Lie Detector Test Bath

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Bond Rees are a professional private investigation agency who provide many high quality professional services including polygraph examinations or lie detector testing as it is more popularly known. 

We cover the whole of the United Kingdom and can provide lie detector testing in any location you require including in the stunning Somerset city of Bath, famous for and named after its impressive Roman-built baths.

The purpose of a lie detector test is to ascertain if someone is being honest or deceptive regarding a particular issue or event through recording physiological responses to determine if they respond truthfully to any question asked of them about this matter during the polygraph test.

Lie detector testing can be of benefit in innumerable situations and assist with a broad range of dilemmas and problems in both personal and professional areas from unfaithful partner investigations to concerns around employee theft.

Bond Rees employ experienced and knowledgeable polygraph examiner agents who undertake lie detector testing with sensitivity and in a non-judgemental manner that seeks to alleviate any anxiety or nervousness an individual may experience, and we utilise the most up to date and reliable of testing equipment and technology.

We conduct every polygraph test with absolute discretion and guarantee confidentiality and data protection for every client.

If you or your business require an accurate and professional lie detector test to find out the truth, or any other private investigator Bath services, contact Bond Rees today.

Bath Lie Detector Test

A lie detector test can provide the fast and straightforward solution to a comprehensive range of difficulties and predicaments within both private and corporate investigation fields.

Private individuals may find a polygraph test useful if they have suspicions about a cheating partner, or that a person they care about is engaging in secretive and potentially harmful behaviours such as gambling or substance misuse or even living a double life, or if a wrongdoing such as theft has been perpetrated within a friendship or family group and the culprit needs to be identified.

It may be that you have been accused of infidelity or other negative action that you didn’t commit, and you want the opportunity to prove your innocence and set the record straight.

A corporate lie detector test can equip any company or business with invaluable information to protect against future risk or threat such as in the form of a pre employment polygraph examination or can find out the facts about ongoing harm such as workplace theft or a breach of information as part of resulting employee monitoring or even within fraud investigations.

Lie detector tests are routinely used within employment application procedures within the United States of America and have been found to increase the calibre and quality of the staff members recruited following this.

Whatever concern or question you or your business need answers to, a lie detector test could be the quick and simple method to achieve these and find out the facts to protect yourself or your company and make fully informed decisions and take effective action.

How polygraph tests work

A polygraph test records physiological responses of a subject through application of sensors to areas of their body whilst an examination is conducted, and the subject is asked questions regarding the issue or behaviour that needs to be clarified.

The sensors record responses such as heart rate (pulse), respiration (breathing rate) skin conductivity (which indicates sweat produced on the hand), blood pressure, movement, and temperature which is then conveyed to a software programme and converted into numerical or visual data such as a graph which measurements can be obtained from.

The bodily responses described above have been evidenced within psychology and the behavioural sciences to indicate stress or anxiety and exposure to threat which human beings experience when they act to deceive or lie.

A polygraph examiner will use specific methodology to design the question sets used within a lie detector test that comply with research and study into the principles and approaches found to provide the most accurate and reliable polygraph test results and will use specific language and order of questioning to promote this.

After the lie detector test the examiner can analyse the data achieved and conduct scoring techniques to determine the presence or lack of deception indicated by the recorded responses of the subject during questioning.

What to expect at a lie detector test?

You may be feeling somewhat apprehensive or nervous about attending a lie detector test, or unsure of what to expect or if the experience will be uncomfortable or upsetting in any way. This is completely normal, and most people are anxious about taking part in a polygraph test and this will not impact on the results achieved.

A lie detector test is not painful and will not place you at any physical risk.

Lie detector tests are normally conducted within the home of the examinee as this provides a relaxed and familiar environment conducive to reliable results but other discreet venues can be arranged if required.

The examiner will require a quiet and private space for the test to be conducted with the use of a firm chair and surface such as dining chair and table or desk, and no other person except the examinee will be able to be present during the examination due to influence this may exert resulting in a biased or inaccurate result.

