Palomar deploys traditional and advanced surveillance techniques which are lawful and equivalent to a client’s prerequisites and goals. For years, surveillance has remained a useful and well-established tool in documenting the following concerns:

  • Theft, fraud, embezzlement
  • Questionable insurance claims
  • Abuse of FMLA and sick leave benefits
  • Dishonest vendors
  • Trade secret compromises
  • Post-termination activities


world-eye-469516089Palomar’s investigators are trained and have a good understanding of applicable laws. While the investigators are adept, it’s necessary for businesses to have reasonable expectations. Most surveillance cases are highly successful, although sometimes, others may not have the same results. Keep in mind that even law enforcement agents will lose sight of persons and vehicles in scenarios that are beyond their control.

Unless a specific time of relevant activity is already known, Palomar recommends a preliminary “mix” of surveillance coverage during daytime and evening hours, perhaps altering between week days and weekends. Once an individual’s routine is established, adjustments can be made.

Surveillance, also referred to as “sub-rosa,” is a Latin phrase meaning “under the rose” and used in English to denote secrecy or confidentiality.

The two most common types of surveillance are:

  • Mobile: An example is discreetly following an individual who is in public places. Such surveillance reveals important happenings, including their activities, destinations, associations, and any obvious physical limitations.
  • Fixed: Typically, this scenario pertains to the remote use of covert and overt cameras which monitor specific areas. Palomar assists companies in a variety of ways, determining which business settings might be protected by rules of privacy.

Video documentation remains the “best evidence” in many instances. Realizing this, Palomar strives to deliver an excellent visual product. However, depending on circumstances and logistics, some hindrances do not allow for this. In those situations, investigators prepare in-depth, detailed reports of their observations. Those same investigators are also available to clients for future testimony and other needs.