Private Investigator Edinburgh
Dion International, a leading private investigator and intelligence-gathering company in Edinburgh that provides covert surveillance and investigation services for commercial clients around the globe. We offer a bespoke service to each new and existing client throughout Edinburgh, Scotland the UK and abroad. Our 5 star-service has allowed us to work with some of the most reputable clients from around the world.
Our professional and highly experienced operatives in Edinburgh are specially selected from a rigorous selection process, we have a high number of ex British military and government agency personnel within the company who bring their own individual experiences from decades of working in some of the most challenging environments around the globe, which enables us to handpick the correct skillset of expert investigators and private detectives to competently conduct your investigation.
Why choose Dion International Edinburgh?
When you’re faced with a personal dilemma of any kind, the best decisions are based on facts. Highly experienced in using a variety of skills and up to date technology on the market to gain solid evidence, we can provide you with clear, undeniable evidence. Dion International has been providing clients from around the globe with professional investigation services in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas for many years.
Our operatives are trained to the highest standard coming from military and police backgrounds with decades of experience conducting stressful business-related matters in Edinburgh. Dion International private detective agency in Edinburgh have local knowledge, which is a must for any successful investigation. All investigations in Edinburgh are executed by our specially selected time served operatives meaning you can rest assured that when instructing us in Edinburgh your investigation is handled in the most professional, discreet and cost-effective way possible.
WHAT CAN A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR LEGALLY DO IN Edinburgh?
Whether its industrial espionage or you suspect an employee of faking sickness, there’s an abundance of reasons why a business would want to hire a private investigator in Edinburgh, but with privacy laws and a strict legal system, how can you be sure everything your private investigator in Edinburgh does is above board and could hold up in a court of law or tribunal?
These laws protect your safety and prevent people from infringing on human rights. With plenty of speculation surrounding the industry, however, it’s key that when choosing a private investigations company in Edinburgh, you opt for a company that places the law above all else.
So how you can ensure that you’re getting the best private investigator in Edinburgh?
Being a member of professional bodies like the ICO the UK’s independent authority – means private investigators operate discreetly, with your strictest confidentially. This body is set up to uphold information rights and data privacy for individuals.
Although private investigators don’t require experience in the military or police, it does offer peace of mind for some clients that they have this background. You can be rest assured that investigators with a background in law enforcement will work hard to deliver expert results that are above board when conducting investigations throughout Edinburgh.
Unlike the police, private investigators don’t hold the same legal rights over members of the public. It is also illegal for anyone to impersonate a member of the police force to obtain any information for the investigation.
By following a strict set of regulations and procedures alongside personal discretion, private investigators in Edinburgh can ensure all investigative work is completed to the highest standard and is fully admissible in a court of law.
Investigative methods vary from company to company in Edinburgh. But most organisations will use a range of techniques to obtain certain information, whether it’s for commercial or corporate purposes.
Types of investigation services
So, exactly what investigative methods can a private investigator in Edinburgh utilise? The first rule of any investigation is that everyone involved remains safe and that they do not intentionally cause any damage or injury. Investigators will then use whatever legal means necessary to acquire the relevant information.
Here’s a rundown of what a private investigator at Dion International in Edinburgh can legally use in their investigations, but to keep this simple we will focus on the services we conduct for our clients throughout Edinburgh on a weekly basis:
When it comes to what exactly a private investigator can legally do in Edinburgh, the law is pretty clear.
This is why here at Dion International, we pride ourselves in being a very honest and reputable Edinburgh detective agency that ensures only legal methods are carried out on all investigations.
Our private investigators can gain valuable information in the way they evaluate intelligence gleaned legally, which can only be beneficial to our instructing clients throughout Edinburgh.
Private investigators are allowed to follow people. Our covert surveillance teams in Edinburgh are trained and disciplined to know the professionalism that is required for all set objectives.
Surveillance is a valuable investigative tool when requiring insight into an individuals’ day-to-day activities, movements and general lifestyle.
One of the most frequently asked questions is, will the subject know they are under surveillance?
We will recommend resources required to minimise the possibility of compromise by the subject or third parties in Edinburgh and having considered the circumstances we may impose a minimum required deployment.
Our covert surveillance operatives are diverse and have a wealth of experience in investigative backgrounds. They have perfected the art of blending into whatever community or surrounding area that is required.
