Only expert mobile phone investigative techniques can keep up with rapid technological advances.

These days pretty much everyone has a hand held mobile device, whether it is a smart phone, PDA or laptop. If it’s portable, it carries information and data that is personal and specific to one user, making it a very valuable source of information in many types of investigations.


Because smart phones are such personal digital devices which are seldom shared, they offer forensic investigators an excellent source of evidence, especially when it is difficult to place a suspect behind a computer that is shared, whether at home or at the office.


Mobile phones can tell any savvy private investigator where a subject has been and when they were there, and, since no information is ever permanently detailed, the investigator can always retrieve what is needed as evidence.


Mobile phones offer up evidence of text messaging, emails, phone calls and also contain a history of internet searches, dated and time-stamped.  Additionally, the habits of the individual posting to and trolling social media sites can be picked up, which makes them a highly valuable source of information in any investigation.


If you have watched a couple of episodes of CSI or other detective series, you will know that mobile phones are often the only digital footprint that can trace an individual’s movements and even lead to insight into motives.  The upside of mobile phone investigations is that no matter how sophisticated technology becomes, there is always the same level of investigative tools to match.


Because of the rapid advances in mobile technology, mobile phone forensic investigators such as King Investigators in Johannesburg remain constantly updated about tools available to connect a device and retrieve raw image files by pressing a few buttons, or getting into the device’s internal memory before boot-up.


There is evidence that could be missed if a mobile phone forensic investigator relies solely on these tools however, and it is in areas like this that the forensic investigators at King Investigators go beyond the limits of tools in order to present responsible and accurate reports.


In any investigation it may be necessary to get the ole gumboots out and hit the pavements to follow up on information acquired from a mobile phone, which is where this highly trained team of investigators also come into their own, based on over ten years in the industry.


King Investigators are forensic investigators who remain current on the latest in software and hardware designed for mobile forensic analysis, which allows them to carry out mobile phone analysis and ‘image’ the handset to search for and obtain a full range of information.


This information includes current and deleted content and covers the entire spectrum of applications, from call log information, SMS’s, emails, documents, photos and videos. These types of investigations are carried out by the team of highly trained and experienced forensic investigators at King Investigators, and what’s more is that it’s done with integrity and honesty.


Although mobile phone forensic investigation is only part of any ongoing investigation, you can place full confidence in the team at King Investigators to deliver the results of their investigation to you with accuracy and honesty, without delay!

Why hire a private investigator in a divorce or custody case?

Having a trusted, experienced and empathetic investigator on your side can mean the difference between success and failure in divorce and custody cases.  Not every case of infidelity causes irreparable damage, depending on the marital history, but, when it comes to divorce and child custody, it’s worth having a reputable team like King Investigators gather facts that will be admissible in court.


For people with children, hiring a private investigator may be a necessity, especially if there are concerns about the behaviour of a spouse towards the children that may be damaging.  This includes psychological damage, emotional or physical abuse, or neglect and whether the spouse being investigated is a drug addict or alcoholic living in conditions that would cause harm to children.


Infidelity, divorce and custody battles are situations in which emotions run high and it is the role of King Investigators to keep the focus on the important aspects of the investigation without becoming emotionally involved.  The most important part of these types of investigations for this team is that they get to assist in protecting children in the process.


No party involved in a divorce has the resources a private investigator has to find out whether a spouse is hiding money or assets, or determining the truth about assets. You may well know about all the bank accounts that are attached to your name, but an investigator can find out whether your spouse has hidden money in any other accounts.


The King Investigators team is able to find hidden assets as a result of their access to records and databases that the general public cannot access. This means that if anything is being hidden, this team will follow the trail wherever it leads to ensure that their client is being protected financially.


It’s important to note that King Investigators provide evidence of such high quality, that they seldom need to appear in court on behalf of their clients.


This elite team of investigators has been in the investigative field for over ten years, giving them the experience required to stick to the code of conduct that regulates their industry.  This leads to the fact that this team carries out truly professional investigations without compromising any evidence through misrepresentation, trespassing or invasion of privacy.


This experience and professionalism has earned King Investigators a reputation for thoroughness, reliability, transparency and an exceptional respect for the privacy of every individual or corporation they have provided their services to.


It’s tough dealing with infidelity, divorce and custody issues, and there is no DIY kit for providing incontrovertible proof that will stand up in a court of law, which is why undercover investigations are best left to professionals who will handle the situation with empathy and confidentiality.


