Technology & Private Investigation

If we compare our current world with the world that was ten years ago, we would notice huge amount of changes. Things from even five years ago have undergone complete transformation at this day and age. One of the most notable transformations includes advancement in technology. Technology has improved in a remarkable way in all these years in order to make our lifestyle simpler and more comfortable.

In every field, improvement in technology has created a significant change in one way or other and in that sense it has remained a true game changer with passage of time. In this blog post, we are going to see how technology has made an impact on the profession of “Private Investigation”.

The word “Technology” and “Private investigation” may be two different words, but they are closely related to each other. Improvement in technology has definitely caused some innovation & simplicity in the profession of private investigation.

Here are some of the areas of private investigation which have been developed due to the use of technology. Let’s have a look.

Detecting the location of vehicles through GPS:

Under the profession of private investigation, tailing a target for the purpose of surveillance is complicated and risky, but the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) makes it much more convenient and safe for private investigators. GPS is a navigating system to know exact details regarding location, speed and other particulars of a vehicle. There are many reasons to use this kind of tracking system. One may keep an eye on valuable shipments or track the route taken by a stolen vehicle or supervise the route taken by company vehicle by using GPS. There has been rise in its usage during the recent years even though it has been in existence since the early 1970’s. Thus, we can say that GPS is one of the wonderful technological inventions and a reliable asset for private investigators as it provides information about the location & other details regarding the target vehicle with accuracy which saves huge amount of time and eliminates the need to take extensive physical efforts.

Knowing background information through internet search:

Internet has been one of the greatest blessings of this generation. Information which had to be gathered from written sources in a huge amount of time can be easily obtained through online (internet) search and that too within a short duration of time. 

Are you wondering that how is this helpful for private investigators?

Ok, so as we already know, the profession of a private investigator has many elements. There are a number of instances, when the investigator has to know about the background details of the person in question. During those instances, the investigator can easily gather necessary information through a comprehensive online search.

If searched properly through trusted websites, results can be gathered in a short while and that too without compromising on the accuracy. It can’t be said that by conducting online search, there will be no need at all to perform any kind of physical enquiry in the investigation process but it is true that by searching online, investigators can complete their task in significantly lower amount of time with less efforts as compared to time and efforts involved in complete physical search.

Digital voice  recorder:

These days, digital voice recorders are very popular devices to be used by private investigators. As the name suggests, through this device one can record the information in the form of audio. Their small size with simple display makes them a perfect gadget to be used in a discreet way. There are many digital voice recorders in the market with useful features like built-in-batteries, sufficient memory to store recordings, scheduling & timers, data encryption and most importantly, excellent sound quality. This device is one of the best choices for monitoring purpose under private investigation.

Hidden cameras:

Hidden cameras are also one of the extraordinary gifts of advanced technology and a great help in the life of private investigators. For the purpose of surveillance under investigation process, hidden cameras are excellent gadgets to be used to keep an eye on the target environment. These cameras can be easily disguised in articles like pen, glasses, shirt, watch etc and can get visual results at high resolution too.

So, these were some of the technological advancements and their impact in the profession of private investigation.

Isn’t it amazing to see that how they have transformed the life of private investigator by providing their incredible features for regular usage?

We, City Intelligence Pvt. Ltd. are a skilled and reliable service provider specialized in both personal & corporate investigation and Yes! Our investigation process does involve the use of these wonderful gadgets which have been mentioned above.

So, if you are looking for an experienced, proficient, trust-worthy and a tech savvy private investigation agency of our time then contact us right now!!

New era of private investigation services


Digital age is the age of internet and technology. It is also an age of immense power, which we get through quick access to information.  When you think about private investigators, what do you imagine them to be like?

Someone holding magnifying glasses, wearing stylish black glasses, hat and a long trench coat, who needs to physically visit the field of investigation every time, in order to collect data… Well, if this is how you are imagining private investigators then your imagination probably needs some rectification.  Private investigators of the present day don’t necessarily follow any particular attire on regular basis, as it will mean ‘standing out’ and not ‘fitting in’ and most importantly, they don’t have to physically visit each and every location all the time, for successfully conducting their investigation.

private investigation servicesDigitalization has made it possible for them, to acquire the required information, just after a few clicks through internet. Modern inventions and improvement in technology, has definitely been a blessing for all of us and private investigators very well know, how to use this blessing to their full advantage without crossing the fine line of moral principles & ethics at the same time.

Social media, which is one of the gifts of this digital era, is a highly useful tool for private investigators. One can get so much information about a person, by tracing their social media foot prints.

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Suppose an investigator, is asked to trace a missing person. Normally, it would have taken him about a week or two and a lot of visitations to the field.  But with the rise of digital age, things have turned out to be quite different from earlier and in a good way. He could conduct social media check on the missing person in every social media platform and thus by carefully analyzing the updates posted by the subject of the investigation, he can find him much earlier than a week. Did you see, how digitalization is serving as an aid and not as a hindrance to the profession of private investigation!

In the above example, you got to know that how the digital age is benefiting the working method of private investigators, but do you know it is also helping the private investigators with connectivity?

Yes, you heard it right; private investigators from one state can provide their investigative services to other states as well, without being physically present in other locations. As you already know telephonic communications are an option, but to share information in a much better way, the investigator and the interested clients for the investigative services can connect with each other through internet. Emails & video calls are some of the ways; they can use to communicate with each other in a better way.

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In our life, we may find that there are plenty of people around us, with suspicious backgrounds and therefore, we should be extra careful before associating with an unknown person, otherwise we can face harmful repercussions. Private investigators can be very useful in this regard. As we already know digitalization involves conversion of information into digital format, private investigators can access this information and after some verification of their own, they can help us to know who is authentic and who isn’t.

Let me explain this better, through an example. Suppose, you are planning to marry Mr.X/ Miss.Y and you decide to get a pre-matrimonial check from an investigator. So, how will the investigator do that?

Firstly, the investigator will try to verify the authenticity of the information provided by Mr. X/Miss. Y through various sources. He will do social media verification to know more about Mr. X/Miss Y’s personality and along with that he will also use the online public data bases, to know whether Mr. X/Miss Y has any criminal background. Surely, the investigator would have to do some investigation of his own, other than the online verification in order to fulfill this case but still it is clearly evident from this example that how digitalization is helping the investigators to do lengthy and complicated procedures in a much simpler and faster way.

It is true that all the procedures in the profession of a private investigator, cannot be possibly done by only accessing the digital information as it involves much more than that, but still it cannot be ignored that the digital age and the advancements of technology are acting as wings for the private investigators to fly high in the sky.