How a private investigation works, from start to finish

There are a wide variety of reasons that drive people to hire a private investigator, which means that you’ll need the services of a seasoned professional who is able to carry out investigations across the board.

If this is the first time you’re considering hiring a private investigator, it can seem pretty intimidating, especially since you have no idea of what to expect going in.

You have to do your own investigation to make sure you’re dealing with a professional private investigations company that sticks to the rules and won’t jeopardize the investigation by using underhand or illegal tactics in order to trump up evidence.

Training and experience on the ground counts for a lot.  If the private detective you hire hasn’t been in the business for an extended period of time, you could possibly be heading in the wrong direction.

Don’t be shy to ask all the questions you need to, in order to make sure that you’ll have the best on your side. It’s your prerogative to dig as deep as you need to, before you trust someone to deliver the results you need in all honesty and with full disclosure.

IMPORTANT: The PI needs to have a working knowledge of the law so that, depending on the case, he will know how to obtain evidence legally that’ll be of a standard and quality required for a successful conclusion.

Let’s look at just one of the most common types of cases handled by private investigators in South Africa:


Once you’ve reached a point where you know that you’re being cheated on, you may decide to contact a cheating spouse detective who specialises in cases of infidelity, to discuss what your next step should be.

The best kind of private investigator will make this difficult initial meeting as easy as possible on you, and, if they’re worth their salt at all, they’ll handle the situation with the sensitivity you are really going to need during this difficult experience.

This is where you can discuss whether you need confirmation of infidelity for personal reasons or whether you need the evidence to take to court in the case of a divorce.

A professional private investigator will tailor the investigation to respect your requirements, and will also be completely up front when it comes to discussing costs.

You should also expect that the investigator will be available to you throughout the investigation, and will keep a clear channel of communication open with you.

The Investigation

If you choose to work with a well-established company like King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria, you’ll know that everything they do to gather the evidence required will be completely within legal parameters.

Integrity, honesty and timeous results is their motto, and they’ve stuck by it through many years in the industry!

This is the only way to be absolutely sure that, should you require the evidence for a divorce or custody case, it’ll be rock solid.

Your will need to know as much as possible about the movements of your spouse, habits, usual hangouts etc. in order to follow your spouse to find out what the truth of their movements really are.

While undercover surveillance is best way to gather proof on a cheater, it can only be conducted in public areas, since any invasion of privacy and misrepresentation is out if you want evidence that’ll stand up in court.

The report in conclusion

At the conclusion of the investigation, King Investigators will provide you with the following, again according to your requirements:

  • Time stamped photos
  • Video proof
  • Reports that will sum up any activity on the part of your spouse not included in photographic or video evidence

Why hire King Investigators?

They’re the best! They leave no stone unturned and go the full distance using state of the art technology combined with on the ground experience, and if anything, you can trust this team to handle your investigation with honesty and integrity.

When you need solid proof you can rely on, contact King Investigators in Gauteng and they’ll be ready to move at a moment’s notice!


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