Contact King Investigators to find out more about how these expert investigators can assist you with complete discretion you can trust implicitly in challenging situations. They know full well that these will be uncharted waters for you and will treat your concerns with the dignity you deserve in difficult circumstances.

Do private investigators work with the police?

Most of us are conditioned by the movies and detective series we watch to believe that private investigators always play their cards close to the chest, especially when it comes to sharing evidence of any crime with the police. Along with this is the misconception that they break the law with absolute impunity.


However, nothing could be further from the truth!  Private investigators often

often share information and work alongside the police in criminal investigations, which cover everything from fraud to murder.


The police have very strict rules and regulations that they have to abide by in every move they make while investigating a crime, however, a private investigator is not bound by these rigid restrictions and can use the leeway they have to assist the police.


This does not mean that private investigators have carte blanche to break the laws that apply to the police force, they also do have a code to adhere to in their industry, and are by no means above the law.


As you will find with King Investigators, the investigator on your case has to be well versed in regard to tactics used during undercover surveillance and other investigations, to make certain that the investigator can provide the police with reliable evidence that will stand up to scrutiny in court.


King Investigators also stick to a strict code of ethics as expected by PSIRA, which is the governing body for the security industry, acting as a watchdog to make sure that private investigators uncover information and evidence according to the standards imposed by PSIRA.


King Investigators is a thoroughly professional organisation with over 10 years of experience in undercover surveillance under the belt; they are highly trained in their craft and strictly adhere to the regulations that govern just how far they are allowed to go to gather information without compromising the evidence.


Evidence gathered by a private investigator has to be as solid as it does for the police, and if it is illegally obtained, it’s worth nothing and will not help the police to take a case to court.


The evidence a private investigator hands to the police in any crime that could not go further due to rules and regulations, is what the police can then use to charge an individual and see to it that they pay for their crime.  This is what makes the assistance of a trusted private investigator of immense value to the police services.


This is why it’s essential for any business or private individual wanting to hire a private investigator to do a thorough background check, which includes ensuring that the investigative company is registered, before deciding to hire an investigator in South Africa.


In an industry that has unfortunately been plagued by a few too many ‘shady’ operators, King Investigators offers you confidentiality, experience and results delivered honestly and with integrity.


The commitment of owner Jacques Botha and his investigators to maintain exceptionally high standards across a comprehensive range of investigative services is what makes them stand head above shoulders of the rest!


Call King Investigators today to find out more about how to hire a private investigator in South Africa.

The art of undercover surveillance is one that requires extensive experience on the ground

Surveillance is an art form that can only be carried out successfully by an experienced and licensed private investigator. While there are many cases that call for undercover surveillance to be undertaken, the basic principles remain the same when carrying out an investigation undercover.


A professional investigator knows exactly where to station himself in order to be in a position to monitor activities of a subject, so that even if the target leaves the area, the investigator will be in a position to continue the surveillance either on foot or in a vehicle, without being detected.


There are many factors an investigator has to take into account when it comes to the surveillance technique that will be put into effect for a particular case. For instance, whether neighbors will notice the investigator, whether there are any obvious routes to and from a home or office, as well as how close the investigator can get to the subject without being noticed.


In some cases, more than one investigator will be necessary, especially where the target of the investigation is using the public transport system, or is picked up and dropped off at different locations.


King Investigators  is able to determine very quickly whether or not another investigator will be necessary in order to maintain surveillance, but, with over ten years’ worth of experience in the industry, these investigators will only advise this if it would compromise the investigation not to do so.


When King Investigators is called in to investigate a cheating spouse or partner, they will work with you in order to determine the most suitable schedule for the surveillance, as this information will be essential to gathering evidence of infidelity that cannot be denied in any court of law.


Covert videotaping can only be used when your spouse is out in any public location, but private investigators at King Investigators will also make sure that all privacy laws are observed; something like invasion of privacy can nullify any evidence gathered.


As a rule of thumb, if you have hired a private investigator to carry out surveillance on a cheating spouse, it is important that you do not in any way expose the investigator by being in the vicinity while he’s operating. This is because it could endanger both you and the investigator.


No matter how hard it is to pretend that nothing is happening, so that your spouse doesn’t become suspicious, let the professional handle the surveillance without interference.


Surveillance and undercover operations are by no means the beginning and end of the investigative services offered by King Investigators, but, if you want to ensure that any surveillance is carried out with thorough professionalism, then this is the team to approach, without a doubt!