This is going to be the first of many Spy Phone Q & A posts I’m going to publish.
Every day, I get a plethora of emails from people all over the world asking very similar spy phone questions. I feel that rather than continue to answer these questions in a private one-on-one email exchange, it would be better to publish the most commonly asked questions on my blog. I’ll still continue to respond to emails, but before you email any questions, please scan the new ‘Spy Phone Q & A’ category first to see if I’ve already answered your question.
Now lets get started…..
Question #1: Can you install cell phone monitoring software remotely? In other words, must I have physical access to the cell phone I want to monitor?
Spyphone Guy: The quick answer is NO. You cannot install cell phone monitoring software remotely, and you MUST have physical access to the phone. There is absolutely no way around this. Moreover, you should NOT attempt to monitor your spouse, significant other or adult children with any cell phone monitoring or tracking product without the consent and knowledge of such persons. Doing so may violate local, state or federal laws and you could be subject to civil or criminal penalties.
Not a single spy phone vendor on the market today, is selling any type of spy phone software that has remote installation. I’ve actually spoken to a few of them, and they’ve told me that although it’s technically possible, they would never develop it. There is just too much opportunity for abuse. Not to mention the legal ramifications that a spy phone vendor would incur.
Currently, most spy phone vendors walk a fine legal tightrope between between selling spy phone software for personal use, and breaking privacy laws of most countries. There are definitely legitimate reasons for using cell phone monitoring software . You can monitor employees using company issued cell phones, use it for a personal back up solution, monitor your kids cell phone use, or use it to locate your kids or employees in an emergency. However, no mater what, you MUST NEVER install on a phone that you don’t personally own or attempt to spy on a spouse or significant other — doing so will most likely be breaking laws in your country. Although a few spy phone vendors promote their software as a way to catch cheating spouses, you should always be aware that doing so could get you into trouble if you do it without their consent. Regardless of the way spy phone software is advertised on and offline, the entire market would change once a vendor decides to start offering spy phone software with remote installation capabilities. The legal ramifications the company would incur would be far exceed any type of temporarily financial gain. They would essentially be driving a stake through the entire industry. There would no longer be any distinction between a rogue mobile virus/trojan developed by a hacker to wreck havoc on mobile phones throughout the world, and spy phone vendor selling cell phone monitoring software for legitimate and ethical purposes. Unless you are a government agency, or some sort of spy phone ninja / secret agent, I don’t think you’ll ever be able to get your hands on spy phone software with remote installation capabilities.
So what should you do if you cannot get physical access to the target phone? Definitely don’t waste your money on any type of spy phone software. I repeat, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. I know there are few sites out there claiming that you can remotely install spy phone software, or use other technologies such as Bluetooth. Do not believe what they advertise. If you do, its your loss.
My recommendation is that you either find a way to get access to the phone, or you look for alternate ways to monitor them. For example, what two technology items are most used today? I’d say cell phones and computers. Which means, if you can’t get access to one, go for the other one. Any Google search for “PC Spy Software” will turn up at least 40-50 different PC Spy vendors. The one I recommend is Sniper Spy. I’m a huge fan of Sniper Spy because I have yet to find any other PC Spy software that can compete feature by feature. This is not a Sniper Spy review, but I do want to mention that Sniper Spy has remote installation, it records keystrokes, takes screenshots of the remote PC, uploads the logs to a secure remote server, and best of all, has LIVE PC monitoring. This means you can actually monitor a PC in real time. Think about it. Now you can watch your target’s PC in real time as they chat, surf the web, etc. Like I said, there are a lot of vendors out there, so please do your research, but if you want my opinion, no other PC Spy software can compete with Sniper Spy.
Now you know, that no matter what you read online, there is no way to install cell phone monitoring software remotely, so you will have to find other ways to get the information you want.
If you still have questions about remote installation, send me an email or leave a comment and I’ll do my best to clear things up.
“Trust, but Verify” — Ronald Reagan
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DISCLAIMER: Cell phone monitoring software is designed for monitoring your children or employees on a smartphone you own or have proper consent to monitor (in compliance with applicable laws), and you must inform anyone who uses a device upon which the software is installed that their activity may be monitored. You should NEVER attempt to spy on a cell phone you don’t own, monitor your spouse, significant other or adult children with any cell phone monitoring product without the consent and knowledge of such persons. Doing so may be illegal, and violate local, state, and federal laws in your country and you could be subject to civil or criminal penalties. We will cooperate with authorities in investigation of any allegations of misuse. If you are uncertain of your rights to monitor the usage of a cellular device, you should consult legal counsel BEFORE purchasing.
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