Surveillance is one of the most effective tools that an investigator has in his or her arsenal and is often the cornerstone of many investigations. Surveillance is the practice of discretely monitoring and observing an individual, a physical location or a vehicle and documenting those observations.  MSA Investigations provides clients with well-documented and detailed reports, as well as information obtained from a variety of technologies including video, still photography, audio recording, and GPS tracking. 

Surveillance is often used for the following types of cases:

  • Workman's Compensation and Insurance Fraud

  • Intellectual Property Investigations

  • Embezzlement and Other Frauds

  • Sexual Harassment and Stalking

  • Corporate Takeovers

  • Employee Misconduct

  • Employment Verification

Our Surveillance Professionals

The ability to conduct an effective surveillance blends a unique combination of training, experience, dedication and skill. MSA Investigations' surveillance operatives possess all of these skills and are culled from the most experienced law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels.

Our Surveillance Operations

Surveillance investigators must properly document and memorialize any observations they make in such a manner that can be utilized in a court of law or other appropriate venue, if need be. The investigator must also be skilled as a witness and be able to offer testimony to support the evidence obtained during surveillance.

MSA Investigations has extensive experience performing surveillance across the country in various situations, settings and degrees of difficulty. We take the time to ensure that our surveillance operations are properly planned and executed to deliver the desired result. We also ensure that our expert investigators can provide the type of testimony needed in court to support our investigations.

The following are the basic forms of surveillance that we provide our clients. We often use a combination of these tools to provide the best result in the most cost effective manner:

Physical Surveillance

Physical Surveillance is often conducted by either male or female operates, or sometimes both, that are physically maintaining constant close watch of a subject usually from an observation post, on foot or with a vehicle of some type.

Electronic Surveillance

Electronic Surveillance constitutes a number of technologies that include watching a subject from a static covert cameras that is installed to observe a location over time or to record video of a person who is on the go. It can sometimes involve the use of audio recordings as well.

GPS Tracking

GPS tracking involves a variety of technologies that can be implemented to track and document the historical location of vehicles, objects or persons over time. Tracking reports can document a vehicle 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and can include details such as addresses, durations, and speed. To learn more about GPS Tracking, please visit our GPS Tracking - Frequently Asked Questions.

Surveillance - Coverage Areas

MSA Investigations provides investigative services throughout the United States and abroad.