Cold Comfort

In a recent case, one of our investigators sat in a drainage culvert for 6 hours, in the cold, awaiting the return of a woman suspected of having an illicit relationship.

It rained several times on the investigator, who was concealed under camouflage netting and whose cameras were in waterproof cases. 

In the end, we managed to obtain video evidence of the relationship using a tiny hidden camera placed under a parked car in front of the building, meaning the investigator didn't need to be there anyway!

We often use a variety of methods concurrently, including filming from several angles, because we never know exactly what will be needed to get the evidence we're looking for.

Hacking A WiFi Spy

In a recent case, we recovered a WiFi password for a client.

Why didn't she just reset the router? 

The hidden router wasn't quite this obvious

The password was to a 3G WiFi router, which was hidden on the underside of a shelf the back of a cupboard and had been installed there by a 3rd party. It allowed this unknown 3rd party to connect remotely to a wireless surveillance camera we found, which was secretly installed nearby. 

Once we had access to the router we identified the camera data traffic which alerted us to its presence. With access to the router, we were then also able to identify the IP address of the 3rd party who was remotely connecting to it. 

(Not the actual camera found)

(Not the actual camera found)

A short time parked outside the home of a suspect, 'sniffing' wireless traffic. confirmed that he was the person accessing our client's home remotely. 

A number of offences have been committed by this 3rd party, but our client preferred not to pursue legal action at this time.

Fiddler on the Roof

In a recent case, we spent a day on a roof.

Our client had been the subject of noise complaints from her neighbour, who claimed our client's dogs were barking at all hours of the day and night. The neighbour also had video footage evidencing this fact.

Thanks to an afternoon and evening sitting on our client's roof, we were able to record clear video of her neighbour banging the fence with a stick and making 'meowing' cat noises, among other things, deliberately stirring up the dogs, then filming their reaction with her own video camera.

When presented with our report and the video we had recorded, the neighbour withdrew her complaint.

Road Runner

Beep Beep...

In a recent case, we tracked a shipment from its point of origin, bound for a regional distributor. It was suspected that the shipment would be diverted en-route, and some product stolen. 

Due to the route being including large sections outside mobile phone coverage, our GPS GSM tracking devices were not suitable for tracking the shipment's location.

Instead, we constructed and installed miniature long-range radio beacons, which we were then able to locate using radio-direction-finding equipment.

This allowed us to follow the shipment at a safe distance, identify when it left the planned route, and follow it to an isolated property where we obtained video evidence confirming the suspected theft.

We have previously used similar devices to follow 4WD vehicles in rough and remote terrain where other tracking devices fail.

Mountain Hideout

Image is representative, but not the actual hut involved.

Image is representative, but not the actual hut involved.

In a recent case, our team spent a week in the Victorian High Country.

We were there to watch a man who was supposedly hunting, fishing, and 4WDriving. In reality, it was staying in a cattleman's hut with a woman who he had collected on the way.

We were able to provide a range of photographs and videos of the two of them, using camouflaged cameras hidden near and inside the hut, a digital night vision device, a camera lens almost a foot long, and a ghillie suit, among other things.

It was cold, and a little damp, but a lovely place to spend days sitting motionless while wallabies, deer and other animals went past our hide, so close we could almost touch them.

We understand the marriage in question has now ended.