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You will find many articles online on how to find a GPS Tracker in your car. I find it amusing that most of them have as their last step, to get a professional to find it for you. Let the Spy Geeks find that tracker. We do this as a service and are much cheaper than any Private Investigator. Now here is where I am going to save you money. Do not buy a cheap Bug Detector to find a tracker. They do not work. In this day and age, all trackers have movement sensors inside and do not emit a signal while being parked, therefore it is impossible for one person to sweep a vehicle with a detector while the vehicle is moving. Movement sensors usually kick in around 11 MPH. So just shaking the vehicle does not work anymore. Read these words carefully. “IF you are sweeping your vehicle with a bug/GPS detector while it’s parked you’re wasting your time.” Most trackers only transmit or update to a website every 2 minutes or less to save on battery life. So if you’re trying to scan for it, even while in motion; you may not get a reading unless you held your RF/GSM Detector in every area for more than 2 minutes at a time. Believe me, no one is that thorough. Nor has that amount of patience. “You might as well have a Spy Geek help you. People who try finding trackers themselves often get more frustrated and spend more money than if they would have just called us to begin with.“ You must have a trained Spy Geek do a physical inspection with the car parked first. Then a rolling RF/GSM/GPS Sweep second. This is the only way my friends.. The physical inspection can take a while depending on how many accessible areas someone could hide a GPS/Bug in a particular vehicle; and whether or not that suspect has inside access. Remember whoever may be tracking you has to retrieve this device to either charge it or remove it after they are done with it. So it’s not going to be in an inaccessible area. Many times a Tracker can be found just by laying down with a flash light in your garage and looking underneath your vehicle for anything in a small black magnetic box. It will not look like part of the vehicle on the outside. Now inside the vehicle the most common areas to place a GPS Tracker is into the OBD Port under the driver’s side dash, usually near your fuse box. Just Google your make and model of your vehicle and “OBD Port” and there will be a diagram where yours is. Having physical access to your car means your stalker could have wired a tracker to the battery under your hood. Being the oldest method and unlikely. However, doing a good car sweep should also include checking for any non-stock wires connected to your vehicles 12 volt battery leading to the tracker itself. Hint: The reason the Physical Inspection is so important. Many Passive GPS Trackers never emit any signal that can be measured by a RF Detector. They must be retrieved and played back. This Vehicle Tracker we sell for $198.99 can be hypothetically placed anywhere inside with Velcro under your dash and be quite hard to find to the untrained eye. With limited access the person tracking you will have to magnetically place their tracker on the outside of your vehicle within arm’s reach, to be sure they can retrieve it to charge the battery. So limiting who has physical access to your vehicle will make it easier to find a tracker on the outside. It’s checking every nook and cranny on the inside on your vehicle that takes the most time. It would be wise to remember that all GPS needs a way to get a signal to the satellite or cell phone tower. So it will not work in places where you lose all your signal strength on your own cell phone. Example: Under your car seat is a big metal plate that usually blocks most GPS signals. The easiest way to tell where a tracker will Not be is just slowly scan around your car with your cell phone looking at your signal strength bar and when it fades to nothing, Stop and note that a tracker will not work here. Then scan around more until you find all the dead zones in your vehicle. By process of elimination you will now know all the areas in your car that a tracker will never work. From my personal experience I find most trackers somewhere deep hidden underneath the dash area; either attached by double stick tape or Velcro. Again while down there check your OBD Port. All these areas near and around the front dash board of any vehicle GPS/Cell phone signals always work. Then underneath any vehicle GPS signals can bounce off the pavement to reach the sky. Be diligent about checking all these areas first in your Car Sweep for GPS Trackers. If you do everything stated above you will be doing as good as us in checking your vehicle for any surreptitious GPS or Bugging devices. Now if you find something. Do Not Touch it. Get gloves and take photos of it then call the police or a trusted private investigator for removal so they can take prints off of it. Disclaimer: It is illegal to track a vehicle that is not yours. Simple. Contact Bob Brown for his awesome Sweep Team of trained Spy Geeks for a professional vehicle bug sweep. Call 407-877-3500

 

