Private Surveillance Services

Our covert private surveillance services provide definitive answers in the form of time-stamped photographic and video evidence. Whether the case is a legal dispute or a private matter, surveillance provides certainty where it is needed.

Surveillance and Private Investigation

Our private investigators make themselves indistinguishable from the general public to carry out surveillance without raising suspicion. Operations are carefully planned and investigators rotate or take shifts to avoid becoming noticeable. We use a combination of long-lens and hidden body-worn cameras to obtain footage both in close quarters and over long distances, without drawing any attention to the investigator.

  • Time & Date Stamped Photography
  • High Definition, Time-Stamped Video Footage
  • Covert Recording Platforms for monitoring of properties/assets

Many of our investigators come from ex-military or law enforcement backgrounds however this is not exhaustive and many of our team come from entirely civilian walks of life. Using their wealth of experience, the team has a proven record of making the right choices when situations change unexpectedly. This is reflected in the quality of the evidence we provide. All surveillance operations are supported by a signed log, with time & date-stamped photography and video footage. Whether our investigators witness exceptional events or just a subject doing their weekly food shop, we provide clients with full documentation so that they can see exactly what happened.

  • Specialist operators for rural areas
  • Covert Body-Worn Cameras
  • Male & Female Investigators

Get in Touch to Discuss Your Needs

What are the Primary Purposes of a Surveillance Investigation?

I need to know where somebody is working.


If you suspect one of your staff is working somewhere else while claiming sick pay, or your partner is lying about work, you may have reasonable cause to investigate where an individual is working. It may be that somebody owes you money and are claiming they are unemployed and you need to find their employer to apply for an attachment of earnings. After an initial consultation, we will have the details from which we can put together an appropriate plan to follow and survey the person to find out where they are earning their money.

Because employment often follows regular hours, we can identify a good time to begin employee investigation and surveillance by looking at the patterns their behaviour falls into. Perhaps they leave the house every day at a particular time. In this case, our investigators can follow in a vehicle or on foot and take pictures or video footage to record where they are really working. It may be that we need to trace their place of employment by first establishing their method of transport and pattern of movements, once that has been established we can determine the most appropriate solution to identify their place of work.

I need to prove that two people are living in the same property.


It may be that you are a landlord and suspect a tenant of subletting, or that a local authority needs to ascertain the truthfulness of a housing benefit claimant’s story. An initial meeting with us will help us design an appropriate plan of fraud investigation and surveillance to provide enough evidence to take action.

Surveillance is appropriate for this kind of case, as our investigators can gather definitive evidence on the ground to solve cases where there may not be any paperwork to prove people are cohabiting. Our team can blend into the crowd, using unmarked vehicles to avoid standing out in an area. We would position a team of investigators with long lens cameras near the property to observe who is entering and leaving the building each morning. Over a period of time, we would be able to determine who is consistently at the property overnight, and gather details which would confirm that they are living there with the named occupant.

I’m concerned about my child whilst they are in my ex-partner’s custody.


A child’s welfare is something we take very seriously, and we understand that these kinds of cases can be emotionally charged. Our team would meet with you to discuss your concerns and collect together the details we need to begin matrimonial investigation. Our team would then be able to identify an appropriate and proportional plan of action to observe the parent and child’s interactions, and the property where the child is staying to see if anything is amiss.

Time-stamped photographic and video evidence provided by our surveillance teams can give definitive answers to your concerns. It may be that our findings offer reassurance and comfort, or it may be that we give you the indisputable detail needed to amend your custody agreement in court.

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Case Studies

Not sure that surveillance is the right choice? Read some of our success stories.

The Maintenance Dispute

Unlike Scotland, in England there is no limit on how long a partner may have to pay maintenance, our client found himself paying a substantial monthly sum to his ex-wife despite having being told by multiple sources that she was working full time and financially stable. We did some research and discovered that the hours she was working didn’t match up with the money she had claimed to be earning….

The Miracle Man With a Lookalike

A local council contacted ourselves as they had a pending court case and only had a few days to obtain the evidence they needed, they had been tipped off that the man standing trial was actually able bodied. The man claimed to be paralysed from the waist down and his disability was so severe he had a full-time carer living in his home with him to provide 24/7 care. We sent a covert surveillance team to the man’s property…

Proof of Cohabitation

After a long and complex divorce our client was suspicious that his ex-wife was living with her new partner whilst still receiving maintenance payments on the basis that she was unable to financially support herself. The client first had these suspicions when their child mentioned mom’s new boyfriend and the places they’ve been together, along with presents he’s been getting. In this case however it was apparent that this was not a fly-by boyfriend, but a more long-term relationship….

Corporate Private Investigation Services

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We assist employers, who might otherwise avoid investigating dishonest staff because they lack experience or fear legal action.

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Lying about injuries for financial gain creates stigma and undue stress for those who rely on compensation and injury payments.

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Becoming a victim of fraud can be stressful and financially devastating so investigating it professionally and effectively is vital.

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Process servers provide a trusted method of delivery that ensures documents have been received. 

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Mystery shoppers collect vital intelligence about the customers experience and can find evidence of unscrupulous retailers.

WPCCorporate Person Tracing

Enquiry agents can conduct covert and overt enquiries, obtaining additional information to support investigations.

Private Surveillance FAQs

No, all of our surveillance operations are conducted covertly.

Our surveillance vehicles are customised to ensure they can be used as a discreet observations platform without drawing any unwanted attention.

The operatives themselves are indistinguishable from other members of the public and where a vehicle is not suitable, they will use hidden body-worn camera’s to discreetly obtain evidence.

Covert surveillance works by using teams of covert operatives to discreetly follow and observe subjects in order to obtain photographic and video evidence of their movements.

By using combinations of different vehicles and operators they are able to maintain a close distance without raising the subjects suspicion or affecting their behaviour.

All surveillance operations are presented in an intelligence report supported by video footage. You will receive a written report containing a chronological log of events, each supported by a time and date stamped photograph, the report itself will also be supported by video footage of all observations.


Yes, all of the surveillance we conduct is done so legally. Our staff have a good understanding of the laws and legislation affecting private and commercial surveillance, this is how we guarantee all of the reports we provide to you are admissible as evidence. We will also perform a privacy impact assessment before conducting any surveillance which will identify the least intrusive way to achieve your objectives and highlight any area’s we think may not be suitable.

All of our surveillance operations are planned meticulously ensuring we plan for all eventualities. The average mobile surveillance team will consist of between 2-5 investigators and multiple vehicles allowing subjects to be followed discreetly across a variety of methods of transport.

Yes, we have both male and female investigators. Although there are not as many female investigators they are a vital part of the team and there are just as many opportunities for females to undertake surveillance work.

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