Archive for January, 2010

Private Investigation Through Social Media Networks

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Technology nowadays have revolutionised a lot of processes, automation of records are being done through the development of database management system. Searching through the database of people regarding information about their occupation or even personal data is now very accessible. With these emerging technologies it is prudent for a private investigator to jump on the bandwagon before they are left behind. Due to the existence of databases and access to them, private investigators or private detectives can now conduct background searches about their target and even about their clients in order to fully give them the background that they would require to make a sound decision on how to approach the case they are handling.

This social media network, such as Face Book and Bebo are a treasure-trove of information about people who are connected to them. The social media network’s purpose is to connect people with their friends, relatives and colleagues, however the database has grown exponentially that information is then being utilised for different purposes. One such purpose is that it can be utilised to check the background or personal information of people using the site. Free access that is given on most social media networks is a wonderful thing for the private detectives and private investigators because they can now stay behind the computer searching or performing a background check on their client at no cost to them.

Although performing a background check on clients and case targets through social media network does not give one hundred percent accuracy this could help you start your background check by gaining knowledge on where clients or case targets frequently go, their favorite music and hobby which may seem to look like small information but such would have a great impact in a private investigators’ process of investigation. 

Technology nowadays have revolutionised a lot of processes, automation of records are being done through the development of database management system. Searching through the database of people regarding information about their occupation or even personal data is now very accessible. With these emerging technologies it is prudent for a private investigator to jump on the bandwagon before they are left behind. Due to the existence of databases and access to them, private investigators or private detectives can now conduct background searches about their target and even about their clients in order to fully give them the background that they would require to make a sound decision on how to approach the case they are handling.

This social media network, such as Face Book and Bebo are a treasure-trove of information about people who are connected to them. The social media network’s purpose is to connect people with their friends, relatives and colleagues, however the database has grown exponentially that information is then being utilised for different purposes. One such purpose is that it can be utilised to check the background or personal information of people using the site. Free access that is given on most social media networks is a wonderful thing for the private detectives and private investigators because they can now stay behind the computer searching or performing a background check on their client at no cost to them.

Although performing a background check on clients and case targets through social media network does not give one hundred percent accuracy this could help you start your background check by gaining knowledge on where clients or case targets frequently go, their favorite music and hobby which may seem to look like small information but such would have a great impact in a private investigators’ process of investigation.

Private investigation and Home Security Systems

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

In the field of Private investigation you are required to have a sense of responsibility and a duty to conduct a proper and sound investigation. Most private detectives and private investigators are viewed by people as those that are in-charge of investigating people and their activities. One of the overlooked duties is the sector of home security. Most private detectives and private investigators have served in the military or The Police and with their experience and expertise in military intelligence they have sufficient knowledge on how to secure and protect one’s own home.

Private detective agencies provide home security system installation in addition to their roles as private investigators. For people who would consider the installation of a home security system, engaging the services of a private investigation agency is a prudent move. This will ensure the proper and efficient installation of the home security system along side of the security system installers.

With the training and experience that private detectives and private investigators undergo, they are fully equipped with the knowledge necessary in keeping criminals or people with ill intent towards your family or your home at bay. Private investigators are well trained in the field of surveillance therefore; they have significant knowledge regarding the most efficient locations on where to install security devices such as CCTV camera systems and other security systems. Due to the nature of their line of work, private investigators and private detectives are the most appropriate people to help and advise with home security. They have knowledge of the latest and best systems on the market and the access to all the different cutting-edge security devices that will ensure total security and protection for your family and home.

The Characteristics of a Good Private Investigator

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

To become a good private investigator you will have to hurdle a lot of challenges and training before becoming a full-fledged private investigator. Many private detectives and private investigators have had a lot of training but would still end up committing crucial errors. Errors might be because of several circumstances but most of all it is because of the absence of innate characteristics that private investigators and private detectives should have.

One characteristic that should be developed by an aspiring private investigator is his logical thinking and analysis. This means that they must be able to think logically in order to arrive at a sound conclusion. This does not mean that a private investigator cannot be creative. Great private investigators and private detectives are able to switch on their logical thinking and their creative thinking at will. This means that depending on the situation, great private investigator must be able to know when to utilise his logical thinking and when they should to utilize their creative thinking.

Another characteristic that private investigators or private detectives should have is their ability to give attention to detail or observing keen attention to details, as not all clues are found in plain sight. A good private investigator should be able to spot clues even if it is in its minute form.

A good private investigator must have a thirst for adventure and must like solving puzzles. Solving puzzles requires patience so if you do not have these characteristics you may not succeed as a private detective.

Finally you should have a desire for truth and justice, because this is the main goal of being a private investigator and a private detective; that is to bring down unscrupulous people and give the victims the justice that they are looking for.

Choosing Your Private Detective Agency

Monday, January 18th, 2010

In view of our current economy and society in general, it is wise for a customer or client to have a goal and have in mind what they wish to achieve before they contact an agency. By having an objective it is easier to enquire about products and services offered by the agency and take in what they are offering.

This process is true even in choosing the private detective agency. In choosing the right private detective agency or private investigation agency you might need to perform some sleuthing of your own. It is necessary to know the background of the private detective agency before you actually hire their services and here are some guidelines that might help you determine whether the private detective agency is the right agency for your needs.

1. Check for the presence of private detective agency licenses and governing bodies they belong to.

2. Know the background of the private detective agency’s employees; do not be afraid to ask for their credentials. This will help you determine whether or not you are dealing with professionals.

3. Identify the agencies and its employee’s experiences in the field of private investigation. This is considered to be the biggest factor that you may have to consider. Due to the nature of private investigation most private investigators rely on instinct, which is coupled with scientific observation methods and techniques. The techniques may be learned or acquired in the classroom or in training facilities but the instincts are developed through experiences in the field.

To help you reduce the risk of spending too much and getting too little result follow the three guidelines above.

The Roles of a Private Investigator

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Private investigators or private detectives are often misunderstood, this maybe because of the fact that most movies or T.V. shows portray or equate them as spies. They are often misconstrued as having a dangerous job because they deal with international criminals or crime syndicates. However, the role of a private investigator or private detective is not as dangerous you may think as they are skilled professionals as they mainly focus on cases that are local and have mostly personal implications.

In order to understand the role of being a private investigator or private detective we should look closer. The first role or job of a private investigator is surveillance; most of the time private detectives or private investigators are being hired to “tail” or “shadow” a person or group of persons, with purposes that would be dependent on the clients’ specifications or instructions. Usual surveillance jobs given to a private detective are for matrimonial or infidelity cases.

A private investigator may also be hired to conduct a criminal investigation. This is usually required by a person who does not have faith in the investigation procedures being conducted by the Police. Whatever the reason or reasons the client may have, a skilled private investigator may be able to help you solve a crime that the Police where unable to help with.

Detecting fraud performed by unscrupulous people is another role that a private investigator and or a private detective are capable of performing. Companies, usually those that are engaged in the business of finances are the ones who constantly avail of a private investigators’ services. This fact can be attributed to the characteristic or nature of the investigation process. An in-house investigator or auditor may not have the technical expertise nor the tools or experience to accurately investigate what some company employees are doing.