Unmanned surveillance is another option open to the private investigator.
The most common used by a private investigator is a covert camera disguised or camouflaged to fit in it’s environment. Other forms of technical surveillance can include.
- Hard wired audio monitoring
- Monitoring of telephone systems
- Monitoring of computers
- Bugging devices
The above methods require thought into the legalities as it is not legal for a private investigator to bug someones house or fit cameras without the authorisation of the householder or business owner.
The same can be said for any monitoring of any computers, it has to be with the consent of the owner.
Cameras placed in public places are perfectly legal.
We have used these cameras on numerous occasions be it for fly tipping investigations or any location we need to record activity over a prolonged amount of time.
Sometimes we are faced with a situation where it will be impossible to carry out a static surveillance without drawing unwanted attention. Using covert cameras in these situations has alleviated any such issues.
We can deploy them under the cover of darkness, at the beginning of the day and retrieve under cover of darkness at the end of the day or indeed much longer and then view the captured footage.
Recently we had a case where the Subject of enquiry was suspected of living a double life. Our enquiries had located a remote large property in a rural area with no clear view onto the property without being compromised if we used a surveillance vehicle.
Our operatives deployed a camouflaged camera into some foliage for a couple of days and when we reviewed the footage it showed him arriving and staying overnight and leaving in the morning. This, at a time he had told his wife he was out of the country on business!
Tracing Debtors Investigations In Coventry
Tracing debtors in Coventry is a service we offer to members of the Public and mostly to legal teams looking to serve papers on a respondent.
It’s a sad fact that many people that lend close friends money will never see that money again. It’s such an easy trap to fall in. You may have been friends for many years and totally trust your friend.
You hand over cash or make a bank transfer and agree on a handshake repayment terms and both of you are happy. But as the months drag on you see little or no repayment and then frustration takes over and you approach your friend who will fob you off with some sob story.
Does this sound familiar so far? Maybe now things have progressed to the stage where you are on bad terms and you haven’t heard from them in a while?
It then dawns on you that the debtor has in fact moved away owing you a lot of money. It is then you wonder what you can do to find them. This is where we can help.
Can Private Investigators In Coventry Help Me Tracing Debtors in Coventry?
Tracing Debtors In Coventry is one of our specialities and we have a very high success rate. We also offer a no trace no fee service.
M.R.Investigations are experts when it comes to survillance. We have been operational now for 20 years and have managed in that time to get the best surveillance operatives on board and employed by us.
All have good geographical knowledge of the area so whether you require a surveillance team or operative in Coventry, Tamworth, Rugby or anywhere in the Coventry or Warwickshire area we can assist.
We carry out surveillance on different types of investigations such as a cheating partner type investigations, to a person suspected of claiming false sickness.
We are often called on to assist to investigate a suspected claim of insurance fraud, where a person is claiming disability due to an accident they have been involved in.
We carry out foot surveillance, mobile surveillance, static surveillance and in some cases CROP surveillance.
Just recently we were involved in a large fraud investigation which resulted in carrying out surveillance in Coventry which used all of the above methods.
© M.R.Investigations July 2018.
How Private Investigators Work
Where do Private Investigators work?
Thanks to TV shows, films and books the fictional private investigator works very differently to the real life private investigator.
A mental picture conjured up by most people is that of a shady guy working in a dingy smoke filled office with a pile of paper and folders on a desk. his clients consist of beautiful women with bright red lip stick who have been wronged by some ne’er-do-well and she wants revenge.
He will then sit outside an address either in a bright red Ferrari or an old beat up car smoking cigarette after cigarette and waiting to tail the main suspect.
The real picture is very different especially now, in the 21st century. If a PI was to sit outside an address in full view staring at a house he would soon draw the attention of neighbours, resulting no doubt in a call to the local constabulary about a shifty looking character and any ounce of cover he may have had will be completely blown when the police start tapping on his window.
The real PI is or should be a lot more discrete than this and will utilise methods to avoid being detected. He will dress for his environment and have a change of clothes to hand for changing environments depending on where his subject of enquiry maybe followed to. He most certainly will not be driving a red Ferrari!
Where Do Private Investigators Work?
Where do Private Investigators work is a good question. Private investigators work all over the country usually within their area of work M.R.Investigations are Private investigators in Coventry but cover the following areas.
At M.R.Investigations we have been keeping an eye on the upcoming new data protection laws coming into this country on the 25th May 2018. This will effect private investigators as well as anyone else that processes peoples data.
We have attended a workshop at the ABI headquarters and are now happy from what we have learned and implemented that we are GDPR compliant.
We will now have to carry out an audit of how all data is stored handled and deleted as well as risk assess any enquiries we take on and show why we go ahead or decline an investigation.
For example if we are given a request to carry out a trace we need to assess if the data subject (the person we have been asked to trace) is likely to come to harm from us obtaining a positive trace result and passing on to the client or if there is likely to be any other fall out from our actions then we must decline the enquiry.
This has actually always been the case and we have always mentally risk assesed any such enquiry but now we need to show why we decided that it would be okay to have gone ahead.
We are also more accountable for any data breaches and the ICO will have more powers to punish anyone falling foul of the new GDPR rules.
Whats new under the GDPR? https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/accountability-and-governance/
© M.R.Investigations April 2018.