I live in the Bay Area of California. I needed assistance to ascertain whether a concerned relative’s home in Southern California had been electronically penetrated or bugged. I spoke with several in house corporate security officers that I have worked with in the past and they all had Martin Investigative Services as their first choice.I called and talked with Tom Martin. He suggested an electronic sweep of the home and was very thorough about what it would and wouldn’t accomplish. He was great to work with, keeping me and my relative up to speed on progress. His team was courteous, reassuring and efficient. I highly recommend Tom and his team.
As technology changes, hidden cameras and only get better, smaller and easier to conceal. These devices are readily available online and are relatively inexpensive.
Our investigators will find any and all hidden cameras.
Just about anyone can have a hidden camera in their presence and not know it.
The vast majority of hidden cameras we find are in the homes of people who are going through a family law matter – such as a divorce or child custody.
An example: During divorce proceedings, the father comes over to the house to visit the kids. This gives him the perfect opportunity to illegally plant a camera.
They almost always focus on the bed. The video is then recorded, or with more sophisticated models, transmitted over a distance.
In the business sector, hidden cameras are often found in conference rooms, offices, in cars, and the homes of executives – basically anywhere a competitor would gain benefit from an unfair advantage.
Find ALL hidden cameras in the area, guaranteed.
Surveillance cameras vary from the very simple consumer cameras advertised on the Internet to very sophisticated, high definition surveillance cameras deployed from a large distance and virtually undetectable.
In either case, if you feel that you have been or have the potential to be the subject of hidden camera surveillance it is in your best interest to ensure your safety and security.
Our investigators have decades of surveillance experience and utilize state-of-the-art equipment to assist our clients in eliminating spy cameras and other electronic surveillance equipment once and for all.
We’ve been trusted to find hidden cameras for
city judges, court houses, CORPORATIONS & various law enforcement agencies.
Why choose Martin Investigative Services for hidden camera detection:
Current & accurate.
We use the latest from T-Berd, Oscor, CMA/CPM/OSC, Scanlock, Orion, RF Hawk, Talan, Harmonic, Microlabs, and Tektronix, among others to discover hidden surveillance equipment cameras like this.
Evidence to prosecute.
Bugging is commonplace in corporate espionage. We proactively work to discover legal, court-admissible evidence so you can fight back.
Case Study: Bug sweeps
Los Angeles Bug Sweep
The office administrator at a Los Angeles law firm visited our Los Angeles office. The problem: they knew they had an internal leak. When they went to court they were getting hit over the head – as opposing counsel had detailed information which they should not have had.
After a sweep of their offices, our private investigators found 2 listening devices: one in the boardroom, and a second one in one of the partners’ offices.
Martin in the news: Bug sweeps
Private investigator Thomas Martin featured in an article from the HuffPost regarding the hidden cameras found in an Airbnb stay.Details
Investigator turns from drugs to bugs to keep board room safe for business.Details
Martin Investigative Services was recently featured in an article for Digital Guardian.Thomas G. Martin was asked about his top tips for improving board communication around security.Details
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Testimonials for Martin Investigative Services:
I am proud to state that I have exclusively used the professional services of Tom Martin and his firm for more than 20 years. Whenever the need arises for a private investigator, the only name that I consider for my clients is Tom. In my 40 year career as a family lawyer, I recognized the importance of professional investigators. Unfortunately, many of the investigators that I have encountered have not satisfied the professional standard that I expect. I have utilized the firm in some very delicate and discrete investigations and situations requiring a strong security presence. In every engagement, both my clients and myself have been completely satisfied. I have I have no reservations in endorsing Tom and his firm for any investigative assignments.
I have known Tom Martin and used his services for many years. I trust him with the most challenging investigative tasks.
Professional and efficient, he and his staff leave no stone unturned to get the job done.
We have used Martin Investigative Services for three decades. Their work is exemplary; reports are perfect and their testimony is very professional, with great judge and jury appeal. We will not use anyone else for our investigations.
I have known Tom Martin since 1984. I, as well as our company, have used Tom’s services over 30 years, personal as well as business. We have never been disappointed! Tom does what he says and I believe he is the BEST there is.
Martin Investigative Services has performed background checks, private investigation, surveillance and bug sweeps for our clients. They have also served difficult process in lawsuits. They have performed unquestionably and unfailingly to perfection. We will always call Martin first – and hope he hasn’t been called yet by the other side!
It has been my pleasure to work with Martin Investigative Services over the past 30 plus years on many investigations as well as other security related matters. When I need answers and I need them fast I know that a simple call will get me answers that are succinct, current and coming from a supremely knowledgeable source.
I have known Tom Martin and used Martin Investigative Services for over a decade. They have been our exclusive resource for all our corporate investigative work and have never let us down once in all those years. Their work has always been of the highest professional level.
I have no reservations whatsoever in endorsing Mr. Martin and his firm. Their service to us has always reflected the highest integrity and quality and we continue to rely on Tom with the utmost confidence.
I have used Thomas Martin’s services for many years and have found his work to be of the highest standards. He gets the job done quickly, efficiently and reliably. He is aware of the law and always submits quality reports. I highly recommend Martin Investigative Services to any attorney, business or individual who is in need of a professional investigator.
Martin Investigative Services is truly one of the best run organizations we have worked with. Fair, efficient and professional. Tom Martin in particular exudes confidence and experience and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. That’s something we can rely on.
I’ve represented individuals and businesses (international and local) for close to fifty years, and I’ve called on Martin Investigative Services more times than I can count, often on a rush basis, for help throughout the world, on a number of different types of assignments. I’ve never been disappointed. I’ve always received swift, cost-effective and USEFUL information, which has wound up “saving the bacon” of our clients and making us shine in their eyes. I recommend them without any reservation.
My partner and I have utilized the services of Martin Investigative Services for in excess of 15 years. The services provided have ranged from simple background checks to covert surveillance and investigations into corporate malfeasance/conversion/theft of assets.
I have found Martin’s investigators conscientious, qualified, and most important of all, very credible to triers of fact when their testimony was necessary. Critical to any busy trial attorney is time. I have also found that upon turning an assignment over to Martin Investigative Services, I do not have to micromanage the assignment. It is done promptly and efficiently, with an eye toward the financial resources and capabilities of the client.
Thomas G. Martin is a private investigator who is highly regarded and widely used by attorneys and other clients in Orange County and nationwide.