Surveillance Investigation might be necessary when trying to solve a case
Surveillance is the close observation of a person or a group in order to monitor their activities.
However, executing effective surveillance requires skill and experience, therefore, you need the service of a professional private surveillance investigator to help with that. In fact, many province laws prohibit unlicensed individuals from monitoring others and consider it as stalking or harassment.
That’s why you need licensed and experienced private investigators to carry out effective surveillance for you.
What does a Surveillance Investigator do?
A surveillance investigator is a licensed private investigator who secretly monitors or investigates the activity of a subject(s) (person or group) in other to gather information about the subject(s). Surveillance investigators typically work for their client – who they send a report to at the end of the investigation.
Surveillance investigators can work as a company employee or contractor. In their line of work, they make use of concealed cameras and other surveillance tools in the investigation process. A typical day to day responsibilities of a surveillance investigator will be
- Conducting video surveillance on a subject
- Background checks
- Monitoring union activities
- Researching on fraudulent activities
- Following a subject
- Writing reports about findings
- Taking note and collecting evidence
- Documenting evidence
Guide to hiring a S.I
It might seem reasonable to hire a cheaper and less experienced investigator to take on the case, however, bear in mind that if you hire someone that is inexperienced in carrying investigation, it could take longer to complete the case and it could jeopardize the objective. On the other hand, if you hire a professional surveillance investigator, you can be confident that, the job will be done on time and professionally.
Experienced surveillance investigator know the law, the techniques of investigation, will save you time and money – you can go wrong with an experienced surveillance investigator.
Ensure that your surveillance investigator provides you with a contract that includes the case with an itemized list of services, expenses, so you know what you are paying for. Also, make sure you clarify whether there will be extra expenses in the course of the investigation.
Types of surveillance techniques we use :
GPS Tracking Surveillance
As the name implies, it is the use of electronic devices to monitor someone’s whereabouts or activities. Common examples include GPS tracking devices — set up to track people, machine, freight shipment, vehicle, property i.e. bags. If you need to know the whereabout of any of the aformentioned whether to safeguard from theft or just to uncover a truth, we can help with that.
Here, a private investigator is put in place to physically monitor the whereabouts of a person at all times in other to acquire intel or information about the “Subject or target”. Physical surveillance is required for cases of infidelity, criminal watching, fraud and so on.
Find a trusted surveillance investigator
One of the key factors that determine the success of a surveillance operation is the ability of the PI to be stealth (be on unoticed while they carry out their assignment). This can only be achieved by a professional skilled in his art — this is certainly an area we pride ourselves.
For instance, a heavily muscled man would draw too much attention and might not be suited for a surveillance operation. At PI-OWLS, we have agents that would blend in any type of situation and not get “burnt”.
They are trained to be the perfect chameleon in any given environment or condition, where the objective is to collect the intel required to uncover a truth. We understand that all surveillance cases have their unique features. Therefore, we tailor our approach to ensure that you get the best out of your surveillance investigation.