During this procedure, the latest computer technology is utilized where a subject is connected to a computerized polygraph instrument simultaneously recording thoracic and abdominal breathing, electro-dermal activity as well as relative changes in pulse rate, pulse amplitude and blood volume. A motion sensor is utilized to detect any movement that cannot be visually observed. An accredited Examiner carefully monitors for any consistent variances or lack thereof in the above physical responses of the subject when answering questions.
Have you thought about or wondered how lying affects the body? The human body has something called the central nervous system. The central nervous system is basically divided into two subdivisions – a voluntary division and an involuntary division. The voluntary portion of the nervous system govern tasks that we want to do. For example, in order to drive a car, you have to tell yourself to do a long list of voluntary things – unlock the door to the car, open the door, get inside the vehicle, close the door, turn the ignition on, put the gear in reverse, put the gear in drive, press the break with your foot, press the accelerator with your foot, turn the steering wheel left and right, and so on. Those are all examples of voluntary actions.
The involuntary portion of the nervous system sort of works in the background. Many times we don’t even realize it is working. A few examples of this: your body sweats when it is too hot and it shivers when it is too cold. When you eat something, do you have to voluntarily tell your body to digest it, or does it just do it automatically? Heartbeat, goosebumps, and pupils dilating are numerous examples of how the body reacts automatically without our conscious effort.
When someone tells a lie, it is not physiologically easy for the body. It actually takes effort to lie. It takes energy, it causes cognitive activity. It is easier physiologically, to tell the truth than to lie. When someone lies on the polygraph examination, their bodies involuntarily react. When a person, however, speaks the truth, there is a lack of effort and mental energy and their bodies do not react.
Specific incident polygraph examinations assist in narrowing down a large group of possible suspects in an investigation, clear innocent individuals, verify information already obtained, improve chances of recovering stolen property, confirm unsubstantiated suspicions and often leads to confessions. It is used with great success prior or during an investigation into theft, hijacking, robbery, burglary, fraud, divulging of confidential information to unauthorized persons, assault and sexual harassment.
Pre-employment screening of a prospective employee prior to his/her employment assists an employer in determining a candidate’s suitability. Utilizing it can greatly reduce loss by exposing previous undetected crime in the workplace, uncover habits that might be harmful to your business such as substance abuse, qualification fraud and financial problems as well as protect your business from being the target of espionage by competitors or organized crime syndicates. After consultation, our Examiners will create questions based on your specific area of concern.
Certain staff members in a position of trust within your Company have the potential to cause great damage and loss should their integrity be comprised by circumstances beyond your control. Using a periodic screening polygraph examination is an excellent deterrent and reduces the chances of an employee being targeted by criminal syndicates or unscrupulous competitors. After consultation, our Examiners will create questions based on your specific area of concern.
Performing a background check on potential employees will simplify your decisions, boost your success when hiring and reduce unnecessary staff turnover.
We can perform the following checks upon receipt of the candidate’s signed consent form:
A candidate’s criminal record can be checked via scanning of his/her fingerprints for comparison with the South African Police Service’s national database. During arrests, many suspects do not provide their correct name and ID documentation therefore comparison of fingerprints is the most accurate current pending criminal cases and/or previous convictions.
A candidate’s South African Matric (Grade 12) and Senior Certificate qualifications are verified via state organizations and various Provincial Departments.
South African Tertiary qualifications such as degrees, certificates and diplomas can be verified as well as African and International qualifications.
This check can be done to verify whether the ID number is a valid South African identity number or to confirm that the ID number provided does in fact belong to the particular individual.
With this check, any business interests in companies registered with the Department of Trade and Industry is verified.
This search returns any immovable properties and details that have been registered to the candidate.
This check will verify information on a company such as trade on file, statutory detail, subject default, principal detail, bank on file and deeds on file.
This check will verify the identity of an account holder against the account number supplied.
South African citizenship and validity of a passport can be confirmed.
With this check, permanent and temporary permits are verified.
With this check, a person’s marital status is confirmed.
A candidate’s driver’s licence and code is verified as well the candidate’s PrDP.
A candidate’s reported vehicle accidents and logged on the e-Natis system is checked.
A list of vehicles listed against the candidate’s ID number is provided.
This register details fraudulent behaviour on the part of a person attempting to obtain goods and services or who were involved in fraudulent activity in the workplace.
A candidate’s criminal record can be checked via scanning of his/her fingerprints for comparison with the South African Police Service’s national database. During arrests, many suspects do not provide their correct name and ID documentation therefore comparison of fingerprints is the most accurate way to determine if a candidate has current pending criminal cases and/or previous convictions.
Few companies have their own internal investigators to conduct investigations into theft, fraud, robbery, burglary, assault and malicious damage to property as this is usually done once the need arise. Our investigators can build solid case whether the need is to obtain evidence to convict beyond a reasonable doubt or to find guilty on a balance of probabilities. A botched investigation conducted by someone who lacks the necessary experience can be costly to your business in terms of time and money. We have access to the necessary resources to ensure your investigation is brought to a successful close.