Although polygraph testing is still not very well known, each year the popularity of this verification method rises. And because of this fact, already certain unbreakable rules have been established, which make sure, that the tests are performed in a fair manner. The most important rule states that nobody can make you take the test. Each person undergoing the test must sign a written consent in order for the examination to start. There are also many regulations about the examiners themselves. To be as accurate as possible let’s use an example:
An employer with no polygraph testing experience has just started a recruitment process in order to find a new worker for an open post in the company. As a method of verification, the future boss decides to use the means of a polygraph in order to verify if the candidate for the job is trustworthy. He decides to perform the exams himself, meaning that he will be the examiner asking the questions. The first candidate comes in for the test and after seeing who is the examiner, does not sign the consent form and is automatically disqualified…. This kind of situation is unacceptable. You have the right to decline taking the test if the examiner is not a licensed expert and you should not have to face ay consequences because of that. If your future employer decides to conduct a polygraph test it is not only his duty to provide the appropriate equipment but also qualified personnel which will perform the test in a professional way.
When choosing a polygraph company it is important to make sure that it only hires qualified examiners. Our experts are all highly qualified with enormous experience and will make sure that the test is conducted appropriately and the results analyzed properly. Our up-to-date equipment gives us the possibility of reaching an accuracy level of almost 95%. A polygraph test does not have to equal stress but one has to acknowledge that it is practically impossible to cheat a polygraph. This is mainly because the parameters registered by the examination equipment are uncontrollable by a normal human being and that is why the results given are very accurate.
Using polygraphs in large companies is quite popular but until some time ago it was unthinkable to use a polygraph in our private life. But as the industry grew, so did the possibilities and the variety of services offered. It is now normal and many agencies offer a very large selection of services connected with our personal matters. One of them consists of cases connected with infidelity in relationships. When a person is betrayed or cheated on, this leaves an enormous scar. What makes the situation worse is when your partner lies into your face even though you already know about the whole situation. A lie detection test is often used in these kinds of cases. Clients with such issues are handled with enormous care and apart from the service itself they also receive psychological support. Although this is not pleasant, it is worth to use technology in order to find out the real truth and in some situations end a relationship which has no future. We have also encountered situations where a lie detector test helped a couple return to the right path of a relationship.Another very sensitive example are cases involving family issues. This often consists of drug abuse, money frauds or general conflicts. One of the most popular types of conflicts are the ones between parents and children. When youngsters reach a certain age, they begin to misbehave and can prove to be a lot of trouble if not handled properly. For some unlucky teenagers, their disloyalty will end up with the usage of alcohol, cigarettes or even drugs. No parent wants their kid to end up like that and for some it is unbearable to look at their children slowly becoming more and more addicted. A good way to tackle this problem is to confront your child and show the facts. It is obvious that no teenager will plead guilty to anything. That is why the polygraph has proved to be extremely helpful in some cases and has helped reunite whole families. We offer many other services connected with your private life and we are capable of helping you fight your issue. This type of cases is very specific and requires an appropriate approach. In some situations lie detection tests need to be extremely discreet. Our examiners are experienced in handling these kind of issues and will make sure that you are treated with the right comfort and caring.
Thanks to its successes in catching liars, thieves and frauds, the polygraph, also known as the Lie Detector, has gained some good attention throughout the last couple of years. Most will have seen the machine in films or in the media but some will know the test with a bit more detail due to the fact that they had already taken or ordered the test. Thanks to the experience gained through cooperation with many people, we know how to prepare a set of tips in order to make the examination more clear for our potential customers.
A very popular question involves the presence of observers during the examination. In general, if possible, the test is usually taken in a private manner, which means that the only people in the examination room are the examiner and the examinee. But this is not a rule. Depending on your case or the reason you are taking the test, observers may be invited. These could be law enforcement officials or people representing the company or agency to which you are applying. It is good to be prepared that someone else than the examiner may be present at your test. Many also ask about the equipment itself. The device has three basic elements : galvanometers, a cuff and transducers. The three parts combined form a system meant to measure the basic reactions of the body. A polygraph is responsible to measure and present the change in heart and breathing rates, pulse as well as sweating and skin conductivity. Based on the results a verdict is given by the examiner responsible for the analysis of the achieved measurements.
The next issue is the procedure itself. It usually takes about 2-3 hours and consists of two stages. The first stage involves asking basic questions. At first the examinee is asked to give true answers ( the examiner measures the reactions to a true statement) and then intentionally false answers ( measurement of reactions to false statements). Once the initial phase is finished, the examiner proceeds to asking questions related to the case. Most answers are YES and NO, which gives the possibility of achieving a clear reaction of the body. Once the questioning is over, the expert analyzes the results and gives a verdict. Later on a written report is given. We usually perform our tests in English but we do have the possibility of conducting tests in other languages.
Doubts are also born when the subject of the accuracy of the polygraph is mentioned. Research has shown that the polygraph is capable of reaching an accuracy rate from 65% to 95%. Obviously the more advanced the device is, the higher the rate. The most advanced equipment has even reached a 98% success rate. The quality of the lie detector also has its influence on this matter. We only use the most modern equipment manufactured by the most renowned companies. Combined with our certified examiner, we offer polygraph examinations of the highest quality. The polygraph test can be quite stressful but it is always much easier to deal with if you at least know what it all looks like. The most important tip we can give you before the test is: Be yourself, tell the truth and everything will be ok – that’s it!
Do you want to find out more about the science of lie detection? You will have seen them in the movies or TV shows, but there’s a lot more to lie detection than meets the eye. You may have questions, how do polygraphs work? Can they be cheated? Find out more by reading our guides and publications on lie detectors and the psychology behind lying.