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Our Surveillance services are designed to gather comprehensive evidence by discreetly monitoring individuals behaviours and patterns and/or routines as well as locations they may visit frequently.
We offer surveillance packages that are tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients, whether they are investigating suspected infidelity, insurance fraud or employee misconduct.
Private investigators utilize various techniques and tools to conduct surveillance effectively. Here’s an overview of how they typically approach surveillance:
Planning and Preparation: Before initiating surveillance, private investigators carefully plan their approach. They gather all available information about the subject, including their routines, known locations, and activities. This information helps in determining the optimal timing, locations, and methods for conducting surveillance.
Covert Observation: Private investigators conduct surveillance discreetly, ensuring they remain unnoticed by the subject. They may use different methods such as observing from a parked vehicle, blending in with the surroundings, or utilizing specialized equipment like binoculars or cameras with telephoto lenses.
Maintaining Distance: It’s important for private investigators to maintain a safe distance while observing the subject. They aim to strike a balance between gathering the necessary information and avoiding detection. This can involve using various techniques to stay inconspicuous, such as using disguises or adapting to the environment.
Documentation and Recording: Throughout the surveillance, private investigators meticulously document their observations. They may take detailed notes, capture photographs or video footage, and record relevant timestamps. This documentation serves as crucial evidence and helps provide an accurate account of the subject’s activities.
Adapting to Situations: Surveillance often requires flexibility as the subject’s behaviours or routines may change. Private investigators need to be adaptable and quick-thinking, adjusting their strategies accordingly to maintain effective surveillance.
Technology and Equipment: Private Investigators may utilize specialized surveillance equipment to enhance their capabilities. This can include GPS trackers to monitor the subject’s movements (where authorized), covert audio or video recording devices, or advanced camera systems for long-range or low-light conditions.
Legal and Ethical Considerations: Private investigators must conduct surveillance within the boundaries of the law and adhere to ethical guidelines. They ensure that their surveillance activities do not infringe upon an individual’s privacy rights, and they do not engage in illegal or unethical practices during the investigation.
It’s important to note that the methods and techniques used by private investigators for surveillance may vary depending on the specific case, legal regulations, and ethical considerations. Ultimately, the goal of surveillance is to gather accurate and relevant information while maintaining the privacy and safety of all parties involved.
Skip Tracing / Locates & Research
Private Investigators employ skip tracing techniques to locate individuals who are intentionally hiding or have become suddenly difficult to find. Skip tracing is an investigative process that involves collecting and analyzes information to track down a person’s current whereabouts.
Here’s an overview of how Private Investigators use skip tracing as a valuable tool:
Information Gathering: The investigator begins by collecting as much information as possible about the person they are trying to locate. This may include basic details such as the person’s full name, date of birth, social insurance number, last known address, phone numbers, email addresses and any other relevant identifiers.
Database and Records Search: Private Investigators have access to various databases, public records and online resources that can provide information about an individual’s past and present locations. They utilize these resources to search for records such as property ownership, vehicle registrations, professional licenses, employment history, financial records and much more.
Contacting Known Associates: Investigators may reach out to friends, family members, colleagues or other individuals who have had recent contact with the person being located. They discreetly inquire about the individual’s current whereabouts without revealing the purpose of their investigation by way of various specialized pretexting techniques.
Surveillance and Field Work: If necessary, a Private Investigator may conduct surveillance or engage in fieldwork to locate the person. This can involve physically visiting locations in person that may be associated with the individual. They may also monitor social media accounts, check local public records and/or collaborating with other professionals to garner valuable information pertaining to the subject of our investigation.
Specialized Techniques: Private Investigators may employ specialized techniques to track down individuals. This could include analyzing utility or financial transactions where legally possible, conducting online searches, utilizing skip tracing software, employing professional networks or collaborating with law enforcement agencies when necessary.
Verification and Confirmation: Once potential leads are identified, the investigator verifies the information to ensure accuracy. They cross-reference data from multiple sources and employ techniques like phone calls, interviews or discreet inquiries to confirm the subject’s current location. It’s important to note that skip tracing must be conducted within legal boundaries, respecting privacy laws and regulations. Private Investigators are skilled at combining their knowledge and experience when needing to access resources to locate individuals effectively.
