SURVEILLANCE INVESTIGATIONS

Surveillance Investigation

Surveillance is the close observation of a person, place, or object. It is the practice of watching a subject in order to document the interactions or whereabouts of the subject. There are many types of surveillance, but physical surveillance consists of hidden and occasionally undercover observation of a suspect's day-to-day activities by one or two of our trusted, licensed private investigators. Sometimes on large complex projects the surveillance team with back-office can be up to 17 members. We are providing surveillance investigations with minimum 4-hour surveillance on the ground operation. We may have more than one surveillance operation per day. 

We are providing global and Swiss Surveillance Services.  We are providing Covert Versus Overt Surveillance, Stationary Surveillance, Auto Surveillance, Foot Surveillance and Drone Surveillance (if allowed by the Law). 

Surveillance is an integral part of the investigative process. It is the visual monitoring of a location or individual to determine what conduct or activities are occurring. The visual monitoring is accompanied by a log, a diary-type record of what is occurring within the surveillance picture. The log provides a documented chronology of what was observed. The objectives of the Surveillance may be detecting the commission of a crime or a serious policy violation, gathering intelligence, preventing a crime, or all these objectives. 

We can ensure that even in rural areas or difficult local conditions, an observation goes unnoticed. Our written reports are admissible in court and are signed for accuracy by the detectives involved. 

When we recommend the surveillance:

  • Missing person searches 

  • Skip Tracing of Debtor

  • Cheating spouse investigations

  • Child Support

  • Abuse Cases (domestic, physical, sexual, emotional, child abuse, etc. )

  • Recurrent theft

  • Fraud Investigations

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Worker's compensation cases (insurance cases)

  • Counter-Surveillance Cases

When it comes to surveillance, private investigators must always act in a lawful and ethical way. For example, private investigators are not allowed to hack into private online accounts, secretly bug phones, or spy on someone in a private place, such as within a home. Understanding the does and don’t of private surveillance is critical to ensure private investigators avoid legal trouble of their own and ensure they are operating ethically. 

Our standard prices for the Surveillance Services are between CHF 90.- and CHF 165.- per Hour per Investigator (Agent), depending on the case and subject of the surveillance, mileage per Km CHF 0.95. For longer observations (from 3rd day) we also offer flat rates.  In principle, we charge a minimum assignment time of four (4) consecutive hours at an hourly rate per investigator (Agent) per surveillance operation and a one-time project assignment fee of CHF 70.- This one-time project assignment fee covers staff scheduling, service order planning and file keeping and archiving in accordance with legal requirements. Rush Assignment Fee is CHF 150.- and it applies for any surveillance assignment if the assignment notice is within 48 hours.

The case related expenses can be discussed upon the Agreement about basic price is made (e.g. Restaurant costs, Transportation ticket etc.). The Surveillance can be implemented with one Investigator (Agent) or two Investigators (Agents). Surveillance with two investigators is more professional and delivers more and better results. Depending on the case, the Client will have interactive services possibility - live pictures and videos by messenger to phone or by email.

​Surveillance Service orders are payable in advance, after placing the order and before the start of the assignment. The Swiss Business clients are excluded from this rule (Art. 7. General Standard Terms and Conditions). 

Our Know-How, Experience and Liability: 220 years of know-how and 80 years of combined investigative & intelligence management experience. We are globally operating, and we are authorized by the security department of state. We were on the cases worth more than USD 33 billion collectively. We are licensed, discreet, experienced and insured up to CHF 10 million per Case and Client (Corporate Liability Insurance).

To schedule, a free consultation with our Global & Swiss office on any type of investigation or case please fill out the contact form on the Webpage Contact Us.