The Art Of Surveillance
Surveillance has been used by husbands, wives and families for many years to observe known or unknown individuals and their movements. Surveillance investigations are very effective in providing information on what, where and why people are doing certain things. Sometimes we observe the undesirable events such as infidelity or criminal activity during surveillance, which allows our clients to act accordingly.
Other times it’s looking into the specific activity of an individual and their daily routine to determine what they are up to. Surveillance often provides a clear picture of what’s happening, which allows our clients to act and have peace of mind without wondering. Government organisations such as WorkCover and Centrelink have been using private investigators for decades to look into fraudulent activity. Surveillance is the most cost effective way of obtaining irrefutable evidence of fraud and other illegal or undesired activity.
Law firms and insurance companies have been using Surveillance Investigators to look into fraudulent insurance claims. Whether that be a life insurance, TPD, CTP car accident, property or vehicle damage, or general insurance claim they have found great success by using investigation services. It is a very cost effective method in saving them from huge payouts to fraudulent claimants. Most insurance companies understand the value in having irrefutable video evidence and a first hand witness to the events on film, when heading to court. Video evidence of fraud or an act occurring is the home run they are looking for.
Suncoast PI specialise in uncovering fraudulent insurance claims. Evidence is produced as a comprehensive report with accompanying photographic and video evidence of the subject’s daily movements. Where necessary, our experienced investigators can present their evidence in Court. We usually find a combination of photographs, video and sworn statements do not require our attendance.
The surveillance investigation process does not have to be complex.
We follow three simple steps from initial contact until completion:
Initial discussion, strategy and information gathering
We will discuss your situation, make some suggestions about how surveillance can help you, and how the process works. We will then request for you to complete a simple information form, which allows us to collect all the relevant details about the Subject of the investigation. We conduct further online checks and put a strategy in place for the surveillance investigation.
Commence covert surveillance, update client, and monitor
Based on the intelligence we gathered in Step 1, we determine the best start time for the investigation to commence. During surveillance, when required, we provide updates as things occur and continue monitoring the Subject. Our Investigators are flexible and are always willing to assist and make quick adjustments in the field.
Report, construct evidence and media brief, and review
We complete daily journals of our observations, and sometimes this is all our clients require. For certain matters we complete a detailed report summarising our observations and along with the DVD evidence submit to you for your records. We then review the investigation and make recommendations if further enquiries are sort.