A proficient and experienced polygraph examiner will explain the whole process to you, take time to talk through the issue at the heart of the need for a test, and find out your views and feelings whilst providing a supportive and comfortable environment for you.

Prior to conducting the actual lie detector test, the examiner will gain your consent and undertake a pre-interview which will find out information about you as a person and the event behind the request for examination, as well as any important details such as physical or mental health difficulties, prescribed medication, or use of alcohol or illicit substances.

They will also talk you through the questions that will be used during the test and ensure that you understand these and can answer them to the best of your ability.

Lie detector tests include the main or “hot topic” questions about the specific incident the examination is being conducted to address as well as other more generic control questions about similar matters and also irrelevant questions to restore emotional and physiological regulation.

Once you are comfortable and ready to proceed the examiner will attach the sensors to your body which are placed on your hand, arm, and torso can be applied over a light piece of clothing such as a t-shirt.

The test will then commence and after this the examiner will either be able to provide results immediately if you are an individual who gives clear and obvious responses or may need to analyse the data more fully before advising of outcome; this is not an indication of deception, it is just due to every individual being different and the variations in personal bodily response.

Following your lie detector test you will receive a full written report providing the results of your examination which will be emailed to you and for you to keep and use however you choose.

The discussions and details of your test will remain confidential and will never be shared with any other individual, organisation, agency.

Can you do a lie detector test online?

If you type in online lie detector test to any search engine there will be innumerable options for you to undertake this, but these are usually joke or prank tests or, in the worst situations, are scams.

A lie detector test is complex and multifaceted, and the examiner needs to connect sensors to your body and also get to know you as an individual and observe your body language to achieve accurate and reliable results.

An online lie detector test will not adhere to any of the principles and methods behind lie detector testing that research and study have established achieve the most effective of examination and results from such tests will not be valid or reliable.

Are lie detector tests accurate?

The accuracy of a lie detector test depends on many different factors such as adherence to principles and techniques found to provide valid results, the provision of a suitable physical environment for the test, the formulation of the test question set, and the stringency of the examiner when conducting the examination and scoring the results.

If all these requirements are met, lie detector testing is estimated to provide 85% to 95% accuracy according to the American Polygraph Association who are the global experts and most knowledgeable body regarding polygraph examination.

Our polygraph expert

Our lie detector tests are overseen by Liz who has a BSc (hons) Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma and has completed European Polygraph Academy training and is a member of the European Polygraph Association.

Liz has a keen interest in all aspects of psychology and human behaviour and has worked in many fields relating to this and the behavioural sciences and is committed to providing our clients with the most accurate and reliable lie detector testing achievable.

Polygraph Test FAQs

I’m very nervous about sitting a lie detector test – will this affect my results?

Its very common for people to feel apprehension and anxiety when taking a polygraph test and this will not impact on your results; the examiner will take time to settle and reassure you and lie detector test construction is designed to accommodate nerves and this will not be interpreted as deception.

I am on medication -will this change my test results?

It’s important that you make the examiner aware of any medication or illicit substances that you are using as these can impact on your physiological responses; if the examiner is informed of any medication or substance use you will still be able to proceed with the test and achieve valid results.

Can someone trick a lie detector test?

There are some extremely rare individuals who do not respond in the typical manner to anxiety or threat and so detecting deception via a polygraph examination is not possible. However, the vast majority of people present with common responses when they intend to lie.

The internet is awash with tips and techniques that an individual can use to trick a lie detector test and many people think they just need to stay calm and that they can control their bodily responses; this is quiet an overestimation of their ability however and few people can control their heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, temperature, movement, and sweat production simultaneously.

Can a lie detector test tell me if my partner is cheating on me?

This is one of the most common uses of lie detector testing in the UK and, as long as your partner consents to sitting a polygraph examination, it is highly likely that you will find out about their infidelity as a result if they are genuinely playing away.

Book your lie detector test in Bath

It’s quick and easy to book a Bond Rees lie detector test in Bath or the surrounding area; just get in touch via any of the options below and an advisor will call you straight back to get your test arranged for you:


Text: 07792 762 511


Telephone: 0800 051 5329

Or you can just fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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