Wednesday 8 April 2009

Using Hidden Security Cameras

Hidden security cameras are high-end gadgets made to protect your assets and guard your life from risks as well. These equipments are seen primarily in some financial institutions, hotels and even department stores. They work for the convenience of the owners as they do not need to be worried should their own security guards could not cope up with the number of people coming in and out of their establishments. Hidden security cameras will surely do bulk of the work for them.

What other benefits could owners get from hidden security cameras? Is there a proper way of choosing them? What are the possibilities they could get to ask for repair should the hidden security cameras malfunction? These are but just some of the few questions when it comes to hidden security cameras ownership.

The benefits of having hidden security cameras

Aside from guarding your life and your assets, there are other advantages of having hidden security cameras in your own vicinities. Included in the list are:

• Hidden security cameras acts as your eye for some occurrences in your home while you are away. It is a known fact that you have to leave for work and chances are you have to leave your children to the care of their nannies. In misfortunate cases, some reported abuses may take place. With the hidden security cameras, you could have hardcore evidence for these incidences.

• For large business establishments, hidden security cameras could be used to monitor employees. In order to protect the name of the company, you need to see to it that all code of ethics is followed. You must also see to it that theft will not affect the workplace.

• Hidden security cameras are also used in order to monitor your philandering husbands. These gadgets will work as your own private detective. Just make sure that you will not make your partner know about your schemes.

Choosing hidden security cameras

The world for this invention is increasing because of the dire need of people for this equipment. Making a buy is sometimes too difficult to handle due to the emerging companies for hidden security cameras. In order to help you out with your dilemma, here are some tips you could consider:

• Price. Some hidden security cameras come in reasonable prices and if you think the price is enough with the features, then you could take that as well.
• Size and form. The different sizes and forms are not custom built but at least you are given options to choose from. The various types of hidden security cameras may help you as to what you are really looking for.

Atop the above-stated considerations, features are very important in your choice of your hidden security cameras. It need not be expensive so long as it performs well and could guarantee you of all the benefits you are running after for in the product. Your hidden security cameras may not be a lifetime partner but it should be selected carefully among a list of possible preferences.

By Ramsey Scott

Sunday 9 November 2008

GPS System Tracking - Applications of GPS Tracking System

The General Positioning System (GPS) tracking system is the latest breakthrough of the technology aiming at improving people’s lives. The GPS tracking system is reported to be used as a travel guide and as a tracking device of vehicles. No matter its application, GPS devices are good travelling companions.

The actual process of GPS tracking system is straightforward. In short, there are exactly 27 satellites rolling around the center of the Earth. Out of them, 24 are used by the GPS technology and the remaining ones are used for storage purposes. A GPS receiver installed in your car emits a signal to these satellites. Four available satellites will be used to find out your exact position. The mathematical tenet involves in this computing process is called trilateration. It can be achieved in either two dimensions or three dimensions.

Adverse weather conditions can affect the accuracy of the position. This issue is still to be addressed by GPS vendors as they are struggling to tweak their devices as a way around this problem.

Applications of GPS devices are twofold: the first one being as travelling guide as you can set your destination and the receiver will work out your location. It will also tell the best trajectory to reach your destination. It should be noted that some devices are able to talk as well. The GPS technology is also reported to be used in the military industry as it was first created for such purposes.

Another application of GPS devices is for tracking purposes. For instance a car company may decide to install GPS device in their cars in order to record their position all over the time. This can help them improving their delivery times and also increase their efficiency. An employer also can make use of this device to make sure that his employees are not abusing company car privileges.

Private investigators also make use of GPS tracking devices in order to keep track of cheating wives. Law enforcement also makes use of GPS devices to locate people who steal cars. Recent GPS devices are also able to report a driver’s habits therefore deciding if the driver is responsible enough to carry on.

