The profession of PI’s goes back as far as the early 1700’s

Well, in truth, since the beginning of time there have always been spies, especially when you look at wars that have been fought and won purely by having the right information, dating back to the battles of ancient Egypt, Rome, Germania, Persia, Philistia and Babylon.

Whenever wars are planned, the information needed to help an opposing army to win the battle, there have spies given the task of risking their lives to gather essential information, generally at a price!

Infidelity and cheating goes just as far back in human history, the only difference today being the fact that today a private investigator has to be licensed to investigate a case and provide reliable evidence. Back in the bad old days, it was more than likely that the procurer of the evidence would also become executioner!

Of course, none of these could be considered private investigators in the true sense of the word, but, information is information and sometimes the only way to get it back then was to spy!

Where did profession begin?

The Bow Street Runners

Set up in 1749, under the auspices of the Bow Street Runners, the first professional police force was established in London, which by 1839 would become the Metropolitan Police, as they are known today!

Although not a recognised private investigations firm this was to be the beginning of a semblance of order in the field of private investigators.

French (CID), the Sûreté Nationale

Over the pond in France, came The Sûreté Nationale, the French (CID), which was founded in 1809, which was founded by the first officially recognised private investigator, Eugène François Vidocq.

This is actually a man who started out on the wrong side of the law, gaining experience by doing everything against the law that he would ultimately use to become a top criminal investigator!

Vidocq’s experience as a criminal turned him into one of the first  and finest criminalists, which ultimately made him the founding father of Private Investigators. He also founded Le bureau des Renseignements (the office of information), which was both a detective agency and a private police force, depending on the needs at the time.

The Pinkerton’s

Founded by Alan Pinkerton, a Scotsman who immigrated to the US to in 1842, Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency was born. This led to Pinkerton becoming the first official police detective in Chicago in 1850. Pinkerton found out about a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, after which he founded the start of the US Secret Service during the Civil War.

The world of private investigators today

Today, private investigators are professionals who have to be licensed, registered professionals in order to carry out their tradecraft according to a high standard of ethics, remaining well within the law in order to provide clients the confidence that they’re dealing with highly trained, competent professionals.

The body that regulates the industry in South Africa is the PSiRA, whose objective is to regulate the private security industry in the interests of the public and the industry itself.

As registered, licensed private investigators, when you hire an investigator from King Investigators in South Africa you’ll find that you’re dealing with a full service investigative firm. This gives this gives them the experience that allows them to do more than just one type of investigation.

Contact King Investigators in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town if you want the quality investigative services of a trusted private investigator on your side, to produce high value evidence that’ll stand the test in any court case!

Here’s what you’ll face when you hire the top cheating spouse detective in South Africa

When your suspicions become unbearable and you’ve decided that you’d rather have the truth about whether or not your spouse is cheating on you or not, you’ll need the support of a professional cheating spouse detective in South Africa, one who knows how tough it is on you and who has experience in this field.

This type of professional, experienced support will mean a lot to you as you enter previously uncharted waters. Your PI will make it a little easier on you, if that’s possible in a situation like this, because you can count on your private investigator being able to remain objective in the face of your emotional tumult throughout the case.

This objectivity will be essential to you, as this will assist you have the courage to keep your spouse in the dark while the investigation is going. This will be especially important if it turns out that your suspicions are unfounded, because then you will not have caused irreparable damage to your relationship.

King Investigators in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town, have the reputation for being the best cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, and you can rely on this team to leave no stone unturned to get the facts, and then to deliver evidence that will stand up to scrutiny in court.

Should you be dealing with a child custody battle, or need proof of whether or not your spouse has hidden assets that need to come out in court, then the team at King Investigators is the best tam to have on your side.

Since this is by no means an easy decision, you could start by giving Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, a call or have a confidential chat with him online, so that you’ll have more tangible facts at hand on which to base your decision to go ahead or not.

You are also welcome to meet face-to-face with Jacques, either at his office or at a venue where you will feel safe and comfortable for this initial contact.

Should you decide to go ahead with the investigation, this team will ask you for information that will give them as much information about the habits and movements of your spouse in general, including any new behaviour that will contribute to bringing the case to a swift conclusion.

This is a team that won’t drag the investigation out, of that you can be certain!

Many people think that they won’t be able to afford a PI, however, Jacques and his team will be open and above-board about your budget, so that they can deliver honest results that won’t take you over budget.

You can rely on King Investigators to treat your suspicions with respect and to handle your case with the sensitivity you’re going to need and deserve during a really challenging experience; after all, it’s not every day that you hire a PI!

You can also trust that you’ll be able to communicate with your PI during the investigation so that you can be kept in the loop until the evidence is in, proving your suspicions right or wrong.

King Investigators don’t operate outside of the law as this goes to their professionalism, integrity and reputation, which means that they’ll do only what is legal to gather the evidence of infidelity.

For instance, undercover surveillance can only take place in public places like shopping malls, pubs, restaurants and casinos, which means that your evidence will be untainted by irresponsible and illegal tactics!

King Investigators will not jeopardise your case with tactics such as invasion of privacy or misrepresentation, which would ultimately do nothing but leave you with evidence that’s tainted and won’t hold water in court.

