Peter Cox & Associates




With over 47 years’ experience, our organisation understands the need for the utmost discretion when it comes to private investigations, which may involve surveillance on a partner or spouse, troubled teenagers, or missing persons enquiries.

Importantly, for your convenience, we operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and therefore have the capability to handle urgent assignments whenever they arise. Our Surveillance Investigators are experienced and fully licensed to ensure the right results are achieved.

This type of investigation can be particularly sensitive and accordingly, you need to engage a reputable, licensed Investigation Company that you can trust to carry out the investigation in a discreet, effective and lawful fashion.

Having been in operation since 1972, you can have absolute peace of mind that the Cox Group will professionally and sensitively service all of your requirements in any private investigation.

Corporate & Industrial

While we have a rigid policy of preserving the anonymity of our clients, we can reveal that our portfolio has included Federal and State Government Departments, major corporations, prominent legal practitioners and individuals from all walks of life.

Whether a factual investigation is required to clarify embezzlement or corporate fraud, or whether surveillance is needed to monitor staff or stock movement, we have the experience and expertise to ensure the right results are achieved.

With over 42 years’ experience and a genuine capacity to accept instructions on a national basis, we offer a uniform approach to investigations, with one convenient point of contact at our Head Office in Mona Vale or you can fill out our online form.

Please feel free to contact Peter or Jeff Cox for a free consultation to discuss your situation.


Since the inception of Peter A. Cox & Associates Pty Ltd over 47 years ago, our core revenue has been derived from insurance investigation. With more than four decades of experience, our Company has developed expertise investigating a wide range of insurance claims. Such claims include, but are not limited to:-

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Motor, Domestic and Commercial
  • Marine
  • Fire
  • Compulsory Third Party
  • Liability (Product, Legal and Public)
  • Income Protection and T.P.D.

Conveniently, we are proficient in both factual and surveillance investigations, and can provide reputable, competent and fully licensed Operatives in each area.

Please take the time to read the next page, titled “Experience Overview”, to be confident in our credentials and capacity to service your requirements.

Experience Overview


In all types of claims, factual investigations play a very important role in establishing the facts and circumstances surrounding the event in question.
One of the crucial issues of factual investigations is the taking of competent statements that provide all necessary information, enabling Insurers and their legal advisers to make important decisions in relation to liability.

Of course, the key ingredient of a competent statement is the careful preparation of questions to be asked of a person during an interview.

In this respect, it should be noted that our Principal, Mr Peter Cox, is a former Senior Detective with the New South Wales Police Service who has extensive experience in the areas of major crime and Scientific Police investigation.

In 1990, at the joint request of the California Department of Justice, Department of Treasury and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, he presented a paper concerning “Investigative Statement Taking” to the International Association of Forensic Sciences. Details of the paper have since been sought by the Home Office, London and the Forensic Division of the Training and Standards Branch, Australian Federal Police.

We offer both Narrative Statements and Digitally Recorded Interviews, whichever a Client may prefer. Computer generated sketch plans, photographs and comprehensive, but concise, reports are all provided in a professional and cost effective manner.


Personal Injury claims often require surveillance to determine the veracity or otherwise of a claim. We have conducted surveillance in relation to a range of Personal Injury claims over the past 47 years, primarily concerning Compulsory Third Party, Public Liability, Income Protection and Workers’ Compensation. We have also carried out surveillance in domestic and sensitive industrial assignments, together with Government work.

Our Principals, Managers and many senior Surveillance staff have a wealth of experience in discreetly observing Subjects, of which we are required to obtain video and photographs.

Surveillance investigations have formed a significant part of our revenue over the past 42 years and therefore, we have been committed to ensuring that our Investigators perform consistently to a high standard.

We are acutely aware of our responsibilities with surveillance concerning privacy and security of information. We are also very conscious of ensuring we report our findings in a professional and unbiased manner.

If, for example, a Claimant appears genuinely restricted, we will certainly not fully utilize the allocated hours on that particular job.

On the other hand, if a Claimant is particularly active and his activities are contradictory to his claims of incapacity, we may liaise with Claims staff and seek additional hours, particularly in order to obtain video evidence over consecutive days.