The GPS tracking system is also a perfect way around home construction site thefts. Indeed, recent news reveals that GPS tracking devices have helped identify a rash of construction site thefts where many thieves were used to nicking home appliances. A police spokesman later on claims that these hard to break burglaries could be tracked down in less than 24 hours with suitable GPS tracking devices.

Still in the US, it is well known that some school buses are equipped with GPS tracking devices for emergency response purposes. Indeed, school buses equipped with the GPS tracking devices can be used to shuttle emergency responders such as fire fighters, and evacuate those in need, including nursing home residents.

By John.B.Mayell

Sunday 21 September 2008

What Services Can A Private Detective Provide?

You may be thinking that you know what a private detective does because you've seen them portrayed on TV and in the movies. You may think that the life of a private detective is interesting and action packed based on things that you've read in a wide variety of mystery novels.

Unfortunately, in many cases the life of a private detective is far less glamorous than what you may think. However, that does not mean that there are not a wide variety of services that a private detective can provide.

A private detective can help with services relating to divorce and custody cases. For example, a person may choose to have their spouse followed by a private detective to establish that he or she is not in the place they have said they would be, not with the person they had said they would be meeting. Photographs can be taken; phone lines can in some areas be tapped; evidence can be collected.

The private detective will also be able to identify the assets of the other party - to help determine child support payments. This can be done with an asset search that establishes home ownership, property ownership as well as income and other intangible assets to determine the appropriate payment amount.

Similarly, a private detective can conduct asset searches for business persons who want to see that a prospective investor is who he or she says he is. Likewise, asset searches may be performed by businesses wishing to conduct an employee background check before hiring someone new onto the company staff.

By conducting background checks on prospective employees, a business can learn whether or not the applicant's job history is as reported, whether he or she has failed a drug test or has a criminal record all points that may affect a hiring decision. A private detective can also work with a company to investigate an employee who has already been with the company for a while perhaps when it is suspected that someone has been embezzling or otherwise creating problems for the company.

If a business suspects that there are problems, a private detective can be called in to investigate accidents or theft, absenteeism or employee misconduct. Likewise, company vehicles can be tracked to ensure that they are only being used for business activities; collection assistance can, in some cases be provided as well.

You'll find that data can be restored from computers. Hidden cameras can be used where necessary.

In other words, a private detective can provide a wide variety of services that individuals and businesses may need services that can identify problems and provide solutions. Though the life of a private detective may not be glamorous, a private investigator is able to work with you to get your needs met - by offering professional services, experience and using their knowledge and expertise to get the job done right.

When you need more information about a person and do not know how to get it, contact a private detective. When you want to be sure that your employees are not taking advantage of your company, consider turning to a private detective. He or she can work with you to make sure that are able to learn what you need to know.

By David Amleida

Sunday 24 August 2008

Tracing Missing People

If you are trying to locate one or more missing persons, there are more search tools than ever available on the World Wide Web. Searching for missing persons is now a huge internet industry. Websites and services specialise in genealogy traces, background checks, geographic location and more.

Although there are many online search options to choose from, the internet may not be your best approach to locating missing persons. There may be a more cost-effective and productive option. How can you know ahead of time if internet search services can help you find the individual you’re looking for? Would another approach be better?

The specific details of your case, the urgency of your search and the amount of time and money you have to commit all must be considered. You also must evaluate the limitations and capabilities of each search option you consider. Only then can you make an informed decision about which search method is best for you.

What is the Nature of Your Search?

Are you casually interested in finding someone as part of a genealogy search? Do you simply want to reunite with an old friend or classmate? If your search is of relatively low priority, you might consider using free internet search services to try to locate missing persons. Some of the most popular are Look4them.org.uk, Tracesmart, and Ancestry.co.uk.

Your success with free or low-cost internet people search services depends on several factors. One crucial factor is your ability to identify missing persons among similar-named individuals. Can you confirm their date of birth, middle name, or former address?

A second factor that will affect your success is how frequently missing persons have engaged in activities that post to public records. Professional employment, legal proceedings are commonly recorded in public access online records. Credit applications or registration with online services are other sources of personal information for online search database inclusion.

