Into the future with PI’s & technology

While a private investigator may excel at undercover surveillance and have superb analytical skills, it’s not enough in our digital landscape. Any true professional will also keep abreast of the latest developments in surveillance technology to work more effectively at getting to the truth in an investigation a lot faster than ever before.

A modern, up to date private investigator should be able and willing to use the latest tech gadgets to raise undercover surveillance to a new level, and, be willing to know as much as possible about anything new that is developed to take investigations to greater heights.

A private investigator in touch with the latest technology allows him to be ready for any eventuality that could happen while carrying out an undercover surveillance

Of course, technology on its own can never take the place of pounding the pavements in certain investigations, however, using this two pronged approach brings evidence to light a lot faster than ever before, cutting down costs for clients as well.

A private investigator has to be as tech savvy as criminals are today, and they are definitely in a war zone when it comes to keeping up with these criminals using technology as a weapon to commit a variety of crimes.

Here are a few tech gadgets used by investigators that won’t give their deepest secrets away!

Spyware technology

A private investigator will be able to install spyware technology that will make sure you don’t have any spyware on your computers or mobile phones, doing this by mimicking keystrokes to follow the search patterns of the subject under surveillance, who will remain unaware that they’re being watched.

If all clients want is the truth for themselves it’s legal, however, as it is with GPS tracking, this type of acquisition of evidence isn’t accepted in a court of law, but can help with dismissals of employees.

GPS tracking systems

If you have a fleet of company vehicles and trucks you need keeping track of, you are completely within your rights to have a private investigator install the GPS tracking device on your vehicles.

The driver of the company vehicle does not have to give approval for the tracking device to be used as the vehicle is not in his or her name.

Technology has made it easy to plant tracking devices in vehicles without detection, to the extent that they can be attached to the steering column in a vehicle without being detectable.

When it comes to hiring a cheating spouse detective, keeping track of a cheating wife or husband via GPS tracking is a lot more complicated. The only way a GPS tracking device can be installed on a vehicle your spouse is driving is if the vehicle is registered in your name. If not, data gathered through the use of GPS tracking will be considered inadmissible in court in this situation.

Voice stress analysis tests

Many people can lie straight-faced, without blinking an eye, but, a voice stress analysis test carried out by a professional investigator will tell the true story without much effort, even if questions are asked over a phone!

It’s as simple as measuring words, levels of excitement and stress that can be measured with this tool, making it an excellent tool that can indicate how truthful the speaker is at the time of the test. These tests can be carried out via phone, recording or in a face to face situation.

Micro cameras & videos

A micro-camera is a perfect way for a private investigator to carry out undercover surveillance without being noticed by the subject under investigation at all!

These cameras can also be used to capture images of documents that could lead to hidden assets or a crime in progress.

Into the future with PI’s & technology

There’s no doubt that technology and software will be making giant leaps into the future, which means that private investigators are going to have to up their own game by becoming as tech savvy as many criminals are.

Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators in South Africa, will tell you that he and his investigators put a lot of work into becoming as tech savvy as criminals are today.

Superb exploratory and analytical skills are essential here, where, in tandem with being out in the field, data bases need to be scoured for the right type of information to open up evidence to close a case.

Through integrity, excellence, knowledge and experience, King Investigators assures clients that whether criminal or civil, the evidence presented by this professional team will be fully admissible in any court when needed!

Contact King Investigators in Pretoria today, let Jacques introduce you to how he and his team of investigators can assist in making your case watertight.

 

No private investigator will ever experience the privilege’s of 9-5 days!

Being a private investigator impacts every part of a life time-wise, eating into weekends and nights, as well as putting paid to regular holidays, and in the field of private investigations 9-5 days are definitely an impossibility in most cases.

Consider the time it takes for a private investigator on an undercover investigation to sit in a car or any other position for hours on end. Then figure in the fact that the investigator still needs time doing additional research on the case, which adds even more pressure on an investigator working on a time-sensitive case.

There’s no doubt that in order for a professional PI to deliver untainted evidence, he has to adhere to a strict code of conduct that governs his profession, which is best for you, because you get your money’s worth out of the investigation when you have good evidence

Owner of King Investigators, Jacques Botha and his team, are licensed private investigators who are also registered with the PSIRA, which is the body that regulates the security industry in order to protect clients and investigators alike.

Despite the fact that King Investigators are the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, they are also a full-service investigations firm, able to tackle many different kinds of cases, whether for individuals or businesses.

