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Saltire Investigations private investigators in Fife and Edinburgh can investigate corporate and company theft of items, information and data.

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World Association of Professional Investigators

World Association of Professional Investigators

Federation of Small Businesses

Federation of Small Businesses

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Information Commissioners Office

Information Commissioners Office

UK Professional Investigators Network

UK Professional Investigators Network


If you are the owner of a company, a director, executive or the manager of a department that is suffering from company theft of items, information or data then this can be a distressing time. Saltire Investigations can help with a private investigatorwho can carry out a full investigation using many methods at his disposal to trace and locate the person or persons responsible. Please also see the Surveillance Services page for more details on Company Theft Investigation methods.

Company Product or Item Theft

Company theft can fall into many areas; It may either be that product is being stolen from the company or items such as laptops, mobile phones personal belongings are being removed by staff or visitors/contractors. There are several areas of investigation that our private investigators can carry out including but not limited to the following.

  • Local investigation and intelligence work
  • Use of hidden cameras and/or recorders
  • Investigation into suspects personal actions and lives
  • Planting of "bait" that has been tagged with locator beacons
  • Introduction of undercover agents working as employees
  • Contractor investigations (cleaners, service people, maintenance etc)

Company Document or Data Theft

Company theft of company documents or data is generally associated with either a disgruntled employee who wishes to upset the everyday operation of the company, or in some cases someone who has a "customer" for the information that they are removing or copying from company. The latter can be very serious in terms of its potential affect on the company itself and possibly its customers. Company theft of this nature can include such items as financial reports, contact lists, employee records, confidential documents and software.

Tracking down persons who are stealing or copying company data is often approached differently by our Private Investigators to identifying a person stealing property or belongings. Both the reason to carry out this type of company theft and the potential customer who is receiving the information may be linked directly or indirectly to a competitor.

Areas of investigation that may be followed depending on the circumstances could be:

  • Intelligence investigation on suspected employees and/or contractors
  • Local investigation
  • Tracing the information lost to its possible consequences and use
  • Use of hidden cameras
  • Phone and email communications investigations

External Company Theft of Data

Competitors or "interested parties" can use other investigation agencies to spy on your company. These actions can be carried out by using a person or company to "hack" into your computer network or standalone PC in order to extract information. Although you may have firewall's and restrictions set up within your work environment there are many ways to break through these defences to obtain valuable information.

Please contact our Private Investigation team if you need more information about this threat.

Spying and Eavesdropping

It is becoming more and more common for "interested parties" to either place or arrange the placement of bugs or listening devices within your company, or to arrange for specialist software or computer hardware bugs to be fitted discreetly to your systems or network in order to extract computer data.

Please visit the Counter Surveillance bug sweeping page for more information.