When your missing persons search requires much more immediate attention or is of a more serious nature, consider skipping these basic paper-source investigations and turn instead to a professional. Hire a professional if you are searching for missing persons you suspect are attempting to hide. Likewise, missing persons that are minors aren’t likely to leave paper trails.

Professional Searches for Missing Persons

Paramount Investigations have several advantages when it comes to searching for missing persons. First and foremost, our investigators have access to records you may not. Secondly, we are trained and experienced. We not only no where to look, but we know what to look for. Professionals have a third advantage in that we know how to search within specific geographic regions. If you believe someone is residing in Australia for example, we have associates based in Australia to help find them.

If you are uncertain about which approach is best for your unique situation, consult with one of our Investigators instead of guessing. Our Investigators assessment can help save valuable time and money when finding missing persons is your top priority. We will provide you with detailed information about our services and rates. We can assess your case and give you a choice of search activity options. You can then make an informed choice about which approach is best for you.

Saturday 2 August 2008

Benefits Of Employing A Debt Recovery Agency

If you are a small business owner, you know how important customers are to your success. By making timely payments on the goods and services you provide, customers help give your company the resources vital to growth. Unfortunately, there will probably come a time when a customer fails to pay off a debt, and you will be forced to seek payment by any means necessary. One such way to receive overdue payments is through using a debt collection agency. In this article, we’ll take a look at the benefits of employing a debt collection agency.

A debt collection agency is basically any company hired by a business to collect money that is owed. These companies should be employed as a last resort, but they can be very helpful if needed. One major benefit to employing a debt collection agency is time; more specifically the recovery of time crucial to operating your business. If you are busy writing letters and making phone calls to a customer who owes you money, you are certainly losing productivity. Debt collection agencies have the people available to handle all aspects of getting your money, so you can return your focus where it belongs – on your business.

Debt collection agencies also send a message to the customer that you are serious about recovering the funds. When faced with the prospect of a constant barrage of phone calls at home and work, most people elect to pay off the debt. In addition, the threat of having their credit score negatively affected usually yields payment. But despite these negative consequences, there are still people who refuse to pay. How can a debt collection help in this case?

Depending on the size of the outstanding debt, and if there is still no sign that a customer intends to pay, you do have the option of going to court. A debt collection agency will be able to handle the legal aspects of the proceedings, which can be a huge advantage. However, it is important to consider all sides of the case before deciding to proceed. Court will likely be a costly proposition, and unless the debt is large enough to warrant legal action, it may be best just to bite the bullet and take the loss.

For a small business owner, the benefits of employing a debt collection agency are undeniable. In a perfect world, your business will avoid ever needing to use such a company. But it’s nice to know that a debt collection agency is standing ready, just in case.

Wednesday 2 July 2008

Why do you need a Process Server

If you're involved in a court case and you want the case to go forward, eventually you are going to need a process server.

A process server is the person who delivers legal documents – writs, subpoenas, summaries, complaints or other court documents – to those individuals who are involved in the case. In some cases, these documents will be delivered to the defendant in the case; in other cases, these documents will be delivered to witnesses and others who are being called to testify in the case.

Not only does the process server deliver court documents to those individuals, but also he or she must hand the documents directly to the individual and have those documents signed for. The signature indicating that the documents were served will then be notarised and returned to the lawyer who requested that they be served.

Hiring a process server makes it easier for lawyers and court officials to know that documents have made it to the proper recipients.

A process server will be familiar with all of the rules and regulations associated with serving documents. A process server will know where a person can and cannot be served; similarly, he or she will understand that documents need to be served within a specified time frame.

As a result, you can be sure that documents will be served in a timely fashion. And, when your process server is also a private investigator, you can be sure that he or she is capable of locating individuals who are hard to find. Likewise, he or she will have established the skill of serving documents – ways of approaching defendants and witnesses so that they are less likely to avoid service.

