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Armada Global, Inc.
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Lori C.
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We have been using Armada Global for several years now. Initially we contacted them in regards to exterior cameras for our busy parking lot. They quoted a reasonable price and installed the cameras shortly after we signed the contract. Zach Grove was very prompt to respond to my questions i had after the installation. Thankfully we chose to have the cameras installed, for shortly there after we had an incident. Zach took the time to walk me through the process of reviewing what the camera had recorded. Just recently we had interior cameras installed in another facility. They were very conscientious about wire placement and cleaned up after they were finished. You would never know they were there. Again, fast and reasonable service. I would highly recommend Armada Global for any camera or security needs you may have. They are very knowledgeable in the latest equipment and supply options if price or location of a camera placement is a concern for you.

  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jack B.
Verified review

I'm a contractor and I've use stopp investigation and worked with me Bennett doing background investigations on possible sub contractors...mr Bennett always called me back when he said he would...his reports came back to me in a very timely manner and he was very conscientious on any questions I had...very professional and polite...stopp prices were more than reasonable...i have recommended stopp and Mr Bennett to other colleagues and friends...they get an excellent rating jb

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Doug C.
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Due to the diligence of John Dixon and his very capable staff, Royal Investigative Services was able to acquire significant evidence for my client which will undoubtedly guarantee that we will prevail in court. Royal provided scores of incriminating photographs and crucial video which will make our case. John and his skilled investigators followed the subjects of the investigation for days in order to obtain the evidence needed and never gave themselves away. I highly recommend Royal Investigative Services should you require the need of a professional private investigatror!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Excellent work and quick service - Fred is a great investigator.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Suspicious? We offer all types of private investigative work! From simple surveillance to complex, extreme surveillance, see why all local TV stations look to us for equipment and/or assistance! We are the best-equipped agency in Pittsburgh, PA. Other services include debugging of phones, homes and offices! Cell phones can also be searched for bugs. We also offer hidden asset discovery and background checks. Having been in business since 1982, let us help you with your investigative needs!


We offer paranormal investigations for South West Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. If you do not feel comfortable in your house or business due to ghosts or spirits, please contact us; we can help. Our services are free of charge. We're professional and guarantee confidentiality.


I am a licensed and bonded private detective with thirty four years of law enforcement experience. I investigate criminal and civil cases including: *Personal Protection; Employee Theft; Criminal Background Checks; Locate People; Insurance Fraud and many other types of investigations.


From my many years as a professional investigator I learned that being persistent, consistent, dedicated, work well with others, honest, and being well informed, has assisted me to stand out amongst my peers in my law enforcement career. As a recipient of numerous awards for my investigative abilities I continue to use the same energy in my business.


Are you hearing noises? Are you seeing strange things? We are a paranormal group in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Our services are always offered free of charge. We use various pieces of equipment that's believed to be manipulated by spirits, along with our senses while trying to prove or disprove suspected paranormal activity.


I managed several Sunoco gas stations before becoming a full-time police officer in 1994. Most of my career, I was in charge of narcotics division. I have collaborated with many agencies during my career. I am easily one of the highest decorated officer in Allegheny County. I was a policeman of the year in 2012. I did a lot of community services in schools, teaching drug abuse.


FCIS has been a full-service consulting and investigation business since 2006. Our investigators are professional former law enforcement officials. FCIS provides intelligence seminars for your business.

  • 22 years in business

API is dedicated to small business. We make sure all the information you require on a potential hire is backed up with court records ~ all at the best prices for you.


We Care. Its not just a job to us. Its a way of giving back to people. Proving that someone is breaking the rules, finding a family member, or searching for missing information- all this helps someone get the answers they need.


We are a Pittsburgh area paranormal group that investigates hauntings/paranormal activity in residents/businesses. There is no charge.


At White Eagle we provide the nations premier instruction and certification in OC Spray, baton and handcuffing. We also teach ground fighting, pressure point control, pain compliance, weapon retention / disarming etc. We are renowned for our women's self defense instruction and our Executive protection / body guard certification programs. Courses are taught by nationally recognized former law enforcement and military instructors with over 20 years of certified instruction experience


We investigate and prove or disprove if there is or isn't paranormal activity and fined out why


We are a security guard company and a private detective agency. We are serving all of western Pennsylvania. Rush and emergency services are available. Short-term and long-term guard contracts are available.


We are a company that embraces each employee, from the first guard and out the door, to help our clients secure their assets.

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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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