Combined Surveillance (Urban – Technical – Foot)

Working as a Surveillance Agent within the Private Security Industry

Course Length

4 Days

Course Dates

March 24-27, 2022

Course Cost



Lebanon (Beirut)

Who is this course for?

Anyone Wishing To Enhance Their Surveillance Skills And Keep Them Sharp, Anyone Wishing To Get Into The Remit Of Security And Investigations. The course is designed to teach students how to insert, establish and run observations posts from rural hides in order to gather evidence and intelligence. This course includes Unit 1 and 2 of the Sniper Elite course.

Anyone Wishing To Enter The Surveillance And Investigation Industry, Or Close Protection Would Seriously Need To Take This Type Of Training. This Qualification Is Designed For Those Learners Wishing To Apply For A Job In The Private Security Industry

The 4-Day ABA Course Also Gives The Learner The Minimum Requirements To Step Into The Surveillance Industry And Be Confident Taking On Surveillance Contracts And Tasks.

Course Information

4 Days Of Intense Training For Surveillance Covering All Aspects From Theory To Practical With A Multiple-Choice Exam To Complete The Course.

4 days of Urban Basic Surveillance; Foot follows, Stakeouts and operational planning. Target profiling

5 Days Of Intense Basic Rural Training For Surveillance Covering All Aspects From Theory To Practical In The Skills Of Close Target Reconnaissance Within The Surveillance Industry and as part of insertion techniques for Sniper Elite. 

Coalition forces often use Close Target Reconnaissance (CTR) units for the persistent surveillance of potential threats. CTRs track suspect movements through Tagging, Tracking, and Locating (TTL) and Technical Audio and Video systems. Skills are taught in a manner that can be adapted to a variety of operational situations, and courses can be tailored to meet the specific training objectives of our customers.

3 Days of ABA’s Basic Technical Surveillance: This course teaches basic techniques and methodologies for technical surveillance. Students receive basic instruction on planning and conducting technical-based reconnaissance operations and are taught to select gear based on mission profile, configure gear for operation, and employ their strategy without compromise. The course is delivered by our own Former MI5 British Intelligence Agent (MD) 

Training is continually reinforced as each new module builds on skills from the previous module. Specific content is dependent on customer objectives and may include use of Tactical Audio-Video Devices (TAVs); basic Covert Photography using long lens and standard lens; Tagging, Tracking, and Global Locating Devices (TTL); and basic computer forensic tools. Students are introduced to emerging technology such as smart cameras, remote cameras, GIS technology, and other audio-visual technologies.

Our “crawl, walk, run” approach allows adequate time for the progression of student learning and enhances students’ ability to move from the theoretical to the practical. Practical exercises and workshops build in intensity to develop a comprehensive learning experience.


Level 4 Combined SURVEILLANCE (Urban, Rural And Technical)


  • Level 1 Basic Online Surveillance
  • Drivers’ Licence Any Nationality


  • Organising teamwork in surveillance operations.

  • Obtaining and collating information by surveillance.

  • Organising both foot and mobile surveillance and dealing with the threat of anti-surveillance.

  • Learn about the legislation and the surveillance codes of practise as well as producing a formal surveillance report.

  • Organising advanced foot and mobile covert surveillance.

  • Conducting public transport surveillance.

  • Conducting surveillance on a target who is using multi storey car parks and multiple levels/exits in built up areas.

  • Dealing with the threat of compromises and counter surveillance.

  • Understand the elements of the surveillance team and how to use them effectively in any environment.

  • Organising counter surveillance operations.

  • Basic Surveillance And Terminologies

  • Urban Surveillance Techniques

  • Working On Your Own And Within A Team

  • Playing The Grey Man

  • Disguises

  • Foot Follows

  • Vehicle Follows

  • Stake Outs

  • Rural Surveillance And Terminologies

  • Rural Surveillance Techniques

  • Map Reading

  • Model Building

  • Close Target Reconnaissance

  • Hides

  • Technical Surveillance

  • Bug Finding – Search

  • Bug Planting – Rooms Video And Audio

  • Thermal And Infrared Devices

  • Home-Made Improvised Devices

  • Anti-Surveillance Terminologies

  • Anti-Surveillance Techniques