Over the course of my career (17+ years), I have heard my fair share of complaints from potential clients indicating that their current surveillance/investigative partner was not achieving the desired results with the budgets provided. The activities and behaviors of people are constantly changing and that forces us as investigators to change our approach and evaluate our practices in order to achieve optimal results.
With each client, the situation and threat level will vary, as will their requirements and appetite. When it comes to security there are a myriad of options available, often (and hopefully) with multiple, complementary components working together in harmony. One weapon in the personal protection armory is Protective Surveillance. This article attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of a service that has multiple benefits, quite a few limitations and several misrepresentations.
One thing I find amusing and annoying is that whenever there is a terrorist attack with an attacker using a long gun the media tends to immediately label the shooter as a sniper. There is a very big difference between a trained sniper and some idiot with a rifle and just because someone served in the military to some extent it does not make them a sniper. But, with modern weapons and a little knowledge the wannabe jihadist or anarchist are still a serious threat.
The recent surge in acid attacks in London and surrounding areas has filled the headlines in recent weeks and months, understandably causing a great deal of concern for the general public and those responsible for their safety.
The majority of attacks on mobile devices focused on human exploitation, as found in the Proofpoint Human Factor Report.
Gil Boyd is an expert in physical security measures and warned us of the dangers of unmanned drones 4 years ago in this article he wrote for the Circuit. After the recent chaos caused by drones at Gatwick airport, London, UK, it would be worth reminding ourselves of the threat posed by this unregulated, flying […]
For those of us who use cameras in our professional work, particularly when conducting surveillance tasks you’re going to need something a bit more powerful than a compact. Choosing the best camera for surveillance can be mind-boggling.
Choosing Camera Lenses for Surveillance is equally, if not more, important than choosing the camera body. Two of the most important considerations are the focal length and the speed.
Endless new offerings on the market may seem overwhelming and daunting to customers when choosing the most efficient security system for their home’s needs.
We have done the late night research and have narrowed down the top 5 new home technologies for all homeowners, to assist with your decision making.
Mobile Telephone monitoring software (spyware), its effectiveness as an espionage tool and its cost vs potential rewards.