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HOW DO I KNOW IF SOMEONE HAS BEEN IN MY HOUSE WHILE I AM AWAY?  I LIVE ALONE.  I BELIEVE MY HOUSEKEEPER IS COMING IN AND STAYING WHILE I AM GONE. SHE HAS A KEY AND THE SECURITY CODE.  I KNOW FOR A FACT SHE HAS DONE THIS AT LEAST ONCE. SHE OF COURSE IS VERY CAREFUL ABOUT LEAVING THINGS UNDISTURBED.  WHAT CAN I DO SO I WILL KNOW EVERY TIME SHE COMES IN?  I DO NOT HAVE A PET.

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Taylor,
There are several options to consider ranging from extremely cost efficient to extremely costly. Nonetheless, you must consider how you use the evidence once it is obtained. That is the most important question... If it is someone you think versus someone you didn't suspect, how you obtain the evidence and how it will be used in vital. Because of the various law on both state & federal level, I would feel better discussing the specifics of your case in a private.
Nonetheless, I will give you 2 basic options which would have to be altered and or ruled out depending on the specifics our your particular case.
1. Voice or Motions activated Audio recording device.
2. Motion activated Video recording device.
There are other options which I would not recommend in your situations, because there is a clear violation of privacy and their may be more damage being done to you than you currently realize. Either of these options would allow you to document the evidence and use in a court of law if necessary.

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Claude Ammons - Qualified Manager
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President – PICA (Professional Investigators of California Association)
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I enjoy answering questions relating to private & general investigations including but not limited to locates, skip tracing, surveillance, stalking, child custody, criminal defense, civil, corporate security/executive protection, workplace violence/threat assessments, personal security, security surveillance systems and GPS tracking/monitoring products & services. Specifically, I answer questions regarding state laws concerning private investigation practices, as well as the best practices & standard operating procedures used by most reputable private investigative firms. I can give you state & federal references when dealing with issues that may or may not be legal in your specific state. IE- Some states have laws which conflict with federal law such as California's "2 party law" for surreptitious audio recordings. I offer tips on how to identify the right investigative firm for your particular case and what type of questions that investigative firm should be asking you. QUICK TIP #1: NEVER hire a Private Investigative firm that is not concerned about providing you a written contract that specifically outlines the agreement and responsibilities of both parties!!! A written contract should be expected & demanded by both investigative firm and client 95% of the time. I have numerous resources and will point you in the right direction. Whether it is hiring an attorney, a specialist or offering tips on conducting LEGAL investigations & research yourself. I offer advise regarding the kind of info you can legally obtain, what's not legal for you to obtain and when you need to hire a professional to obtain the info on your behalf. Lastly, I have over 20 yrs of experience as a Security Professional/Consultant and 12+ yrs within the Investigative profession. As the 2009 President of a state Private Investigation Association, I have professional knowledge, experience & established resources that supply me with the most recent legislative issues & industry trends.

Experience

Corinthian Group experience includes but not limited to all areas of surveillance including Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud, Domestic Infidelity Cases, Computer Investigations & Forensics, Personal Injury & Automobile Liabilty, Loss Prevention, theft interviewing & interrogation techniques, Under Cover assignments, Stalking prevention & suppression, surveillance tactics & countermeasures and surveillance system & lighting consultation experience. Corinthian Group also has experience in security consultation & protective services to the corporate & private sector. These services include Bodyguard/Executive Protection, identity theft prevention, work place violence & volitale terminations, GPS tracking/monitoring services, TSCM/Debugging( Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) and security system products & diagramming experience.

Organizations
2009 PICA President (Professional Investigators of California Association) NCISS (National Council of Investigations & Security Services)-Member CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators)-Member SCFIA (Southern California Fraud Investigators Association)-Member WAD (World Association of Detectives)-Member

Publications
Experts.com: http://www.experts.com/Articles/Private-Investigation-Finding-and-Using-Social-Media-Evidence-in-the-Courtroom-By-Claude-Ammons Hellium: http://www.helium.com/users/edit_show_articles/387656 Blog: http://sexliesvideoviapi.blogspot.com/ and my m

Education/Credentials
PSO (Security Course) Weaponless Defense Tai Karate & MMA training Wicklander & Zulawski-Interview & Interrogation Techniques Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST)-832 Level 3 CA State licensed Private Investigator-CA PI # 23070 Law Enforcement Training Center-Computer Investigations

Awards and Honors
Elected as the Association President of PICA in 2009. PICA was an Association that focused on legislative bills that would have a negative impact on our profession if passed at the state level... PICA was a member oriented association that was positioning itselt to provide its members with resources to help them successful grow and or sustain their businesses. Awarded for presentation of GPS Tracking devices. Honored for service as the 2009 PICA President and the 2008 & 2007 PICA 2nd Vice President respectively.

Past/Present Clients
SCRMA (Southern California Risk Management Associates), Markel Insurance Corporation, Imhoff & Associations (Nationwide Criminal Defense Law Firm). Private clients are Confidential!

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