The agency does not have a client list available simply because we offer clients full confidentiality. However, many of our investigations have received media coverage and so we can give those as references.

General references on our history, status and reputation can be obtained from the following 2 independent bodies:

The Security Association of South Africa – +27 31 764 6681

The Security Industry Regulatory Authority – +27 12 337 5530 (We have been registered with the SIRA since it’s inception as the SOB in 1991, registration No. 008642)

Also, many of our clients are willing to give references, and if required we will obtain these for prospective clients.

Also see our list of memberships of professional associations.

Published Works

Books written by A P Grudko:

The Locksmith’s Box Of Secrets – ISBN 0-620-17888-4

Counter Surveillance Techniques – ISBN 0-620-18169-9

Covert Electronic Surveillance – ISBN 0-620-18168-0

© Coral Keyes Publishing, 1993, Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

Articles published by A P Grudko

Power & Plant (SA)
South African Industrial Security – parts 1, 2 & 3 (quarterly series)

International Security Review (UK)
Is SA Security’s Powder Keg

Security Focus (SA)
SACCI is Watchdog over role of Private Investigators

Power & Plant (SA)
Industrial Security – It’s Your Job Too

Industrial Management (SA)
A Plague of Bugs

International Security Review (UK)
SA: The Frontier Spirit

The Texas Investigator (Tx USA)
Business & Crime in South Africa

California Association of Licensed Investigators Newsletter
Murder Most Foul – For the Money

P.I. Magazine (USA – Nov/Dec 2001)
(Cover story) P.I.s & Terrorism – A Foreign View

The Lookout (USA – Jan 2002)
(Cover story) Africa – Haven For Crime

WAD News – (International – December 2003)
Changes For South Africa And It’s PIs

Conferences (papers/projects presented)

(Copies available from organiser at nominal cost)

IEC Conferences – Oct 1992
Effective Shrinkage control
“The role of specialist investigations in shrinkage detection & prevention”

IBC Conferences – Oct 1995
Corporate Crime And Security Alert in SA
“Cellular Phones & Fraud”

IBC Conferences – Sept 1996
Warehousing and Storage
“Maximizing Security Within The Warehouse Operation”

AIC Conferences – January 1997
Preventing Corporate Fraud
Chairman (no paper published)

IBC Conferences – April 1997
Credit Control & Debt Management
“Identifying Corporate Crime and Fraud For Effective Action”

AIC Conferences – June 1997
Public Sector Financial Management
“Control Measures to help Combat Fraud in the public sector”

AIC Conferences – Sept 1997
Public Sector Auditing, Accounting & Financial Reporting
“Identifying & preventing funds mismanagement”

ICM Conferences – Feb 1998
Fraud prevention detection & recovery
“Clamping down on fraud in your procurement operations”

ICM Conferences – July 1998
First SA Competitive Intelligence conference
Day one – Chairman
Day two – “Establishing a successful CI unit within your organisation”

ICM Conferences – Feb 1999
2nd SA Competitive intelligence Conference
“Turning the tables – how susceptible is your organisation to CI?”

IIR Conferences – June 1999
Money Laundering Symposium
Interactive workshop – “Investigating money laundering”

Technikon SA – Sept 1998
World Conference on Modern Criminal Investigation, Organised Crime & Human Rights
“Investigating Corruption & Fraud within State & Parastatal Organisations”

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals – Oct 1999
“Protecting your organisation from Industrial Espionage”

University of Pretoria, 4 May 2000
“The Private Investigation Industry: Greater co-operation for security?”

Marcus Evans Conferences – Nov 22nd 2001
3nd SA Competitive intelligence Conference
“Competitive Intelligence Counter Intelligence”

SECUREX Workshop, 6 March 2004, Sandton Convention Center
“The Private Investigator – Friend or Foe?”

Excellante International workshop, 5 April 2004, Indaba Conference Center
“Identifying Illegal Electronic Operations”

Presentation before the Ministry of Intelligence Services
Commission on the review of the private security industry – 26 March 2004

University of South Africa – Dec 2001
Component of PI course text book
“Business Intelligence”

Pretoria Technikon Investigation of Crime Course (bi-monthly lecture)
“Information Sources”, “PI legislation”

Click here to read an official story of us finding bugs on a political party’s ‘phones.