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Subrosa is a type of surveillance that is employed by private investigators for their clients. In its most basic form, it is observing someone without them being aware that they are under surveillance. The ultimate goal is to get evidence of your suspicions on video. There are many applications for this type of investigative work. The following are among the most common.

A Cheating Spouse

This is a common type of investigation that leads to capturing a person on video, in a public venue, engaged in inappropriate behavior. Examples are a romantic kiss or passionate embrace. Our firm does a preliminary investigation to determine the most likely place your spouse will be meeting with their lover, and we can record what happens.

Although sometimes your spouse will be followed, it is just as likely that an investigator will wait for the couple to come to them, and have the equipment ready to record them. It should be noted that not every person’s suspicion of infidelity is correct. There are times when a spouse is placed under surveillance only to find that there is no evidence of an affair. This is why it is important to contact a private investigation firm such as ours before confronting your spouse about cheating. We can engage in subrosa surveillance services without your spouse knowing about it, so if you are wrong, no harm comes from it.

Workers’ Compensation Fraud

If you are a business owner and suspect that an employee has filed a fraudulent claim, our subrosa surveillance services may provide you with the evidence you need to prove this. Although it is possible to gather evidence using photos and statements made by your employee that are contrary to their claim of injury, the best evidence will be with a video recording of him or her engaged in physical activity that is inconsistent with the injury they claim to have.

Surveillance is crucial because often a fraudster will be clever and fake their injury when visiting a doctor or lawyer’s office. It is when they are at home and think no one is looking that they let their guard down. Our firm can be there when this happens and record their physical activity on video.

Child Custody

If you are going through a divorce and want custody of your child or children due to the belief that your soon-to-be ex-spouse is an unfit parent, a subrosa surveillance is exactly what you need to help your case in court. Alternatively, you may have already been through a divorce, but were awarded joint custody or your ex was given full custody, but now you would like full custody.

Using many of the same techniques that are used in the above two examples, an investigator can record any evidence of bad parenting, and this may be what your attorney needs to get you awarded full custody of your child.

It is important to understand that all of the subrosa surveillance services listed above are done within the law. Our private investigation firm knows what can and cannot be done legally. In addition, we are able to do this work without the target individual ever knowing they are under surveillance. Call us today and tell us your problem, and we can explain how our surveillance services can help you.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.