  Port Forwarding on Older DVR’s made easy: ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE SEEING YOUR CAMERAS ON YOUR SMARTPHONE? 4 things that will keep you from viewing your cameras online: 1) Changing ISP's (Internet Service Providers) 2) Changing Routers /Modems 3) Upgrading or Downgrading Internet Service 4) Holding the Reset Button on your Router If you have done any of the 4 steps above, your ports will have to be forwarded again. So call your new ISP (Internet Service Provider) and tell them to forward the 2 ports listed in your Menu/Network Settings of the DVR under HTTP Port and Server Port. In the network settings menu, put a check box on [Obtain an IP Address Automatically], then click Apply. The local IP will change to whatever it needs to be. Then write that down. It will be a 192.168. type number. Note: You have to obtain it from the DVR while connected to your new router, then call your ISP and tell them to forward the 2 ports Example: Hello ISP person, please forward my HTTP Port and Server Port. They will say OK, what IP address would you like those ports to point to? Then you will say Point them both to 192.168.???.??? (the other number you wrote down after Obtaining it from the DVR) If your ISP forwarded your ports correctly, you will be able to see your cameras on the new EXTERNAL IP ADDRESS. (When Spy Geeks Port Forwards your DVR we use Port 88 because Hackers are not searching for open IP’s on that port number) To see your cameras from anywhere in the world you need to put the External IP Address with the HTTP Port at the end, using a colon: after the IP in the App. Example: 174.126.82.154:88 With your username and password. Then click Login. To get your External IP Address, go to www.yougetsignal.com and click Port Forwarding Tester and write that number down to put it in your App with the :88 at the end. (Only if Spy Geeks programmed your system) You must go to that website above using the internet service from that particular router. Again; I say it another way, You Must connect to the Internet that the DVR is plugged into for all this to work correctly. We say this because some people have multiple routers. So this is how you get your camera system back online for Free. OUR NEW DVR’s DO Not need to be Port Forwarded and will work with ANY older systems or technologies. Click here If you never want to Port Forward again. If we ever have to take control over your computer to do any of this for you. It's $50 over the phone per hour. To send a Technical Spy Geek over it's $79.95 per hour. (metro Orlando area only) CALL 407-877-3500

 

With our DVR’s, if the box was already checked under Obtain an IP Automatically in the network settings of the DVR, just uncheck the box and click apply. Then leave the menu and come back and re-check it hitting apply on the bottom again. It might generate a new IP Address. If not then it likes the one it is using.

Having your ISP forward the ports will be a process. Don't talk to the nicest fellow. Talk to the smartest one.

The first question to ask whoever picks up is "Are you an expert at port forwarding?" If they say no, then ask for their supervisor and ask them the same question until you get an expert on the phone. They will always tell you that the ports are forwarded on their end. But on your end it will not be the case. So power cycle your router after they said they forwarded ports. Sometimes your router will not accept new changes from the home office until you Power Cycle. Then go to the website I gave you below to check and see if they are doing their job correctly.

www.yougetsignal.com

You can type your port in the box on the Port Forward Checker and it should say "Your Port is OPEN" on 88 and 6036. If it says CLOSED, then your ISP didn't do something right. The App for our older DVR’s is Broview or SuperLivePro. Either one will work. When you buy a new DVR it will be SuperLivePlus. All found in your App Store.

A smart IT person will be able to Port Map all your devices using all the IP addresses being transmitted from your devices and be able to tell you the Mac ID for each device. Be sure not to have your iPad, tablets, computers, or printers on when trying to Port Map.

Then you can narrow down which IP Address the DVR is really using. If you find the DVR prefers 192.168.1.154, you can manually punch that in the fields on the DVR. Just make sure the ports are pointing to that IP when you find the IP you're going to use.

Make sure the box is unchecked in the Network Settings of the DVR and you click apply before leaving the screen always. Or you will be assigning a new IP every time you enter the screen.

Turn on your keylock or thumb print whenever you lay your phone down for more than a minute. “If I had your phone in my hands for less than 3 minutes I could install a hidden spy app to tell me everything you do or say and where you go.” All I need to do this, is your phone unlocked, spyware app and a prepaid cash visa card. Android users can be compromised easier where, Apple products are slightly harder to spy on. Most spy software does not work on a non-jailbroken iPhone or iOS. However, there are a few programs that now offer non jailbroken alternatives of their app. Unlike before, you do not need physical access to the target device. If your iPhone is set to use the free iCloud back up – which the default setting is On; along with your Apple ID which is usually the main email address associated with the account, then you have just given your spy one way of capturing your data. Yes they might have to wait until your phone is being charged with Wifi nearby, and that is when iCloud does its auto back-up/sync daily. This would not be too helpful if you were using a spy app to GPS track someone in real-time. It is better to use a vehicle tracking device if you need up to the minute reports on where your child is going. Spy apps that say they can be installed remotely in most cases never work. New hints for 2018 To find out if your calls or messages and data is being diverted- Dial on your smartphone Star, Pound, 21, Pound and hit send. After 5 to 25 seconds, You should get a screen that comes up and says "Call Forwarding" with a bunch of titles that should all say NOT FORWARDED. Then you can click OK. Got this on one Android I did not hear anything during the call it went totally silent. On my other Android with a little older operating system version I got "MMI Started" then the Call Forwarding screen that said Voice: Not Forwarded. These are good things. If you see that is says "FORWARDED" then your phone could have been compromised. Call me from a secure line and i'll tell you what to do next. Go get a prepaid phone paid with cash make up a new gmail account while at the cell phone store and don't give anyone the number. Then call 407-579-0114 Spy Geeks Note: This is only one way to tell if your calls are being diverted. If there was Spyware installed on your phone then there are other ways to tell that we do not share for free. Calls being forwarded are usually done when you have a company phone.

