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.
It 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 email@example.com
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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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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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!
So 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.
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.
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Lie Detector Test Cost
How much should you pay for a lie detector test? Prices range from £399 to £499 all-inclusive with British Polygraph Association examiners. If the cost you are quoted is more then something is wrong, maybe it’s an agency who include their fees, always ask the name of the examiner and make sure you can talk to them prior to booking. Check them out on the British Polygraph Associations website here to make sure they are qualified and experienced Click here for the BPA Members list you can even see when the last advanced training was the examiner attended. It is important to make sure who use is also up to date with the latest techniques in a fast-changing market.
If you are quoted less than £399 then something is wrong, this is usually because the person quoting this price is not qualified! So again, do your research and choose carefully.
We charge £399 all-inclusive at our own head office in Maidstone for a single-issue polygraph test. We appreciate you may not be local to our head office so we offer full UK wide coverage and charge £499 to come to you or hire an office close to you, there are no extra costs involved whatsoever all of our pricing is quoted prior to anyone booking and is transparent. When booking we do take a deposit of £150, this guarantees your date and time and is usually non-refundable in the case of a cancellation.
Why is a polygraph test so expensive? There are many factors however, the costs to become a qualified polygraph examiner are expensive and the time and effort required are great, including ongoing training requirements. Then you have the cost of the equipment, which again is expensive and must be kept up to date. A good example here is does the examiner use a Plesmograph (PLE) sensor on your index finger to measure blood flow? This is the second most active channel we score and some examiners have not had the training or purchased the equipment yet. Then you have the advertising cost’s to get the work and finally the office and transport costs to list some of the main expenses.
Therefore, to conclude, you should be looking to pay between £399 and £499 and make sure whoever you, use is fully qualified and experienced and that you know the name of the examiner and have discussed your case with them prior to booking. Lie Detectors UK will never take a booking without speaking with you first to discuss your case we are members of the American Polygraph Association and the British Polygraph Association and are fully up to date with our advanced training and use the latest computerized equipment.Read More
Lie Detector Hire or Polygraph Hire
Are you looking to hire a lie detector / polygraph for filming or pictures? We have worked with many agencies, production companies, and even television production companies home and abroad.
Jason Hubble our chief examiner has recently completed a photo and video shoot with the well-respected Science Photo Library, the pictures and video will be available soon on line for everyone to use subject to license. Last year he worked with RTL a Dutch production company on a television series. You only have to search you tube for Lie Detector Test to see his work with the UKs no one You Tubers Alfie Deyes and Zouella. Jason has even worked with documentary makers and tested two of the original Star Wars troopers!
We often get requests for the old analog polygraph which unfortunately is not available in the UK, as an industry we stopped using this device around 10/15 years ago. Whilst it requires constant maintenance, we have been looking to import an analog device purely for film work. We use a computerized Stoelting polygraph, one of the most popular devices on the market today. Another popular brand of polygraph is the Lafayette brand; both machines look very similar and do exactly the same job, preference is down to the individual examiner.
Where an assignment would benefit us in terms of exposure we only charge expenses helping you keep the costs down for your project. Jason Hubble APA, BPA, NPA always attends and is happy to help in any way he can. Demand for this has risen in the last few years as the lie detector becomes more mainstream. We even have our own offices in Maidstone, Kent that can be used as a set for no extra cost.
It is worth noting that a real polygraph test takes around two hours and covers a single issue; this is for accuracy however, it does not translate very well on screen.
Get on touch today on 0207 859 4960 or Jason@liedetectors-uk.com and we can discuss your project.
Pre-Employment Polygraph Test
Even with the most sophisticated screening processes in place, hiring new employees is always somewhat of a risk. While everyone wants to believe the best in people, it is not always wise to do so, especially in an employment situation. You never know who may be deceptive enough to steal or participate in other, similar criminal activity. By having a lie detector test administered as part of the application process, you can be sure that you only offer positions to trustworthy individuals. In America pre-employment polygraph tests are run by most of the large agencies, the FBI, NYPD, Chicago PD to name but a few. Whilst the agencies aren’t looking for perfect people the polygraph results help to form a more rounded view of the candidate.
How Do Polygraph Tests Work?
When a person lies, there is a noticeable physical response. A tell-tale sign is an increased heart rate, accompanied by perspiration. Polygraph tests are designed to detect these changes in physiology. They start out with baseline questions, or questions to which the answers are known to be true. After these baseline measurements have been taken, the administrator moves on to the key questions. If there is a spike or a peak, the person is likely lying.
When Should They Be Used?
You should avoid using polygraph tests too early in the recruitment process. Having each one of the applicants go through the test could be incredibly time consuming. Instead, focus on other factors that can help you narrow down your applicant pool first. Some experts believe that lie detector tests should be administered after you have made the decision to hire someone but before offering them the job. If they pass the test, you can then bring them on board. If they fail, you can move on to the next best applicant.
There are a few industries in which lie detector tests can be especially useful. These include childcare, working with vulnerable people, manufacturing or working with controlled substances, working with sensitive information, and being occupied in finances.
Conducting a pre-employment polygraph test is the ideal way to ensure that all staff members you bring on board are honest and trustworthy. Don’t put your organization’s success, profits margin, or reputation at risk by hiring just anyone; be sure that you only offer the job to those who are most trustworthy.
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