Private investigators can play a crucial role in insurance-related investigations involving potential fraud.
Here’s how they can assist in such cases:
Surveillance: Private investigators are skilled in conducting surveillance to gather evidence regarding potentially fraudulent activities. They can monitor individuals suspected of fraudulent claims to document their activities and collect visual evidence that can be used to support the investigation.
Background Checks: Private investigators can conduct thorough background checks on individuals involved in insurance claims. They can verify identities, employment history, financial records, and past claims to identify any patterns of fraudulent behaviour or inconsistencies.
Witness Interviews: Investigators can interview witnesses, claimants, and other relevant parties to gather information and assess the credibility of the claims being made. These interviews can uncover discrepancies, conflicting statements, or additional evidence that may indicate fraudulent activities.
Asset Investigations: Private investigators can conduct asset investigations to determine the financial status of individuals involved in insurance claims. They can identify hidden assets, undisclosed income, or fraudulent financial transactions that could indicate fraudulent behaviour.
Document Examination: Investigators can analyze insurance documents, medical records, police reports, and other relevant documentation to identify any signs of forgery, tampering, or misrepresentation. They can identify discrepancies or inconsistencies that may indicate potential fraud.
Collaboration with Law Enforcement: Private investigators often work closely with law enforcement agencies when investigating insurance fraud. They can provide valuable information and evidence to support criminal investigations and help bring perpetrators to justice.
Expert Testimony: In some cases, private investigators with expertise in insurance fraud investigations may be called upon to provide expert testimony in legal proceedings. Their professional insights and evidence can help strengthen the case against fraudulent claimants.
By conducting thorough investigations, gathering evidence, and providing insights, private investigators can assist insurance companies in identifying fraudulent claims, mitigating losses, and protecting the integrity of the insurance system.
Matrimonial Investigations / Infidelity
A private investigator can provide valuable assistance in conducting an infidelity investigation.
Here’s how they can help:
Surveillance: Private investigators are skilled in discreetly conducting surveillance to gather evidence of infidelity. They can monitor the suspected individual’s activities, interactions, and movements, both in public and private settings, to document any suspicious behaviour.
Gathering Evidence: Investigators can collect tangible evidence such as photographs and videos that depict the suspected infidelity. This evidence can help provide clarity to the client and potentially be used in legal proceedings if necessary.
Background Checks: Private Investigators can conduct background checks on the suspected individual, including their personal history, social circle, and past relationships. This information can provide valuable insights into their behaviour and patterns.
Digital Investigation: With the proliferation of technology, Private Investigators can also conduct digital investigations. They can examine communication records, social media activities, emails, text messages, and other digital footprints to uncover any signs of infidelity.
Covert Interviews: Investigators may discreetly interview individuals who may have information about the suspected infidelity. This could include friends, colleagues, or acquaintances who might have observed or heard relevant details.
Providing Support and Guidance: Infidelity investigations can be emotionally challenging for the individuals involved. Private Investigators can provide support, guidance, and objective advice throughout the process, helping clients navigate their feelings and make informed decisions.
Maintaining Confidentiality: Privacy and discretion are of utmost importance in infidelity investigations. Private investigators understand the sensitivity of such matters and maintain strict confidentiality to protect the client’s privacy.
It’s important to note that private investigators must conduct their investigations within the boundaries of the law and adhere to ethical guidelines. They aim to provide accurate and unbiased information to their clients, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding their relationships.
A private investigator can provide valuable assistance in a missing persons investigation. Their specialized skills, resources, and experience make them adept at locating missing individuals.
Here’s how a private investigator can help in such cases:
Gathering Information: The investigator will collect detailed information about the missing person, including their personal background, habits, relationships, recent activities, and any circumstances surrounding their disappearance. This information forms the foundation of the investigation.
Conducting Interviews: Private investigators will interview family members, friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who may have relevant information about the missing person. These interviews can help uncover leads, establish timelines, and identify potential areas of focus for the investigation.
Surveillance and Field Work: Investigators may conduct surveillance and field investigations to identify any unusual activities, sightings, or patterns that could lead to the whereabouts of the missing person. This may involve visiting locations associated with the individual or employing specialized techniques for tracking.
Utilizing Networks and Resources: Private investigators have access to databases, networks, and resources that are not readily available to the general public. They can leverage these tools to search for records, cross-reference information, and uncover potential leads that may help locate the missing person.