Whilst experienced Investigators and competent management are essential, it is also important to have suitable equipment and in this regard we use the most advanced cameras available, resulting in unrivalled video quality.


As part of the Cox Group, ASAP Surveillance Systems provides seamless security solutions with the latest in Digital technology.

Our Digital Surveillance Systems are ideal for home or business applications.

Purpose-built Digital Video Recorders (DVR) that we source, record footage from multiple cameras on a network in REAL TIME, which is stored on a hard drive for extended periods.

The benefits of real-time recording are numerous, the most notable of which is the ability to clearly see an incident or event at ‘normal’ speed. Such incidents may include security-related matters, staff theft, intruders, vandals, workplace accidents and public liability.

With respect to the last two points, the ability to determine the veracity of insurance claims from the outset by viewing real-time footage of an accident has enormous potential for savings on insurance premiums and pay-outs.

Footage on our DVRs can be viewed at the touch of a button, and other features include:-

Remote viewing and retrieval of data;
Motion detection intruder alert, which sends an e-mail (with image) or telephone call to designated person;
Capacity to interface with cash registers, computers and alarm systems.

Combined with professional installation and advice on rental or leasing options, we offer the ultimate in CCTV.

For further information call our Mona Vale office on 02) 9997 4122.

Trademark Infringement

Intellectual Property

Our Management and Investigators, in conjunction with our affiliates throughout Australia, have a wealth of experience in the investigation of potential infringements and non-usage concerning:-


  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Design Infringements
  • Product Advertising Themes and Packaging
  • Company Ownership and Activities
  • Business Name Non-Usage
  • E-Commerce Activities
  • Domain Name Ownership and Usage

Depending on the instructions, we utilise appropriate on-line data bases, Company searches, specialist Internet search engines and Government resources.

This in-house research is usually supplemented by fieldwork. Occasionally, we receive instructions to undertake investigations which require discreet surveillance or contact directly with the owner or a close associate of a subject organisation.

In keeping with our benchmarks, this work is carried out with total professionalism and confidentiality.

For more information on intellectual property investigations, please contact Jeff Cox at the Mona Vale office of Peter A. Cox & Associates Pty Ltd on (02) 9997-4122. Alternatively you can fill out our online form.

Anti-Counterfeit & Brand Protection

With proven strategies to enforce the rights of brand owners, Peter A. Cox & Associates Pty Ltd is the right choice in this critical area. We have carried out investigations regarding prestigious international brands ranging from fashion, lifestyle, media and entertainment, automotive, sporting and consumer brands.

Offending product generally can take three forms:-

  • Counterfeit goods involving unauthorised and illegal use of a trademark on imitation products.
  • Design infringements, whereby designs are used by unscrupulous operators to sell poor quality goods. These goods may appear to be original products but do not carry the original brand name.
  • Unauthorised use of a company trademark on a product or service.

Quite simply, the object of any brand protection campaign is to drive counterfeiters away from a particular brand. This can only take place through constant vigilance, as well as swift and uncompromising action against all parties involved, including those who import, those who distribute and those who sell offending goods.

With a range of options, measures and investigations at our disposal, we can tailor an investigation to suit each individual matter to obtain the best possible results.

Please feel free to contact Mr Jeff Cox at the Mona Vale office of Peter A. Cox & Associates Pty Ltd on (02) 9997-4122 should you require any further information. Alternatively you can fill out our online form

Virtual Investigator

Competent Private Investigators provide a range of different services to the community. Consequently, an experienced investigator is in a position to give opinions and information on a range of issues.

We have dealt with almost every job imaginable including Family Law, Cheating Spouses, Neighbour Disputes, Troubled Teens, Missing Persons, Insurance Claims, Corporate investigations, Debugging, Security, Process Serving, Debt Recovery and Asset Searching to name but a few.

Obtaining preliminary information about your problem is a very cost effective way to make further decisions regarding your available options. It may be that purchasing the e-mail consultation with us ($165.00 including GST) sufficiently puts your mind at ease; or it may confirm your thoughts and prompt you to take further action which may include instructing our company to conduct surveillance or an investigation; or perhaps to purchase spy gadgets from our online store so that you can find your own solution.

The Cox Group was established in 1972 so you can be assured we are truthful, experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy.

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We look forward to giving you peace of mind so contact us today.


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