Covert surveillance is a powerful investigative tool used to monitor and unmask a person’s activities – all whilst remaining under the radar. Consequently, attempting to gather this information alone can be challenging, complex and often unsuccessful.
With over 30 years experience in physical and electronic surveillance, IFW works on behalf of individuals, businesses, corporations, foreign governments and legal firms across the globe.
Whether your aim is to expose criminal misconduct or shed light on suspected wrongdoing, our skilled surveillance investigators use state-of-the-art equipment to collect lawful evidence for prosecution or intelligence for informed decision making. Contact us today to uncover the truth.
Covert surveillance services can reveal activities such as:
- Insurance fraud
- Workplace theft and fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Corporate due diligence
- Employee dishonesty and/or misconduct
- Misuse of business assets
- Extortion and embezzlement
- Copyright infringement
- Involvement in illicit dealings
- Partner infidelity
- Hidden assets in divorce and child custody matters (learn about our asset search services)
- Witness identification and location
Covert surveillance investigators with a proven track record
Licenced surveillance investigators
With backgrounds including law enforcement, foreign intelligence, military special forces and corporate security, our licenced operatives are highly skilled in covert and remote surveillance of all kinds.
All of IFW’s covert surveillance procedures are performed professionally and legally. This helps to ensure that any information gathered is admissible in Court, equipping you to take corrective action if required.
IFW uses innovative covert surveillance techniques and the latest electronic equipment to gather real-world evidence and intelligence for use in litigation. When authorised, extra technical resources such as lawful tracking devices may be used to achieve successful outcomes on operations.
With open-source intelligence capabilities, direct access to state and federal databases and strategic relationships with law enforcement agencies around the world, our covert surveillance investigators can gather actionable intelligence and information in any foreign jurisdiction.
Client privacy is paramount, which is why IFW never discloses case details without consent. When conducting an investigation, we will securely file and encrypt all personal data to ensure it is stored safely.
With a vast portfolio of successful outcomes, IFW surveillance services are retained by international law firms, multinational corporations, foreign government agencies, high-net-worth individuals, major television networks and digital media.
Frequently asked questionsTop
Covert surveillance is the discrete observation of an individual to gather intelligence on their daily activities, associations, and movements without their knowledge.
A valuable tool for uncovering information on a person who may be involved in some sort of wrongdoing, this surveillance usually involves recording and documenting activity for use as evidence in legal proceedings.
IFW is one of the world’s leading covert surveillance companies, offering lawful services in every country.
There are two main methods of surveillance: physical and electronic. Physical surveillance involves on-the-ground observation of a Subject, often including stakeouts. Mobile physical surveillance may be required to track down and follow the Subject as they move. On the other hand, electronic surveillance utilises digital technology, such as covert video cameras and lawful GPS tracking used to monitor and record the Subject’s activity.
IFW investigators are well-equipped to carry out covert mobile physical surveillance and static electronic remote surveillance within Australia and overseas. Enquire today to book covert surveillance in advance.
Surveillance is legal in most countries, depending on the methods used, case circumstances and jurisdiction in which it takes place. At IFW, licenced surveillance investigators abide by all relevant legislation to ensure every shred of evidence is gathered legally and admissible in Court.
The cost of covert surveillance varies according to its location(s), length and complexity. At IFW, our surveillance services are charged at an hourly fee, plus travel expenses and a kilometre rate.
Once your budget has been confirmed, IFW will recommend a surveillance package to determine the amount of hours required to achieve your objectives.
The duration of our surveillance services will depend on your budget and the circumstances of the case in question.
For further information tailored to your case, please contact our investigators today.
Surveillance must be booked in advance. Depending on availability, IFW may be able to deploy surveillance operatives within 24 hours for urgent cases.
World-renowned for its discretion and protection of client privacy, IFW has been working with clients on sensitive surveillance cases for over 30 years. To ensure your personal details are protected, all data is securely filed and encrypted.
Provided it has been obtained legally, surveillance evidence can generally be used in a Court case. The types of cases where surveillance evidence is commonly admitted include family lawsuits, litigation and fraud investigations.