Since no role in an investigation remains stagnant, ongoing training, excellent skills in undercover surveillance, an absolute dedication to training and keeping up with the latest technological developments are absolutely necessary to bring a case to a successful conclusion.

Here’s what a PI needs to know well to provide irrefutable evidence of wrongdoing in any case:

Preferably a background in law enforcement

While not being a requirement, you’ll find that most private investigators come from a background in the police or other arms of law enforcement, which is definitely a benefit when it comes to having a working knowledge of investigating out in the field.

This is obvious because of constant changes and challenges faced by the private investigator in a broad range of services, and, since every case is different to the next, nothing beats a background in law enforcement.

An ability to carry out full-service investigations

The team at King Investigators is able to provide full-service investigations, which means that they are able to tackle many different types of cases, such as those for individuals, business owners planning to invest in a company to protect their interests or assisting attorneys in divorce, criminal or custody cases.

A working knowledge of the law

Though there isn’t a need for a formal education in law to practice as a PI, a working knowledge of law is an absolute must.

If a PI ignores the need for this legal knowledge and goes outside of the professional code of conduct that’s enforced by the PSIRA, all you’ll have in the end is inadmissible evidence that’ll be thrown out in a court case.

An ability to function well under pressure

Undercover surveillance carries a great element of danger for any private investigator and, he has to be able to move quickly to adjust as the surveillance conditions change. Then, he has to spend hours sifting through evidence and do research on reams of paperwork, which is a complete shift in gear for him.

The ability to function well under all kinds of pressure takes a massive amount of the training, time and effort in order to deliver a quality final report to a client, but these are qualities essential to the successful conclusion of a case.

A commitment to transparency, honesty & integrity

Despite the fact that there are still, as in any profession, those who’ll take advantage of people who have no idea about what an investigation entails, and lead them around an expensive bush that leaves the client with useless evidence!

However, with Jacques Botha and his team of investigators, you’ll know from the get-go, depending on the investigation, where your money will be going. This is a firm committed to dealing with clients through honesty, transparency and integrity, which is what has earned King Investigators the number one spot they’ve held for over ten years now.

Should you choose to work with the best private investigators in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, contact King Investigators for a confidential chat that’ll make it easier to do what needs to be done for your own peace of mind, no matter what the outcome may be!

Economic crime targeting businesses has risen to an all-time high in South Africa

Unfortunately, since the dawn of time people have cheated, lied and stolen, and, whether you own a major corporation or small business, you may well end up with employee theft in many forms affecting your balance sheet.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut businesses down overnight has destroyed our economy, and though many are now doing business as usual, it stands to reason that economic crimes are even greater today and the losses businesses have yet to face could be catastrophic as they try to get back on their feet.

No company can afford the kind of losses that are being experienced in business, and when figures like R1.2-million in losses per year are being thrown around, on the heels of a surge in economic crime hitting the 77% mark since 2016, it’s time to become proactive about protection from these crimes.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, in their Global economic and fraud survey 2018 South Africa, two in every three organisations have been, and still are, victims of economic crime. If ever there was a time for businesses to take proactive steps about economic crime and the need to implement active strategies in order to protect the interests of the business, it is now!

At some time, every business in South Africa will face losses through white collar crime, whether internally or externally driven, and, up to 50% of economic crimes have been attributed to employees, meaning that ‘inside jobs’ are responsible for a major percentage of loss experienced by most businesses today.

What to be on the lookout for in your company to protect your business interests

Misappropriation of assets.

Asset misappropriation is fraud at its very worst and most diverse. It can involve anything from theft of money or goods, as well as diverting company funds into the bank account of an employee, which costs businesses millions of Rands every year.

Fraud in accounting departments

Fraud in accounting departments is huge today, and ranges from covering up the fact that company products are stolen to covering up money that should reflect in the company account.

Fraud in payroll departments

Creating fictitious employees or even fictitious overtime for employees by those working in payroll departments gives employees the perfect way to line their own pockets and siphon company money into their own bank accounts.

Sadly, in desperate times such as we find ourselves today, even an employee in charge of the payroll, that may have been with the company for many years and is therefore above suspicion, can be tempted to manipulate timesheets or inflate overtime.

Theft of valuable data

Data theft has become a very lucrative side-line for employees, especially with the increase in organised crime syndicates today, and your customer databases and trade secrets can earn these employees a tidy sum from outside traders!

