Archive for the ‘Skills and Techniques’ Category

Private Investigators – Hidden Camera and Recorder

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This digital Hidden Camera and Recorder is perfect for private detectives and private investigators to catch suspicious behaviour in the act. It is a stand alone CCTV system and built into it is a motion detector which will record every move that a private detective or private investigator needs to see to accurately solve a case, be it domestic or corporate.

All a private detective or private investigator needs to do is position the motion activated covert camera in the optimum position to record activity, plug in the SD memory card and power cable and the camera will record all the information needed. The camera is high resolution so there can be no doubt about the accuracy of the data and there is a playback mode. The images are automatically recorded on to the SD memory card. The camera can be set to play and the private detective or private investigator can return at a later time to gather his or her important evidence. Also useful to the private detective and private investigator is the removable flash memory media slot. The Hidden Camera and Recorder will provide all the evidence needed to find solutions.

Areas we cover include: Portsmouth, Preston, Sheffield

Private Investigators – Spy Stick

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The ingenious Spy Stick is perfect for any private detective or private investigator to check on computer usage, either in a home or office situation. As a covert device it is excellent as it doesn’t need to be left plugged into the computer. It simply plugs into the USB port to install a small piece of software in under 15 seconds and then removed, so there is no hardware which could be detected. The Spy Stick allows a private detective or private investigator to gain information on key strokes and websites visited. The device also takes screen shots at regular intervals.

In order to retrieve the information, the private detective or private investigator simply plugs the Spy Stick into the PC which is under investigation and everything will be uploaded on to it to take away for examination later. Another important feature of the Spy Stick is that its high tech design ensures that it cannot be detected by anti-virus/firewall systems, making it perfect for covert surveillance.

Areas we cover include: Derby, Leeds, Norwich

Private Investigators – Mossad Pen

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Passing on information is one of the processes that a private investigator and private detective must do with utmost care. This is because such information is critical to solving an investigation case and revealing the details of such investigation would be detrimental not only to the investigation but also to the person involved. Depending on the nature of private investigation some information has to be passed either to a client or to another investigator but must be kept a secret. Passing on information using technology such as mobile phones and e-mails can easily be encrypted with the use of different encryption programs. However, what if the information being passed on is only through the use of paper? A private investigator or a private detective would sometimes encounter situations where the need to pass urgent information is paramount. However, passing such written information on might pose the danger of it being read by the person who is the subject of the investigation which could compromise the investigation as a whole or could put the life of the client and private investigator or private detective at risk.

After realising the importance of passing on written messages and after looking at the risk that one has to take, private investigators and private detectives were able to develop a gadget that would keep the messages written on paper a secret to those who are not the intended recipient. This is by inventing the Mossad Pen, which is a pen that uses “invisible” ink. However, it is just not an ordinary invisible ink but there are certain conditions that the ink should be subjected to before the recipient of the letter would be able to read the message. The message written can be made invisible by applying warm air via a blow dryer and it can be retrieved by freezing the paper that contains the message. With this type of pen the lives and investigation process of the private investigators and private detectives are not compromised.

Areas we cover include: Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester

Private Investigators – Key Ring Spy Camera

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

A spy camera worn on the body is designed to be used to film in covert operations when the private detective or private investigator is on the move. The device can be used in the tracking of people in any type of investigation. Spy cameras can be incorporated into a private detective’s or private investigator’s clothing or put into many of the objects normally carried around such a bag or keys. They can be used on their own just as a camera or in conjunction with a sound recorder.

 The key ring spy camera is perfect for filming without being detected as it can be held in the hands as part of the investigator’s car keys. It has no LEDs or flashing lights or sounds which could give it away. No one would guess they were being filmed as it is so discreet. The high resolution gives clear images for accurate detection. The built in microphone on the key ring spy camera allows it to record audio. This device is perfect for covert surveillance for every private detective and private investigator.

Areas we cover include: Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds

Private Investigators – Checking for Counter Surveillance

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Private investigators and private detectives are not the only ones who are capable of using the latest technology in the field of surveillance. Anyone who has the funding or budget to purchase different devices that are utilised in surveillance can or might utilise such a device to survey the private investigator or private detective who is assigned to a case. The process of conducting surveillance against the person who is also carrying out surveillance on a person in an enquiry is called counter surveillance. The main focus of counter surveillance is to conduct surveillance on people suspected of conducting an investigation or surveillance. The main “victims” of counter surveillance are of course the private investigators and private detectives. This is why many private investigators and private detectives have to devise ways to detect counter surveillance devices which could compromise the outcome of their case or worse may risk the life of their client or even their own lives.

