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Using Technology to Catch Cheating Spouses

Editor's note: The information in this article was provided by an investigation firm based in Australia and is for information purposes only. Law can vary from country to country and state to state, so please make sure you always check local laws, licensing rules, and device laws before conducting surveillance.

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Catching cheating spouses has become progressively easier these days with the use of discreet surveillance equipment and electronic devices. With accessibility to the web, technology and dating applications people are cheating more and more. On the upside, it is also getting much easier for those who suspect their partners to catch them red-handed. Engaging a private investigator who specializes in catching cheating spouses is becoming increasingly recognized as the simplest and quickest way to get to the truth of the matter.

Sydney, Australia is a hot-spot for cheating partners. This is confirmed by statistics revealed through the hack of Ashley Madison’s database in 2015. Sydney ranked 3 out of the top 25 cities in the world with 251,813 registered users. It is often tempting to meet up with potential partners as Sydney has evolved into one of the great social destinations of Australia, with an increasing amount of bars, clubs, and restaurants to meet in. Furthermore, the cheating often occurs in familiar surroundings, like the work environment with a work colleague or even a family friend.

A private investigator who specializes in investigating cheating spouses receives hundreds of calls a month from distressed individuals seeking answers to their suspicions. Surveillance and spyware give them the answers they need to confront their cheating spouse with the hope of resolving arising relationship problems. Having solved these issues, people are then able to move on with their lives in a more positive direction.


People often entertain clichés of what a private investigator may look like; a grey trench coat with dark glasses sitting on a park bench reading a newspaper. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the best way to monitor the movements of a particular person is to blend into the crowd and look as normal as possible. A good private investigator is never noticed. Agents are all ages and both male and female which means they can be suited to multiple scenarios.

The Use of Technology

In this day and age, there is a huge array of elite spy equipment available to investigators which is also available to the public. This enables private investigators to capture the precise moment the spouse is doing something inappropriate.

Private investigators use and recommend equipment such as:

In-car cameras

These devices are integral to obtaining evidence of where a cheating spouse is located. Often they drive to a secret location and everything is caught on camera.



Spy cams are now powerful and tiny and are a perfect way for photographic and video evidence to be captured.

Spy glasses

Sounds like something out of a movie right? Well, these have been used in many successful surveillance operations. Essentially these glasses will capture video evidence of whatever the private investigator is looking at.

Listening devices

These are small powerful devices that can be placed in a discreet position. They have long life batteries since they are voice activated. This means that they will record any sounds and voices within a range of about 10 meters.

GPS trackers

These are by far the most popular items sold today. A person can place this in their car and will know where their car is at all times. They are used in the transport industry to track assets and are perfect for this industry.

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Phone Spyware Apps

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A person can load this software on their phone and download any messages and pictures from the phone. It also allows for phone calls to be recorded. People must be aware of the laws involved in the use of such technology, however at present, if used legally they are a perfect way to obtain the answers a person needs.

Computer Monitoring Software

Often the cheating is done on the home computer. This type of software has been around for years to track the activity on a computer and is used every day to monitor the unscrupulous activities of cheating spouses.

Is it Legal?

If used properly, the use of spy equipment complies with laws. Private investigators are licensed under the state police and if registered with a professional body should follow a code of conduct.

About the Author

Sydney Private Investigations, established in 2002, is at the forefront of the industry of catching cheating spouses. They are licensed and professional and are catching cheating spouses on a daily basis. Call 1300 773 293 to speak with them today if you feel your spouse is cheating on you. They will get you the answers you need today.

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