Outright corruption

Corruption is rife in our country, from the lowliest of employees to government officials, and, there is a huge amount of money to be made from making up false amounts on invoices to suppliers, or accepting kickbacks of any kind that is to the detriment of your business. No matter how the corruption is carried out, it is always going to cause you the greatest loss, and more often than not, it won’t be discovered until it’s too late to do anything about it without professional help.

Let King Investigators in South Africa help you to take a proactive approach to economic crime in your business

The highly experienced team at King Investigators are actively involved with many businesses in South Africa in combating economic crime, whether on the level of Business Intelligence Services, undercover surveillance in your business, polygraph testing to provide proof of a punishable offence or carrying out in-depth background checks on potential new employees.

As one the most trusted investigative firm in South Africa, King Investigators produce in-depth results, which range from investigations into employee fraud and theft of products, theft of trade secrets, internal or external embezzlement and any other form of economic crime you may be open to facing.

Let King Investigators be you professional ally, ready to find those guilty of crimes in your business, making it possible for you to take appropriate steps to stem small losses that become major losses over a period of a year!

Contact owner Jacques Botha today for a confidential discussion about how to either uncover economic crimes in your business, or to protect your business interests by taking a proactive approach to rooting out possible trouble spots!

If your spouse is sexting & indulging in online affairs does it mean you’re being cheated on?

Because it’s still a bit of a grey area when you think about whether the fact that your spouse is sexting and having virtual affairs online could mean you’re actually being cheating on, one has to tread a bit carefully.

A lot of people consider having virtual affairs harmless, but are they?

The truth is that a far greater majority of people do feel betrayed and cheated on by the sexual nature of certain online ‘conversations’. They in fact feel that their spouse may as well be carrying on an affair in the ‘real’ world.

There’s no doubt that some people feel that the marriage vows or commitments made to each other are being violated by an online affair, even though there’s no physical contact

Even though there’s no physical contact involved in an online affair, the innocent spouse still feels that the vows that brought them and their partner together have been violated anyway, despite a lack of physical contact.

Virtual affairs can include things like exchanging sexually explicit photos on a mobile phone, or, sexually explicit exchanges via email. For a large majority of people, virtual sexually and romantically explicit affairs create a sense of betrayal that can be every bit as deep as it could if the affair were on the physical level.

Signs your partner is indulging in secret online cheating and sexting:

Noticeable changes in behaviour

A good tell-tale sign that may indicate your spouse is cheating online will be if there are noticeable changes in the way your spouse normally behaves.  No doubt about it, guilt about sexting or involvement in an online affair could lead to two extremes in behaviour; either your spouse becomes unusually attentive, or, he or she withdraws completely. If asked if something is going on you can expect anger as a defence.

Mobile devices that are now password protected

If you and your spouse have had an open relationship where it comes to cell phones and other devices and you’re suddenly locked out by new passwords and pins, it’s a red flag you should take note of.

If emails are closed hastily or web pages quickly shut down when you come into the room, it may be time to ask the hard questions about whether or not your spouse is cheating online.

New social media accounts kept secret

If you suspect that something is going on, keep an eye out for secret social media accounts in the name of your spouse, or, if you’re a friend of your spouse, keep an eye out for contacts you don’t recognise.  Remember, a virtual affair a social media site won’t reflect in timelines, but messages on these platforms are private to the account holder.

Unusual instant responses to online contacts

When answering emails and texts immediately suddenly becomes an obsession with your spouse, you may need to listen to what your sixth sense is telling you.

Millions are addicted to cell phones, laptops and/or computers, so this isn’t necessarily a sign you’re being cheated on, it’s just when the behaviour changes that you may want to pay attention.

Can you face the truth

If online cheating, flirting and sexting falls into the category of cheating for you, there’s no doubt that the double life your spouse is living between you and the virtual affair will ultimately bring pain into your relationship.

It would then be better for you to confront the issue head on, so that your spouse knows that what crosses the line into a full-fledged online affair is just one small step away from the real thing as far as you’re concerned.

If you’re strong enough to want the truth and you suspect that your spouse is cheating, hire a reputable cheating spouse detective in South Africa by contacting King Investigators for a confidential chat.

Though this will not be an easy call to make, you will at the very least, be dealing with private investigators who’ll treat you and your case with the utmost sensitivity you deserve under the circumstances!