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

Reveal PI private investigators will make themselves indiscernible from the public to be able to conduct surveillance without drawing any unwanted attention.

All our operations are deliberately planned and our investigators work in shifts to maintain discretion. We use industry-leading equipment including long-lens and body-worn cameras to gather footage both in close proximity and at long distances, without drawing attention to our investigators.

  • Time & Date Stamped Photography
  • High Definition, Time-Stamped Video Recording
  • Platforms for Covert Recording 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, our investigators have a proven record of making the right judgement during unexpected situations. This is demonstrated by the high standard of evidence we provide. All surveillance activities are recorded in a signed log, which includes time and date-stamped photographs and video recordings. Whether our investigators witness major events or simply a person going about their usual daily routine, we provide clients with comprehensive reports so they can see what happened exactly.

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

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When is Surveillance Investigation Needed?

I'm looking for information on someone's employment.


If you believe one of your staff is working somewhere else while claiming sick time, or if your spouse is being dishonest making up lies about their job, you have reasonable cause to look into where they’re working. It’s possible that you’ve been a victim of fraud, and someone owes you money, but they claim to be unemployed. You’ll need to locate their employer in order to file an attachment of an earnings claim. After an initial consultation with Reveal PI, our team will have the information necessary to create an effective strategy and survey the individual to determine where they are employed.

Because employment is frequently conducted at regular intervals, we can identify optimum times  to start monitoring and conducting employee investigations by looking at their known routines. Perhaps they follow a schedule when they leave their house. Our discreet investigators will follow them either in a vehicle or on foot. We will take photos or video recordings to expose where they are working or employed.

In certain cases where employment records are inaccessible, we take the initiative to check on the person’s method of transportation first and their movement patterns. This will provide us with the necessary information to determine where they work or how they source their income.

I need evidence that two people are residing in the same house.


If you are a landlord and you suspect a tenant of subletting, or if you are a local authority who needs to ascertain the truthfulness of a housing benefit claimant’s story, a private investigator can help you get the information you need. An initial meeting with Reveal PI surveillance investigators will help us design an appropriate plan of fraud investigation and gather evidence.

In this kind of case, conducting surveillance will provide you with the insights you need. Reveal PI investigators will gather definitive evidence on the ground and provide a clear picture even where paperwork is lacking to prove tenants are cohabiting.

Our surveillance team can blend into crowds and use unmarked vehicles to avoid drawing public attention. Our investigators also use long-lens cameras that can be positioned near the residential property to make their observations. We will monitor those who enter and leave the premises daily.

Our surveillance report will include details about who is consistently at the property and the names of the occupants.

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


We take child welfare seriously and oftentimes these cases are emotionally charged and sensitive. Our private investigators will meet with you to discuss your concerns and collect the details we need to begin a child custody investigation

With our years of experience in the private investigation industry, Reveal PI has the knowledge and skills to build an appropriate and proportional plan of action in conducting surveillance between parents and child/children. This includes observing interactions and the house where the child is currently residing to see if there are any areas of concern.

Time-stamped photographic and video footage evidence provided by our surveillance experts can provide you with definitive answers catering to your concerns. Our findings will provide you with the reassurance, and 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 observation 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 cameras 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 subject’s 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. Reveal PI private investigators have a strong 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 areas 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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