Pre-employment screening through the use of polygraph testing in South Africa contributes to the security of any company

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that people have been lying since the dawn of time, and will continue to do so as long there is breath in the body.

The difference today is that with the help of sophisticated technology dishonesty is easier to hide and far more difficult to disprove on the part of any employer.

Its human nature for us to want to see the best in everyone and to take them at face value and on the strength of a CV that looks good, but this is often where deception first starts with a prospective employee.

The farthest any employer can go while checking into the background of any potential candidate for employment is to contact references, which can also be fraudulent, as well as to check into criminal records.

Only an experienced private investigator has the knowledge and ability to employ far wider avenues of information gathering than the average man on the street could.

This includes access to databases, platforms of information and other exploratory methods they are allowed to use when gathering everything needed to present an in-depth profile of a potential employee to the employer.

If your company is involved in research and development for instance, it’s essential to know as much as is humanly possible about anyone you employ in a position that offers access to company secrets.

Company secrets like this, especially in the research and development stage of new products, are high value, and business crime syndicates offer small fortunes to anyone willing to sell these secrets.

An in-depth background check will unfortunately not guarantee that an employee won’t fall into this trap of white collar organised crime in the future, but you will know who you’re dealing with from the start.

Solving issues of fraud, dishonesty and theft after the fact will cost a lot more than it will to have an honest, discreet and professional private investigator assist with pre-employment polygraph tests before a potential employee is given the position.

Another potential pitfall for employers is the issue of pre-existing drug or alcohol abuse on the part of a potential employee, as well as any indication of sexual abuse, as these are very costly errors for any company to make when employing someone for any position, especially if it’s in a managerial capacity.

The polygraph test acts as a solid backup to the in-depth background check your private investigator tackles as a first priority.

Many companies today are instituting pre-employment polygraph testing, and although an employee cannot be forced to take the test, it will bode ill for anyone applying for a position of trust if they are reluctant to take the test.

The rising costs of white collar crime has led many companies to form professional relationships with trusted private investigators to provide them with as much protection as possible in the employment process today.

Lower the risks of employing the wrong people for your company by contacting King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, to find out more about how these professionals can assist with confidential pre-employment polygraph testing.


If you need irrefutable evidence in any case, make sure you choose the #1 private investigator in Pretoria & Johannesburg

King Investigators, with Jacques Botha at the helm, offers over ten years’ worth of experience in the field of surveillance and evidence gathering, earning this team its #1 spot in the industry by providing a service that puts the interests of every client first, at all times.

From the first time you speak to King Investigators, to the conclusion of your case, you will know exactly what’s happening through the open communication channels available to clients.

When you speak of affordable private investigation, King Investigators pips all others out of the gate.  This is evident right from the start, where Jacques will explain the fees without any fancy footwork or dodging any of your questions.

There are ways to cut down costs on any investigative case, and King Investigators will ensure that you know exactly what can be achieved in reality through various investigative methods, without having to fleece you or pad an expense tab with unnecessary costs.

As private investigators operating out of South Africa, King Investigators is in the unique position of being able to assist international investigative firms worldwide with investigations on the home ground they know well.

For an international investigator to successfully carry out surveillance, he or she would need to know a lot about the customs of a very diverse culture, as well as have an intimate knowledge of the areas and cities in which an investigation will take place.

It is this role that King Investigators plays as a partner to overseas investigators, a role that has earned this team a high level of success and of trust in the international arena.

Jacques and his team of professional, highly trained operatives use high level skills with regard to the analysis of evidence gathered, bringing together a broad cross-section of exploratory methods in order to get the best results under tremendous pressure.

This is also where being able to multitask becomes essential.  In any investigation there will be varying types of tasks that can only be carried out by someone who has had the best in training and experience.

High risk investigations that have been taken on by King Investigators have led this team beyond South Africa and into Sub-Saharan Africa, including Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique and Lesotho as examples.

King Investigators is also highly active on an international scale having headed up sensitive and crucial investigations in Brazil and Argentina, which gives this team a global perspective that produces high quality results for clients.

If you’re looking for a top private investigator and need peace of mind about your choice, ask him for references and testimonials of previous clients.  If he scurries away, then it’s best you look elsewhere!

While the identities of clients providing references will always remain confidential, King Investigators will make sure that what is presented to you is the real thing and not something dreamed up by this team of professionals!

Whether you need the services of a private investigator in your capacity as an individual or as a business owner, make sure that King Investigators is the first call you make.

You will find that the rest pale into insignificance in the light of the professionalism and integrity that sets King Investigators apart from the rest.

Good private investigators don’t work on cases that skirt the wrong side of the law

A truly professional, experienced and honest private investigator will not take on any cases that go against the law, no matter how much money they are offered, or how important the client is.

If you’ve elected to hire a private investigator that is not registered with PSIRA, which is the Private Security Industry Regulatory body, you’ll be heading down a road that will be of no benefit to you or your case.

The mandate of PSIRA is to keep up with and regulate the whole of the private security industry, in order to protect the client and to ensure that the standards of private investigators are maintained at a high level.

If you’ve gone to the trouble of hiring an investigator you’d like to feel you can trust, you also want to know that any evidence that comes to light and is captured on video, through time-stamped stills and in report form, will make a high value impact on the decisions you make from there.

