When you take into account the plethora of myths surrounding what private investigators can and cannot do, it’s easy to get confused about where and when a PI can take pictures of you, which leads us to the question; can a private investigator take pictures of you in your home?
This is a very touchy subject, especially if you’re looking for evidence of wrongdoing that can be taken to court and not be thrown out due to any unlawful actions on the part of a private investigator.
Private investigators are not above the law, contrary to much of what we see in detective movies, and, in South Africa, any private investigator worth his salt has to be registered with the PSiRA, which is the body that regulates the security industry, ensuring that a PI sticks to the letter of the law when it comes to gathering evidence of value.
You should ask any Private investigator you plan to hire for his registration number and verify it on the PSiRA website. This is the best way to ensure that you’re dealing with a private investigator who is legitimate and also a good way of knowing you’ll have recourse if, for any reason you feel you’ve been taken for a ride by a PI.
Can a private investigator take pictures of you in your home?
The short answer to whether or not a private investigator can take pictures in your home is; no! You have a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy in your home, and, a private investigator can’t even take photos of you in your backyard, despite the fact that you are in plain sight.
As private investigators registered with the PSiRA, owner of King Investigators Jacques Botha knows full well that the only places he and his team of professionals can take pictures is only in public places.
While they can’t take pictures of you in your home, the moment you leave your property and move into public places, they are well within the law to then begin taking as many pictures as they need, to bring to light evidence of wrongdoing that’ll stand up in any court.
If you hire a private investigator willing to take pictures of someone in their home, you’re looking at ending up with egg on your face when you take that evidence to court!
In the first place, the evidence will be declared false, and in the second place, you could face prosecution yourself for bringing illegally acquired evidence before a judge!
King Investigators don’t cross the line into invasion of privacy!
King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria do not break into houses to take pictures of you, or anything else that could be going on in your home.
This is a team of experienced, registered PI’s who are dedicated to uncovering the truth the right way, to best serve their clients, which is exactly the type of PI you want on your side for any case.
You’ll have the confidence of knowing that this team of private investigators understands the legalities involved in gathering evidence and they stick to it, for your own protection!
Whether you are the one doing the hiring or the one under investigation, it’s essential that you know where you stand in terms of your right to privacy.
Contact King Investigators to get evidence the right way!
Contact Jacques and his team of experienced private investigators today to find out more about what it means to have the law on your side, when you bring your case to King Investigators.