Infidelity Insights

Computer monitoring

Thursday June 17th 2004

For those of you who have a situation where monitoring a computer may be a solution, we recommend that you not only review our web page about this topic, but we also recommend that you research the legality of this type of activity in your state. The laws regarding what is permitted and what is prohibited vary wildy from state to state. Further, we are private investigators, not lawyers, and cannot give anything remotely like legal advice.

Videotaping inside a residence through the windows

Thursday June 17th 2004

Although this is not a specifically prohibited act for private investigators in some states, we as a company have a policy against doing so. We feel that even if it is legal, it goes beyond what is necessary and is both invasive and in poor taste to do so. We bring this up because a client debated why we did not attempt to zoom in on our subject sitting inside a house. Private investigators, like any professionals, have ethical considerations like this. Although you may find a private investigator willing to do this, where allowed by law, we recommend that you aviod this type of behavior and stick with a PI who cares about the ethical considerations as we do.

Hidden cameras

Thursday June 17th 2004

Every private investigator conducting infidelity surveillance should have a hidden video camera with them and available to use at a moments notice. If your spouse goes inside a bar to meet someone, the Private investigator should go inside and get footage of whats going on in there too. They should not be sitting inside the car waiting for them to leave! With the cost of hidden cameras being at an all time low, we cannot see why this equipment is not being used and we recommend that you stay away from any private investigator who does not have this type of equipment. One thing that is important to note is the fact that these minature cameras do have limitations. They usually do not have much zoom capability and they do not work well in low light conditions (ie a bar that has very minimal lighting or a dance club that is mostly dark). Our Dallas private investigators had a real hard time this month getting good footage of a woman inside a large dance club because of lighting problems. We actually had to give the DJ a couple of bucks to put a spot light on our girl for 10 minutes while she was dirty dancing with her co-worker.

Calling Cards

Thursday June 17th 2004

Every good private investigator knows that the smart cheater will use a telephone calling card. Lets face it, it's untraceable, you can get them at every drug store or gas station and the average spouse will think nothing of finding a calling card in their spouses car or wallet. If you are looking over phone bills and not seeing any of the calls you are looking for, don't assume that all is well.