If the evidence gathered by the private investigator is collected by using underhand and unprofessional behaviour, such as trespassing on private property, misrepresentation and illegal entrapment, it will hold absolutely no water in any case that may come before the court.

A private investigations firm such as King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria will always stick to the rules, using extensive investigative experience and techniques along with state of the art technology to gather above-board evidence.

The knowledge and use of state of the art technology is an absolute necessity for any private investigator worth his salt in the highly technologically advanced age we live in, without this experience the majority of investigations will be incomplete.

Whether an investigator is carrying out a criminal or civil investigation on your behalf, it’s important that he has the necessary experience in both fields because many cases cross over between these two spheres.

Let’s take a brief look at a few types of investigations King Investigators will definitely turn down:

Please note; if the investigator you’re planning on hiring is willing to carry out these taboo methods to gain information and evidence, the evidence will be considered null and void in court.

Phone tapping

Know from the outset that tapping any phone is illegal! This is an undisputed fact and part of the rules and regulations as set out by PSIRA.

In this case a private investigator is constrained by the same set of rules as the police are, in which they need to have a warrant signed by a judge authorising the legal tapping of a phone.

GPS trackers

If someone you want information about is using your vehicle, then a private investigator may plant a GPS tracker.  However, planting GPS trackers on vehicles that belong to others is absolutely illegal and is frowned upon by the legal system.

Surveillance is the best way to ensure that the evidence gathered will be irrefutable, especially if it is to be used in a criminal or civil case.

Tracing people to cause harm

Anyone requesting that a private investigator trace someone will be able to tell the difference between an investigator who operates out of integrity, and one who doesn’t. One will be willing to do the trace without thought to the repercussions for the person being traced, the other not.

If you’re working with an investigations firm like King Investigators you’ll find that the investigator will want to fully understand the motives behind the request for a trace.

Once he has all the information necessary, and is certain that the person being traced will not be put in harm’s way, he will still take each case on merit before taking the next step.

Many stalkers have used private investigators to find their victims who’ve relocated as a form of self-defence, which is one of the instances in which a truly professional and honest investigator will turn down a tracing request!

Start your case off on the right foot for a successful conclusion by contacting owner Jacques Botha at King Investigators. He will assist by providing the type of information you need to make informed decisions about the way forward.

An experienced professional private investigator can assist with a broad spectrum of investigations

Most investigations undertaken by private investigators cross a broad spectrum of cases, often involving both the criminal and civil aspects while gathering evidence of wrongdoing.

Investigations that cross from infidelity to divorce and financial issues

An example of this would be in a divorce case that also involves large financial portfolios in which one party is denied their rightful share according to the law.

A private investigator will not only be gathering proof of infidelity to assist  in the case, but will also need to have access to tools that can prove that undeclared assets have been hidden in an attempt to defraud one or the other party in the case.

If you’re planning to hire a private investigator to provide proof on a cheating spouse you’d need to make sure that he will be able to delve deeper into the financial aspect of your spouse as well, since the proof of infidelity on its own will not protect your financial interests when the case comes before a judge.

Child custody cases and visitation rights

In child custody cases emotions become highly charged for both parties, and if either try to find evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of the other parent, it creates a situation that is highly volatile, where common sense no longer prevails.

In cases like this, having a trusted professional private investigator to carry out surveillance that proves whether or not children are in circumstances that indicate the danger of abuse or neglect is a far safer route to take, for all concerned.

This kind of proof is absolutely necessary in cases where the parent is an addict or alcoholic, since this is often the doorway to every other form of abuse.

Keeping the situation under control and keeping the children safe should be the top priority for any parent in a custody battle, and a private investigator provides the kind of solid support only a person detached from the outcome can offer.

A private investigator is also able to provide proof of whether visitation rights are being maintained by either party, so that if there are problems, the proof can be brought to the attention of the court where necessary.

Insurance claims investigations & workman’s compensation claims

If insurance fraud is suspected, an insurer will hire a private investigator to gather and produce video and photographic proof to be used in the final result of the claim approval or disapproval.

The same would apply to fraudulent workman’s compensation claims.  Unfortunately some people will go to all manner of lengths to defraud workman’s compensation, but with a good private investigator on your side, you’ll know whether or not the claim is fraudulent.

Due diligence investigations & business intelligence services

With the increase in white collar crime today, many businesses rely on the services offered by private investigators to provide business intelligence on new partners, a new investment opportunity or other transactions, before they make any critical decisions going forward.

These services include covert operations, counterintelligence and undercover investigations, the evidence of which is then used by the company to determine the next step in any business transaction.

Choose a PSIRA registered private investigator

As professional investigators registered with PSIRA, King Investigators covers virtually every aspect of investigations, including polygraph testing and voice stress analysis, assistance with criminal cases and debugging of homes, offices and vehicles.

Although King Investigators provides a huge cross-section of investigative services, the one thing you can be absolutely certain of is that this honest, down-to-earth team operates from a place of integrity and will not take on any investigation that involves illegal tactics, under any circumstances.

Contact Jacques Botha today to discuss the role he and his private investigators can play in protecting your personal or business life.