Undercover surveillance 101

The team at King Investigators is comprised of highly trained undercover operatives who rely on the experience gained in over 10 years in the field to remain undetected when tailing anyone, which is essential in any undercover operation.

It’s absolutely necessary that these operatives have a high level of specialised training and experience in undercover surveillance, especially in cases of infidelity, business intelligence, theft, fraud, and divorce or child custody cases, since these can often be in dangerous situations.

Undercover surveillance is essentially the only way obtain evidence without putting their own client at risk of exposure during an investigation. To this end, this team stakes their reputation on the line willingly, each time they undertake a case that involves undercover surveillance.

This is a highly pressurised and often dangerous field that demands the experience and knowledge an investigator has earned, in order to know exactly where to dig for evidence. In addition to this, the investigator also needs to know how to analyse all the evidence gathered during an investigation in order to do a professional report of the findings.

As a result of the experience gained over the years by the team at King Investigators in carrying out undercover surveillance in South Africa, this team has rapidly expanded across borders into other Southern African countries, as well as into international waters on high risk operations.

What is undercover surveillance?

Undercover surveillance is the expression used when an investigator is covertly observing people who are the subject of an investigation, most importantly without risking detection.

Should surveillance be detected, a case will be compromised, and, in certain instances, the safety of the investigator can be at risk, which is why this is an operation that should only be undertaken by experienced professionals.

There are 3 basic types of surveillance:

Stationary Surveillance

Using high definition camera and recording equipment installed in a vehicle where it won’t be obvious,

An investigator will be able to record images and video footage without actually being on site, through the use of high definition video equipment that can be installed in a place that won’t be obvious, a course that also lessens the risk of detection.

All the investigator then has to do is to retrieve footage at intervals and withdraw again, until all the evidence required is collected.

Fixed surveillance

This is where the well-known expression ‘stakeout’ we’re used to from PI movies comes in. This is all about waiting in place, in a way that is also not obvious, in order to observe people and activities from a distance, gathering all the evidence they need of their activities, whether criminal or in the case of a cheating spouse.

Depending on the case, one investigator could carry out surveillance on his own, however, it would be a better idea to discuss with your investigator whether it would be better to bring in another investigator to make detection in very sensitive cases more difficult.

It takes expertise for an investigator to carry out undercover surveillance in the workplace, because it can be quite tricky to blend in. The investigator will need to come in as an employee, without raising any suspicions, which would be virtually impossible for anyone but a professional.

Electronic Surveillance

This is when using electronic, audio-visual or digital methods to gather evidence comes in handy while monitoring an individual, home or business.  CCTV coverage, high definition cameras and video equipment has become so sophisticated that it actually plays quite a major role in shortening the length of an investigation as well as lowering costs.

The experienced investigators at King Investigators have to know something of the law regarding electronic surveillance, especially if the evidence is to be used in a court case, because unlawful gathering of evidence will be of no use to you.

Contact King Investigator today to find out more about whether your investigation will necessitate undercover surveillance. Evidence collected by this team will allow you to the evidence to court in full confidence that it won’t be thrown out as a result of underhanded tactics!

The role King Investigators plays in business intelligence investigations

Crimes facing businesses today have taken on a highly sophisticated character, with technology making it possible for anyone in the world to become a victim of many types of financial crimes and scams.

Lying, stealing, cheating, bribery and corruption are old news, and have been since the beginning of time, however, technology has cast a far wider net for cyber criminals and those intent on stealing from businesses, in every possible way.

Because of this changing landscape, many businesses and corporations have chosen to protect their interests by hiring a private investigator to work closely with management and shareholders on a regular basis, essentially as a preventative measure in protecting their business interests.

An in-depth investigation will turn up any irregularities on the part of a new partner you may be planning to hook up with, or a new business you may be considering as a merger or acquisition.

The in-depth analysis of business records is a very important part of this kind of business intelligence investigation, and, if a company being considered as an acquisition is hiding questionable financial transactions and even possible fraud, this will all be brought to light by an experienced investigator.

In today’s economic climate, if you invest in a company that hasn’t been investigated in depth, you could be heading for serious financial damage and the possible smearing of your reputation.

Your private investigator will be able to follow the trail of internal theft or fraud in order to uncover the extent of the crime, and who the perpetrator is, which will stand you in good stead when it comes to taking disciplinary action or firing someone.

There is danger in taking on a company or partner that has been involved in foreclosures, bankruptcies or allegations of fraud, making it well worth your while to retain the services of a trusted investigator to watch your back.

The extensive growth of technology has led to an increase in the stealing and selling of company secrets, which is on the rise, and, its generally even easier to hide until it’s too late.

Of course, organised crime is also on the rise, which brings an increased risk to company secrets such as planned product development, or moves to expand the company through another acquisition.

Bribing employees in high level positions within a company keeps growing because of the high price that this type of theft brings, which is also a crime that can only be addressed by bringing in an experienced investigator.  Essentially it’s about being proactive in your approach to protecting your business interests.

Only a professional, experienced private investigator is able to offer services across the board to investigate, manage and prevent any of the crimes perpetrated in business today.

