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Monitoring Consultancy Service

Research Associates acts as consultants in providing only highly tested monitoring software for Windows-based PCs, Macs, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, as well as small Windows networks and multi-user corporate networks.

During the late 1990s, Research Associates noted the initial emergence of monitoring software, both in the UK and worldwide. However, it soon became evident within the investigation industry that there were very mixed responses to PC monitoring (and later to mobile and smartphone monitoring). Some investigators reported clients experiencing no problems, with monitoring proving very successful. Yet, there were also reports of clients experiencing serious compromise, based on numerous negative factors, primarily due to software inadequacy or the programmes being ‘unfriendly’ to use. Therefore, Research Associates undertook comprehensive long-term research into IT monitoring to offer a superior monitoring service, including wide-ranging and easy-to-use features. Most importantly, solutions needed to be entirely undetectable for legitimate covert use.

Legal Covert Stealth Solutions

Since the late 1990s, Research Associates has consistently explored and researched the worldwide marketplace to ensure our monitoring software complies with clients’ specific needs and is compatible with the devices that require monitoring.

Having meticulously researched worldwide, Research Associates thoroughly tested the complex markets for both Windows and Mac monitoring software, and more recently, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, as well as small Windows networks and multi-user corporate networks. As a result, Research Associates acts as trusted consultants and only supplies solutions which we guarantee for their ease of use, simple accessibility and security; a fully comprehensive solution.

There are currently many thousands of companies advertising a confusingly wide range of “spy software”, “keystroke”, or “keylogging” software. Each website appears to offer similar high-expectation solutions yet, in reality, provides a broad spectrum of results in terms of ease of monitoring and ability to control what is taking place on a nominated device. However, our software is genuinely user-friendly, easy to install/uninstall, straightforward to monitor in terms of simple access, and most importantly, utterly reliable. Furthermore, our research has taken the time to fully ensure that we only include software in our range that is undetectable (unless professional IT forensics are deployed).

Wide-Ranging And Easy To Use Features

  • Chat/IM Activity
  • Email Activity
  • Keystrokes Typed – Including Passwords
  • Facebook and Other Social Media
  • Online Searches
  • Program Activity
  • Screenshots
  • Websites Visited

Research Associates is aware that many people wanting to use monitoring software solutions are concerned that their children or employees may discover and try to disable the monitoring programs from working. Therefore, the stealth software we supply will not show up in the program list, and its files will not show on the hard drive. In addition, the installed software will not show up in the system tray and cannot be removed using the ‘Add/Remove’ feature in Windows.

Research Associates’ supplied solutions are designed to monitor and record every detail of a device, including all internet activity – whether in the home, a small office or a corporate environment. The software has been developed to automatically take hundreds of screenshots every hour and record a comprehensive list of PC/Mac and internet activities (mobile telephone monitoring activity reports may vary according to the specific device). Additionally, for child monitoring, our supplied software allows the user to block access to particular websites deemed inappropriate and provides alerts via email when specific nominated keywords or phrases are detected.

The quality of Research Associates’ monitoring solutions is outstanding and is backed up with inclusive, 24/7 technical support (covering a full year). We offer live, English-speaking staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means that you can call a freephone number, any time of the day or night, including weekends, and speak with a live, friendly technician. Alternatively, you may choose to email a technical email address and expect a response within a few minutes. Our research found that few companies can offer this backup service and those that can are slow to respond. Our experience in this specialised field is now second to none.

Many other features are device-specific; therefore, we suggest speaking with Paul Hawkes or Martin Tomlins-Young before using Research Associates’ monitoring solutions.

Legal Notice: Our monitoring software is designed only for lawful use; this advice is not merely a legal disclaimer; there are no UK laws explicitly relating to monitoring software, and therefore UK law relating to its use is unclear. We suggest prospective clients take independent legal advice regarding its specific intended use before purchasing monitoring software if you have concerns. All fees for monitoring software are charged as consultancy fees and are non-refundable.

What next?

Since every investigation is unique and because of the delicate nature of all we do, before commencement of any assignment we suggest you call and speak with us. We find by talking through the outline of your current circumstance in confidence and asking just a few non-intrusive questions, we become fully able to comprehend your specific requirement. This will also enable you to get to know how we work and for us to give a clear plan of action, costs, turnaround time and to decide whether you wish to instruct us.

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How It Works

Our Investigation Process

We offer a confidential consultation, tailored investigation strategy, and rapid, detailed reporting.


Contact Us

Get in touch for a FREE, no-obligation, private consultation. Discuss your circumstances, the obstacles you encounter, and the objectives you aim to fulfill through your investigation.


Set the Plan

We will propose a tailor-made approach and specific tactics for your situation, utilising our extensive array of services. Transparent pricing will be provided, and your plan will be agreed upon before we proceed with the investigation.


Get the Information

Our expert private investigators will carry out a discreet, comprehensive, and professional investigation, providing a detailed report within 24 hours of completion, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the findings.


Credible Legal Investigation

Research Associates is proud to be associated with prestigious organisations in the field of investigation and forensic sciences. As a distinguished member of the UK’s Association of British Investigators, we uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and ethical practices.

Furthermore, our affiliation with The Institute of Professional Investigators and the World Association of Detectives Inc. underscores our commitment to global excellence in the investigative industry.

We also take pride in our membership with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, which demonstrates our dedication to advancing forensic science and maintaining the highest level of expertise in our field.

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    Meet the Team

    Leadership Team

    Paul Hawkes

    Director (MD) / Principal Investigator

    Martin Tomlins-Young

    Director / Senior Investigator

    Harry Gottlieb

    Director / Senior Investigator