Use this list of the best questions to ask a private investigator before you hire them and part with your cash.
Published by by HireAPI - 4/7/2018
+ A private investigator just starting out and needing some basic investigator equipment.
+ A small business owner suspects someone of stealing, but can’t afford to hire a private investigator, so wants to find a suitable camera to catch the thief.+ A parent suspects the babysitter of abusing their child at home while at work and wants to get evidence.+ For use in a care home due to suspected negligence or abuse of an elderly parent.+ Wanting added security for your home.
+ Indoor or outdoor use - if outdoors it will need to be weatherproof.+ Home, office, factory - the hidden camera will need to blend-in to its immediate environment.+ Fixed location or transportable – this will determine the choice of camera, size and power source needed. Body worn spy cameras are ideal transportable cameras and easily go unnoticed.
+ Smoke detector spy cameras: these are usually used in offices or work place environments to catch thieves or monitor suspicious activity.+ Nanny cams: these are hidden spy cameras, usually in teddy bears, that can be placed in the child’s room, in a corner or on a shelf. Nanny spy cameras are exactly what they suggest; a hidden camera to keep an eye on the nanny while you’re at work.
+ Spy watches and spy pens: these are the best types of spy cameras that can be used in meetings to get evidence of wrongdoing, such as breach of contract, bullying in the workplace, etc.+ Spy camera glasses: can be used when covertly following someone in the street or bar. They can be worn or placed on a table pointing at the target.+ Spy camera for the car: a hidden camera placed in your car can record everything. If your car is stolen and then recovered you have the culprits on video. A well placed hidden camera in a taxi or private bus can record any evidence of pilfering by the driver or assault by a passenger.
+ Cans of soft drinks+ Household sprays, air fresheners+ Tissue boxes+ Books+ Smoke detector alarms+ Plugs and extension leads+ Wall clocks, bedside clocks+ Stereos, radios, televisions+ Calculators+ Phone chargers+ Lamps+ Doorbell housings+ Pictures
+ If you intend having a hidden camera system installed on a permanent basis that doesn’t require moving.+ If you plan installing the covert camera in an area flooded with other wireless gadgets. Installing a wired camera will avoid signal interference that can reduce recording quality.
+ The area you want to secretly record has no mains/electrical power source.+ You need a portable camera such as a body worn spy camera.
+ Allows you to secretly monitor from anywhere, using a mobile device.+ Gives you live real-time viewing without having to be in the camera location.
+ The length of time you plan to keep the hidden camera in place. More time = more power needed.+ Will you give the camera position away if you keep having to replace batteries.+ The cost of replacing non-rechargeable batteries can be expensive.+ Will you be using a hidden body-worn or a room camera (obviously you will need batteries if body-worn).