Those trained in covert operations are specially trained to blend in and cope with rural landscapes, so no matter what kind of crime is occurring in your area we can protect your land, livestock, machinery and assets. All types of land should be protected, from farmland to open space to city parks and expansive landscapes. Monitoring land and spotting suspicious activity can be challenging in rural areas.
CCTV can be difficult to install in such wide-open spaces, and large-scale preventive measures can be very expensive. Therefore, when your site is under threat, you need to act. With few discreet spots from where to monitor, it can be hard to effectively guard your land. By placing highly trained, surveillance operatives at covert rural observation posts, we can detect wrongdoing and build concrete evidence.
Dion International, a leading Rural Surveillance investigations company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We offer a bespoke professional investigation service to each new and existing client throughout Scotland the UK and abroad. Our professional and highly experienced surveillance operatives 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, thus enabling us to handpick the correct skillset of expert investigators to competently conduct your investigation.
Rural surveillance is a specialist skill that takes years of training to perfect. Our ex-military operatives are experts in the field and have laid low in the ground for weeks, in freezing conditions and sleep-deprived to gather evidence for our clients. They have the highest standards of discipline and go far beyond our competitors to secure clear evidence. That’s why Dion international is continuously deployed throughout Scotland to carry out rural surveillance investigations for large and small businesses.
We understand the sensitivities involved when contacting a company 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. Our private investigators have extensive knowledge of Scotland and cover localities, such as Edinburgh, Stranraer, Glasgow, Stirling, Fife, Perth, Dundee, Oban, Aberdeen, The Scottish Borders and Inverness.
Enquiries are treated strictly private and confidential and all operations throughout Scotland will be conducted within the law. Our private investigators are qualified to the national standard level 3 for professional investigators, Dion International hold all essential insurances and are registered with the information commissioners office and as such conform with the data protection act.
CROP is an acronym for Covert Rural Observation Post and is used where normal “urban” surveillance cannot take place. We will deploy CROP teams when the situation dictates that we cannot get close enough to the target to deploy a surveillance team. We may use CROP Surveillance for:
Unlike most who portray to be national companies only to subcontract your case out to unqualified personnel on open networks, our in-house operatives are not salesmen, they are real private investigators with years of experience working in some of the most demanding environments around the world.
We operate on an hourly rate basis and work in blocks of a minimum of four hours. The surveillance time will begin from the time our operatives leave our base of operations until they return. Any additional fees incurred on the job (such as parking, entry fees, etc) will be charged upon completion of the operation.
Dion International also provide daily rate packages for our surveillance services, with this option you will know exactly what you are paying from the beginning with no surprises. We encourage our clients to set a budget that they are comfortable with and we can produce a plan of action from this.
Please note we are not being paid for a result we are monitoring the subject and place the client has instructed us to observe. However, unlike other investigation companies Dion International conduct a full in depth subject analysis before putting boots on the ground, we will gather actionable intelligence that will pinpoint the best time for us to deploy our operatives, thus resulting in less time on the ground and keeping overall costs to a minimum.
Yes, A surveillance report is provided with photographs and a section of writing explaining what has occurred during the allocated time. Please be advised, if extra editing is required ie video, an additional fee is applied to the final invoice.
A surveillance operation cannot be cancelled or rescheduled 24hrs before, as we have operatives in place to undertake the work and their days must be organised in advance. We also would have turned other work down or booked in at a later date to conduct the operation and therefore payment of 50% of the daily rate per operative would still be required for any cancellations within 24hrs.