Making use of a corporate or private investigator may come across as quite a daunting or even dodgy prospect. The truth is, many business owners are unaware of the laws and regulations surrounding employee-based investigations and as such, they are rarely considered when a business is going through serious internal problems. That being said, actually finding a legally compliant investigator can have its own problems, which is why it is always advised to approach a professiona
The services from a private investigator are usually called into play because someone is suspected of some sort of wrongdoing. Whether it be a form of criminality, infidelity, fraud etc etc. The client wouldn’t pay for these services unless he or she had a strong suspicion of such activities and as such, 9 times out of 10 we prove the suspicions to be correct. However, on the 1 time out of 10, we do actually prove a data subjects complete innocence, which from our point of vi
A quick blog to remind perspective clients on the importance of conducting due diligence when instructing a private investigator. In this unregulated industry there are more unchecked operators out there than those who associate with any professional bodies. These cowboys regularly break the law to achieve clients results. One mistake from these guys could leave you (the client) high and dry by being dragged through the legal system very quickly indeed. Carrying out due dilig
Before joining the British Army, I, like most 18 year olds didn’t have a clue what to do with my life. I was my dads apprentice plumber and I absolutely hated it. Commuting to Central London every day in the van with no enthusiasm for the trade until it was time to clean up and pack up (that’s when I performed at my best) was pretty much how things went for 6 months or so. My dad had a clear passion for the job, and fair play to him. He made a name for him self in the trade a
Yesterday started like most days with the alarm going off at 0430hrs and me springing out of bed to get ready for the hour or so journey ahead. Coffee flask filled up, kit is at the bottom of the stairs from where I dropped it last night, keys (check) wallet (check), phone (check) and I’m out the door... Back in the door, face mask (check). I get to the car and position my kit inside where it serves it’s purpose best. Reset mileage on the trip meter and off we go. The journey
Although absence rates across both the public and private sectors have been falling since 1995, the figures still don’t look good on paper. According to the 2018 survey published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) on 6th November 2019, an eye watering 141.4 million working days were lost illness or injury. The key thing here is the date on which this survey was completed as it won’t be taking the Coronavirus outbreak into consideration. Numbers are expected to rise sh
The private investigations industry comes packed with a whole host of myths that we are forever putting to rest for people who at no fault of their own, are none the wiser. We have put together a short list of surveillance based myths and questions we regularly come across to add some knowledge to brains... Q1 - Is surveillance like the films? A - It depends what film you are watching. If the film was based around my day today, it would be an 8 hour blockbuster of me hiding i
Cheeky camera upgrade for the tool bag. Wrongens don’t want to be on the receiving end of a Panasonic HC-VXF1, it’s basically the AK-47 of video cameras... Check the spec below! https://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/camcorders/hd-camcorders/hc-vxf1.html #sentryinvestigations #panasonichcvxf1 #surveillanceoperative #privateinvestigations #privateinvestigatorsnorthamptonshire #privateinvestigatorsbirmingham #4kvideocameras #abi #associationofbritishinvestigat
With Leicester coming up to its review to hopefully ease lockdown restrictions, Blackburn is potentially going to be replacing it. Every square inch of the UK is currently under the governments watchful eye with local flare ups being assessed via regional data being disseminated on a daily basis. When areas of the U.K go into lockdown, it can only mean they are no go areas for surveillance operatives. Firstly, our own health and well being is paramount and secondly, it highly
Debt collection is not an field Sentry Investigations gets involved with, but it does involve some unique investigative skills to carry out the job effectively. It is a highly controversial industry due to some of the practices some bailiffs implement and due to the very nature of the job, but on the other hand, they are a necessary profession to recover debts possibly owed to you! With Covid-19 measures in place and the country in lockdown, bailiffs were banned from debt col
It’s being dubbed as “Super Saturday” next weekend where we will find the doors opening once again for businesses such as hair dressers, pubs, cinemas, museums and staycations. With the business doors opening, so will the fraudsters doors, giving us the perfect opportunities to catch them out. If you are blagging an injury, be warned, we will be watching! Read up on the details below with The Mail online. https://mol.im/a/8450117 #sentryinvestigations #privateinvestigatorsnor
Counterfeit goods make for big business on the black market, and known brands lose millions of pounds each year because of them. It is an everlasting battle against the trade of such illicit goods with both public and private sectors fighting for big brands. As private investigators we evidence the sale of counterfeit goods and follow the trail all the way back to the point of manufacturing in order to bring everyone involved to justice and getting the factories shut down. Cl
With the shops re-opening and the government giving us back a few more freedoms, millions flocked to the shops yesterday but only to find some very long wait times just to get in the door! What does this mean for Sentry Investigations? Most importantly it means people have reason to be leaving their houses finally, so we can start catching the fraudsters, cheaters, moonlighters, crooks, etc etc etc!
Click below to see the report from the BBC.
How can a private investigator help your company? If you suspect any wrong doing such as employee theft, exaggerated employee absenteeism, fabricated injuries in the workplace, moonlighting (working for competitors), we can investigate by deploying highly trained surveillance operatives to evidence your suspicions. Whether it be a mobile operation or an undercover operation in your workplace, Sentry Investigations are experts in the field. #Sentryinvestigations #employeetheft
Fantastic GDPR workshop over the weekend with the ABI. As private investigators we must be on the ball when handling personal data. If you have not had any training in this subject, it is highly likely you are not complying with GDPR requirements. This workshop with the secretariat has given us the confidence to ensure our data handling procedures are up to scratch, and this is what differentiates professional investigators to rogue investigators. #GDPR #ABI #SentryInvestigat