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10 Surprising Things Your Surveillance Van Should Have

10 Surprising Things Your Surveillance Van Should Have

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Surprising Things Your Surveillance Van Should Have

 

 

Author:

Mr. E. of iClandestine.Com

Copyright 2016

 

 

Make as many copies of this as you want!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About This Book

 

First, thank you so much for buying my book! (IT’s FREE!)

 

I’m very passionate about this and many other subjects like investigative techniques, privacy and OSINT. Although, I like the compensation for writing these books, I really get my greatest joy from teaching and learning from my readers.

 

This book is geared toward private sector investigators who are doing static, urban surveillance but, information may be gleaned for LEOs as well as anyone else looking for the right equipment for static and mobile surveillance particularly in an urban setting.

 

Understand; this book really only covers what you need to look for in a surveillance van when performing urban, static surveillance. To fully grasp the concept of this type of surveillance, you have to take one bite at a time.

 

That’s why I have 3 other FULL-LENGTH eBooks I’m working on:

 

Available on Amazon and others!

 

“The Urban Surveillance Quick-Assault Pocket Guide” (Available 01/15/2016)

 

“The Rural Surveillance Quick-Assault Pocket Guide” (Available TBA)

 

“The Mobile Surveillance Quick-Assault Pocket Guide.” (Available TBA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

 

Chapter Title 1: The Surveillance Van [5]

 

Summary [7]

 

About the Author [8]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1

The Surveillance Van

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Non-descript van

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p<>{color:#000;}. No major identifiers

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p<>{color:#000;}. Bright colors

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p<>{color:#000;}. Major damage

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p<>{color:#000;}. Stripes, stickers etc…

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nothing too big

 

Your van mustn’t have any major identifiers like bright colors, damage, stripes, or stickers. Anything memorable to someone else is a no-go. Forget about that personalized tag!

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Tinted Windows

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p<>{color:#000;}. Factory tint works fine

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p<>{color:#000;}. Get them tinted darker for better effect

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p<>{color:#000;}. Rear defrost lines are ok, but not ideal

 

Factory tint should be fine. However, for better effect, get darker tint put on the windows for lower visibility. If you have rear defrost, that’s ok, but not ideal for camera work out the back unless you are going to be zooming past the “lines.”

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Comfortable Seat in the Back

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p<>{color:#000;}. Key to your lower and upper back surviving on long sits

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p<>{color:#000;}. The factory bench/passenger seat is ideal

 

Comfort is key to long sits. The factory “bench or passenger” style seat is usually pretty comfortable.

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Rear Air

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p<>{color:#000;}. Those hot days will smoke you

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p<>{color:#000;}. Make sure it blows cold

 

If you like to sit in a sauna for 8-12 hours, ignore this one!  No really.  Those hotter than hot days will smoke you.  Make sure it blows cold.  

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Cruise Control

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p<>{color:#000;}. Those long trips are horrible without cruise

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p<>{color:#000;}. It will save you a little gas

 

Those long trips are horrible without cruise control. It will also save you some money on fuel too.

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Visibility

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p<>{color:#000;}. Windows on all sides is preferable

 

Windows on all sides is preferable. Not having 360 degree visibility can not only hinder watching your six but, may reduce the number of possible static positions you can choose.

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Power

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p<>{color:#000;}. Cigarette outlets or power outlets in front and rear of the van

 

Having at least one front and one rear outlet is ideal for charging or powering your equipment.

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Maneuverability

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nothing blocking your path from and to the front seat

 

Have a clear path from the driver’s seat to the back seat.

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Ventilation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Airflow is preferable in the back of the van on hot days

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p<>{color:#000;}. Manual windows is preferable so you can open and close them as needed without turning on the vehicle

 

Airflow, in my opinion, is key on hot days. It’s preferred to have rear windows that can be opened and closed manually.

 

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p<>{color:#0070C0;}. Mileage

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p<>{color:#000;}. Make certain (as much as possible) that your van will be reliable

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p<>{color:#000;}. Has it had regular maintenance?

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p<>{color:#000;}. How many owners has it had?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Has it been rebuilt?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Has it been wrecked?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Are the tires new?

 

 

 

Thank you for reading.

 

Visit my blog for more helpful info involving this and many other operational subjects. You’re sure to find more helpful blogs and eBooks!

 

 

 

Summary

 

I hope you found these tips very useful. I wish that I had a quick guide like this when I started doing these types of operations.

 

If you have any questions about this guide or any other questions about urban surveillance, investigative techniques, OSINT, privacy/privacy online, or anything else relating to these fields, I welcome them. Just contact me.

 

Remember, if you can’t find the right vehicle to buy, or if your operation doesn’t need a full time surveillance vehicle, you can always rent and vehicle or lease one that has everything I’ve described and more.

 

 

Thank you for reading.

 

 

-Mr. E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Author

 

Mr. E. is not my real name. I have been in the military, private sector investigations as well as closeness to law enforcement. I write directly from my experiences and my mistakes. I research everything I write about whether learned in the field or through study.

 

My main goal here is to share my interests, knowledge and perhaps save someone the trouble of figuring it all out on their own.

 

My style of writing is kind of a “straight-to-the-point” style of writing. I hate fluff or padding just to make a book seem longer and a better value. I disagree with that philosophy. I want the value to lie solely in the information I provide. I want the meat of a book and want to learn it quickly. I’m not looking to waste your time. However, my sense of humor may show through sometimes and sometimes I may find the need to curse to drive a point. Chances are, if you’re reading this, your skin may be a little thicker than most and you probably don’t care.

 

I do not and will not push any political or religious agendas in my writing. It does not belong here.

 

Although I strive for grammatical excellence and desire to command the English language like a scholarly English wizard; know that I have a doctorate in English literature said me not ever. Is that even a degree?

 

Thank you men and women of LE and the U.S. Military. Thank you for reading and for your support! Go Army!

 

-Mr. E.

iClandestine.Com

 

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10 Surprising Things Your Surveillance Van Should Have

This is a quick-assault guide to setting up a static, urban surveillance van written by a seasoned surveillance investigator. This is a short and to the point, 8 page guide to help you when looking to purchase, lease or rent a surveillance van for use in the urban terrain. This guide will help you think about what you'll need to have in order to be the most effective in the field of urban surveillance.

  • ISBN: 9781370290772
  • Author: Mr. E.
  • Published: 2016-12-13 18:50:12
  • Words: 1018
10 Surprising Things Your Surveillance Van Should Have 10 Surprising Things Your Surveillance Van Should Have