Drone & Aerial Surveillance

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The use of drones and aerial surveillance techniques has revolutionized the way private investigators conduct surveillance investigations. This new technology has opened up new avenues for gathering evidence, conducting pre-surveillance activities, and providing support for litigation.

The use of all types of drones and aerial surveillance in private investigation has expanded the capabilities of private detectives, providing them with new tools to gather evidence and document this findings. However, it is important to engage the services of a licensed private investigator and licensed drone pilot, who is knowledgeable about privacy laws and ethical codes, to ensure that the investigation is conducted within the bounds of the law and local flight authority regulations. With the help of drone and aerial surveillance, private investigators can provide their clients with more comprehensive and reliable information, while also making their job safer and more cost-effective.

New Age Surveillance techniques

Gone are the days when private investigators had to spend hours sitting in a parked car with a camera and zoom lens, as drones provide a more efficient and effective means of investigation. However, it is important to note that privacy laws regarding drone and aerial surveillance are complex and can vary from province to province. This is why it is crucial to engage the services of a licensed private investigator, who is familiar with these laws and ethical codes, to ensure that the investigation is conducted within the bounds of the law for each province or territory.

Private investigators use drones in several ways, including:

  • Pre-surveillance activities: Before starting their investigation, private investigators can use drones to survey the area, identify potential mobile or stationary positions, assess points of egress, and gather other relevant information.
  • Real-time surveillance: Drones can be used to monitor subjects in real-time, especially in rural areas where they can provide a safer alternative to traditional surveillance methods.
  • Scene reconstruction: Drones can be used to create an accurate map of the area being investigated, providing more precise information than what can be obtained from a map app on a mobile device.

  • Locating hidden or difficult-to-reach property: Drones can be used to locate property that may be hidden from view, such as those in a backyard or a deep construction site.
  • Documenting disaster areas or construction sites: Drones can be used to document the extent of damage from a disaster, such as sinkholes or hurricane damage, or to monitor construction sites.
  • Surveying land: Drones can provide a bird’s-eye view of the area being investigated, which is useful for reconstruction purposes.

  • Accessing difficult areas: Drones can reach remote, mountainous, high points, or water-bound areas that may be difficult for private investigators to access, thus expanding their line of sight.
  • Covering a larger area: Drones can cover more ground in less time, allowing private investigators to access areas that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach.
  • Cost-effective alternative: Drone and aerial surveillance is a more cost-effective alternative to chartering a plane or helicopter, providing private investigators with a more flexible and efficient means of investigation.

Thermal cameras

We are equipped to efficiently gather extensive information over large areas, day or night, on both land and underwater. Our advanced thermal camera drones allow us to detect invisible thermal radiation and reflections from objects, regardless of lighting conditions, to assist you with various applications.

Our Infra Red drones are ideal for the following purposes:

  • Search and rescue missions for missing individuals at night and dark environment
  • Monitoring and managing large crowds
  • Supporting law enforcement operations
  • Fighting fires and performing fire inspections
  • Industrial inspections and maintenance

Underwater drones

In addition, our underwater drones are equipped with advanced capabilities to track and locate objects in the depths of water. Our drones are designed to maneuver effortlessly underwater, avoiding any obstacles that come in their way, and have a high-quality camera to help you track and pinpoint the location of objects.

FAQ about Drone and Aerial Surveillance

Q1. How can you comply with privacy protection when conducting a Canada-wide investigation?

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects people’s privacy. This means that no one can search or take someone’s things without a good reason. This is very important when collecting personal information or conducting surveillance on someone. People are usually safe from being spied on when they are in their homes, but not in public places. For example, if someone throws away their documents or materials to garbage, it’s not private anymore.
 

Q2. What types of challenges are commonly faced in Canada-wide investigations?

Admissible Evidence is the main challenge in Canada-wide investigation.

Should an investigation result in a court case, the investigator should be familiar with the Ontario Evidence Act and the federal Canada Evidence Act. These laws regulate the collection and use of evidence in a court of law.
 

Q3. What is the relevant Canadian Legislation pertaining to private investigation practice?

Major Canadian legislation for private investigators

First of all there are the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Criminal Code, the “Federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act” (PIPEDA), the Privacy Act, the “Provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (FIPPA), the “Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (MFIPPA).

Other Relevant Legislation

Investigations may also be impacted by the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the Provincial Offences Act, and the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.
 

Q4. Is it worth hiring a Private Investigator in GTA?

It can be difficult to gauge the cost of a private investigator because no case is the same. Very few cases are “typical”, therefore, making the cost of investigations wildly different. To ensure you’re getting the best deal, make sure you do your due diligence and research, and look into client reviews. Read More
 

Q5. What can Private Investigator do legally in Ontario?

Over the last thirty years, Investigation Hotline has interacted with thousands of clients who have differing perspectives and ideas as to what private investigators are able to do within their trade. People are often misguided by movies and television shows they watch depicting private detectives as mysterious, gun toting spies that wreak havoc in the night. However, contrary to popular belief, licensed private investigators are unable to perform the majority of things that are portrayed in popular culture. Let’s dig into eleven things that private investigators can and can’t do.

  1. Trespass on other people’s property
  2. Wiretapping
  3. Access to Bank Records
  4. Work with the Police
  5. Obtain Credit Information
  6. Retrieve Phone Records
  7. Track Someone with GPS
  8. Hack into Electronic Devices
  9. Search License Plate Numbers
  10. Find Information Online
  11. Acquire Medical Records

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