All about undercover surveillance.

King Investigators are highly trained undercover operatives who use the experience of over 10 years in the field to remain undetected in all their investigations.

This level of specialised training in surveillance is absolutely necessary in cases of infidelity, business intelligence, theft, fraud, and divorce or child custody cases.

It’s the only way that evidence can be gathered without putting their own client at risk of exposure during an investigation, and they put their reputation on the line willingly with every case involving undercover surveillance.

It’s a highly pressurised field that requires the investigator to have the experience and knowledge to know where to dig for evidence, and how to analyse all the evidence gathered during an investigation successfully.

The experience King Investigators brings to undercover surveillance in South Africa has rapidly expanded across borders into other Southern African countries, as well as into international waters on high risk operations.

So, what is undercover surveillance?

It’s basically a case of covertly observing people who are the subject of an investigation, without risking detection.  If surveillance is detected, the case will be compromised. In certain cases, the safety of the investigator could also put at risk, which is why this is an area that should only be undertaken by professionals.

Surveillance comprises of physical observation, as well as the use of highly sophisticated electronic monitoring devices, which allows investigators to monitor conversations carried out by the subject under surveillance.

3 types of surveillance:

Fixed surveillance:

We’ve all heard the term ‘stakeout’ in movies, well, this is what fixed surveillance is.  It’s about waiting in place to observe people and activities from a distance in order to gather evidence of their activities, criminal or otherwise.

A true professional will be able to carry out surveillance on his own, but it’s best to speak to your investigator about bringing in another investigator so that it becomes more difficult to be detected.

Undercover surveillance in the workplace is a bit trickier though. This requires that an investigator come in as an employee, without raising any suspicions, which is nigh on impossible for anyone but an experienced professional.

Stationary Surveillance:

Using high definition camera and recording equipment installed in a vehicle where it won’t be obvious, an investigator is able to record images and video footage without being on site, which lessens the risk of detection.

All the investigator has to do is to retrieve footage and sound bites when necessary and withdraw again, until all the evidence required is collected.

Electronic Surveillance:

Electronic surveillance centres on using electronic, audio-visual or digital methods to gather evidence while monitoring an individual, home or business.  CCTV, high definition cameras and video equipment, along with other electronic devices are all means that are used to gather evidence in a case.

It’s important to know that there are strict laws around the use of electronic surveillance because of underhanded tactics used by criminals to invade the privacy of innocent people.

As highly trained investigators, King Investigators has the knowledge and experience to stick to the letter of the law regarding electronic surveillance, specifically so that any evidence not found to be inadmissible in court.

If you have a case that’s going to involve undercover surveillance, contact King Investigators. By the time this team has carried out the investigation, you’ll be able to take the evidence to court in full confidence that it won’t be thrown out as a result of underhanded tactics!

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