We have recently experienced an increase in people seeking our services for divorce and infidelity investigative services. Specifically people are requesting that we conduct surveillance on their spouse or partner because they suspect them of cheating. Having not had to hire a private investigator before they have questions about the services and how things work. I thought today I would briefly explain the surveillance operation and what can be done and what can’t be done.
- Surveillance includes following the subject of the investigation and if possible obtain photos and/or video of them to provide the client with proof of their actions.
- This can only be conducted in public places. A private investigator cannot take photos or video of people inside their homes or inside hotel rooms.
- GPS tracking devices cannot be installed on vehicles unless the vehicle is owned by the client. We require written permission by the owner to install these devices.
- Data contained in cell phones, smart phones and PDA’s such as call logs, text messages, contact information and photographs cannot be downloaded unless we obtain permission from the person whose name appears on the account. If the account is in both names then the client can give permission.
In addition to surveillance we also offer a polygraph examination as an option. Many times the client will confront their partner and accuse them of cheating. The partner will usually deny it. At this point the client can ask their partner to prove they are telling the truth by taking a polygraph exam. You would be surprised how many people agree to do this.
A polygraph examination for an infidelity investigation takes about two hours and can be conducted either in our office or at the client’s residence.
I hope this information is of value to our readers. As always your feedback is appreciated. If anyone has specific questions regarding this topic please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Management Resources Ltd of New York is a professional investigative firm Licensed in New York and New Jersey. We are also licensed in Florida as Hudson Valley Protective Services. This blog is for our clients and friends in an effort to keep them abreast of our recent cases, investigative tools and techniques and emerging trends in our profession. We also welcome inquiries from potential new clients that may be contemplating hiring a Private Investigator, but have some questions or concerns about doing so. The investigators of Management Resources Ltd. of New York are here to assist you. Please feel free to participate.