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Southern Recon Agency is an unprecedented source of private investigator services in the Central Florida area and across the U.S. with digital investigations. We’ve handled thousands of in-person and online investigations for private parties and companies. Whether you need to perform a full background check on future employees or sweep computers of spyware and secure digital systems, our experts have you covered.

Industry-Leading Private Investigators

Southern Recon is a highly-decorated private investigator agency with diverse experience in traditional and digital investigative services, providing effective solutions for various situations. Efficiently conduct searches, collect evidence, and find the truth with Southern Recon’s professional investigators.

  • A1400197 Florida Licensed Private Investigation Agency
  • Awarded #1 Private Investigator in Tampa, Florida, 2015
  • Best-rated in Orlando for Six years now in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022)
  • Best-rated Private Investigator in Orlando 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022
  • Orlando City’s Best Private Investigator
  • Top Emerging Pre-Employment Screening Company
  • FALI Florida Association of Licensed Investigators
  • FBI Infragard
  • “JAC” Justice Administrative Commission

Background Investigations & Screening

Background investigations and screenings are essential for ensuring your organization’s and its employees’ safety. A private investigator can conduct background checks on potential employees, vendors, and others with whom your company does business. By conducting background investigations, you can be sure that you are hiring the best possible candidates and that your company is protected from any potential harm. Background screenings can also be used on a private level, preventing you from making a dangerous home-help decision.

Services For Businesses & Employers

Our private detective agency serves various businesses and organizations, mitigating threats on all levels and improving security systems for safer operations. Southern Recon offers total investigative support for companies, from corporate espionage prevention and penetration testing for digital systems to employee screenings and forensic accounting. Starting a discreet and efficient investigation could save your company from a bad hire, embezzlement, or major data leak.

Custody & Divorce Investigations

Divorce and custody cases can be emotional and complex, but court-admissible evidence is indisputable. Online and social media investigations can often highlight the actions of a cheating spouse, support custody cases, and provide clarity to a situation. Southern Recon’s expert private investigation team collects court-ready documentation of any truth that may be hidden among the digital evidence.

Missing Person Support

Southern Recon has supported various missing persons cases, resulting in faster retrieval of lost or fugitive individuals. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and years of private investigator training, our experts can help identify missing individuals’ locations. Our services have been used to support fugitive retrieval, finding loved ones, and more.

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Support From An Experienced, Licensed Private Investigator

Partnering with Southern Recon Agency grants clients unequivocal expertise in private investigation and digital forensics, offering the ideal blend of skills to mitigate cybercrime, quickly resolve disputes, and find hidden truths. Schedule a consultation with our world-class private investigators to find the best solution for your current circumstance.

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Social Media Investigations

Private investigators can perform deep analyses of social media accounts to reveal every post, conversation, and search made online. In addition to providing court-admissible evidence, a social media review can help private investigators create character and risk assessments for individuals. These investigations can be used to support or deny court claims, change the tide of custody battles, or prevent poor hiring decisions.

Spyware & Hacking Analysis

Southern Recon’s professional cybercrime investigators provide expedited crisis response and cybercrime mitigation, quickly working to find intruders and secure electronic networks after invasions. Our team helps minimize damages after data breaches, system disruptions, and computer hacking attempts and fortifies networks to prevent future occurrences.

Network Assessments & Security Testing

Computer, storage device, and mobile phone security are major concerns among corporations, organizations, and even private citizens. Southern Recon’s expert detectives can mitigate risks within online systems by performing penetration testing, simulated hacking, and in-depth analyses of security systems. When sensitive data is at stake, securing digital systems and finding the best protocols to guard that information is critical.

Evidence Collection & Reporting

Unlike many private investigators, Southern Recon has diverse knowledge, expertise, and certifications, allowing us to create court-admissible evidence using digital and forensic evidence. By partnering with our experts, clients can support claims, ensure proper custody, and ensure criminal justice. Contact Southern Recon Agency for all investigative matters to receive prompt, professional private investigator support.

Southern Recon Agency is a licensed Private Investigation Agency based and serving all of Florida, License # A-1400197

For a free consultation with a Licensed Private Investigator or to get started right away call us at 844-307-7771 or 407-502-5225 or email us at Investigations@srecon.com.

