Even when it becomes apparent to an individual or a company that a sub rosa investigation is needed, the importance of using a professional private investigator is not always appreciated. Surveillance entails much more than just videotaping or photographing someone who is under suspicion of wrongdoing, so it’s always a good idea to work with someone who understands the process in and out.
Suspects must be followed discreetly
This is not easy and takes special skills that a professional has developed over the years. Often an individual must be followed, but they must be followed in a manner that brings no suspicion to the person being watched. This is true when done in a car or on foot. We have the skills necessary to easily blend in with the surrounding environment and avoid detection.
The person under surveillance must not know they are being recorded
The moment an individual becomes aware they are being watched, they will begin to change their behavior. People are smarter than you may think, and they are on the lookout for those watching them. In fact, they may take precautions in such a way that it appears they are innocent of any wrong doing. A private investigator will know when they are being fooled and when they are not. Amateur surveillance can easily result in thinking that someone is completely innocent when they are not.
A professional knows what to look for
There are certain aspects of person’s behavior that will relate directly to wrongdoing. Knowing the particular types of activity to focus on saves lots of time and will produce information that is needed to help determine if there is any wrongdoing. For example, in the case of a suspicion of a fraudulent workers’ compensation claim, there will be certain activities that an individual will not be able to do. We can focus on the specific activities and record any abnormalities in the suspect’s behavior. If they are not as incapacitated as he or she claims to be, we will get this on video.
A professional knows how to set-up surveillance equipment
In some cases, it may be possible to use a handheld device to capture the suspect’s action, but at other times it may be necessary to have hidden, stationary video equipment. Knowing when to use one piece of equipment rather than another is something that takes experience, and we have years of surveillance activity to know what works best in which situation. In addition, we are well versed in the laws regarding surveillance and are always on the right side of the law. An amateur attempting surveillance can easily violate an individual’s rights and nullify any importance evidence gathered during the investigation.
Whether some is suspected of insurance fraud, workers’ compensation fraud or simply is suspected of being unfaithful to their spouse, we have the experience to place an individual under surveillance without their awareness. If there is any wrongdoing, we will be able to capture the evidence on video. Call us for a consultation and we can discuss the specifics of your situation and how it will relate to a professional sub rosa surveillance investigation.