The What, Why and How of Using A Private Investigator for Your Surveillance NeedsOne of the best compliments a Client can give us is to use our services on other investigative needs and/or recommend us.  Repeat Clients know how we conduct our investigations, they are confident that we will obtain the results needed for their case. They also understand there are situations when the Subject of the investigation is not active, does not follow any kind of pattern or does not show up for scheduled appointments, which in return does not produce the expected results. For cases where there is no activity observed, we make sure to contact the Client and recommend terminating the surveillance for that particular day and reschedule so that the agreed upon hours and budget are not used during an inactive surveillance period.

Clients who utilize our services on a continual basis are law firms who require surveillance for domestic and custody cases, disability and FMLA, Asset Searches for hidden funds or to determine if filing a lawsuit is financially feasible. Corporations and small businesses use us to conduct background checks, employee embezzlement, Non-Compete or surveillance for worker’s comp claims. Clients in the private sector (Divorce, Infidelity or Custody Cases, Polygraphs or Voice Stress Analysis Test) who do not have the need for additional investigative work, recommend us.

When conducting Domestic Cases, especially infidelity cases, we do not under any circumstance create a situation for a Client’s spouse to be tempted to cheat; We are not the show “Cheaters”.  We observe and document their activities and do not participate. If they go outside the boundaries of their relationship or they do nothing, their actions are reported. When a Client calls suspecting their partner is unfaithful, we assume they have experienced events or activity to show cause. An inclination or suspicion is oftentimes enough reason to request research and/or observe their day to day routine for the truth.

Surveillance is a technique used to visually observe one’s activities and/or lack of activity. For example, we had a Client whose partner claimed he was volunteering for a not for profit company during a period of being unemployed.  He stated it was his calling that he takes the time in between jobs to do something good for the community. On the first day of surveillance, the Subject ran errands most of the day, but did not travel to any facility for volunteer work. On the second day of surveillance, the Subject played a round of golf with a couple of buddies and had a few beers. On the final day of surveillance, we observed that he drove to a not for profit facility, parked his vehicle and was picked up by a young female and they enjoyed the afternoon together. His activities were documented in a report along with photos and the Client was provided a video that contradicted his good Samaritan claim.

Surveillances can be the key to the truth. We obtain the facts through visual observation.


Brenda J. McGinley; CEO, All in InvestigationsAll in Investigations, dba