Their ultimate objectives are obtaining crucial information and doing so in an incredibly covert but legal way. We have male and female surveillance operatives available to work both within rural and urban environments.
Types of Legal Surveillance Operations:
- Static Surveillance – Normally undertaken by one operative. They can be carefully positioned outside a property and will be employed to film and record the movements of a person, or persons at an address or location in Edinburgh.
- Mobile Surveillance – This is when we are asked to follow a person/persons. It is normally undertaken by a team of investigators, whether that be two, three, four or more, we have the capabilities of using a variety of vehicles applicable to the job as well as all the latest technology and equipment to capture the required evidence for our clients throughout Edinburgh.
- Rural Surveillance – Required when our operatives are asked to monitor a scenario whilst in a rural area.
VEHICLE TRACKING Edinburgh
We undertake vehicle tracking for our clients throughout Edinburgh. We use state of the art equipment that can be covertly hidden and accessed by our operatives assigned to the investigation for the duration of the agreed period. We will not provide login details to any client for accessing the system.
It should be noted that the obtained information is to be used purely to assist with surveillance and gather intelligence. The information should not be put before a court. We can never offer guarantees of obtaining the desired information when using a GPS tracker as it is dependent on who is driving the vehicle – unless the driver is under surveillance at the time.
MISSING PERSONS Edinburgh
Our trace department in Edinburgh is permitted to search for people that have intentionally or unintentionally gone missing. It can be that the missing person has relocated, changed their name or residential address to avoid debt-related matters.
We have the capabilities of using databases not available to the general public and open-source intelligence, these investigations are known as OSINT, to look for missing persons who were once residing in Edinburgh.
CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL INVESTIGATIONS EDINBURGH
Do you have an employee who is constantly on sick leave? Are you worried about workplace theft? Or that the business premises may be bugged? Private investigators in Edinburgh can utilise a wide range of investigation services to provide valid evidence to you the business owner.
WHAT A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN Edinburgh CANNOT DO.
If you’ve watched a thriller with a private investigator playing the leading role. They may, when circumstances require it, break the law, But in reality, this is not the type of behaviour private investigators exhibit.
Investigators in Edinburgh cannot hack into someone’s computer or mobile phone. They can access these devices, sure, but only with the express permission of the owner. Similarly, they are not allowed to obtain bank records in any illicit way, though they will often be able to view them if they are working directly with a professional who has obtained adequate permissions.
Also, private investigators in Edinburgh are not allowed to obtain criminal records, unless, these are available in the public domain. Private investigators also have no remote access to city centre CCTV systems and we can’t phone anyone at MI5 to obtain this information for us. People have embraced the role played by a private investigator, but there are limits that private investigators cannot surpass. Operations conducted throughout Edinburgh are governed by the law.
Keep this in mind when hiring a private investigator in Edinburgh.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR IN Edinburgh?
How much will it cost me? Is a common question when initial contact is made with clients throughout Edinburgh. Although a number of services are charged at a fixed fee, some are not. No two cases are the same, and prices are influenced by several factors, these include, number of hours, number of operatives, mileage and other resources if required. During a free no-obligation consultation with one of our case managers, we will point you in the right direction to tailor the service around your needs and wishes that will make your investigation cost-effective.
An hourly rate may seem high when you have no certainty of the desired outcome and how long this may take. As a result of this you may feel tempted to hire a less experienced, cheaper investigator, but please be advised it is worth considering that they make take longer in the long run than an experienced investigator, this costing you a considerable amount more at the end and that’s if they even obtain the required evidence you were hoping for, not to mention, that it could also lead to unethical practices that don’t meet the standard of proof required if a case goes to court or tribunal.
In addition to the cost for the service you require you may be charged for costs incurred during your investigation, these include travel time, mileage, report writing, food and beverage, entry fees and parking fees.
General Enquires – £40.00 per hour.
Surveillance – £50.00 per hour. ( Minimum 4 hours )
Travel Time – Hourly rate of service.
Mileage – 0.60p per mile.
Report – From £150.00
People Search – From £205.00
Vehicle Tracker – From 1 day £160.00 – 2 weeks £600.00
Visual Surveillance – From 1 day £360.00 – 2 weeks £1,000.00
Surveillance Daily Rates:
Dion International in Edinburgh offers surveillance daily rates to our clients around the globe. These are usually broken down into investigations that are over three days. Fixed rates are a total of the hourly rate, travel time, mileage and report. Thus providing you with peace of mind of what it is you will be charged from the start.
