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Privatdetektiv.se helps you collect evidence with tracking, mapping, and final solid documentation. Whatever you are a company or a private person, we can help you with investigative operations both in Sweden and abroad. A surveillance operation involves a team of private investigators/investigators following a person and documenting their actions with a picture and/or video recording to gather evidence in the case. Physical Surveillance is a tool in many different types of investigations, from infidelity investigations to private individuals to business cases where we look for cheating at the workplace or unfair staff.
All physical surveillance takes place under discretion and privacy. The investigators have a professional education and access to all the resources required to monitor the object and obtain the requested information without risking detection.
Privatdetektiv.se head office is in Stockholm, but operational offices are also located in Malmö and Gothenburg. When a physical surveillance mission requires it, we can of course also attend other locations in the country.
WHY PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE?
There is a difference between suspicion and evidence, often you have to be sure to be able to act. Both companies and private individuals can end up in situations where you feel that something just isn’t right but lack a clear picture of what is actually happening. Regarding the serious issues, such as the trust of a life partner or an employee in a key position, professional help may be needed to obtain the facts needed to bring the issue to clarity.
Physical Surveillance can aim to:
- Find people and objects
- Check someone’s credibility and verify information
- Collect general intelligence information
- Secure evidence of criminal suspicion or other irregularities
- Gather preparatory information that may be needed later for a phone call or interview
HIDDEN OR OPEN PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE
Physical Surveillance can either be hidden or open. If the purpose is to collect information about one or more persons without their knowledge, the search is hidden. If the physical surveillance is visible, the purpose is the opposite, the person or persons should know that they are the subject of physical surveillance directed at them and perhaps also at a certain location. This type of physical surveillance is most often used to keep someone from committing a crime. In all situations, it is important that physical surveillance is carried out in a professional and discreet manner and uses sufficient technical and personal resources.
An erroneous investigation, where amateurs or sole investigators undertake assignments, can in the worst case lead to the object being warned, without the purpose of the investigation being achieved, thus the possibility of solving the case may have been completely lost. Physical surveillance requires a much greater amount of personnel and technical effort than one might imagine.
PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE (CAN ALSO BE CALLED MONITORING OR SHADOWING A PERSON)
Physical surveillance means that it is natural clothed persons who follow one or more persons to map them and document their behavior, contact networks, and their actions. Documentation can be done with image, video or audio recording and the information collected is mainly used for evidence in various respects.
Physical surveillance performed correctly takes place exclusively with teams of three individuals to be able to rotate positions, cover movements and prepare for unforeseen events, such as a surveillance object being picked up by a taxi. When we work with physical surveillance we blend into the surroundings and do the work in such a way that neither the target we are surveillance nor the people in the area can discover that a surveillance operation is underway.
Technical surveillance means that we conduct surveillance using technical resources. This may include tracking of mobile phones, IT forensic analysis, GPS tracking of vehicles, analysis, and resolution of IP logs or others. We are also alone in the technical resources we use, which means we can achieve fast and cost-effective results. Technical surveillance in combination with information retrieval is a proven and effective method for achieving good results.
Surveillance does not have to be limited to a particular country or region. We often work with international surveillance operations when surveillance is carried out abroad. This can involve many different types of cases – from suspected infidelity to investigating irregularities for companies and organizations and even authorities.
Privatdetektiv.se’s parent company has offices and operational staff in most countries and cities, which means that surveillance abroad does not have to be more expensive than if it was carried out in Sweden. Thus, you will not be charged with hotel or flight costs in most places where we have a local office. Even if a local office is lacking at the current site, we send out a team from the nearest office, which means that the additional cost will be limited.
- A surveillance operation can be launched at short notice, usually within an hour.
- A surveillance operation does not have to cost more for it to take place abroad.
