Surveillance remains one of the oldest and most common practices you can find in the investigative services industry. The services range from gathering protective intelligence to looking at an insurance fraud case with real-time observation. It can be a useful tool to have on hand. What are some of the tips you can take to help you reach the next level?
Tip #1: Live and Breathe Your Story: Become
You can use a simple story to explain why you have come to the area. Props in hand make the story more believable. Some examples of this might be a dog leash, laundry basket or a car seat. However, never leave anything out in full view that will betray your true purpose.
Tip #2: Drive an Unremarkable Vehicle
Unlike spy movies with a Ferrari, covert surveillance cases are best done with a car that doesn’t draw unwanted attention. Raising suspicion in the neighborhood could hurt your case. You might even rent a common vehicle like a Honda Civic or Toyota Camry to disappear in the crowd.
Tip #3: Check the Background of Your Subject
Before you begin a surveillance operation, pre-surveillance like reports on the case and the places where your target goes can be helpful. Should you lose touch with the contact, visit the next location on the list and the time of day that makes sense.
If you’d like to learn more, contact us today! Due Process Legal Support & Investigations, LLC has been working within the private investigation field for over 25 years, and we have the experience to help.