Contact one of our case managers now to discuss if this option would benefit you.
Costs are important when considering what investigations company to choose in Edinburgh, but getting it wrong can have dire consequences.
A private investigations company in Edinburgh that is more results-focused than money-focused, and will do its best to obtain the required evidence you need as quickly as possible is certainly one to consider.
Private investigator and detective services in Edinburgh.
Dion International provide professional surveillance and tracing services in Edinburgh for commercial and corporate clients.
Surveillance & Intelligence Gathering Edinburgh
Whether you require assistance with suspected internal and external theft, corporate espionage or evidence of an employee’s fraudulent activities from our tactical team of operatives in Edinburgh, Dion International can utilise a multitude of professional services throughout Scotland the UK and abroad. This includes providing covert surveillance teams to obtain evidential footage of lifestyle checks to stressful business-related matters. No two cases are the same, so we deploy the services you need for your exact situation. Our professional and highly trained surveillance operatives in Edinburgh can help establish those facts and give you tangible evidence to help you make important life and business decisions. The money that has gone missing to the employee who you suspect is working elsewhere, Dion International can provide undeniable proof giving you the power to make those life-changing business decisions. Over 95% of our cases in Edinburgh involve surveillance. Our highly trained and experienced private investigators will work lawfully, discreetly and quickly to give you all the facts.
Workplace Fraud Investigations Edinburgh
In both small and big businesses in Edinburgh, trust is sometimes abused. Dion International have obtained irrefutable evidence of fraudulent employee absenteeism sickness cases, and in commercial, housing and property disputes. If you suspect fraud, don’t just trust your instincts, allow us to provide the proof. Proving theft from your business in Edinburgh needs to be executed with precision and professionalism. Our covert surveillance teams are highly experienced in using a variety of skills and the latest up to date technology on the market to gain solid evidence. Dion International can help you identify dishonest employees and provide you with clear, undeniable evidence.
Vehicle & Asset Tracking Edinburgh
An aid to assist our dedicated teams of professional detectives in Edinburgh. Intelligence gathering to employee fraudulent activity can be gleaned from vehicle trackers. Our GPS trackers are the most up to date on the market and can be used in conjunction with surveillance and asset protection assignments if required, reporting every five seconds as a minimum. The vehicle tracking and asset protection team at Dion International are highly experienced and deployed throughout Edinburgh on a weekly basis.
Rural Surveillance Investigations Edinburgh
Remote farm machinery theft to fly-tipping, covert rural surveillance is a specialist skill that takes years of training to perfect. Our ex-military reconnaissance operatives in Edinburgh are experts in this field. Dion International expect the highest standards of discipline and go far beyond our competitors in Edinburgh to secure clear evidence for our clients.
Personal Injury Investigations Edinburgh
The increase in companies offering “no win, no fees” compensation deals has led to a rise in exaggerated claims. That means billions of pounds are paid out every year in bogus claims. Dion International has worked for some of the most reputable clients from around the world in Edinburgh, including, insurance companies on workplace injuries.
How to Hire a Private Investigator at Dion International in Edinburgh
To contact Dion International to conduct an investigation in Edinburgh please call, email, live chat via WhatsApp or complete and submit the enquiry form provided for a free no-obligation consultation. Please provide a full background in relation to your case as this will allow us to provide you with the best course of action to conduct your investigation throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders. This also potentially resulting in reducing the overall costs if we have a better understanding of the subject of enquiry and objectives.
Once we receive your correspondence we will let you know if we believe it would benefit you to utilise our services in Edinburgh. If we are confident our services would be of use to you, we will then send you a quotation. If you’re happy with our quote, we’re ready to commence your investigation in Edinburgh for you.
On receiving our quote you will find “Accept Quote” at the bottom of the page, please click this button and you will be directed to the form page of your required service. At this time we ask you to complete the required form and send it back to us.
All clients will be asked to clear the agreed payment before any investigation commences in Edinburgh. We have various payment methods available via Paypal, debit card, credit card and bank transfer. Please note you will be in total control at all times of costs, we can advise the best course of action before and during the investigation but ultimately the final decision is yours, meaning at no point will you receive unexpected charges from Dion International in Edinburgh.
At the conclusion of your investigation in Edinburgh, all reports will be processed with any documented evidence and photographic stills, video evidence on request. Other methods are available at our disposal and can be discussed with clients before deployment. A final invoice of any mileage and expenses incurred during the investigation in Edinburgh will be cleared before we can release the report unless otherwise stated in the quote.
