Welcome to PCSI

Observation and Surveillance

The purpose of this service is to gather information, evidence and intelligence for our clients in a professional, discreet and confidential manner.

This is a broad area and covers:

  • Matrimonial investigation.
  • Undercover investigation.
  • Workers’ compensation.
  • Discrimination.
  • Witness location.
  • People search.
  • Criminal investigation.
  • Sexual harassment.

We provide first-rate physical and electronic surveillance, using state-of the-art equipment to gather facts.

The thought of surveillance may seem distasteful, but it is often the most appropriate course of action in sensitive situations. At PSCI Merit we can, by carrying out professional surveillance, provide you with fully detailed authenticated reports, backed up by video, photographic and/or audio evidence, and support you through the legal process.

Surveillance equipment

There is a huge array of listening devices and miniature cameras available today powered from both battery and mains. These can be fitted into a range of everyday objects and require low maintenance.

They can be used for:

  • Matrimonial surveillance.
  • Undercover observations for pilfering, internal theft and fraud.
  • Employee vetting.
  • Patent and copyright infringement.
  • Static observations.
  • Foot observations.
  • Mobile surveillance.

We are able to monitor the movements of individuals and gather audio, video or photographic evidence which is then given over to you as a log. Our technologically advanced editing capabilities enable us to enhance the sound or picture quality of any footage gathered.

In addition we also use undercover vehicles, equipped with covert surveillance equipment enabling us to get closer to the subject than normal conditions would allow.


The need to protect confidential information must be one of the most important aspects of any corporate security programme. Electronic eavesdropping devices have on many occasions, been found in the offices and homes of senior management. Simple precautions can be implemented to protect companies from these threats. These include:

  • Physical search of identified areas.
  • Sweep of “at risk” areas such as telephone and mains sockets.
  • Panoramic sweep for “frequency hopping” devices.
  • Silent-monitoring sweeps.
  • Close contact search.
  • Boardroom sweeps and transmission interception.

We can also provide counter-surveillance equipment which allows the client to “sweep” their telephone lines, premises, vehicles or individuals for any transmitting or recording devices.

Our fully experienced engineers can, within 24 hours undertake a full electronic sweep of your premises to give you peace of mind. It is not illegal to record your own telephone communications and special tapes and microphones can be supplied. We are able to offer a complete debugging service at very short notice on a nationwide basis.

Background check investigation

These are usually done pre-employment and include:

  • Employment references.
  • Education verification.
  • Gaps in employment history.
  • Character reference checks.
  • Identity and address verification.
  • Public records search.
  • Bankruptcy.
  • Credit history.


Any information, audio-visual recordings, detailed written reports and enquires obtained during our investigations will be treated with the utmost confidence, and confidentiality is guaranteed.

We guarantee absolute honesty, integrity and confidentiality.

Tel: 0121 288 1018
International: +44 (0)7774 837 744