As a result, when you hire a process server, you can feel confident that documents will be served on time. This will ensure that you are able to keep your case moving forward without delay – and to prevent delays that could take place because of evidence not being collected.
Each delay that occurs during a trial may result in increased Lawyer's fees, court fees, injunctions against the evidence or, worse yet, the dismissal of the case.

If you want to keep your court case moving forward as smoothly as possible, you'll want to hire a process server to ensure that documents reach their destination during an appropriate time frame. If you want to be sure that all of the recipients will be found and that all of the procedures for serving documents and subpoenas and more are followed correctly, you'll not just want a process server – you'll need one.

With a process server, you can be sure that any delays that take place over the course of the trial are not your responsibility; you can trust a process server to get the job done.

Thursday 29 May 2008

The Art of Surveillance

It is very common within the private investigation industry to refer to surveillance as part art and part science. Some even state the longer one does it he/she can become an alchemist and transforms it from the science into the art at a highly developed level, well I modified that statement a little to get my point across. Surveillance art and its esoteric components will be addressed and surveillance science and its exoteric components will be addressed in the next article.

Surveillance can be defined as the continuous watching (overtly or covertly) of persons, vehicles, places or objects to obtain information concerning the activities and identities of individuals. To achieve the successful objective of obtaining information the operative whether law enforcement personnel or private investigator utilises intuition, street savvy, equipment and pre surveillance information. Being a private investigator for Paramount Investigations Private Investigators, http://www.paramountia.co.uk/surveillance that specialises in surveillance gives a perspective on how surveillance applies in both contexts. However, its applicability to the private investigation industry will be explored and emphasized.

The most important equipment a private investigator has available during the course of conducting surveillance is his mind and its esoteric components. The pre-surveillance information may indicated that the an insurance benefits claimant maybe working and leaves for work at 7:30 a.m., but if your intuition tells you that the day of surveillance he will be leaving at 6:30 a.m. follow it and be on site one hour earlier. There is no tangible reconnaissance information for the earlier start, but a successful surveillance assignment is dependent on more than tangible components. You can have the best camcorder, digital camera, surveillance vehicle modified to be non descript, excellent pre surveillance data on subject, but the intuition of the investigator about where to set up for surveillance, when to back off when following a subject, is subject going to leave earlier, etc., becomes an innate attribute that develops with time if the investigator listens to that intuitive voice within that is your sixth sense getting information from sources beyond the normal. I was working a corporate case locally in Central London trying to acquire a positive ID on a subject for a client who had been scammed a significant amount of money through an elaborate fraud scheme. I stakeout the subject’s house for six hours with no activity, I made a call to his residence, I received his answering machine and there were no vehicles parked in the driveway or nearby.

I had no idea of his schedule, but had a deep feeling he was home. This case was a one man surveillance restricted by the budgetary restraints of the client so I had to think on my feet. I approached the subject’s residence, parked my vehicle, positioned my camcorder through the passenger side door of vehicle, turned it on and proceeded to the front door of his residence. I knocked and moved to the left to allow the camcorder to capture the potential meeting. He opened the door and asked how he could help me. I stated that my car had broken down and I was waiting to be picked up and considered it prudent to notify the occupants of his residence because my vehicle would have to remain in front of his house until the following day when I would return to retrieve it. He said okay, while everything was captured on video. I returned to my car and uploaded the video to my client who positively identified the subject and will be pursuing legal actions against him. How did I know he was at home? I had a hunch, a gut feeling, intuition. Herein manifests the art of surveillance, the intangible component that cannot be learned from a book or course, but must be developed by the surveillance investigator out in the field doing his craft. The art is being able to think on your feet, trusting your intuition, adapting to the case requirements, using unorthodox methods if necessary, but staying within the parameters of the law. The more one develops in proficiency, it is poetry in motion, living in the moment transcending the actual surveillance and tapping into faculties that can be applied to all aspects of life.