[sərˈvāləns] NOUN
close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal.
“he found himself put under surveillance by military intelligence”
synonyms: observation · scrutiny · watch · view · inspection · monitoring · supervision · superintendence · spying · espionage · intelligence · undercover work · infiltration ·
reconnaissance · bugging · wiretapping · phone tapping · recon


the act of carefully watching someone or something specially to prevent or detect a crime or mischievous deed.

For Example:

• Spousal Infidelity: Suspicions (Is my husband/wife cheating) committing Adultery?
• Child Custody: Surveillance (Is the child being cared for properly, (placed in the vehicle in the proper     seat for the child’s age, height and weight).
• Honey Checks: When a client is not married and wants to verify an individual.
• Workers Comp investigations
• For any legal reason: IE: property damage committed by any individual or individuals

We will not break any laws while conducting surveillance for our clients. Surveillance video obtained of the targeted individual(s), aka our subject, while the investigator is on a public road way or public land is not against the law.

                                                         SUSPICIONS OF ADULTERY

Have you noticed a change in your spouse’s behavior? If you answered yes, then you have part of the equation resolved. AKA “INCLINATION TO COMMIT ADULTERY”

• Inclination
[ˌinkləˈnāSH(ə)n] NOUN
inclinations (plural noun)

• a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a way; a disposition or propensity
A person is inclined to be with the other person, the paramour.
• Coming home later, spending more time away from home
• Excuses of having to work late
• Going to functions alone
• Hiding/guarding their cell phone
• Noticing more text messages
• Locking their computer, or clearing their web browsers
• Surfing the websites on dating sites, and/or porn sites• Less affectionate time together than in the past
• More attention to hygiene, showers and dress
• Returning home from a long day at work smelling as if freshly showered

Most individuals that call a private detective have concluded that the spouse is most likely cheating and want proof of the affair.

However, how much proof is needed is to be decided by the caller. Some callers, with no assets and not much at stake might just need to catch the cheater once and then just walk away!

If the caller needs enough proof for court, then the investigator would need to advise the caller that to prove that this is happening the cheater should be caught more than once. Most attorneys would agree that just the unexplained absences are certainly not enough and in fact most attorneys would suggest that the “CHEATER” should be documented at least two times and most reputable attorneys would suggest that they be caught three to five times. (It is wiser to catch the “CHEATER” several times and possibly convince the guilty party to stay away from court, because with a sufficient amount of evidence to prove the adultery, our clients do in most cases find themselves in a better place financially!

Okay, so you have good reasons to believe that your spouse is cheating, and you realize that with sufficient proof you may avoid having to pay spousal support/alimony, forced to sell your home or worse still must move out of the family home!

The other ingredients necessary to prove adultery are as follows:

• Public Display of Affection (PDA)
Physical affection has been defined as, “any touch intended to arouse feelings of love in the giver and/or the recipient.” Various studies have found physical affection to be associated with positive outcomes in romantic relationships. This is to be documented by a third-party witness (a licensed private detective).

• Time and Opportunity
the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues: duration

The time to have opportunity to be with the other person, known as the paramour, and documented by a third-party witness (a licensed private detective).
a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
The opportunity to make time to be with the other person, the paramour, such as entering a residence, documented by a third-party witness (a licensed private detective).
Documented time of entry and departure can be associated with an adulterous affair.

• Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

Expectation of privacy is a legal test which is crucial in defining the scope of the applicability of the privacy protections of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is related to, but is not the same as, a right to privacy, a much broader concept which is found in many legal systems (see privacy law).

      Child Custody

Child custody and legal guardianship are legal terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the child to make decisions and the parent’s duty to care for the child.
The court will make the final decision of which parent is best suited for the child.
Surveillance on the child’s parent will supply proof to the courts, by a third-party witness documentation.

• Safety of the child

• Child abuse or neglect
• Drug dealings or use of drugs
• Housing and comfort of the child
• Proper meals
• Financial standings of the parent
• Schooling