Private Surveillance Company

Our surveillance agents have carried out hundreds of covert surveillance tasks around the UK and Europe. Generally, our operatives come from military and police backgrounds which brings a huge wealth of experience and expertise.

We use the latest technology and equipment, to ensure the quality of the reports we provide to you. Our team have the skill and expertise to structure a surveillance investigation discreetly, using tried and tested methods to gather information discreetly. 

How We Do It

At Delta 74, our private investigator methods and staff differ our techniques and methods dependant on the task. Carrying out surveillance on a cheating partner case is completely different to a surveillance task in relation to corporate fraud or business espionage.

The main two types of surveillance are directed surveillance and unmanned surveillance. You can learn more about unmanned surveillance by clicking here to go to our technical page. Directed private surveillance can then be broken down into 3 main groups:

Mobile Surveillance

Almost all surveillance tasks around Derby, Nottingham and Leicester now are mobile surveillance operations. In short, a mobile surveillance task is one where cars are involved.

Usually the surveillance period starts with a stakeout period until we spot movement, and then we follow our subject wherever they go. At the same time we will capture HD footage of the events and activities of the subject as evidence.

As soon as they stop somewhere, be it a supermarket or a house, we will capture them on camera.

Mobile Surveillance

Foot Surveillance

Foot surveillance is generally based around the much larger cities such as London, Manchester and Birmingham.

We carry out surveillance on foot when our subject of investigation is known not to drive, or uses public transport and mostly walks. Sometimes foot surveillance is necessary when our subject of investigation is believed to be on a night out in a city centre and alcohol is involved.

Foot surveillance is a very useful way of getting lots of HD video footage and allows our agents to get in close to hear conversations or phone calls.


Static Surveillance

Exactly what it says on the tin. You designate the address or area that you want to be watched and we carry out observations for as long as needed.

A lot of cases that require static observations are co-habitation situations. Our clients are recently separated or divorced and need to confirm the living arrangements at an address to evidence residency. This can help to manage maintenance payments that may have been agreed and aren’t actually necessary.

Static surveillance can also help to defeat problems in rural areas. Fly tipping and theft of farming equipment is on a massive increase lately. Delta 74 Private investigations can deploy to a covert rural observations position to watch a space and evidence all comings and goings.

Static Surveillance

The Legalities

Directly following an individual is sometimes seen as morally wrong and often illegal, but this is not the case.

As professional investigators we will always look at the proportionality and assess the impact of a private surveillance task that we are going to carry out and we follow data processing guidelines to ensure we are opertaing within the law. This means our evidence will always hold up in court if needed.

Our Final Reports

Once we have fully completed the surveillance part of the investigation, we will compile all the footage to create an edited video. The video comes along with an easy to read report which will document all the events that happened, including captioned images and video footage.

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