The first step in counter surveillance detection is to find and identify any surveillance devices that may be installed in the private investigators’ office. This is why a counter surveillance check or sweep is an essential regimen for private investigators and private detectives. The following are some of the items or objects that should always be checked by private investigators and private detectives.

The first one is to check or detect different GSM/GPS surveillance and tracking devises and conduct a GSM/GPS surveillance signal sweep on a mobile phone and also scrutinise it properly.

Secondly conduct a physical search in your office. Always look for something that is considered to be odd. Physical search can reveal hidden CCTV cameras as well as audio cameras.

With these two counter surveillance sweep techniques private investigators and private detectives can assure that their cases are not compromised.

Areas that we cover include: Ashford, Cheltenham, Glasgow

Private Investigators – 12 Channel Wireless Recording System

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Private investigators and private detectives are more often than not risking life and limb when they are on the field. This is because of the fact that they do not know the dangers that they may encounter during the course of their investigation. This is the reason why being a private investigator or private detective is not easy; it entails years of training and actual field experience before one can truly become a private investigator or private detective. These years in training give the private investigators and private detectives the natural instinct on how to solve specific problems and this also helps them develop their own investigation strategies and techniques. It is however a known fact that private investigation is not only dependent on experience or training; this is due to the fact that there might be situations where the private investigator or private detective’s training would be deemed to be useless or ineffective. This is the reason why private investigators and private detectives have to augment their training and experience in the field through the use of different investigation or surveillance gadgets.

One of the most useful surveillance gadgets that private investigators and private detectives are utilising is the recording system and with the advent of wireless technology they have developed the wireless 12 channel recording system. This device was developed as a product of extensive research and that it is utilising the latest surface-mount technology which provides for the best covert telephone recording system. It has an easy to conceal miniature telephone transmitter which can be placed in a telephone socket or in the internal mechanism of the telephone itself. The receiver has an intelligent mechanism which only starts to record when the telephone where the transmitter is installed. It has the capacity of transmitting audio recording within three hundred metres which could make the private investigator and private detective gather data without having to put him or herself into direct danger.

Areas we cover include: Northampton, Sunderland, Watford

Private Investigators – Vehicle Tracking Device

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Conducting a private investigation would sometimes require the private investigator or private detective to conduct a surveillance of the person in question or the person being investigated. Conducting surveillance, however, must be made with the utmost care and diligence in order to prevent the target person from detecting or noticing the surveillance being conducted on him or her. This is the reason why private investigators and private detectives must employ all, if not most, strategies that were learned by the private investigator or private detective during his or her training or from his or her own experience. Sometimes, however, relying on pure instinct is not enough. There may be instances where the private investigator or private detective may be put in a situation that would require more than experience or more than what he or she learned during the training. This is why private investigators and private detectives would augment their capabilities using different investigation gadgets. One of the situations that would require more than the skills and experience of a private investigator and private detective is the field of vehicle tracking.

There are times when the investigation or surveillance is expanded in scope due to the fact that the person being investigated is mobile most of the time or is always changing his or her location. In situations where tailing the person’s vehicle is not possible the C.A.T. vehicle tracker gadget is utilised. The C.A.T. vehicle tracker is a reliable device that helps private investigators or private detectives ascertain the whereabouts of the person that is the subject of the investigation by tracking the location of his or her vehicle. The C.A.T. Vehicle tracker is equipped with the latest in battery technology giving the device an extended battery life; the C.A.T. vehicle trackers’ battery life has been doubled which increases the number of usable days of the device to fourteen (14) days. Since time is always a factor in surveillance the C.A.T. Vehicle tracker is capable of easy and quick recharging mechanism. Finally, the C.A.T. or Covert Asset Tracking device is capable of easy SIM change whenever the SIM card needs to be replaced. With these capabilities private investigators and private detectives could therefore increase the efficiency of their surveillance.

