Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior and close observation of a person or group of people of concern or under suspicion. There are two main types of surveillance that CPA International Investigations performs – static and mobile surveillance. Static surveillance is observing activities from a non-mobile location, such as an apartment building, an outdoor area or the back of a vehicle. Mobile surveillance is essentially shadowing the suspect to obtain information. This type of surveillance may be done in a variety of ways including tracking on foot and following in a vehicle. Investigations involving surveillance was the mainstay of CPA International Investigations for many years as CPA expanded into new and diverse areas.
Surveillance, both static and mobile, can benefit the client because it is one of the most useful tools in a private investigation. The activities of virtually anyone can be documented and recorded almost anywhere according to the client’s situation. Surveillance can help the client make decisions more effectively as to the direction of the investigation or can confirm the suspicions regarding the subject in question. Surveillance, as used by CPA investigators, is often times the most revealing method of determining the truth in domestic, corporate, insurance, industrial and criminal matters.
Some methods used by CPA Investigators are electronic surveillance, including video cameras, both hidden and visible, physical surveillance: keeping detailed notes, photos, video footage, and general observations made by our investigators, email tracing, asset searches, tracking vehicles, and monitoring the person in question. All evidence compiled by our investigators is court admissible.
The results that the client can expect from CPA International Investigations are comprehensive written reports, video and/or photographs regarding the person or group of people in question. Videotaped evidence produced by CPA investigators of infidelity, abuse, fraud, theft, neglect or any other culpable activity is the best way to prove a case. Whether the subject is innocent or guilty, the client will be able to have peace of mind in knowing the truth and being presented with the facts.