U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old Today, 02:52 AM
 
3,808 posts, read 1,220,675 times
Reputation: 1133

Advertisements

I'm writing a screenplay, and I want the main character to follow the main villain around, but of course I don't want the villain to be able to spot that he is being followed, on the highway and all.

So I want the main character to plant a tracking device on his car. Which he would have to make his own do-it-yourself tracking device.

But I was wondering, in anyone could tell me, how would me make such a device? Some people told me to plant a cellphone under his car, and just have him track the GPS of the cellphone. However, a cellphone only lasts a day to a day and a half before it needs re-charging, where as I want the main character to have to track him over several days if possible, without having to swap out a phone once a day, at the risk of being caught, or seen doing it.

So I was wondering if anyone knows more about this, and how a character would do this, if that's okay?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old Today, 03:18 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
34,840 posts, read 53,396,715 times
Reputation: 85572
There are tracking devices that last up to 5 years:
https://www.digitalmatter.com/Devices/Cellular/Remora

How tracking devices work explained here:
https://trackimo.com/how-gps-tracker-works/

Example:
https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Tec-Porta...+devices&psc=1
Read the description to see how it works
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee, Macon, Duluth, Exercise and Fitness, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 03:21 AM
 
3,808 posts, read 1,220,675 times
Reputation: 1133
You mean they can be planted and don't need to be charged for five years? Can anyone buy these, or how would the main character get one?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 03:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
34,840 posts, read 53,396,715 times
Reputation: 85572
BTW: why DIY if you can buy them really cheap?
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee, Macon, Duluth, Exercise and Fitness, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 03:45 AM
 
3,808 posts, read 1,220,675 times
Reputation: 1133
Yep, cheap works too, I just didn't know if you could by them cheap .

So is the tracking device you mentioned, able to send a live feed signal, so a person can be tracked live, in real time?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 04:04 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
34,840 posts, read 53,396,715 times
Reputation: 85572
Yes. You can read them on a map on your computer or phone.
Never saw a movie where they tracked a driving car?

Depending on device the battery can last about 2 weeks (above Amazon link) or more. A 5 years tracker of course cost more, but you can buy it here:
http://www.gofinder.net/buy-remora
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee, Macon, Duluth, Exercise and Fitness, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 04:07 AM
 
3,808 posts, read 1,220,675 times
Reputation: 1133
I did see movies where they did that, it's just every movie I have seen the tracker has always been something like FBI level technology, that not just any civilian can get, as in my story's case.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 04:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
34,840 posts, read 53,396,715 times
Reputation: 85572

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fOzHPbYFjSE

Plenty of tracking devices on Amazon...
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee, Macon, Duluth, Exercise and Fitness, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Troy, NY
536 posts, read 57,375 times
Reputation: 308
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironpony View Post
I'm writing a screenplay, and I want the main character to follow the main villain around, but of course I don't want the villain to be able to spot that he is being followed, on the highway and all.

So I want the main character to plant a tracking device on his car. Which he would have to make his own do-it-yourself tracking device.

But I was wondering, in anyone could tell me, how would me make such a device? Some people told me to plant a cellphone under his car, and just have him track the GPS of the cellphone. However, a cellphone only lasts a day to a day and a half before it needs re-charging, where as I want the main character to have to track him over several days if possible, without having to swap out a phone once a day, at the risk of being caught, or seen doing it.

So I was wondering if anyone knows more about this, and how a character would do this, if that's okay?

They sell small solar panels for cellphones. It could be hidden near the grill of the car to get as much sunlight as possible. That way the cellphone recharges each morning.

It's your screenplay, you decide what the tech is.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old Today, 10:28 AM
 
18,604 posts, read 15,560,321 times
Reputation: 34993
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironpony View Post
I'm writing a screenplay, and I want the main character to follow the main villain around, but of course I don't want the villain to be able to spot that he is being followed, on the highway and all.

So I want the main character to plant a tracking device on his car. Which he would have to make his own do-it-yourself tracking device.

But I was wondering, in anyone could tell me, how would me make such a device? Some people told me to plant a cellphone under his car, and just have him track the GPS of the cellphone. However, a cellphone only lasts a day to a day and a half before it needs re-charging, where as I want the main character to have to track him over several days if possible, without having to swap out a phone once a day, at the risk of being caught, or seen doing it.

So I was wondering if anyone knows more about this, and how a character would do this, if that's okay?
Why would he have to make one? They sell tracking devices that you can put under a car. Private detectives use them all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top