We are often called on to physically observe or follow someone in order to allay
fears that the person is being deceptive but also to observe a family member to ensure
their safety. Much surveillance is now carried out using cameras and other recording
and tracking devises.
Remember consulting us is in strictest confidence and we will ensure that the subject
of surveillance will not know that they are observed or the identity of the client.
For private clients this is usually to gather information on a family member, spouse
or friend. For business clients it could be an employee, or even a competitor Local
Authorities may require information on fly tipping, dog fouling, or vandalism. Evidence
can be gathered on antisocial behaviour or other neighbourhood problems. Surveillance
may also include remote use of technology such as concealed recording devices analysis
of texting and computer activity.
Surveillance can include detection of benefit fraud where false claims are made in
regard to cohabiting, working and claming disability while fit to work. Possession
of lost/stolen goods and even “dog napping “can be resolved through covert surveillance.
Commercially it can provide evidence of employee misconduct, fraud or theft. Rogue
traders and contractors can be observed and exposed. Sometimes undercover methods
are required and secret shopping to check on fraud or mismanagement.