King Investigators has more than 10 years’ experience in the field of business intelligence, having served their clients by producing results that are delivered with the utmost integrity and honesty, as always.

Should you wish to know more about how owner of King Investigators, Jacques Botha and his team can assist you in protecting your business, please contact them today for a confidential chat about the way forward.

When you need the best investigators on your case, contact King Investigators

If you’re going to hire a private investigator in Pretoria or Johannesburg, make sure it’s the best.  Speak to the team at King Investigators if you’d like to be absolutely sure that you won’t be dealing with an investigator that’ll take the shirt off your back by prolonging an investigation, or padding an expense account unnecessarily.

Anything less than choosing a seasoned professional with an excellent reputation for results, will amount to paying for evidence that is compromised and will be of no value to you in a court case.

King Investigators is a full-service investigative firm, who tailor their services to individuals and businesses, offering valuable experience and insight into any case you bring to them, ensuring that they deliver nothing but evidence that will be incontrovertible.

If the private investigator you hire lacks integrity and seems a bit sleazy, you can be pretty sure that the methods he uses to gather evidence will be suspect, at best, which will do your case absolutely no good at all.

Evidence in any case has to be gathered according to the regulations governing private investigators in South Africa, and, these regulations are enforced by the PSIRA, which is in place to protect you from any shady operators or from any unprofessional conduct on the part of an investigator.

King Investigators is a registered member of PSIRA, proof enough that this team of investigators is serious about their area of expertise. In fact, this is an investigative firm with a reputation for placing honesty and integrity ahead of anything else when it comes to working your case.

There are strict rules about how an investigator may go about gathering evidence in any case, which includes the fact that issues such as invasion of privacy, misrepresentation and entrapment are not acceptable if you want the evidence to be of any value.

State of the art technology is also essential to carrying out successful investigations, which means that, as always, the team at King Investigators keep up with trends and the latest developments for use in the field.

Though this team of investigators are able to tackle a wide range of investigations, the one thing that is off limits is bending or breaking the rules or using illegal tactics to gather evidence. It’s really all about providing service excellence during an investigation, start to finish.

When a private investigator tells you that he’s willing to guarantee your satisfaction with an investigation, you can take it to the bank that he’s on the up and up, which is exactly what Jacques Botha and his team offer.

Fees are always discussed up-front, so that you’ll have a good idea of costs involved in your case, another feather in the cap for the honesty and integrity of this team.

It is through sheer experience that King Investigators knows how to provide you with the most cost effective way to bring any investigation to a successful conclusion.

The range of investigative services offered by King Investigators includes obtaining evidence of infidelity or fraud, providing in-depth background investigations and tracing of missing people, to name a few.

If you need the assistance of the best in the field, contact King Investigators today to get the ball rolling on your investigation.

Cheating & infidelity in our mobile age

More than likely, one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do is to hire a private investigator to find proof of infidelity. At its very core, dealing with the suspicion is devastating enough, however, when you’ve reached the point that you know you’re not imagining things, you may want proof that you’re not, one way or another.

Unfortunately there are thousands of people who also share your pain and disappointment, which is why infidelity is the top reason people hire a private investigator.

According to statistics, unfortunately up to 85% of people who suspect their partner of infidelity are right. This is an uncomfortably high percentage for anyone to have to deal with, yet, when all the signs add up to suspecting infidelity or cheating on the part of your spouse is taken together, it generally means that it’s not just your imagination.

Sadly, while technology has made our lives better in many ways, it has also meant that mobile technology makes having an affair even easier than ever before.

Without becoming a full-time spy, you won’t know when your spouse could be making arrangements on his or her cell phone to connect with a lover, nor will you know whether the call log is being cleared or messages deleted. What you will notice, however, is that more calls may be coming in or going out that aren’t familiar.

In general there will definitely be something more furtive about calls made and received by someone using a cell phone as a means to communicate when having an affair. Your spouse may also suddenly become very possessive over their phone, making sure it’s never out of their reach.

Should you try to go it on your own, depending on the personality or volatility of your spouse, you could be putting yourself in harms way by trying to get information from their electronic devices.

Naturally there are also the old hints such as if your spouse suddenly starts paying closer attention to the way they look, what they wear and perhaps even joining a gym out of the blue.

You’ll know something isn’t right when there’s an increase in having to work overtime, even if your spouse has had to work late before.

Whatever the situation, if you’ve made the decision to hire a private investigator either to set your mind at ease or to confirm the worst, you’ll need the most professional cheating spouse detective in South Africa to help you negotiate these uncharted waters safely.

King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg is a trusted name in the field of investigations into cheating spouses, and with very good reason too.

This team knows just how difficult it is to make the decision to hire a private investigator in a situation as sensitive as this, as a result of this, they’ll give you all the support you need to get through the investigation safely.

The team at King Investigators will treat your suspicions seriously, which is why they’ll leave no stone unturned in their efforts to bring the case to a speedy conclusion.

If you’re battling with feeling helpless in a situation you can’t prove or disprove on your own, make sure you contact King Investigators to help you find the proof you may need to base future decisions about your relationship on.