Every year, the National Technical Investigators’ Association holds its Training Conference & Technology Exhibition, designed to show off the newest shiny things that investigators around the world can use while practicing their respective professions.
Tracking is, naturally, a function of the investigator, and GPS has long been integral to that tracking. Gone are the days when Chinatown hero Jake Gittes slipped a pocket watch under a car’s rear tire just so he knew when the car left its parking spot. The investigators today are digitized, optimized, and GPS dependent.
If We Tell You Who GPS Intelligence Is…
One of the premier GPS manufacturers for investigative work is GPS Intelligence, LLC, located in Scottsdale, Arizona (one can imagine their office front with a sign that reads, Captain Caveman-style, “These Are Not the Offices of GPS Intelligence, LLC”), puts together some of the most “intelligent” GPS trackers used for intelligence purposes.
Hard Core GPS Tracking
This year, GPS Intelligence is once again going to NATIA’s Training Conference & Technology Exhibition. Their press release, typical of the best intelligence manufacturing companies, is vague. The company has announced their intention to debut several new surveillance products. The event may or may not signal a fundamental change in the way GPS technology is used by law enforcement.
The Times, They Are A’ Changin’
While the technology is extremely exciting, it’s doubly exciting to see where GPS may be in the next few years. While GPS Intelligence continues to revamp and perfect GPS as it stands, providing razor sharp asset tracking for law enforcement and investigative agencies around the world, a giant government project seeks to change GPS. It’s called GPS III, and it’s an upgrade to the GPS satellites currently used around the world for military, government and even personal uses. What does this mean? It means that, once those new GPS satellites launch, tracking will be more wholly precise than ever.
GPS Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and the Future
GPS in law enforcement has been extremely controversial since the U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring a court ordered warrant for GPS tracking of suspect vehicles. Many law enforcement agencies are now forced to track “the old fashioned way” again, utilizing a sometimes complex system of multiple vehicle tails, aircraft, etc. Thankfully, GPS Intelligence will be a part of that, moving GPS and law enforcement forward concurrently.