A few Investigative Techniques Used Today by Private Investigators

When we talk about the private investigation or private investigators per se, we think about Sherlock Holmes. He is the most popular fictional private detective known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning, all of which is exactly what investigative firms in South Africa can offer One of these firms is King Investigators, who undertake investigatory law services, as well as carrying out surveillance, counter-intelligence gathering and undercover operations, for both civil and criminal cases.

Private investigators and detectives of King Investigators find clues and evidence that uncover hidden information about legal, financial, or personal matters. They provide assistance in fraud cases, child custody and protection cases, missing-persons cases, and premarital screening, to prove or disprove infidelity.

Registered and professional detectives and investigators always take the law into consideration. They must collect evidence according to the rules that govern their profession, to make sure that the evidence is collected in a way that is acceptable in court, which is exactly what you can expect from King Investigators. Detectives in South Africa carry out physical surveillance to observe a site or follow a suspicious person. Here are some investigative techniques used today by private investigators:

Investigative Tools and Techniques Used Today by South African Private Investigators

  •        Cameras

Private investigators in Pretoria use cameras, specifically covert cameras to spy on other people. It is just a click away and all the evidence can be presented in an instant.  Videos are also absolute proof of any suspicions that are confirmed or criminal acts carried out.

  •        Cell phones

Cell phones are very useful tools for private investigators. They are able to trace someone by looking into their call logs; showing all missed, received and dialled numbers, including relevant numbers related to the owner listed in their contacts list. They are also able to check messages or conversations, to find out more about what they are up to.

  •        Computers

Just like cell phones, computers are made to store data and files needed by the user. Private investigators can learn about a person’s address, phone numbers, sites they have been checking lately, credit or arrest history, and so on, just by logging on to the user’s account.

  •        Lie Detector

A polygraph, also known as a lie detector, is an instrument used to record and measure physiological changes in a person undergoing questioning in order to uncover truths or lies. Polygraph testing is currently being used in the fields of correctional facilities, criminal investigations, intelligence/counterintelligence, and civil matters. A polygraph simultaneously records a minimum of respiratory activity, galvanic skin resistance/conductivity, and cardiovascular activity. The examiners begin with an interview to gain some preliminary information which will be used later to develop diagnostic questions.

  •        GPS device

Is able to follow suspicious personnel, private investigators take advantage of a GPS tracker to know their whereabouts. Simply put the tracker on someone’s belongings and, with the use of their smartphones, they can locate them in no time. Cars also feature GPS devices and are used as a guide to navigate where you want to go. There’s no need to worry that you might get lost in the woods in the middle of the night, all you need is to set where you’re heading, like tracing in Johannesburg, and you’re good to go.


The private investigators and detectives of King Investigators in South Africa use different strategies to unveil the truth and to make sure that they get to the bottom of every case in order to deliver an honest outcome for each client.  These tools used by private investigators will assist every client to make decisions based on facts professionally gathered by King Investigators, for individuals and business.

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