There’s nothing that can be quite so devastating as finding out that the person you’ve chosen to share your mind, body and heart with is cheating on you. Of course, the sooner you are able to find out, the faster you can begin the healing process. You’ll also be able to limit financial damages, emotional damages and even protect your assets and properties in the case of a divorce, so finding out whether or not your spouse is cheating on you as quickly as possible is very important.
It used to be that the only ways to tell if your spouse was cheating would be to either catch them directly in the act, or hire a private investigator to do so for you. Luckily for you—not them—the world has now gone into a complete reliance on technology, meaning that there are many ways you can catch your spouse cheating. Most of these methods involve using technology that is already in place (e.g. smartphone and cell phone tracking devices) or planting a simple GPS tracking device onto a person’s vehicle or some other article of their property (e.g. purse, shoe sole, coat lining, etc.).
Guide to Using GPS for Tracking a Cheating Spouse
Before you get started tracking your potentially unfaithful spouse, it’s vital that you do a bit of research on your local state laws concerning tracking someone without their knowledge. While it is legal to do so—especially with a jointly owned car—in many states, in some states it’s a misdemeanor while in others it’s a felony. Don’t put yourself in possible legal trouble and risk serious jail time. A quick Google search should net you some results on your state’s GPS tracking laws.
Here, it’s important to note that even in states where GPS tracking of a spouse is allowed, it is widely illegal to trespass on private property to install the GPS. Keep in mind that not only will this land you in some hot water, but any evidence you obtain illegally will be inadmissible in a court of law.
Finding the Right GPS Tracker Unit
Once you’ve determined that you are legally within your right to utilize a GPS tracker to catch your spouse cheating, you’ll want to find the right GPS tracking device for your purposes. There are many factors to consider such as how much you want to spend, if you want to avoid monthly tracking fees and your spouse’s distance and travel patterns.
For instance, a real-time tracking device will allow you to covertly track your subject for shorter periods of time. It is small and works in real-time to track all of your spouse’s unfaithful moves. When the device is activated, you can simply log onto your computer, tablet or smartphone and track their every move through BrickHouse Security GPS. You’ll have important notes on where they are going, how long they are there for and can even find out who their with thanks to interactive, real-time maps.
A great way to accomplish your goals here is to set up a Geo-fence, which essentially establishes a perimeter of “okayed” travel, typically dictated by verbal admissions. For instance, if your spouse says they are working late and you Geo-fence their job location and the logical routes to and from the house, should he or she stray from that route, you’d receive an email notification. Essentially, you can catch them in a lie—whether you choose to confront them in that location is up to you.
If your spouse is away from home for longer periods of times—say, weeks on end—go for a hardwired GPS tracker which installs right into your car’s power source. This means no fussing with batteries or running the risk that your spouse might find the tracker.
Finally, you may want to consider a Data Logger which keeps track of all the locations, times and data for you so that you can analyze it for patterns and use it as proof of infidelity.
An Important Note on GPS Tracking Proof
Ultimately, one of the main problems with GPS tracking that people don’t realize is that it won’t be the end-all, be-all proof that you need to know that your spouse is cheating on you for sure. What it will do is further your case and your suspicions by allowing you to keep tabs on their movement. For some cases, this will be all you need to make up your mind and if that solves the problem, consider yourself lucky.
For others, however, GPS tracking will only point you in the right direction so that you can gather more evidence. This is why private investigators will often implement tracking devices so they know where and when to look for evidence. When they find the possible “love shack” and frequent rendezvous schedule, they are able to legally obtain wiretaps and/or setup photo surveillance in order to make your case rock solid.
Author Bio – This article is written by James Bogers on behalf of MJBGroup LLC, Dallas famous private investigators specializing in crime prevention survey inspections, GPS & audio surveillance, Business security consulting etc. For more details on how you can hire a private investigator to help you find the truth get in touch with MJBGroup LLC today.