MAP A PERSON’S MOVEMENT
Do you want to map a person’s movement? Sometimes, there may be a need to map a person’s movement to find out, for example, more about the person’s involvement in a particular question or investigation. A survey is then done to study the person’s contact network, visited addresses, habits or eg. travel and travel history. A survey is usually limited to a selected period of time that may be in the past or in the current time. Mapping can be done partly through surveillance, technical resources and internet activity / social media. We use the methods we know work best – it is usually a combination of surveillance and mapping that gives the absolutely best results
Clients often contact us and ask how our surveillance can make a difference for them. Our working methods are unique, as we always carry out a careful preparation beforehand to gain control over all the factors that may influence the surveillance and the surveillance results. In 7 out of 10 cases it is planned surveillance we are talking about, it gives more time to plan and allocate the right resources for the assignment. The goal is to always know as much as possible about the person to whom the search is to be conducted, what we call the surveillance object or the target. We are interested in everything, whether the person is cycling, whether the person is going by public transfer, which passenger cars our target have access to and which addresses the target usually resides at. We also collect other necessary information such as photos, mobile numbers, operator and other important data.
When working with surveillance, we always work in a team of at least 3 people to make sure that the target we are tracking does not detect suspicious activity, see the same people in several places, or discover other things that jeopardize our mission. We also ensure that we are rotating around the target in a natural way and that we do not risk losing sight of the target during the surveillance.
- A surveillance operation always takes the form of a team where they work together to make sure that the surveillance object does not apprehend suspicious activity or that the surveillance object is lost from sight.
- An inadequate or improperly performed surveillance can be very expensive in the long run (both in terms of cost and results).
WHEN IS SURVEILLANCE SUITABLE?
Privatdetektiv.se works with various types of investigations that require investigation and mapping of people. Typical investigations are cheating investigations where there is a suspicion that the partner is meeting someone else or has a “secret life”. Other investigations may have to do with the unanimous procedure with children. Sometimes the investigation can be done for a company that suspects unfair competition or other workplace irregularities. Surveillance can serve as a part of a larger investigation where a suspicion already exists, or as a complete investigation. When you contact us, our investigators will evaluate the situation and notify you of the measures recommended for your investigation.
IS SURVEILLANCE LEGAL?
It is perfectly legal to conduct surveillance against people to obtain information or evidence.
HOW LONG DOES SURVEILLANCE TAKE?
Each investigation is unique. Some cases require only a few hours of surveillance, for example, to prove that two people met, while other investigations require a greater search effort with days, weeks or months. Privatdetektiv.se undertakes no investigative assignment for less than 5 hours. In general, you should also know that surveillance means a lot of waiting time. Time, therefore, goes fast waiting for the crucial puzzle piece in the form of picture/video or sound. When you call us and present what you need help with, we will propose investigative measures and estimated time and cost. Sometimes surveillance is not the obvious method of investigation and there are more cost-effective investigations that also lead to faster results. Each case is assessed and evaluated individually.
WHAT DOES PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE COST?
The cost depends on resource availability, location and time. If we look for criminal or other sensitive targets, we can work as a team or sometimes two or even three teams. However, most cases we solve with one team. A team always works together and consists of 3 agents. The cost per person is from SEK 490 per hour (VAT is added). This price also includes costs such as fuel, 2 vehicles, congestion tax and parking fees. Please note that we always work in teams of 3 people. Missions performed by less than 3 agents are doomed to fail already in advance, it is a waste of time and money to conduct some sort of physical surveillance with less than 3 agents.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE?
The ultimate goal of all investigations is to collect all the interesting information in the case and then present complete documentation that then can be handed over to the client. We have experience of discretion and extensive surveillance, as well as the technical resources required to create the documentation that gives you as a client the correct foundation you need to make a decision.
While we are working on a surveillance operation, we can update you on the status and also provide you with a picture or temporary video documentation so you always know what is happening with your case. When the surveillance is completed, we will compile a report that contains the entire mapping we have done of the suspect’s actions, with addresses and logs and other information. All media is collected, edited and delivered to you digitally. We will provide you with information how this happens when you order the service from us.
Of course, we also have good knowledge of all the legal aspects that need to be taken into account when conducting investigations and documenting.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Contact us for more information regarding your problem. We offer a free consultation where you can explain your problem for us and we can inform you how we best can help you.