The massively popular GPS network has spawned a lot of different applications, but none more dodgy than the security tracking business. Whether it’s businesses wanting to track their employees, spying spouses or law enforcement bugging suspects, there’s been a lot of money made out of the ability to follow someone’s traces in real time.
The LiveWire NavGenius is a perfect example of this type of clever tech which you might say could be used for doubtful ends in the wrong hands. The device is a fully functioning GPS satellite navigation system, with maps, turn by turn instructions and all the rest, but concealed inside the box is an SMS and email enabled covert tracking system which can spy on any user on demand.
The unit features a touch screen, built in speaker and 2 GB of internal memory, and if it’s used as a overt tracking product, it can handle two way communications from vehicle to base via Skype as well. The device can also send a silent SMS alert if the vehicle exceeds the speed limit or engages in something called ‘reckless driving’. We’d love to hear some of the excuses that little feature generates back at base! The product will cost you $599.00 for the hardware and $39.95 a month for software updates.