Because every investigation and case is unique to a certain extent, it’s essential that you work with experienced private investigators that have extensive field experience, which gives them the knowledge to carry out a wide range of investigations, which is absolutely necessary, in order to provide clients with exactly what is needed in each specific case.
Without this in-depth experience that covers every investigative technique, ranging from investigating theft in a company to finding proof of infidelity, as well as extensive experience in undercover surveillance, you won’t be able to trust the quality of the evidence presented to you at the conclusion of an investigation.
With the advent of the internet, many more avenues have opened for those with criminal intentions, resulting in the fact that any private investigator has to be up to date with state of the art technology, in order to close the gap on these criminals.
A professional private investigator is expected to remain updated and clued in on the latest technology as soon as it hits the airwaves, ensuring that this technology can be used to the benefit of the client in an ever-evolving technological age.
Infidelity has also taken on a different character and behaviour with mobile phones, social media platforms and email opening up doors to online affairs, which are simply one step away from becoming the real thing.
The growth of technology has also increased the incidence in fraud and other white collar crimes, bleeding many companies of millions of Rands every year. These days hiding the truth is easy, if the person or syndicate behind it is well-versed with technology, combining technology with deceit, to present something as basic as a CV that represents anything but the truth!
The types of cases mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of why it’s essential that a private investigator has wide ranging experience in many different situations. This is why it’s important to establish whether the investigator you plan on hiring has this extensive experience, because without it, you will be doing yourself a disservice in trusting him with your investigation.
A few examples of investigative services offered by private investigators
Cheating, affairs & infidelity
When a case involves a cheating spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, it may help you to know that these are among the most common investigations undertaken by private investigators in South Africa.
Because hiring a private investigator to provide you with proof of infidelity is difficult, it’s worth looking for an investigator that has experience with investigations into infidelity or cheating, so that you can be confident that your case will be handled with sensitivity, confidentiality and honesty.
Business intelligence services
Because white collar crime and fraud is on the increase in business, many businesses have made the investment in forming a trusted working relationship with a private investigator they have chosen to keep their business safe, all of which is based on the level of trust and honesty the private investigator of their choice displays.
With a wealth of experience under the belt, the right private investigator is able to provide investigative services that cover every crime, from embezzlement to product theft, theft of company secrets to theft of client databases.
Tracing missing people
It’s best that you hire a local private investigator if you want to trace a missing person. The main reason for this is that he needs to have a good knowledge of customs in South Africa, and he also has to have his ear to the ground while knowing the general lay of the land like the back of his hand.
If you don’t even know where to start, trying to trace a missing person is nigh on impossible for the average man in the street. However, by hiring a private investigator and arming him with all the information you have at hand about the person you’re trying to find, you’ll stand a far greater chance of a successful conclusion to the investigation.
Undercover surveillance plays a vital role in the majority of investigations, which calls for a professional who has the training and experience on the ground to undertake surveillance without the subject under investigation being any the wiser, no matter what the circumstances are. Experience here is essential, as undercover surveillance can be dangerous, both to the investigator and the client if they are found out.
In-depth background investigations
Private individuals don’t have access to the networks and sources a private investigator can use to do any kind of in-depth background check, whether it’s to protect yourself when hiring new staff, planning a new business venture or facing an acrimonious divorce.
You’d be best served by allowing a professional to gather the information and evidence you need, than to tackle any of these issues on your own.
There are times when only a lie detector test or polygraph test will help to arrive at the truth of any situation, especially when it’s a case of ‘he said, she said’. Polygraph tests or voice stress analysis tests have to be administered by an experienced professional, by law, especially if they are to carry any weight in a hearing or in court.
Due diligence services
When high level executives are making plans to invest in a new business venture, or to take on a new partner, a comprehensive due diligence investigation carried out by an experienced investigator will ensure that when final decisions are made, they will be done so on a fully informed basis.
Call on King Investigators to rise to the challenge
As a team of consummate professionals, the licenced and registered private investigators at King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg will have your back when you need help in arming yourself with facts, whether in a personal or business capacity.
Contact King Investigators today to find out more about how they can contribute to looking after your interests.