Polygraph stands for many writings; it was invented in 1921 by John Larson at the University of California, it was further developed and refined by Leonard Keeler in the 1930s. In America the name Polygraph is widely known and accepted as many would have been tested as the Polygraph is used by many Government organisations like the FBI, CIA, and many Police Forces. In the United Kingdom we call the Polygraph a Lie Detector, they are both exactly the same thing. Both the UK Police and the Probation Service are users of Polygraph testing in the UK testing sex offenders on probation and terror suspects.
A Polygraph measures psychological responses from the body where reactions to questions are evaluated to ascertain if a subject is lying. Sensors are placed on the hand for sweat gland activity and for blood flow. A blood pressure cuff is used on the arm to measure blood pressure and sensors are placed on the body to measure upper body movement. The subject also sits on a movement sensor.
A Polygraph used to be an analog instrument that drew the signals from the body on a paper roller, now all examiners use computerized polygraphs that are far more accurate. The American Polygraph Association regulates the polygraph industry and is a sign to any potential client that the examiner has been professionally trained and will be using the latest equipment and techniques to achieve the greatest accuracy on a polygraph test. The APA was created in 1966 and has over 2700 members worldwide and promoted the highest standards of professional practice for its members. In the UK we have the British Polygraph Association known as the BPA.
Contact Lie Detectors UK today to discuss your case with a fully qualified APA and BPA polygraph examiner and see if we can help you. Our costs are transparent and start at £399 at out head office in Kent. Call on 0207 859 4960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If we didn’t already know it the Asylum process is rife with false claims and corruption and needs a complete overhaul to protect the people who genuinely need asylum. The former director general of immigration and deputy chief of the Border Agency Mr Wood is best placed to pass option on this and he has called for the use of the Lie Detector in asylum cases. More on the story on the BBC website here.
Its refreshing to see he understands how the lie detector works as he states “It would not be about proving that the applicant is lying, but about being reasonably confident that they are telling the truth,” This is exactly how we run any test today, we deal in truth verification.
This week I see on social media copies of what an immigrant coming to the UK can expect to receive from the Government, I am sure we all agree this can only increase the popularity of coming to the UK which has for a long time been seen as the premier place to settle. However having mandatory Lie Detector Tests would help to stop the false fraudulent applications and stop some from even coming we would like to hope, its a step forward in the right direction.
The UK Police, Home Office and Probation Services already use Lie Detectors and have more APA Examiners than are private Examiners in the UK. Lie Detectors UK Examiners are trained to the same standards and hold the same certifications, we are seeing more clients now ask to see copies of certifications which is a good thing.
Call us on 0207 859 4960 or email on email@example.com and discuss your case with a American Polygraph Association and British Polygraph Association qualified Examiner today and find out if a lie detector test would help your situation. We have our own offices and cover the complete UK and prices are fixed and transparent and a lie detector test is £399 at our head office.Read More
How Can I Get a Free Polygraph Test?
Whilst it is rare to get a free polygraph test there are some options that we discuss below.
We have run free polygraph tests where it is of mutual benefit to the company, a good example was a recent documentary where we assisted by running free polygraph tests for the producer, if the documentary is picked up by the television networks then its good publicity for us and the polygraph.
Other ways to get a free polygraph test would involve buying the polygraph equipment yourself and being trained to use it, as this would cost in excess of £15k it is probably not an option. Please do not buy anything advertised on eBay or Amazon as they do not work and are purely made for fun only. There are also a couple of websites that report to run online polygraph tests, I have no idea how this would be possible and again would have no accuracy at all, I also suspect some form of payment would need to be made to receive any results.
Another way to get a free polygraph test would be through the Police or Probation Service who have a Polygraph Program for testing sex offenders on probation and terror suspects. We understand they are very busy with this program, it has been extremely successful and has put many back behind bars. We reported a couple of weeks ago Norfolk Police Constabulary are now advertising for three qualified Polygraph Examiners.
As you may have guessed, there is not such a thing as a free polygraph test I am afraid. We totally appreciate the costs are expensive to take a polygraph test; we charge £399 all-inclusive at our head offices. We do offer the option to make a payment plan to make payments when you can and then take a test, this will allow you to spread the cost. We also take payment on card.
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Do You Need a Lie Detector Test in Leeds?
If you live in Leeds and need a lie detector test / polygraph test then we can help! Lie Detectors UK cover the complete UK and can either come to you, or we can hire an office close to you in Leeds.
We are one of the only companies to have our own offices. We have previously run lie detector tests in Leeds in Holbeck, Morley, Headingley, Belle Isle, Burley and Harhills. Whilst infidelity and proof of innocence polygraph tests are the number one subject we also have run theft and sexual abuse tests in Leeds. We use an office in Leeds Princes Exchange when required; the office is next to the Leeds financial district facing the River Aire. The office is close to public transport links and within walking distance of the Leeds mainline railway station, so easy to get to from any other location in Yorkshire.
