We conduct surveillance. People typically think of private investigators’ hiding in bushes with a large lens camera. While this is atypical, cameras and other devices are frequently used by investigators when dealing with cases of theft, personal injury claims, antisocial behaviour and matrimonial disputes. Discretion is key when it comes to surveillance, so if you spot someone sticking a long lens out of a car window, they’re probably nor a private investigator – at least, not a very good one. Sometimes overt surveillance is used instead. This typically involves large cameras similar to ones seen in business premises across the country. These cameras can act as a deterrent to thieves and vandals.