by Steven Miller
Shane Stillings / Demand Media
GPS car tracking is one of the most effective ways to monitor employees and family members. Finding the correct location to hide car GPS devices can be challenging, but there are areas where devices can be placed where they may not be detected.
GPS devices can be used to track with active or passive units. Active devices use cell phone technology to transmit the location of a vehicle to a website. Passive devices store information in a receiver that can be downloaded to a computer to find the location of a vehicle.
Regardless of the type of device being used, the best place to hide the GPS tracking unit is in an area with a clear view of the sky. The inside rail of the luggage racks or in the rear tire mount area are excellent places to hide the unit.
Inside the Vehicle
Placing the GPS device inside the vehicle may not be as effective as placing it outside. Hiding the device in the glove compartment or on the rear speaker console are still good places to choose.
Dashboards or parcel shelves (rear shelf in the back of the car) are good places to hide the tracking device. Note that most GPS devices will not be able to track through metal, but can read signals through glass and plastic.
Place the GPS device on plastic car bumpers, plastic first aid kits, near a sunroof, or even in a tissue box in the back of a car. A GPS tracking device is best hidden in plain sight, where you have a clear view of the sky without the driver or passenger noticing.