We are fully qualified and examiners are not only members of the American Polygraph Association but also the British Polygraph Association, this shows we are not only qualified by experienced to run lie detector tests, please ensure if you book with someone else you make sure they are a member. Call us today on 0207 859 4960 or email on email@example.com and discuss your case with an examiner and find out if we can help. Our prices are fixed and transparent with no extra charges.
Polygraph tests in Leeds can be arranged at a time to suit you, we work evenings and weekends as well so you do not need to take time off work. I look forward to speaking to you and helping you get the truth you deserve. We do have a female examiner should the subject be sensitive who can also run lie detector tests in Leeds.
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Case Study – Lie Detector Test in Birmingham for Theft
This is a summary of a recent case, for a client based in Birmingham who owned a cleaning company who used the lie detector to maintain their good reputation.
Our client is a successful cleaning company who employ six full time members of staff and whose main work is office cleaning. The majority of their work has come from reputation and word of mouth rather than advertising. The owner contacted Lie Detectors UK following the theft of petty cash from an office they are contracted to clean daily. The amount of cash was £300 and had been taken from a open cash box in a drawer, the theft had been reported to the Police but due to its nature, no investigation would be taking place. Whilst no finger had been pointed at our clients company he thought it good procedure and due diligence to test his staff to maintain the company’s reputation as its normal for the cleaners to get the blame in his industry.
Lie Detector Testing on the day
There was only two staff to test given they clean these offices, they were both happy to submit to a lie detector test in Birmingham and prove their innocence however were notably very nervous and anxious, this is a totally normal for anyone we would test and has no impact on the results. We explain we are there to verify they are telling the truth. Once we had pretested each individual to ensure that they could be tested we proceeded to run multiple charts comprising of three relevant questions for the situation, ensuring the questions were specific to the incident to avoid any false positive results and to keep our results as accurate as possible.
Conclusion of the Birmingham Lie Detector Tests for theft
Both cleaners passed their tests, results were delivered verbally and with a full report to the business owner. He was able to take our reports to his client to clear his employees from any suspicion. In his words this was money well spent as any suspicion could cause damage to his businesses reputation and loose a significant amount of business. It also sends a message to employees who would ever be in a situation where they could potentially do something to harm the company they work for to think twice.
Our Advice when we take an enquiry on theft
We always recommend when looking to polygraph test staff for theft that you make them aware of the fact as twenty five percent of our theft bookings never materialize, so you may get your answer without needing us. You cannot force anyone to take a lie detector test; it has to be done voluntarily.
We work closely with the business owners to develop questions, advise on the procedure, and consult fully following the tests. Call us on 0207 859 4960 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss your case with a fully qualified and experienced examiner today.
Happy Christmas and a happy new year to all Lie Detectors UK past and present customers, we hope you have had a great time and are ready and looking forward to 2019 as we are. Thank you for all of your custom in 2018 and trusting us to find the truth for you in the best and most accurate way.
Look at the picture here and you will see that even Father Christmas needs a lie detector test; yes, the equipment we use will fit around his ample waistline!
We are very proud to be one of very few companies to have all accreditation’s for all examiners, everyone is trained to an advanced level, uses the latest equipment. We have our own offices that have enabled us to keep our prices at a level others cannot, visit our head office and we charge £399 for a lie detector test.
2018 has unfortunately thrown up some unscrupulous operators running lie detector tests who have no qualifications, which has been a big concern for our industry. To this end please make sure that before booking any polygraph test that the examiner is a member of the British Polygraph Association and or the American Polygraph Association. This makes sure the examiner and company you are using is qualified and using the latest equipment and techniques. One of the unscrupulous people we have discovered even offers to test you in your car, the other advertises a lot on Google and has a website that looks good, but both are missing any affiliations with the industries governing bodies.
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How to pass a lie detector test?
A quick internet search throws up some very interesting ways to pass a lie detector test but read on and I will tell you the only way that’s guaranteed to work, and I am an Advanced Polygraph Examiner with over five years’ experience.
So does trying to cheat work, and we expect over ten percent of the people we test will try and cheat, some of the more interesting things we often see revolve around breathing and examinees manipulating their breathing to try and cheat. This for any examiner using the latest equipment as we do is very easy to notice and for many does not have an effect on the charts. Others will try to manipulate blood pressure by tensing muscles, which again is very noticeable. Generally, the timing is very off and if these type of countermeasures are performed badly they can make the fail greater.
There are also drugs people will take to try to pass a lie detector test; fortunately, very few will affect a test, those that do would make an examinee very drowsy and a good examiner would notice this. Drugs are more than likely to make the results of a lie detector test Inconclusive. I have personally tested people under the influence of Valium, Caffeine, Heroin and Marijuana; the charts that were produced were very strange, nothing like the ones we would normally see on a usual lie detector test.
As I promised at the very beginning I Jason Hubble APA, BPA, NPA will tell you exactly how to pass a lie detector test, it is actually very easy…. Tell the truth! Alternatively, if you are guilty do not take a lie detector test, as you will fail. Seems very straightforward however, we are still failing twenty-five percent so take my advice above and do not be one of the people who fail.