Contact King Investigators today to find out more about how they can help you through a challenging experience like this, on the way to the facts, because that’s what you’ll get from these professionals; the unvarnished truth!

How to make sure you don’t hire a PI that’ll take you for a ride

Whether we hire a bricklayer, builder, doctor or roofing specialist, the first thing we do is to check his credentials, and, the same definitely applies to the decision to hire a respected private investigator in South Africa.

You’ll need to do your own share of investigations into PI’s before you hire one, and, knowing which questions to ask each as you check them out will be of great assistance. Your investigation is essential you want a PI who is above-board and will only provide you with evidence gathered legally and is irrefutable!

Keep these questions handy as you make your way to the best PI in South Africa:

How much experience has he had in the field

You’ll find that most of the best PI’s come from a background in law enforcement, which is always a good indication that he has experience on his side. It’s important to note that no amount of education can make up for real experience on the ground. You need to know he has experience in undercover surveillance, since it can be dangerous, to him and to you, if the person under surveillance becomes aware of his presence. Only experience can give him the ability to blend in while on the case.

Check out whether he is licensed and registered

Protect yourself by making sure you only look into private investigators who are licensed, and, who are registered with the PSiRA, which is the governing body for the security industry in South Africa. This is for your own protection, so that you have recourse should you be taken for a ride or misled in any way.

Owner of King Investigators Jacques Botha, is a registered Private Investigator and has run his investigative firm for over ten years now, splitting his time between criminal and civil investigations in South Africa, across its borders and internationally. This is the type of information that will be of value to you when you need to hire the best!

Ask about the costs you may be facing

There are certain PI’s that’ll pad expense accounts with unnecessary and false expenses, however, when you speak to King Investigators about possible costs, you’ll find these investigators open and above-board about the cost effectiveness of their investigations. There are many ways in which this team can work a case around your budget and still produce evidence that can be relied on to stand up in court.

Jacques will point out ways in which the costs can be cut, especially when you add in the fact that he uses state of the art technology in his investigations, which can also cut costs.

Talking about state of the art technology…

Jacques and his team at King Investigators provide an outstanding service by keeping up to date with and using state of the art technology to achieve quality results faster than ever before, which means that they can stick to their word about not wasting your time or money on an investigation!

Ask about whether the PI has a working knowledge of the law

If the evidence you’re after is going to be used in court, then it’s essential for you to make sure that your PI has a working knowledge of the law. This is important in that if he doesn’t have this knowledge there could be a high probability he could gathering evidence illegally and deliver proof that won’t stand up to scrutiny in court. Private Investigators are not above the law!

Give Jacques and his team at King Investigators a call today, and you’ll find that this top investigative firm checks all the right boxes, especially if you’d rather deal with a PI that values honesty, integrity and professionalism above all!

Contact King Investigators if you need evidence that’ll stand up to scrutiny in court

The team at King Investigators is driven by a passion for excellence in all that they do as investigators, making them a prime example of a consummate investigative firm that delivers evidence that can be relied on in any event, whether for court or not.

Because integrity is important to function in this world that often reaches into the darkest underbelly of life, this is the commitment King Investigators makes to deliver evidence of wrongdoing in a wide variety of investigative services, and to keep their noses clean in the process.

The sheer professionalism of the team at King Investigators draws the line at compromising their integrity as they walk the fine line between investigating the darker sides of life and remaining objective witnesses.

This is a team dedicated to the swift delivery of results, which has earned King Investigators a respected reputation for being able to provide quality evidence based solely on fact, which is irrefutable and can’t be ripped apart by any opposing team in a legal battle.

King Investigators operates according to the strict rules and regulations governing the way in which investigations are to be undertaken, making them one of the top teams registered with the PSiRA, which governs the security industry as a whole.

Technology has become an essential tool used in investigations, which has opened up many new avenues for this team to explore, and, with a keen analytical ability, this often leads to the lowering of investigative costs for clients, a higher quality of evidence as well as speeding up the gathering of evidence.

In terms of undercover surveillance, despite the fact that feet on the ground, along with human observation, will always play a vital role, technology today also contributes to the success of any undercover operations.

This gives the team at King Investigators an upper hand that did not exist before the advent of state of the art technology employed today, and this is a team that stays up to date with the latest technology in an effort to raise the stakes in undercover operations.

King Investigators works closely with individuals, corporations, insurance companies and the legal profession, which says a lot about the exceptional level of professionalism and proven reputation this team values highly.

There are also many overseas private investigators that rely on King Investigators to be their eyes on the ground in South Africa, knowing that this is a team that knows the lay of the land, its people and cultures, like the back of its hand, and one that always delivers quality evidence.

It would be a challenge to find a more professional investigative firm able to deliver an exceptional rate of success, or one that can boast of the experience and training to be found with King Investigators.

King Investigators is also known as the number one cheating spouse detective in South Africa, and, when going through something as difficult as infidelity, you’ll find it a lot easier to face the investigation with a team you know you can trust to be sensitive to your case.

Finding assets hidden by one party or the other in a divorce case, carrying out polygraph tests, exposing employee theft and carrying out in-depth background investigations and more, is all in a day’s work for King Investigators in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

When you’re ready to take the next step towards finding evidence of wrongdoing in any type of case, contact King Investigators for a confidential chat that will help you make an informed decision about your next step!