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Best Database for Private Investigators
PInow.com’s survey of over 400 private investigators discovered that Tracers was chosen as number one private investigator database by 87.2 percent of respondents. The next best database came in at 32.7 percent, which gives Tracers a substantial lead over the competition. When asked what data providers they consider the most accurate, out of 450 people surveyed, 264 people chose Tracers – again, Tracers is forging ahead of the pack!

Why Is Tracers the Best Private Investigator Data Services?

Databases private investigators use must provide powerful data, and Tracers’ search engine opens the door to billions of records covering millions of adults. A broad range of searches with sources ranging from consumer data, public records data, uncovered asset data, and beyond is accessible via a user friendly, intuitive interface, and offered at affordable rates. The design of the current Tracers software was heavily influenced by input from customers – and Tracers is still listening to feedback from users to improve, and grow, into the adaptable, agile, and sophisticated data source the site currently is. That willingness to listen to our customers has made Tracers one of the foremost private investigative tools available.

Choosing private investigator software may seem overwhelming – there are so many resources to pick from! Since no one database has one hundred percent of the information, using multiple databases is a recommended best practice in the industry. To investigate application of best practice, PInow.com also asked how many data providers private investigators use. There is a small lead, at 29.2 percent, of investigators using two sources for data, while 28.8 percent rely solely on one single service. PINow’s survey states that the average number of databases investigators subscribe to is 2.5. Of the all the respondents, 2.5 percent actually have 10 or more data providers – now that is a ton of intel!

What is Skip Tracing (And Why Investigators Need It)?

Skip tracing is a process of finding and tracking persons-of-interest, fact witnesses and other individuals. Tracing often includes more than simple location and contact data. You know that on the job, private investigators face myriad challenges. A common dilemma is locating people who do not want to be found – very often, little information is initially provided to the investigator to launch the search. Data is critical to run a skip trace. This is where access to extensive, current data is crucial! If you have a name, you can run a people search, which can provide relatives and associates each with their contact information, physical and email addresses, address history search, deceased records search, phone numbers, check marks indicating whether the subject has records in other searches in the database, post office verification of address validity, a flag to alert investigators that an address isn’t a traditional residential home, and a Google maps option built right into the search record! There is plenty of data to get you off to a strong start tracking your quarry.

Timing is crucial, especially if your subject is on the move. Old data will tell you where the subject of your search has been – but you need to know where that person is right now. You want enough clues to anticipate where your subject may go next! Skip tracing and locates are assisted greatly with access to current Credit Bureau records. Tracers offers a public records search engine, immediate results, and real-time data directly from the Credit Bureau. Multiple sources and frequent updates increase your odds of successfully finding your person!

Speedy search capacity also makes it possible for your company to perform a greater volume of work. Skip tracing batch services process high volume searches – instead of running many individual searches, one after another, you can run multiple searches at once. For example, criminal proceedings may involve a substantial number of people – and some of those people might be actively working to stay off your radar! By handling the search process via batch – simultaneously – obtaining contact information and addresses on multiple people gives you a major head start on the matter.

Collections Is Easier With a Means To Search for Assets

Tracers opens the gateway to public records with asset recovery search – and lets you hunt for property, vehicles, domain registrations, boats – even aircraft! The knowledge of what assets a party owns will help in the collection of debts and establishing equitable divorce and court settlements. Even if you have no, or minimal, knowledge of what the subject owns, Tracers enables discovery with multiple searches. Our Comprehensive Report pulls data from many searches into one easy to use format. This time and money saving feature helps you stay organized and on point, as you delve deeper into the intricacies of your case.

Questions To Ask When Looking for a Private Investigator Software

One thing to keep in mind when looking for a software is you don’t want your data provider to cut off your access to searches. Here are a couple more questions to ask when looking for a private investigator software.

  • How much information will your data provider let you access?
  • Are there restrictions, whether by rules set in place by the provider, or costs of the service?
  • Does your company only need to run a few searches a month?
  • Do you need to execute high volume, batch searches?
  • Do they provide free training and search assistance?

Whatever the requirements of your business, Tracers has a solution to supply that level of data!

Mining the insane amount of information freely provided on social media is a fascinating aspect of the ever evolving tech and data world. This information provides value, whether from a sales and advertising standpoint, filling in background details to locate elusive people, establishing a client’s background and character, or evidentiary proof in court and criminal cases. Tracers offers the means to explore Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, Pinterest, and many more social media sites and Internet articles in one simple, well organized Social Media Search. Use Tracers, and join us as we discover new ways to access and use this information!

Thank you, PInow.com, for undertaking the survey process and sharing the results. And thank you to our customers for providing the overwhelmingly positive feedback! We are here for you. If you have questions get started with Tracers risk free or give us a ring at 877.723.2689! Thank you – and happy searching!