Whether dealing with extremist organisations, theft, fraud, espionage or indeed employment issues, covert surveillance has traditionally been the last tool in the investigative process. However, as organisations look for new and proactive methods there has been a much stronger move to obtain intelligence and information covertly and as such covert surveillance is growing in popularity.
Esoteric has been delivering bespoke covert surveillance surveillance services to businesses around the world since 1998, providing commercial organisations with hard evidence of a crime or fraudulent activity where suspicion already exists.
Using our specialist investigative and surveillance knowledge plus the very latest in covert surveillance technology, we are able to either deter offenders or provide short notice reactive services to assist in the production of evidence that enable organisations to take corrective action.
Corporate Covert Surveillance Investigations
Using sophisticated communication equipment, photographic imagery equipment and specialist vehicles, our covert surveillance teams are trained to work in challenging environments whilst gathering information, ensuring that if necessary evidence is admissible in court or tribunals. Additional technical resources such as vehicle tracking devices are used to enhance the capabilities of conventional on-the-ground covert surveillance when legally justified.
All of our surveillance procedures are undertaken in accordance with current legislation requirements and our code of practice. We operate a clear guideline policy on the covert recording and storage of data in relation to surveillance subjects. Detailed written surveillance logs are maintained throughout surveillance projects. Wherever possible/relevant we will provide edited video and photographic still footage from the day’s surveillance.
Our covert surveillance operatives are highly experienced and trained personnel drawn from government agency or military backgrounds. Both operational and support staff are security cleared to a minimum of BS7858:2012 and a number of our staff are cleared to the highest government security levels.
Covert Electronic Surveillance
Installed in the correct manner, electronic surveillance, such as covert CCTV and audio, is a highly effective tool during an investigation.
Tailor-made to each client’s requirements and installed by our highly trained technical staff using the most up to date technology, our equipment can be concealed in the most unexpected and inconceivable places, whether that be in a ceiling, telephone, or a specific company product.
Electronic covert surveillance may be used on either a short or longer-term basis for a variety of purposes in a multitude of environments, even the most sensitive of laboratories.
All covert electronic surveillance investigations are conducted within current legislative guidelines and Esoteric will not undertake illegal intelligence and competitor intelligence gathering.
Esoteric is the only company in the UK, providing both electronic bug sweeping and covert surveillance services, to achieve an NSI Gold Award.