How serious are you about background checks in your business & personal life?

The faster life moves, the more powerful technology becomes and the easier it gets to use this technology to fool others, the more important it becomes to do background checks, whether you are comfortable with it or not.

It’s not exactly fun to have to dig up any details about a new love that has arrived in your life, but, today the risks are just too great to take a chance on your innocent ‘gut’ feeling.

Everyone who is contemplating a new romantic relationship is vulnerable, susceptible to the dictates of the heart, but, everyone deserves to know what they’re getting into before any hearts are broken.

The most perfect love interest could turn out to be someone with a history of abusive behaviour, an alcoholic or drug addict, among other issues that could cause unbearable pain by the time you’re in too deep!

This is when it’s time to get real and talk to a registered, professional and trusted private investigator in South Africa.

The investigators at King Investigations have literally seen it all, and as a result, are keenly sensitive to the difficulties of investigating someone new in your life.

On a business level, don’t you want to be absolutely sure that you have all the information you need to feel confident that you’ll be taking on a new business partner you can trust, before you get hit hard, either in terms of financial fraud or the selling of company trade secrets?

If you’re planning on merging with another company or starting a new business with a few different investors, it’s also essential to have as much information as possible about all the players before signing on the dotted line, and it’s impossible to do this on your own!

As King Investigators say: ‘If someone you are taking on as a new business partner is already hiding assets and wealth from you before the ink is dry on paper, how much will you be able to trust them in your own venture?’  You might end up kissing potential future profit goodbye without this type of in-depth background information!

Of course there is also the issue of just how much of a battleground some divorce proceedings become, with parties hiding wealth and other assets they have no desire to part with in the divorce!

Only an ethical, honest private investigator can gather all the facts about these issues, using tools and techniques that are not available to the general public, or to anyone who is not a licensed investigator.

Employee background checks and comprehensive employment reports have also become a necessity in this day and age of technologically enhanced fraud.

Not every company that lets an employee go is going to give the reason for the dismissal or press charges, which means that you may well end up with an employee who looks good on face value, but dig a little deeper, and you may be in for more than your fair share of trouble!

In the final analysis, and considering that there are many other situations that require a deep background investigation, investing in a background check, whether in your personal or business life, is going to be a priceless asset if it means that you will be protected on all fronts.

Let Jacques Barlow and his team of private investigators at King Investigators set your mind at ease with professional, in-depth background checks that will save money and time for your business, and a lot of heartache on the personal front at a later stage!

Call the best cheating spouse detective in South Africa when you need evidence that’s unquestionable!

In the first place, when you’ve reached the point of looking for the right private investigator because you suspect infidelity, you’ll be entering pretty scary territory.

Find an investigator who will offer you the support and understanding you are going to need as you head into these uncharted waters!

Another point to take into consideration is that you may want a private investigator who is able to network with other professionals around the globe, especially if your suspected cheating spouse is traveling extensively.

This is the type of experience you will be facing when dealing with seasoned professionals like King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

They work with international clients who need someone on the ground in South Africa, because only someone who understands the local culture and scene is going to be effective in carrying out surveillance without detection.

Having handled investigations, some of which have been high risk, in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Namibia, there is literally no border any cheating spouse can cross without a King Investigator acting as a shadow!

So how does a private investigator go about gathering evidence of whether or not a spouse is cheating?

  • Surveillance: Forget about trying to carry out surveillance on your own, it’s going to add more complications than it’s worth!  It takes an experienced professional to use techniques that’ll leave a cheater completely in the dark, unaware that they are under surveillance.  Surveillance also involves recording video’s and photos of all your spouse’s activities, as well as documenting activities that cannot be recorded on video as a result of the legal parameters a professional, registered investigator will uphold.  Without this ethical approach, the evidence will be useless.
  • Observing the laws of surveillance: King Investigators are PSIRA registered investigators, and in the ten years that they have been in the industry as a top investigations company in Gauteng, South Africa, they have never overstepped or flouted the rules governing the surveillance industry.
  • Expert surveillance planning: King Investigators takes your insight into the situation into account before the planning starts. They will want to know as much as possible about your spouse before they can provide you with the most cost effective, efficient surveillance plan possible, always keeping in mind that what they do is done solely according to your requirements.  Whether one or more investigator will be required will be decided at this stage, depending on the information you’ve shared with the team, as well as on the general behaviour and routines of your spouse.
  • Your role in the investigation: Once your private investigator begins the surveillance on a suspected cheating spouse, you have to do everything to keep things as normal as possible so that you don’t compromise the investigation. Don’t start asking questions you haven’t asked before, or behave any differently, as difficult as that may be under the circumstances.  This is the only way that you will be able to ensure that your spouse doesn’t become suspicious during the investigation.
  • Presentation of evidence: Because King Investigators are specialists in surveillance, they are able to use state of the art video equipment to provide you with video evidence, still photos and detailed, professional reports once all the evidence has been obtained, all of which will stand up in any court of law should it be required.

If you’ve decided that you need the best cheating spouse detective in South Africa, take the difficult step and speak to King Investigators about a free consultation, in absolute confidence.

This is where you will find that you’ll be dealing with true professionals, and will have a team on your side who understand full-well just how difficult a time this will be for you!