Lie Detectors UK are one of the leading lie detection companies in the UK, with our own offices and full time examiners. Jason Hubble who has been an examiner for over five years and continues to lead the way in the industry heads the company up. All tests are fixed prices starting at £399 at the head office. Call today on 0207 859 4960 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss your case with a qualified examiner.
Couples Lie Detector Test
Its usual for us to get a booking to test a couple, often when we sit down and discuss the need to test both people and the reasons that brought the couple to need a couples lie detector test we find there is no need. As a business, some would argue we should push our services however, we would only ever run a test where there is need and a benefit to the results. Quite often, we hear ‘if I am asking my partner to be tested then it’s only fair I am’.
I am writing this as my last couple’s lie detector test was no exception to the above. Upon discussing what led the couple to need a couple’s lie detector test it was apparent we only needed to test one person as he liked to go off on benders with his friends and go missing for complete weekends which hadn’t helped the relationship. He was more than happy to be tested and wanted to put some trust back in the relationship, which he did with great results on the day enabling him to prove his innocence.
Another common quote we hear from a guilty party is ‘if I am being tested then so are you’. They are hoping here two wrongs may make a right or the second party will refuse to take a couples lie detector test.
We charge £399 for a lie detector test at out Maidstone head office, we can come to you or hire an office close to you however, we do charge slightly more for this. If there is a need for a second test on the day then we discount the second test to £250. Please when booking do discuss this with the examiner so we can allow plenty of time. Call or email today to discuss your case with a fully qualified British Polygraph Association Examiner Jason Hubble APA, BPA.
Jason once tested Alfie Deyes and Zoulla for a Couples Lie Detector Test, click here for the You Tube video that has been viewed over 7 million times!
Polygraph testSo what is a polygraph test when we hear lie detector test, what is the difference? There actually isn’t any differences. Polygraph stands for many lines as seen on a polygraph chart when someone is tested. In the UK, we refer to the polygraph as a lie detector. They are both exactly the same thing just different terminology for different markets, clients will often ask us if there is any difference. John Larson invented the polygraph test in 1921 with further work by Leonard Keeler, in 1939 it was adopted by the FBI who still to this day are one of the world’s biggest users of polygraph tests. To this day law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide rely on polygraph tests. There are three main polygraph manufacturers today, Stoelting, Lafayette, and Limestone. All do a very similar job to the same accuracy levels, and are made in the USA. Different examiners prefer different machines. We at Lie Detectors UK use Stoelting devices as the majority of the latest research has been done using a CPS Pro polygraph hence our choice of polygraph. In the last ten years most examiners have upgraded to a fully computerized device, in fact we know of no qualified examiners in the UK using an old analog polygraph which is a good thing as they aren’t as accurate. When choosing who to run a polygraph test make sure they are a member of the British Polygraph Association as this not only shows they are fully qualified but also that they are using the latest polygraph equipment and have been trained to the latest standards making your polygraph test as accurate as it can be. Lie Detectors UK run polygraph tests from their head office in Maidstone and charge and all-inclusive £399 per polygraph test. They also cover the UK and are able to travel to you and test in a home if it’s a distraction free environment or hire an office close to you. More information on wikipedia Read More
Lie Detector Test at Home
Can you get a lie detector test at home? The answer is yes, we have run thousands of tests in a home environment as some clients feel more at ease in their own environment. We need a quiet distraction-free environment to run a lie detector test at home. The examiner carries chairs and a table with him.
In the home
If there are other people in the house we would ask them to leave when a test is being run and any outside noise like a television or a mobile phone we would require silenced. As an examiner, we always prefer tests in our own offices as it’s an environment we can manage and due to no travel costs or time we offer the best pricing at our offices, that being said around 25% of our bookings are in a home environment.
The examiner is always confidential and discreet, they will always arrive in an unmarked vehicle and have no obvious branding that neighbors can see protecting your confidentiality. The examiner will never divulge any information to anyone you don’t permit them to talk to.
A lie detector test at home will take around two hours and will consist of a pre-test interview with you and your partner in which we will discuss the reason for the test and work on relevant questions together. This is followed by a full explanation of the test, the equipment and what your body does when you lie. We then run four polygraph tests on you, three are scored when completed and the results are given verbally and in a full report that’s emailed the same day and a copy will also be sent in the post if requested. In some situations, extra time may be required for us to obtain a second opinion on the charts in which case the result is always given within twelve hours maximum after taking the test, in most cases within two hours.
Always make sure you know the name of the examiner who is running your test, make sure they are a current member of the British Polygraph Association and the American Polygraph Association and that you have been able to speak with them prior to booking your test. Unfortunately, in this industry, there are many agencies and now even two people who work with a polygraph unqualified which is a real concern. If the cost is more than £499 or less than £399 then something is wrong. As we always say when booking a lie detector test at home please do some homework on the company and the examiner who will be running the test for you. We charge £399 at our head office and £499 when we visit you and run a lie detector test at home.
Call or email Lie Detectors UK today and discuss your case with an examiner and book your lie detector test at home, we can usually accommodate same week bookings.Read More