An online or digital private investigator recovers and reports digital evidence to support various claims and cases. A digital PI (online private investigator) supports family law cases, domestic altercations, infidelity claims, disproving personal injury claims,, fraud claims, corporate misconduct identification, and more. By working with a private investigator, online clients can save time, money, and frustration while finding the truth behind any situation. The advanced programs and tools used by modern private investigators allow them to quickly analyze massive data compilations to identify inconsistencies with extreme accuracy.

In 2023, private investigators are capable of much more than conducting surveillance. Methods used to gather information have evolved, enabling investigators to find hidden truths, support claims, and even change the outcome of court cases without being physically present. While following Federal and state requirements, a private investigator can dive into public and non-public records to explore online data archives, revealing information that was otherwise lost. A private investigator has access to much more information than civilians, granting them capabilities to thoroughly retrieve posts, conversations, searches, and other pertinent data. This data can then be used to develop court cases, prove an individual’s character, or find fraud in various circumstances. The power of online investigations should never be underestimated, especially until you’ve spoken with a private investigator.

Finding people is a foundational skill for private investigators, and heavy reliance on internet systems makes them more capable than ever. Anything you do on a computer or phone is available in data storage systems, whether they are public or not. Private investigators use advanced tools and programs to rapidly retrieve data from these systems, providing location identification and other vital information. All online activity is accessible somewhere, and advanced programs lead our experts right to it. Private investigators can retrieve information from various sources to locate individuals expediently, assisting families and law enforcement.

While private investigators are granted special permissions and capabilities which allow them to perform their job, they are still required to follow local and Federal laws. Like any civilian, a private investigator is prohibited from monitoring or “tapping into” phone communications without prior consent from at least one of the call’s parties. Florida is one of the eleven states requiring both parties to consent if a conversation is monitored or recorded. Wiretapping is rarely an option, but various ways to obtain information legally exist.

Like many services, there is a wide price range when it comes to digital investigations. While many private investigators display base rates for their services online, most operate on an hourly basis. These agencies may also leave travel expenses, operating costs, and other variables from the budget, altering the assignment cost mid-mission or after completion.

Southern Recon Agency begins each client relationship with a transparent estimate of required hours and additional expenses, offering cost-effective and accurate pricing for those who need expert support. Schedule a consultation with our world-class private investigation team to determine an accurate estimate for your case. We understand that in shifting, uncertain environments, the last thing clients want are unexpected fees and untrustworthy service.

A cell phone owner is the only person who can legally access their communications unless a spouse or member of a shared phone plan permits. Law enforcement agencies can also intervene to allow private investigators phone record access, supporting legal and civil cases.

Private investigators cannot typically retrieve text messages or phone records unless court orders permit; however, they can use various techniques to obtain data legally. These techniques include analyzing online data, conducting interviews, and placing surveillance equipment.

Various in-person and online training scenarios can help prepare private investigators for the many problems they will face, but experience is the most valuable training. In addition to our illustrious training record, Southern Recon Agency has completed thousands of investigations virtually and in person. This experience extensively prepares our experts for any situation that may arise, letting us discreetly and efficiently operate in all environments.


Mark A., Tampa, FL | Attorney, 16 years

I have worked with Southern Recon on several investigations. He is an excellent investigator who always gets the job done no matter how complex or dangerous the situation. His fees are very reasonable and he usually puts in more hours than he gets paid for in order to make sure he does a professional job. I highly recommend Southern Recon Agency.

Tina G., Ontario, Canada

Matt provided me with superior service. He handled my investigation in a very professional manner and was always available for me 24/7. He helped solve my case and provided me with accurate evidence proving the suspicion of my husband’s infidelity. I highly recommend his services. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for his services!

Chris G., Tampa, Fl

I requested a background investigation on person that I was looking to conduct business with. I corresponded with the professionals at the Agency over email and the telephone. At no time, was I confused or concern about the process of this investigation. The process was thoroughly explained. Matt Aubin potentially saved me thousands of dollars by giving me an accurate understanding of who I was looking to do business with. Needless to say, I will not be conducting any business with this individual. I am extremely grateful for the work performed by Matt and the agency. It was worth every penny. The level of service provided exceeded my expectations.

Donnie C., Orlando, Fl

These folks are professional and will get results for you quickly. They are not the run of the mill grinding hours for billing people that often fill this profession. Thanks!