All cases in Edinburgh are conducted in-house, we will not sub-contract your case.
Private investigator and detective areas of operations in Edinburgh
Dion International operatives have extensive local knowledge of Edinburgh within the city centre and surrounding areas. Our East Lothian operations cover localities, such as Musselburgh, Tranent, Haddington and Dunbar. West Lothian operations cover localities such as Livingston, Bathgate, Whitburn and Armadale and the borders such as Hawick, Duns, Jedburgh and Galashiels.
We understand the sensitivities involved when contacting a company in Edinburgh for the first time and for some people this can be daunting but please be assured our experienced team will guide you through the process and options relating to your case, having dealt with all types of cases over the years from sensitive private investigations to stressful business-related investigations we will make this as painless as possible.
Enquiries are treated strictly private and confidential and all operations in Edinburgh will be conducted within the law. Our private investigators are qualified to the national standard level 3 for professional investigators and Dion International hold all essential insurances and are registered with the information commissioners office and as such conform with the data protection act.
Surveillance – Private Investigator Edinburgh
- Assignment – Client contacted us to conduct surveillance on the previous owner of the company as he noticed a high number of clients had not been in contact since the company takeover.
- Deployment – A three-man surveillance team was deployed over a three day period along with technical surveillance devices.
- Result – Evidence was obtained of the previous owner in meetings with suppliers of the company, he also attended business and home addresses of company clients. Discreet enquiries were conducted where we obtained information that the previous owner was still trading as he did when he owned the company. He would attend the premises to conduct assessments and then send in his employees to conduct the work required.
- Costs – £3,960.00
If you require a local surveillance team in Edinburgh or if you would like to discuss what options are available, contact us today via the enquiry form provided.
Workplace Fraud Investigations Edinburgh
- Assignment –The client advised that an employee had been off work on sick leave with a bad back for some time.
- Deployment – A two-man surveillance team was deployed each day for a week along with technical surveillance devices.
- Result – Evidence obtained of the employee in gainful employment working at various locations around Scotland. Thus disputing his false claims of a bad back.
- Costs – £5,420.00
If you require a local fraud investigator in Edinburgh or if you would like to discuss what options are available, contact us today via the enquiry form provided.
Vehicle & Asset Tracking Edinburgh
- Assignment – Gain intelligence for a future operation to reduce the time spent on the ground.
- Deployment – Two operative deployment
- Result – Intelligence gathered over two weeks allowed us to identify the day of the week that would have been of use to the investigation.
- Costs – £448.40
If you require a local technical surveillance team in Edinburgh or if you would like to discuss what options are available, contact us today via the enquiry form provided.
Rural Surveillance Investigations Edinburgh
- Assignment – The client advised us that product was going missing, or being sold but no money was accounted for that would amount to the total product costs.
- Deployment – A two-man surveillance team was deployed over two weeks to cover the vast waste ground and obtain the required evidence.
- Result –Evidence obtained of fraudulent activity between staff at the site. Trucks would arrive on-site, the employee would take money from a truck driver, the digger would load the truck with the product and the money was pocketed by the employee on the ground and the digger driver.
- Costs – £7,200.00
If you require a local rural surveillance investigator in Edinburgh or if you would like to discuss what options are available, contact us today via the enquiry form provided.
Personal Injury Investigations Edinburgh
- Assignment –The subject of enquiry would be attending an appointment in the northeast of England to see a specialist in relation to his claim.
- Deployment – A two-man team was deployed to the home address of the subject of enquiry.
- Result – The subject arrived at a hotel where he and his wife checked in. Both were observed throughout the evening at a restaurant and a number of local pubs. The morning of the appointment the subject was observed as he exited the hotel along with his wife who was now driving in the general direction of the specialists. On arrival, the wife parked outside the front door of the medical centre and the subject of enquiry exited the vehicle where he proceeded to hop on one foot to the back passenger door where he collected crutches. A couple of hours later the subject then exited the centre as he made his way back into the passenger side door. The wife set off driving in the general direction of the hotel for a few minutes, then stopped, where the subject of enquiry exited the vehicle along with the wife and swapped seats.
- Costs – £2,150.00
If you require a local personal injury investigator in Edinburgh or if you would like to discuss what options are available, contact us today via the enquiry form provided.
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