Why institute pre-employment polygraph testing?

Prevention of theft, dishonesty or anything else on the part of an employee that could have a negative impact on your business, is best dealt with today by taking a proactive approach towards screening applicants for any position in your company, rather than in having to solve difficult issues after someone is employed.

Polygraphs have mainly been used after-the-fact, for instance, once theft or fraud has been discovered, pretty much once the damage has been done.  The costs associated with commercial crime escalate every year, and if any company is to protect its interests before things like this occur, then pre-employment polygraph testing needs to be instituted.

Dealing with the loss of sensitive company information, theft, fraud, sexual harassment and more becomes expensive, especially once a company finds itself at the wrong end of an expensive law suit.

A major percentage of companies these days make it transparent to would-be employees that they will need to undergo a pre-employment polygraph test, giving them the option of refusing or agreeing, as this is a test that cannot be forced on anyone.

Why have pre-employment polygraph tests become important?

The rise of technology has also given commercial crime a boost, allowing job applicants to manipulate everything from CV’s to references, and we have seen enough of this in some of the highest positions in business and in government over the last decade!

What does a pre-employment polygraph root out?

It’s easy to believe it will never happen in your company, but no matter how good your ‘gut’ feeling is about someone, there could always be something in the background of a job applicant that could be of danger to your company.

Most companies, especially those in high-risk industries, make use of disciplinary action to get rid of employees guilty of dishonesty, but this does not mean that the guilty party ends up with a criminal record or that they are blacklisted, leaving them free to head off into a similar industry without any repercussions or stain on their employment record.

Today, intelligence gathering from any company is considered highly lucrative to syndicates working with organised crime, and without a pre-employment polygraph test, you will not know whether your potential employee is involved with organised crime or not.


King Investigators has a team with invaluable experience in pre-employment polygraph testing at your disposal, should you decide to make pre-employment polygraph testing an essential form of protection for you and your company.

Pre-employment polygraph tests carried out by King Investigators are especially valuable to the following business sectors:

  • Home and business security companies
  • Banking
  • Casino’s
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Insurance…..and more, wherever there is information of high value, whether in goods or intelligence and information, protection is a necessity!

Making sure that you are not hiring a criminal with well-hidden digital tracks, sexual offenders, fraudsters, individuals involved in syndicates or corporate espionage, is an investment well worth making.

A pre-employment polygraph test will also help to root out any underlying issues with drugs or alcohol, which would help you to avoid problems once the person is hired!

It is important to take note that any applicant must give written permission for a polygraph test and informed that the test will be one that is on a completely voluntary basis.

Not even the most honest of us likes the idea of a polygraph test, however, pre-employment polygraph testing is becoming something that is accepted by both those applying for employment and employees alike, as commercial crime continues to soar.

Contact King Investigators for polygraph testing in Pretoria and Johannesburg to start instituting pre-employment polygraph testing; you will save yourself a lot of time, money and frustration by knowing who you are dealing with from day one!

What type of cases can a private investigator refuse to accept?

There are many reasons that people will reach out to a private investigator, but, while reputable investigators are always in pursuit of facts to back up the reports and videos provided to their clients, there are some clients who request services that no honest private investigator will touch.

Private investigators are bound by their own set of rules and regulations pertaining to the manner in which they collect evidence, which includes the fact that they may not in any way invade private property, trespass, misrepresent themselves or carry out illegal entrapment – if the private investigator you have chosen is willing to ignore these rules, you are definitely going to end up with proof that is legally worthless.

With over 10 years’ worth of experience as a private investigator in Johannesburg and Pretoria, Jacques Botha, a registered Private Investigator, started King Investigators with a commitment to delivering timely, accurate and honest information to all clients, irrespective of the investigation.

Because Jacques believes that integrity is essential in carrying out investigative operations, there are limits to what he and his team will investigate in terms of going outside of the law.

Here are a few examples of what an above-board, professional team like King Investigators will not do for any client:

  • Planting a GPS tracker

This is an issue that no private investigator worth his salt will tackle unless the client requesting the tracker owns the car, trying to plant a tracker on a car owned by someone other than the client is looking for trouble as far as the courts are concerned.

You are going to get a lot further if you choose a reputable private investigator to carry out surveillance on the person, collecting all the legal evidence necessary to make sure that it will stand up to scrutiny in court.

  • Tapping phones

This is a definite no-no!  Tapping any phone, whether it is a landline or a cell phone, is illegal, even the police and other law enforcement agencies in South Africa have to request permission from a judge to carry out the tapping of a phone.

  • Tracing

Because there are baddies in the world like stalkers, abusers and others with less than pristine reasons for tracing someone who is missing, a good private investigator will take each case on its unique merits to ensure that there is nothing sinister behind the request. If the request seems dodgy, the private investigator has every right to turn down the request.

Once the circumstances for the tracing of a missing person has been established as innocent, King Investigators has a world of experience in locating missing loved ones, old school friends or even past romantic acquaintances. The success of a tracing case of course requires as much information on the missing person as possible for a successful conclusion – and happy reunions!

As for the rest in terms of trusted investigations, contact Jacques at King Investigators for the best private investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria, he will be happy to discuss the specifics of your case confidentially, and to work around your budget.