Mobius International UK is one of the leading security specialists in the UK and indeed worldwide. One among many of the services we expertly provide is covert surveillance; and what sets us apart from other covert surveillance companies is the sheer breadth and depth of experience our operatives possess.
What is surveillance?
Surveillance generally is the systematic gathering of information by covert means including technical, visual, and photographic, of a person or location for a particular purpose and by various means. That might be to gather evidence to bring a legal action or otherwise, to gain intelligence on opponents or adversaries, or to confirm suspicions of undesirable activity, for instance.
The difference between covert and overt surveillance
Covert surveillance is the process of carrying out that information-gathering without the subject ever being aware that any observation is taking place. It is often used to proactively secure hard evidence where there is a strong suspicion that some form of wrongdoing is taking place. Scenarios in which you might hire a covert surveillance company include cases of suspected theft or fraud, industrial espionage, employment issues, or to investigate the actions of extremist organisations.
Its counterpart, overt surveillance, is carried out visibly, often to act as a deterrent to criminal activity or to give businesses or people peace of mind.
When covert surveillance can be beneficial
The main advantage of covert surveillance is that the subject, being unaware that their actions are being monitored, is more likely to behave as they typically would, allowing the operative to gather evidence of any wrongdoing. That allows the client the opportunity to take corrective action before the situation escalates.
Another benefit associated with covert surveillance is that this information can be gathered without inflaming already potentially volatile situations; and while maintaining the anonymity of the individual or organisation commissioning the surveillance.