How to block GPS tracking

Written by michael jones
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A GPS tracker is a device used to track the location of a vehicle. There are two types of trackers available to the public: a logger tracking system and a real-time tracking system. A logger tracking system remembers all the locations a vehicle has been and stores them on a hard drive. The tracker then must be connected to a computer to retrieve the information. A real-time tracker sends signals to a GPS receiving system every 5 to 10 minutes. This will track a vehicle's real-time movements. If you believe you are being tracked, you can buy a product to block the signal.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • GPS blocker

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    Shop around and find a GPS blocker. The blocker can cost anywhere from £32 to £650. It will stop most GPS tracking devices from sending signals to a GPS receiver. The more expensive ones will block signals up to hundreds of feet away, while the cheaper ones will block signals only up to a few meters.

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    Plug the GPS blocker into your car's cigarette lighter. Plugging it in will activate the blocker, and you will essentially be invisible to any GPS monitoring systems.

  3. 3

    Deactivate your GPS blocker when you don't need to use it. Do this by simply unplugging it.

Tips and warnings

  • You don't have to buy a car GPS blocker. If you buy a handheld, portable blocker, you must manually activate it with the flip of a switch or the press of a button.
  • It's illegal to block or tamper with any GPS tracking device that has been placed in a vehicle for law enforcement reasons. If you're not sure about a tracking device attached to your car, consult your local law enforcement.
  • GPS blockers are illegal in some areas; check your local laws before buying and using one.

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