Private investigators use undercover surveillance as an effective tool for gathering evidence in specific investigations

Yes, it’s true, social media platforms, the news, conspiracy theorists and alarmists have definitely given the word ‘surveillance’ a bad reputation, which is deserved, but only in certain instances, such as when a government is spying on its people.

None of us want ‘Big Brother’ listening in on all our devices, or spying on our web activities, but when it comes to undercover surveillance carried out by trained private investigators, it’s a completely different thing, and, in many instances, can save lives.

Undercover surveillance is very necessary tool used for many purposes, and when carried out by private investigators who are ethical, and respect the rules and regulations of their industry, it’s a highly effective tool for gathering a wealth of evidence in many cases.

When you work with King Investigators, undoubtedly a team of the best surveillance private investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg, surveillance is to document the activities of a subject under surveillance, their contacts, movements and activities for very specific reasons, on behalf of a client.

Undercover surveillance is never carried out by this team without it being a part of a specific case under investigation.

The reasons to use undercover surveillance are varied, and include situations such as:

  • Civil and criminal investigations
  • Business intelligence
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Cheating spouses and infidelity
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Employee theft, fraud and misappropriation of company funds
  • Surveillance of employees, as well as representatives of a company when out on the road
  • Child custody and Child abduction cases
  • Illegal drug activities
  • Spousal abuse & child abuse

Methods used in surveillance:

  • Physical surveillance

Physical surveillance isn’t limited to keeping the subject of the investigation under physical observation.  It can also include using state of the art audio and visual recording devices to capture what is being observed by the investigator as evidence.

These types of devices not only add to the effectiveness of physical surveillance, but also act as further evidentiary backup of evidence being collected.

Physical surveillance can be very high risk for a private investigator. They are susceptible to being detected out in the field, by the wrong people or by the subject under surveillance, because the investigator has to stay as close as possible to the subject under investigation, yet not attract attention.

For instance, if an investigator needs to gain access to a business in which illegal activities are suspected, the investigator needs to be able to blend in without attracting attention to themselves.

  • Electronic Surveillance

Electronic surveillance involves having access to data transmissions, whether from mobile devices or desktop computers, as well as audio and video recording equipment that’ll be used to monitor the behaviour of the person under surveillance around the clock, if necessary.

GPS also plays a major part in electronic surveillance.  It is one of the most effective ways of keeping track, from a distance, of where the subject under investigation is travelling, and which routes are used in the process.

It’s important to note here that a GPS device can only be attached to a vehicle owned and registered in the client’s name, any other way is considered illegal and will be thrown out of court.

Many companies that have trucks and representatives out on the road all day make use of GPS devices monitored by private investigators. This is aimed at keeping track of what the employee is really up to when he or she leaves the business premises, especially if there are suspicions of illegal activities.

Why choose King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria?

Ethics and professionalism! This is an ethical, honest and professional team that has the training and long-term experience to carry out undercover surveillance, to the extent that when this team provides a client with evidence, it’ll be of the quality that will stand up in court, without a doubt!

Call the owner of King Investigators, Jacques Botha, for a free confidential consultation today, it’s the best way for you to find out for yourself what makes King Investigators the most professional surveillance service in South Africa!


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