On the fly SD card reader

Long-time SPI member Paul Babakitis showed us a $55 gadget that he can't work without, the PhotoFast SD Card reader: "You plug it in your iphone and you can determine right away if the SD card from your camcorder or camera has good audio and video before wrapping up a surveillance, for instance. Mor...

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SPI featured in the New Yorker

Comedian Zachary Kanin mingled with SPI members at their monthly dinner in the wood-panelled back room of Forlini’s and wrote a humorous column about the experience in the Dec. 13, 2010 issue of the New Yorker. To read it, click here. To see the video, click here. Excerpt: Since SPI&rs...

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SPI in the New York Times

From the New York Times’ reportage on SPI published on March 24, 2008: “In addition to active and retired law enforcement agents, the society, which was established in 1956 and meets once a month, includes lawyers who work in an investigative capacity and several genealogists, who h...

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SPI board member Steven Levine on Labor Press Radio

On April 9, 2017, Steven R. Levine, CFE, President and CEO of Prolective Solutions, LLC was interviewed by Labor Press Radio’s Bill Holfeld on AM 970 The Answer on public construction wage requirements and compliance. As Steven puts it: Prevailing wage compliance can be complicated; noncomplia...

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SPI Member Paul Babakitis in the Wall Street Journal

Private investigator Paul Babakitis of PGB Executive Investigations was featured in a Wall Street Journal article on January 12, 2017. The story highlights the value of utilizing technology, in the form of video evidence to gather and preserve evidence in landlord-tenant matters. “This article...

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Use of the SPI logo restricted to members in good standing

Following a vote at our March 2016 board meeting, the by-laws of our association have been amended with the following: "Article 1 Name, Seal Offices: The SPI logo is authorized for use by active-paid members. If a member fails to pay his/her dues, that authorization expires. Vendors can use the S...

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Board member Efrat Cohen on “reverse targeting” on social media

Long-time board member Efrat Cohen of Global Intelligence Consultants Inc was interviewed for a story on hackers targeting social media that ran on Philly.com. She warns that even careful social media users who “control their privacy settings” and restrict access are not immune to frie...

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