Many people liked the human quality that comes with hiring private investigators for covert vehicle tracking. However, the average price of a surveillance job is around $50 per hour. And many times, tracking vehicles are a lot of sitting and waiting.
The Chicago SunTimes interviewed private investigator Paul Ciolino. “You can sit out there for four days, and nothing might happen,” he said. “If I have someone out there at $120 an hour for 14 hours a day and nothing happens, that gets expensive. But if the GPS says the car is going to a location every Thursday at 2, now you can go take a look.”
In no fault states like Illinios, covert vehicle tracking may have no bearing on division of assets. However, these surveillance devices have proved useful in custody cases showing that one spouse may be an unfit parent.
The simplicity of GPS spy tracking has made many suspicious spouses jump on the electronic bandwagon. Others have questioned the lost human element in this transition. GPS tracking equipment can’t rummage through garbage for instance, but it does provide hard and fast proof that may hold up better than someone’s word.
GPS tracking units “aren’t the cure to cancer,” but they “add more credibility than saying, ‘I followed the person in a car,’ ” divorce attorney Michael W. Kalcheim said.