The relationship between criticality and accessibility has been studied habitually by military, law enforcement and security personnel since the Vietnam war. Criticality and accessibility are only two of the six factors measured using the CARVER model, which has been an accepted methodology in the security industry since its inception. CARVER is an acronym used by industry professionals to assess overall client risk and is comprised of the following elements: Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effects and Recognizability.
Within private investigations, there are a lot of different types of cases and even if we look at surveillance, there are a lot of different types of surveillance cases. But one thing that we all enjoy across the spectrum is gear and equipment that makes our job easier. In this webinar, we will discuss various types of on-the-job equipment – This webinar is free.
This article is aimed to shed some light (pun intended) on my favorite set of options for an EDC flashlight. Let me say this – I buy a lot of gear. I do this in constant search for the next best thing and I like to publish these reviews to save you that expense and T&E time.
Over time, we tend to find what gear works and eliminate what doesn’t. In this article we aim to discuss some gear considerations for modern private investigators based off of our experience.
At some point in your career, you may be contacted by reporters as a protection agent or as an investigator for information relating to a topic in which you may not want to discuss, or you may be ethically opposed to commenting, or perhaps you are not legally allowed to discuss due to an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement). Here are some tips on handling these occurrences.
For professional private investigators and even some in the security field, a piece of gear that seems to pile up over the years is cameras. Not only are we always searching for the next best thing, but when it comes to any type of electronic gear like cameras, the next best thing is always right around the corner. Here, we share some experiences with some of the cameras we have used in our surveillance operations over tens of thousands of hours of surveillance.
For most tasks, a simple Google search will produce an effective result. However, sometimes it will not, especially when conducting more specialized searches for protective intelligence, etc.
What many people don’t know is that Google has very specific search tools and term modifiers for just about everything you may want to search for or eliminate from your search. So if you’re not getting the results you want from Google, read the tips below to help you get relevant results.
Many protective service providers and law enforcement agencies have protective intelligence units that conduct investigations, manage threat assessments and provide tactical, operational and strategic analysis of the information they uncover. However, they may fail to utilize the contemporary collection and analysis methods used by today’s intelligence professionals but rather lean on the standard criminal investigation processes they have always performed.