GPS Tracking Devices are very handy when an investigator can legally use the devices. People choosing a GPS Tracker need to consider how the device will be used. If we are trying to follow a person to see who that person meets up with, the main thing to look for is how often the tracker updates. We use a 5 second update which helps us stay right on the subject’s vehicle. If a client only needs to know where the vehicle sits overnight, then a less expensive tracker with a 60 second update could be used. We encourage our clients to purchase their own tracker for each case. If the client is the sole owner of a vehicle we will install a tracking device for a fee.
There are two kinds of tracking devices. One type of tracker is called an OBD Tracker meaning “on board diagnostic” tracker because it plugs into the OBD port on the vehicle. The OBD port is a great place to put a permanent tracker. On my vehicle, a person has to get under the dash to see the OBD Tracker. These trackers are less expensive than the “slap and track.” The OBD trackers have lights blinking when in use which must be considered when a person is trying to track someone undetected.
A slap and track is a tracker inside a magnetic box. A person could find a spot on the underneath front or back of the vehicle to place the tracker. I like to put it on a “shelf” so that the magnet faces the asphalt and the box faces the sky. Make sure you can see the icon for the tracker on your app after placing it under the vehicle.
We help many clients who have been falsely accused. Falsely accusing a spouse of a crime, especially of domestic violence, is the number one strategic move in an ugly divorce. One of our clients was charged with kidnapping because he pushed the button to close the garage door with the wife in the garage. The charges really depend on the willingness of the accuser to lie to the police. If you think your spouse is trying to get an undue restraining order, it could be better to go to a hotel than to go to jail.
One must consider the costs for attorney’s and possibly probation if convicted. Further, it could affect your good standing with the court in the future. It is not worth it, run! Keep your integrity intact. We know how scary it is to have a spouse lie about circumstances. We go the extra mile to help gather the evidence to prove to the court the clients innocence.
THE COST OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WILL DEPEND ON WHAT A CLIENT NEEDS DONE.
StillWatch Investigations takes pride in getting the job done as efficiently as possible. We love to get results fast for our clients.
Note: Downtown Nashville nightlife surveillance requires 3-5 investigators so a client can expect to pay up to $1000 for 4 hours of work. Our goal is to do the job right as cost effectively. A client should choose an investigator based on the Nashville investigator’s experience and ability to communicate with the client.
Oct 16, 2019, we keep up with technology around here! We have found that the new Iphone Find My App is not accurate for location. If a person’s phone is near the airport, the app indicates the person is at the airport when in fact the person could be up to 2 miles a way from the airport. The old app Find my Friends had a refresh button and the new Find My app does not have the refresh button. The new Find My app does have a time stamp letting the user know the last time the phone was seen and where. Another new feature is when a person hits the alert me when a person leaves button, it now notifies the other party that someone is requesting to know what time they leave. Do not trust this app when it comes to where your loved one is. Make sure you look closely at the Find My map before deciding where the phone is location.
How much does it cost to hire a private investigator? It depends on the PI company. StillWatch Investigations handles mostly infidelity and custody cases. At Still Watch Investigations we will recommend the correct number of investigators for the job which can get expensive. Downtown Nashville nightlife investigations requires three investigators so a client can expect to pay up to $1000 for 4 hours of work. Some of our cases last for several months so we keep our rates very competitive. Our goal is to do the job right as cost effectively as we can for the client. There are many great investigators in the Nashville Tennessee area. A client should choose an investigator based on the investigator’s experience and ability to communicate with the client, not the rate.