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10. CSI Secure Solutions
4.7
from 93 reviews
4.7
(93)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Greensburg, PA
"I have used Chris Cavallo and his Investigative Team on several occasions over a 20 year period. He has provided help regarding my husband cheating on me and proving that he was not only having an affair but was also was putting my children in a dangerous environment with his new girlfriend exposing them to drugs and pornography. Mr Cavallo not only got the proof I needed for my Divorce but much more importantly allowed me to get custody of my children. He also appeared in court and testified to his findings which allowed us all to move on with our lives. Also,my neighbor needed to locate a relative regarding a Family Will and Life Insurance Policy who had not been seen or heard from in over 30 years and located him in Latin America even after 2 other experienced investigators could not locate him. This past year he also provided security and escort services for my niece and a friend who visited Mexico and Colombia and arranged for Security for the entire week they were traveling including all Hotel and Transportation services . I have referred Mr. Cavallo to several friends over the years to provide similar services that I have mentioned above. I would highly recommend using Mr. Cavallo and his Team who were very professional, courteous,highly experienced and very sensitive to our needs and very accommodating when it came to our Budgetary challenges."
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What does a private investigator do?

First and foremost, good private investigators follow laws. Unlike on TV, they don’t break in windows or hack into hospital computer systems to get you intel. When you hire a private investigator, you’re hiring a professional to gather facts and find information for you. Although they can’t obtain certain information (such as health records), they do have access to information that most civilians do not. Often private investigators are hired to perform surveillance or background checks or investigate cases such as adultery, child custody, missing persons, hidden assets, or debugging, and theft or other crimes.

Private investigators can be hired to interview people and provide that information to the client, perform photo or video surveillance, monitor activity at a location where you suspect criminal activities or questionable behavior, track a person’s movements, find missing people, do deep-dive background checks, and more. Private investigation can be helpful if you’re trying to get a court order but need evidence. Private investigators can also help find birth parents. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210 per hour.

What does a private investigator cost?

Private investigation isn’t just for blockbuster action movies. Hiring a private investigator can help in all kinds of situations ranging from finding a birth parent to improving personal security. Nationally, the average price range for private investigation is $70-$210, although pricing often hovers between $40 and $100 depending on the complexity of the services you need. Where you live in the country will affect your costs for private investigation; larger cities have higher business overhead and a higher cost of living, which in turn means higher service rates. The complexity of your case can also affect cost. A basic background check may have a flat rate, while hiring a private investigator to help with your child custody case may require more legwork and research, and therefore cost more. Some private investigators work on retainer. A retainer is essentially a nonrefundable deposit you pay to the professional — meaning you have retained their services — who then works against that amount. Here are some examples of average private investigation costs:

  • Hourly rate: $60-$70; costs can vary based on current fuel prices.
  • Flat rate: $100 for comprehensive background investigation services.
  • Retainer: $1,500 minimum retainer required by some pros before starting work.
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