The role of detective agencies…
Private detective agencies provide investigation services to individuals and corporates. Due to lack of honesty and ethics, there has been a spurt in fraud, cheating and other crimes. Private detectives promise quick results with evidence so that often clients can act before damage is caused.
Most private detectives are hired by individuals spy on their partners who are suspected to be cheating on them. Other services sought from detectives in urban India are checking marital status, pre- & post- matrimonial investigation, character verification of prospective grooms and brides etc. Other services performed are address check, employment verification, education verification, credit check, social status review etc.
Demand for detective services rises during festivals like Navratri, Ganpati and Christmas for spying on sons, daughters and spouses to check as to what they are up to, particularly in respect of romantic interactions.
Techniques employed by detectives…
To gather information detectives use video/photo technology, spycams, eavesdropping equipment, software, tracking systems etc. Surveillance of people unobstrusively and discreetly continues to be important and two-man teams on a motorcycle are extensively used with one man riding the bike and the pillion-rider taking photos and noting the actions of the targeted individual. Despite the growing role of technology, operational and analytical skills of detectives make the difference in succeeding in the assignments.
Detectives ensure that there is thers is bare minimum contact with the client. The detective's role ends once proof and evidence is handed over to the client. Typically assignments last for a week to 10 days.