GPS trackers & Private Investigators

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Is It Legal To Use GPS Trackers?

Certified, licensed and insured private investigators use numerous pieces of equipment to assist them in performing subtle surveillance on a difficult or evasive subject. “Is that legal?” remains one of the most commonly asked questions from both lawyers and clients across Los Angeles. The answer depends on a variety of factors.

The Answer: In Most infidelity Cases, Yes!

While the legality of using GPS trackers for surveillance varies based on the nature of the case, the individual in question and a variety of additional factors, in the majority of infidelity surveillance cases, Paramount Investigative Services undertakes, we’re capable of legally using GPS tracking devices to assist in our investigation.

However, if you’re not a private investigator in Los Angeles, we don’t recommend going out and buying your own tracking device! Our training, insurance and in-depth knowledge of local laws ensures that we don’t run into legal issues. Additionally, an inexperienced individual could risk compromising a future investigation by scaring the subject into hiding should they discover a poorly-placed tracking device!

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Let the pros instal the GPS tracker

Want to Learn More About What A Los Angeles PI Can and Can’t Do?

Paramount Investigative Services’ lead investigator, Ken Childs, consistently assists individuals across the LA area looking for information on how to become a private investigator with expert advice, seminars and consistent contribution to local associations and courses. To read more about the private investigative field, view our Frequently Asked Questions. Or, if you’re interested in joining Paramount as an expert private detective, view our private investigator jobs!

Entrust Your Surveillance Needs to a Team of Experienced Los Angeles Private Detectives

If you’re a law firm, attorney, skeptical spouse or business owner looking to perform comprehensive surveillance on a particular individual for a variety of reasons ranging from suspected infidelity to fraudulent workers’ compensation claims, Paramount Investigative Services stands as Los Angeles’ preferred private investigators. Serving residents from Newport Beach to Thousand Oaks and beyond, Paramount Investigative Services’ in-depth knowledge of Los Angeles County ensures that our surveillance services remain unparalleled within the industry. Call or email us today for a free consultation to see what our team of experienced private detectives can do for you!


  1. Ask you’re advice: how to you catch a “Pro” who has pulled a gift card scheme and not provided service?

    • Sadly, when it comes to gift card scams you should never get caught up with these sort of schemes. If things are too good to be true, they are. Best of luck to you.

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