It is easy to just think of a private detective being a man in a raincoat, hidden in a dark alley with a camera to hand waiting for the person they are spying on to appear, nothing could be further from the truth.
Private detectives and investigation agencies have in some cases hundreds of services on offer to help with many scenarios such as commercial investigations help with employee theft, asset tracing and sickness fraud, through to in-depth legal and litigation support services like evidence gathering, helping with criminal defences and appeals.
Investigations such as those to assist in road traffic accidents are a million miles away from the image of simply hiding and spying on targets and will involve tracing witnesses, providing detailed reports and photographic evidence to support or counter any claim via road traffic accidents.
There are of course many services that require a specialist in certain aspects of investigations, in this scenario the private detective may have a background of success and also past employment that has supported with and help gained experience to become a specialist in a certain area of the industry. One such service would be private security, whereby the private detective would need to have the experience and awareness to cover every safety or security angle, as well as a passion for thinking outside of the box to ensure an almost uncompromised success rate.
Home security and protecting yourself, loved ones and possessions is an extremely personal requirement. The same goes for security of a commercial property where perhaps valuable materials, products and information are held. This type of private detective service again opens doors for other areas to assist such as offering other private or commercial investigation services.
Many long-standing and experienced private detective agencies have hundreds of clients from both sides of the coin, private and corporate, that will use their services time and time again due to past success rates and having built up a bond of trust; this in turn can lead to many referrals over time and help increase the reputation and industry standing of a detective agency.
Knowing that a private detective can offer more than just the one service, or a handful of services, can be invaluable to anybody needing the job done correctly with trust and professionalism in mind.
Whatever the situation or scenario, it is worth being open-minded and doing the right research into what type of service provider can offer the best services to assist and resolve the matter, the involvement of the private detective sector and the modern world’s day to day offerings. It may come as a welcome surprise that the private detective who helped with a matrimonial investigation for example can also help you with an un-related requirement such as competitor profiling for corporate matters.