Coordinating with Law Enforcement: Private investigators often collaborate with law enforcement agencies and provide them with any relevant information or leads they uncover during the investigation. This collaboration ensures that all efforts are focused and coordinated towards locating the missing person.
Raising Public Awareness: In certain cases, private investigators may assist in generating media attention or organizing search efforts to raise public awareness about the missing person. This can lead to additional tips or information from the community that could aid in the investigation.
Offering Support to Families: Private investigators understand the emotional toll that a missing persons case can have on families. They provide support, guidance, and regular updates throughout the investigation, helping to alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty.
It’s crucial to involve law enforcement as soon as possible in missing persons cases, as they have the authority and resources to conduct investigations. Private investigators can supplement their efforts and bring additional expertise and resources to bear in locating the missing person.
Child Custody Investigations
A private investigator can play a significant role in child custody-related matters by providing valuable information and evidence to support a client’s case.
Here are a few ways a Private Investigator can assist in such situations:
Gathering Evidence: A private investigator can discreetly gather evidence related to a parent’s behaviour, lifestyle, living conditions, or any concerns that may impact the child’s well-being. This may involve conducting surveillance, interviewing relevant individuals, or uncovering crucial information.
Co-Parenting Compliance: If one parent suspects the other of violating court-ordered custody arrangements, a private investigator can monitor and document instances of non-compliance. This evidence can be used to support a custody modification request or to enforce existing custody orders.
Character Assessment: Private investigators can investigate the character and background of individuals involved in the custody dispute. They can examine factors such as criminal records, substance abuse issues, financial stability, or potential risks to the child’s safety.
Locating Missing Persons: In cases where a parent has absconded with a child or their whereabouts are unknown, a private investigator can employ their tracking skills to locate the missing person and provide information to the authorities or the concerned party.
Witness Identification and Statements: Private Investigators can locate and interview witnesses who may have relevant information about the child’s well-being or the circumstances surrounding the custody dispute. Their statements can serve as crucial evidence during court proceedings.
It’s important to note that private investigators must conduct their work within the boundaries of the law and adhere to ethical guidelines. The evidence they gather should be admissible in court and obtained through legal means. Ultimately, the information and evidence provided by a Private Investigator can help strengthen a client’s position in child custody-related matters and contribute to the best interests of the child involved.
Social Media Backgrounds
Private investigators can conduct social media background checks by employing various methods and techniques to gather information from publicly available online sources.
Here’s an overview of how they typically approach social media background checks:
Initial Assessment: Private investigators begin by gathering relevant information about the subject, such as their full name, aliases, location, and any additional details that may aid in the search. This information helps in narrowing down the search and identifying the correct profiles on social media platforms.
Social Media Platform Search: Investigators utilize popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and others to search for the subject’s profiles. They manually search using the provided information, including names, locations, and other identifying details, within the search functions of these platforms.
Advanced Search Techniques: Investigators may employ advanced search techniques within social media platforms to refine their results. This could involve using filters, specific keywords, or utilizing advanced search operators provided by the platforms to narrow down the search to relevant profiles.
Analyzing Profiles: Investigators carefully analyze the subject’s social media profiles, posts, photos, videos, and other shared content. They look for any information that may be relevant to the investigation, such as personal details, activities, affiliations, connections, or potential inconsistencies in the subject’s claims or behaviour.
Verification and Cross-Referencing: Investigators cross-reference the information obtained from social media profiles with other available sources to ensure its accuracy. They verify the subject’s identity, connections, and any claims made on social media through additional investigative techniques and tools.
Deep Web and Dark Web Monitoring: In some cases, private investigators may employ specialized tools or techniques to monitor the deep web or dark web for any relevant information about the subject that may not be publicly available on regular social media platforms.
Documentation and Reporting: Investigators document and compile the relevant information obtained from social media background checks into a comprehensive report. The report may include screenshots, links, and any other evidence that supports the findings. This report can be provided to clients or used in legal proceedings, if required.
It’s important to note that private investigators must conduct social media background checks within the boundaries of the law and adhere to ethical guidelines. They respect privacy rights, do not engage in hacking or unauthorized access, and only gather information that is publicly available or provided by the subject themselves.