Areas that we cover include: Bolton, Dundee, Middlesborough

Private Investigators – Wrist Watch Recorder

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Private investigators and private detectives always have to rely on their training and experience in the field. However because of unavoidable situations sometimes training and experience may not be enough. Throughout the years many private investigators are always looking for ways to reduce the risk to their life and health when they are on the job. Risk to the life of private investigators and private detectives is especially high when they conduct surveillance especially on persons who are known to be very dangerous. This why sometimes it is imperative for private investigators and private detectives to become creative and utilise other means or ways on how to conduct their surveillance and investigation, thus the use of gadgets becomes+ a necessity for private investigators and private detectives.

One such gadget that is usually utilised by private investigators and private detectives is the voice recording watch. This watch was developed in order to help private investigators and private detectives in gathering data from the person they are trying to investigate. The voice recorder watch is made up of smart steel and is integrated with a one Gigabyte of flash memory, enough to store hundreds of hours of audio recording. Playback is not a problem as the watch also functions as an MP3 Player and the recordings can be listened to through the earphones that come along with the watch. The recordings can also be played on the computer through Windows Media player or other media player software applications. Private investigators and private detectives need not worry about the battery life of the Voice Recorder watch because of the fact that it is also equipped with built-in batteries which gives the watch the recording capability of up to 4.5 hours, the watch itself has a separate battery thus the watch continue to function even if the recorder battery is already spent. Apart from the features mentioned the watch is also shock proof thus making it the most compatible watch for private investigators and private detectives.

Areas we cover include: Aberdeen, Northampton, Bolton

Private Investigators – GSM Spy Phone

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Private investigators and private detectives are normally putting their lives on the line when conducting an investigation; this is why it is imperative for them to take all precautionary measures in order to ensure their safety while conducting the investigation. It is however also important that they are able to get only the most accurate data from their subject of investigation, therefore in situations where endangering one’s life is at part and parcel with gathering evidence the private investigator or private detective can resort to extra ordinary measures. One such extra ordinary measure is to utilise investigation or “spy” gadgets. The use of these types of gadgets would help ensure the safety of the private investigator and private detective as the gadgets would allow them to gather information from a distance.

The GSM Spy phone is one such device that can be utilised by private investigators and private detectives in gathering accurate information. The device is an actual GSM phone which can be integrated with the software. The defining feature of this product is actually the software that is integrated with the GSM phone. The software is undetectable from the cell phone. It has a function that if the phone is switched on will alert you via SMS when a phone call is made and the number of the party being called is also sent through SMS and it will also send you a copy of the SMS message sent through the GSM phone. Through dialling a pre-defined number you will also be able to intercept and hear phone conversations. Another great feature of this software is that you could use the phone to record room conversations by just sending a text message command. Finally, even if you are not monitoring the phone you can actually direct the software to record all phone conversations.

With this device and software private investigators and private detectives can gather the needed and most accurate data.

Areas we cover include: Walsall, YorkSwindon

Private Investigators – Lighter with Camera/DVR

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Private investigators and private detectives cannot only rely on their experience or training. This is due to the fact that private investigators and private detectives may be investigating unscrupulous people who are well-aware of the different investigation techniques which allow them to detect and counter the investigation being conducted by a private investigator or private detective. If a private investigator or private detective’s presence is identified this situation would prove to be very dangerous on the part of the private investigator or private detective. The risk however is necessary in the job of a private investigator and private detective because he or she has to gather factual data from the person subject of his or her investigation, this however does not mean that private investigators and private detectives should be exposing themselves to a lot of risks. Gathering data is equally important as that of protecting oneself from harm. This is the main reason why private investigators and private detectives arm themselves with the different data gathering devices that can be easily concealed from the sight of the person subject of the investigation.

One such device is the BIC style lighter which is actually a disguised Camera and DVR. This camera and DVR style lighter was developed using the actual size of the original BIC lighter which thus would conceal the actual functionality of the device. It can deliver high resolution video and audio recordings and that it is capable of automation when it detects a sound of 65 decibels where the CCTV camera would start recording as well as the audio or microphone. It is equipped with a rechargeable battery which can be charged using a PC or through its adaptor. Recording time is about two hours via its vast storage default of 2 GB SD Card which can be expanded to up to 8GB. The Camera has a viewing angle of around sixty five degrees and it is capable of operating even in low-light condition of up to 1 lux. This device would definitely help private investigators and private detectives in their quest for gathering factual data from unscrupulous people or from the person subject of their investigation.

Areas that we cover include: SwanseaSwindonOxford