Rule of Five W.E. – Elements of Success in Covert Surveillance Operations


Covert surveillance is one of the ancient methods that is still widely used by private detectives | fraud investigators in Latvia | Lithuania | Estonia | Greece | Ukraine | Russia | Slovakia | Czech | Romania | Spain  etc. With the proper approach, it may be very effective tool in most types of investigations. Even nowadays, covert physical observation missions, including those a the international scale, may be very effective tool in various types of corporate fraud | internal advisory | insurance fraud investigations. From the most simple such as commonly known matrimonial investigations to sophisticated cases of commercial intelligence.

The mere surveillance, without diligently gathered and supplied to surveillance operator intelligence, from the highly effective may be downgraded to useless. There are no universal methods,  each case has its own peculiarities. Baltic Security decided to highlight the core principles that are crucial for successful covert surveillance in Baltics and Worldwide.

There are various strategies that are widely used in the market of private investigations not only in Latvia | Lithuania | Estonia but internationally. For example:

– Some companies utilize strategy that surveillance operation may be easily done by one person in the foreign country;
– Meantime, there are those that for a relatively easy task must deploy a dozen of agents, helicopter and airplane;
– Some clients influenced by spy movies are confident that there is nothing simpler than to enter secured private property and install a hidden cameras and microphones while group of people is having dinner in the next room.

Fortunately, there are detective agencies and clients who realistically view the difficulty level of the task and are able to provide the best level for the reasonable – although not cheap price. One of such, is detective agency Baltic Security that covers Riga | Vilnius | Tallinn | Worldwide.

Baltic Security team decides to invent the Rule of FIVE W.E. 

We have not invented the bicycle we simply summarized our observations – Baltic Security. 

Rule of 5 WE is designed to ease the understanding of the task and expectations of the client. It is aimed that only with the participation of both parties WE are able to achieve the results.

Client: “5 W”
– Who (detailed description);
– With whom (other known parties);
– Where (all known places);
– Why (job is needed);
– What (final objective).

Baltic Security: “5 E”
– Estimate (cost);
– Evaluate (possibility);
– Empower (sources);
– Ensure (quality);
– Execute (order).

Thus, WE achieve quality results. If any part is missing, the chances of success is close to nothing.

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