Counter surveillance is a tactic using a third party or parties to identify whether you are subject to a surveillance. This is sometimes confused with anti-surveillance which is when a person utilises tactics such as looking in window reflections to see if anyone is following them. Anti-surveillance is conducted by the person who is potentially being followed, and counter surveillance is done by others.
Who may require counter surveillance?
There are many reasons why a person may be subject to a surveillance. Below are some of the reasons as to why but not limited to;
- A person in a position of power or trust. This could be a public figure, a company owner or CEO. Any information or evidence gathered could be used to blackmail or be of use to a competitor.
- Someone who is vulnerable or likely to be a victim of crime.
- A high net worth individual or someone who has control of assets.
- A cheating spouse or cheating partner.
- An individual who has recently separated. A former partner may wish to obtain evidence as to the identity of a new partner or new place of residence.
- Employees who work within sensitive industries such as aerospace, banking or oil and gas.
- Individuals who work in sensitive governmental roles.
We will discuss with the client their current daily routine. We will then research a suitable route for the client to travel based around their normal routine whether that be on foot or in a vehicle. We will then agree the route with the client, so they understand what they are required to do. The route will include areas where if the client is being followed that there is no alternative but for the surveillance team to travel the same route as them at certain points. This will be where we gain our double sightings of a person or vehicle and can confirm that there is a surveillance in progress. On an agreed day we will deploy two surveillance operatives to commence the counter surveillance.
Counter surveillance, can it be detected?
Counter surveillance is designed so that even the best surveillance team cannot either detect the counter surveillance is in progress or avoid being identified. Once the surveillance team is detected there are then further options. One of which is to impose surveillance on the surveillance team. Most surveillance teams become lazy and complacent. They won’t cleanse themselves on the way to and from a surveillance plot which means they can be easily followed once they stand down. This goes for both government and private surveillance teams. This will then potentially lead to identifying them, their vehicles, their place of work or office and their home addresses if required.
Counter surveillance, who do I contact?
For further advice and information in regard to counter surveillance, then feel free to speak to one of our professional team at one of the offices nearest to you.
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