Spy gadgets for the home [photos]

Summary:As surveillance technology develops, what products are on offer for home tracking?


Available from the Online Spy Shop, this magnetic car tracker is a credit-card sized gadget which is able to send the real-time location of a vehicle to a mobile phone.

Through either coordinates or a digital map, you can keep an eye on either where your spouse is heading to, or check on employees using company cars. Once you sent a text message to a particular number, the device immediately sends you location data.

A computer is not needed for this gadget to work, and the inbuilt battery will last one week. The car tracker uses a SiRF Star III chipset and a quad-band GSM modem.

Each tracker costs £234 ($375). 


Topics: Tech Industry


Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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