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Frequently Asked Questions

What is  Surveillance?

Surveillance  

is  

the  

covert  

observation  

of  

people,  

places  

and  

vehicles,  

which  

private  

investigators  

use  

to  

investigate  

suspicious  

activities  

or

allegations  

of  

illegal  

behaviour.  

  

Also  

referred  

to  

as  

"tailing  

someone"  

it  

is  

the  

technique  

of  

putting  

an  

investigator  

out  

in  

the  

field  

who

follows  

a  

subject  

to  

document  

their  

activities  

without  

their  

knowledge.  

  

This  

is  

accomplished  

by  

recording  

their  

activities  

on  

videotape  

or

still photographs.

Should I be embarrassed about talking to someone about this?

We  

are  

regularly  

contacted  

by  

people  

who  

suspect  

their  

spouse  

or  

significant  

others  

of  

infidelity.  

  

It  

is  

nothing  

to  

be  

embarrassed  

about.

What  

you  

are  

seeking  

is  

peace  

of  

mind  

  

and  

empowerment  

about  

something  

you  

are  

not  

sure  

of.  

  

It  

is  

natural  

to  

seek  

to  

determine  

if

your  

suspicions  

are  

real  

or  

imagined.  

  

We  

invest  

a  

tremendous  

part  

of  

ourselves  

in  

relationships.  

  

It  

is  

natural  

to  

want  

to  

determine  

the

strength and integrity of that relationship.

Is Domestic Surveillance legal?

Surveillance  

is  

the  

process  

of  

documenting  

what  

is  

going  

on  

in  

the  

world  

of  

an  

individual.  

  

As  

long  

as  

we  

stay  

within  

the  

law  

while

conducting our investigation (i.e. not trespassing, etc.), surveillance by a licensed investigator is completely legal.

How is the surveillance plan established?

Planning   is   often   more   important   than   execution.      The   better   job   we   do   of   designing   the   surveillance,   the   more   likely   it   is   to   be productive   and   the   more   cost   effective   it   will   be.      Because   you   know   more   about   the   subjects   behaviours   than   we   ever   will,   we   rely   on you   to   assist   us   in   developing   the   correct   time   and   place   to   watch   them.      We   need   you   to   determine   when   they   are   most   likely   to   be engaged   in   this   behaviour   and   where   we   should   start   the   surveillance.      If   you   are   not   able   to   discern   when   with   any   degree   or   accuracy, we   recommend   that   you   consider   when   they   are   not   available   and   we   can   eliminate   those   times   as   a   starting   point.      All   these   questions and   more   go   into   creating   an   effective   surveillance   strategy.      Finally,   the   more   information   you   provide   prior   to   surveillance,   i.e.   vehicle make/model, plate number, work schedule, etc., the less time we have to take to figure all of that out.

What do I do once the surveillance is set up?

Once   the   surveillance   plan   is   in   place   it   is   important   that   you   do   not   do   anything   to   alert   the   subject   of   the   investigation,   this   may compromise   the   investigation.      Do   not   change   your   habits   and   do   not   ask   too   many   questions   about   their   activities.      Do   not   approach the investigator while conducting the surveillance.  It may also be a good idea not to tell anyone that you have hired an investigator.

Will the subject find out that they are being watched?

Our   surveillance   investigations   are   100%   confidential.      We   do   everything   necessary   to   insure   the   covert   nature   of   the   investigation.      If   we ever perceive that the security of the investigation is threatened, we back off and re-evaluate with your input. Some   important   points:   Never   threaten   to   hire   an   investigator.      Never   hint   that   you   might   hire   an   investigator.      Do   nothing   out   of   the ordinary.      This   will   make   the   subject   even   more   difficult   to   watch.      If   you   have   done   this,   be   sure   to   tell   us   ahead   of   time   so   we   can prepare.

What evidence will I receive at the conclusion?

Around   1-3   days   after   the   investigation   is   completed   you   will   receive   a   DVD   and   a   detailed   written   report   via   express   post.      The   DVD   will contain   the   video   evidence   for   you   to   review   on   your   computer   or   DVD   player.      This   video   may   be   used   by   your   lawyer   in   a   court   of   law as evidence. If you have any other questions or concerns please dont hesitate to contact us for more information…