Private Detective Rates
Private investigator prices in Birmingham and across the UK can vary from one extreme to the other. We have taken this into serious consideration and have set our prices competitively against the market. As such, we work with clients by offering services suited to requirements with available budgets in mind. We believe in fair pricing for investigative services as there is a common misconception with regards to the price, or hidden prices of hiring a private detective. The reality is that with SPI, we are transparent with our fees from the offset. Please note that our surveillance services are priced at hourly rates only and task expenses may be charged additionally where applicable.
Private Investigator Rates and Prices
X1 operative /4 hours: £236 (static operations only)
X1 operative / 5 hours: £295
Additional hours: £59
X2 operatives / 5 hours: £590
Additional hours: £118
Expenses: TBC where applicable
Includes: Static/mobile surveillance, operational video footage, stills imagery, task commentary
GPS Vehicle Tracking
Week 1: £269
Week 2+: £169
Includes: Tracker deployment/retrieval, panel monitoring, live updates
People Tracing / Trace Debtor Services
No find, no fee
Includes: Subject identification, current address/occupancy data, telephone searches, Email sweeps, linked addresses
Static Camera Deployments
Week 1 (Outdoor): £269
Week 2+ (Outdoor): £169
Week 1 (Indoor): £319
Week 2+ (Indoor): £219
Includes: Camera deployment/retrieval, panel monitoring, live updates
Includes: Trace search data, Family circs, past/current marriages, property demographics/ownership, appointment sweeps, director/shareholder details, credit data, court searches, investment sweeps, media/online sweeps plus more
Bug Sweeping (TSCM)
Small prop (1-2 bed): £399
Medium prop (3-4 bed): £499
Large prop (5+ bed): £599 - £999
Office: From £599
Includes: Private/business property sweeps, vehicle sweeps, analysis through military grade TSCM equipment, detailed reporting
Mystery Shop Experience Investigations
Includes: Experienced covert surveillance operative, detailed report, stills imagery, video imagery
Standard Service: £179
Urgent Service (24 hours): £259
Includes: X2 attempts at serve, statement of service
Per Hour: £59
Includes: Report writing, video editing, audio reviewing, OSINT gathering
Our private investigator prices are generally set at fixed initial rates for certain services (trace searches, background checks, GPS tracker deployments etc). However, we generally charge at hourly or daily rates for surveillance operations. Our services are inclusive of minor operational expenses, but do not include larger expenses (overnight accommodation, admission tickets etc). Clients are provided with detailed proposals, terms of business and itemised invoices prior to committing to the use of our services. Investigations that require a number of different services will be offered at discounted rates to ensure we deliver positive results with low private investigator rates.
Private Investigator Prices At Discounted Rates
SPI stems from former extensive military careers with HM Forces. As such, we have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and we proudly support serving members and veterans in any way we can. To that end, our UK private investigator prices are charged at a 10% discounted rate on all services. It is the very least we can do to show our support. We do regularly review our private investigator rates to ensure our services are being delivered at fair and reasonable levels.
We accept all major credit/debit card payments via our secure Stripe payment system. Payments can be made via a simple invoice link sent to your smartphone or other device.
Bank Transfers are accepted. Payment details will be provided upon invoicing.
Private Investigator Terms and Conditions Plus More Information
For more information regarding our private investigator rates and prices, get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. We often find that if certain investigative services are priced out of reach, we can offer alternatives within budget to achieve similar results. We understand the concerns people are going through when they make contact and the issue of cost can be a determining factor on whether an investigation can go ahead or not. Sentry Private Investigators want to help anyone who is genuinely in need of our services, so we work with clients to achieve results at an affordable price.
Click this link to view our full terms and condition for our private investigation services.