Surveillance services are often one of the best options when you need to determine exactly what a person's activities are. Surveillance can be carried out over short periods (a few hours) or over longer periods (several days or even weeks) depending on circumstances. A specialist Private Investigator team will be watching and following someone discreetly without them being aware. This is a highly skilled operation and is therefore carried out using specially trained private investigation personnel with police and armed services backgrounds.
Surveillance can be very useful in a wide variety of circumstances the following are some common reasons to carry out surveillance.
Confirming a persons activities or contacts
Locating a persons place of work or their home address
Investigation benefit fraud
Investigating a persons lifestyle
Investigating drug or alcohol use or abuse
Partner surveillance (please see partner surveillance)
Insurance claims investigations (please see insurance surveillance)
Corporate and Business surveillance (please see business covert surveillance)
Using the most advanced technology, and some of the best surveillance equipment available, our private investigators are able to carry out effective surveillance from either moving vehicles, on foot surveillance, and covert close proximity surveillance in buildings or bars / clubs etc. (using hidden cameras). We have at our disposal cars, specially equipped static vans, motorbikes and even specialist camouflage clothing and equipment for rural surveillance.
We are able to initiate and complete the surveillance, gain the necessary evidence and photography and disappear without the subject ever being aware of our existence. This is of paramount importance in order to protect our identity and to maintain the security and position of our clients. A private investigator will generally discuss various surveillance options with our clients prior to carrying out an instruction, and suggest "the best way forward" based on our experience and knowledge.
Combined with our extensive experience, our surveillance specialists are highly trained in the latest covert surveillance systems. Our vast array of equipment includes long range digital cameras, miniature hidden body worn audio and digital recording units, special tracking devices, audio bugs, telephone monitoring equipment, image intensifier equipment (capable of seeing and recording discreetly in total darkness), and undetectable high definition digital and video cameras hidden inside items such as watches, bags, lighters etc..
Our private investigators use body-worn close range miniature video recorders to help us take photographs when we are near the subject, or when we are in restricted areas. We also use powerful zoom lenses for both photographic and video evidence also combined with infra red sights or image intensifier adapters to allow us to document activity from great distances or under the cover of darkness.
Whatever your needs, we will endeavour to provide you with the evidence you need and maintain regular contact to update you with the latest information throughout any continued period of surveillance.
Contact our London surveillance investigation team for information on our nationwide network of private investigators, able to assist you with any surveillance requirement.