unique positions of the roof tray and spare tire rack.

After completing the inspection outside the vehicle, you need to move to the vehicle for further inspection.


The first step is to check the seat area, including the seat headrest, seat cushion, back bag, carpet and other movable and loose space for activities. In addition, some high-end models have heating devices in the seats. Pay attention to the comparison and don't mistake them for the positioner.

The second step is to check the dashboard/foot zone. The line here is more complicated and is an ideal location for the locator to hide. Moreover, the positioner can be connected to the car circuit here to achieve long-term work. To check this area, you need to have the ability to disassemble the panel. First remove the glove box and the panel under the steering wheel, then check the wires that are not tied to other wires, and try to trace the source of suspicious equipment.

The third step is to check the storage area, including the sun visor, glove box, the area behind the rear seats and the trunk. If these places are usually filled with debris by you, you need to be more careful when checking to avoid missing the locator.


The above is how to check the locator.


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