What is surveillance and how can it help you gather information? Surveillance is the act of observing a target or subject and monitoring their activities in order to acquire needed information about them. Here are three different types of surveillance and how they can benefit you.
Fixed, or sometimes called stationary, surveillance is necessary when you need to keep a close eye on a subject. Private investigators use discreet methods to observe subjects from a distance and obtain evidence. Private investigators will often post up outside of a target’s home or office and settle in to monitor their actions over an extended period of time. A two-person stakeout is usually the preferred method of fixed surveillance. Using two people reduces the chances of getting caught by ensuring that the target doesn’t begin to recognize the investigator.
If you need proof that an employee is stealing from you or you want evidence that your significant other is unfaithful, fixed or stationary surveillance is a great option.
Unmanned surveillance uses devices to round up intel that can be used to build a case. Unmanned surveillance discreetly uses stationary devices, such as micro-bugs and hidden cameras, so as not to raise suspicion. The point of this type of surveillance is to be invisible to the target – they must remain unaware that they are being watched. The private investigator can then monitor the subject without being caught and provide you with video documentation with timestamps.
This is great for documenting activities at a fixed location. It’s perfect if you are interested in learning more about a target’s routine or who they spend their time with. Our highly experienced investigators provide you with the most comprehensive and thorough investigations conducted discreetly and professionally.
Maybe you require more in-depth information about an individual involved in an incident. We will direct you to the SIU department that consists of interviews and speaking to people who are closest to the person, or interview witnesses in order to gather more information about that particular individual. Interviewing consists of speaking to people who are closest to the person in question in order to gather more information about them.
Private investigators will talk to co-workers, family members, friends, and witnesses to learn more about a person. The investigator will then write a report containing all of the information provided from the interviews they conducted, the subject’s whereabouts, and their activity.
If you are interested in scheduling a surveillance operation, contact us today!