Turn on your key lock or thumb print whenever you lay your phone down for more than a minute. “If I had your phone in my hands for less than 3 minutes I could install a hidden spy app to tell me everything you do or say and where you go.” All I need to do this, is your phone unlocked, spyware app and a prepaid cash visa card. Android users can be compromised easier where, Apple products are slightly harder to spy on. Most spy software does not work on a non-jailbroken iPhone or iOS. However, there are a few programs that now offer non jailbroken alternatives of their app. Unlike before, you do not need physical access to the target device. If your iPhone is set to use the free iCloud back up – which the default setting is On; along with your Apple ID which is usually the main email address associated with the account, then you have just given your spy one way of capturing your data. Yes they might have to wait until your phone is being charged with Wifi nearby, and that is when iCloud does its auto back-up/sync daily. This would not be too helpful if you were using a spy app to GPS track someone in real-time. It is better to use a vehicle tracking device if you need up to the minute reports on where your child is going. Spy apps that say they can be installed remotely in most cases never work. New hints for 2018 To find out if your calls or messages and data is being diverted- Dial on your smartphone Star, Pound, 21, Pound and hit send. After 5 to 25 seconds, You should get a screen that comes up and says "Call Forwarding" with a bunch of titles that should all say NOT FORWARDED. Then you can click OK. Got this on one Android I did not hear anything during the call it went totally silent. On my other Android with a little older operating system version I got "MMI Started" then the Call Forwarding screen that said Voice: Not Forwarded. These are good things. If you see that is says "FORWARDED" then your phone could have been compromised. Call me from a secure line and I'll tell you what to do next. Go get a prepaid phone paid with cash make up a new gmail account while at the cell phone store and don't give anyone the number. Then call 407-877-3500 Spy Geeks Note: This is only one way to tell if your calls are being diverted. If there was Spyware installed on your phone then there are other ways to tell that we do not share for free. Calls being forwarded are usually done when you have a company phone.

Port Forwarding on Older DVR’s made easy: ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE SEEING YOUR CAMERAS ON YOUR SMARTPHONE? 4 things that will keep you from viewing your cameras online: 1) Changing ISP's (Internet Service Providers) 2) Changing Routers /Modems 3) Upgrading or Downgrading Internet Service 4) Holding the Reset Button on your Router If you have done any of the 4 steps above, your ports will have to be forwarded again. So call your new ISP (Internet Service Provider) and tell them to forward the 2 ports listed in your Menu/Network Settings of the DVR under HTTP Port and Server Port. In the network settings menu, put a check box on [Obtain an IP Address Automatically], then click Apply. The local IP will change to whatever it needs to be. Then write that down. It will be a 192.168. type number. Note: You have to obtain it from the DVR while connected to your new router, then call your ISP and tell them to forward the 2 ports Example: Hello ISP person, please forward my HTTP Port and Server Port. They will say OK, what IP address would you like those ports to point to? Then you will say Point them both to 192.168.???.??? (the other number you wrote down after Obtaining it from the DVR) If your ISP forwarded your ports correctly, you will be able to see your cameras on the new EXTERNAL IP ADDRESS. (When Spy Geeks Port Forwards your DVR we use Port 88 because Hackers are not searching for open IP’s on that port number) To see your cameras from anywhere in the world you need to put the External IP Address with the HTTP Port at the end, using a colon: after the IP in the App. Example: 174.126.82.154:88 With your username and password. Then click Login. To get your External IP Address, go to www.yougetsignal.com and click Port Forwarding Tester and write that number down to put it in your App with the :88 at the end. (Only if Spy Geeks programmed your system) You must go to that website above using the internet service from that particular router. Again; I say it another way, You Must connect to the Internet that the DVR is plugged into for all this to work correctly. We say this because some people have multiple routers. So this is how you get your camera system back online for Free. OUR NEW DVR’s DO Not need to be Port Forwarded and will work with ANY older systems or technologies. Click here If you never want to Port Forward again. If we ever have to take control over your computer to do any of this for you. CALL 407-877-3500