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Where Does a Private Eye Get Information From?

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How Does a Private Eye Obtain Information?


When you approach a private eye  to resolve whatever personal or business issue it is that you have, be it a missing person, a cheating spouse or anything else, they have a number of tools at their disposal to get the information you need. So, if you’ve not used one before – and many haven’t – you might wonder what kind of methods are used by a private eye to access information and solve your situation..


To begin with, you can forget all notions of the stereotyped image of a guy in a trench coat hanging around on street corners, as it’s not how a modern, regulated, 100% legal private detective agency  works. By sticking with us and reading to the end, you’ll get a better understanding of what’s involved.




When a private eye is tasked with a job like finding out more about a spouse’s behavior for their partner, they’ll use their expert surveillance skills to monitor what they’re up to. Depending on how long it takes to find the information required, a private investigator  can find out lots about a person’s place of work, their business acquaintances and more by legally following them for hours or sometimes days. Surveillance is one of the more common information sources that a private eye has as it is totally legal and video surveillance is irrefutable evidence. If you can see it, it must be true! Check out more information relating to surveillance by following this link




Another highly effective method a private eye might use to gather information is through interviewing individuals about the case in question. More often than not, the person involved won’t agree to be interviewed but in many cases (in particular relating to workplace issues) a witness or a perpetrator can be forced into being interviewed by an investigator. By using expert questioning, a good investigator can ask the right questions and potentially break the case or create new leads at the very least. Even if the person being interviewed declines to talk, more often than not this indicates the person is involved in the situation and then perhaps surveillance of that person may be warranted.


Public Records


There’s a lot of information that a private investigator can turn up by using public records, which are typically accessed via a number of professional databases. In fact, there’s a frightening amount of data out there from tax records to voter registrations to business licences and good private eye firms can use them to get results for their clients. Our head factual investigator spends his entire day at the computer searching records that might assist with an investigation – and with close to thirty years experience on these searches he certainly knows what he is doing.


Social Media Platforms


Most people have some kind of online presence in the 2020s and whilst they’re fun and great for socializing, they can be used by a private eye to glean information about a person. A person of interest might inadvertently divulge their whereabouts and details of their personal life with a single post and a reputable professional investigator will be able to make the most of it and find a resolution. At the very least, social media platforms can give clues that can take a PI in an investigative direction not known previously.


A Private Detective Agency  Can Get Things Done


The fact is that there are certain personal matters that you can’t sort out yourself and when not doing anything isn’t an option, you can turn to a reputable private eye for a resolution. They’ll leverage all the legal techniques at their disposal to find that missing person, set your mind at ease that your partner isn’t actually cheating on you or achieve whatever success looks like for you for your particular matter. Integral Investigations have been in business since the early 90’s and have completed literally thousands of investigations over this time.


So, if you have a pressing personal matter and you’ve been put off from reaching out for the help of a private eye,  we urge you to at least take a look at our website There you’ll find a range of services that can make those personal problems seem an awful lot smaller and more manageable once you’ve taken the step to engage a private investigator.


Alternatively, if you’d like to talk with us directly about how we might be able to help, simply give us a call on 02 9460 4988  in Sydney or on 07 5646 9716 at our Gold Coast office, and we’ll be delighted to help you in any way we’re able to. And please feel free to email us at any time on and we’ll reply promptly with a response to help you on your way.







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