Most of us associate surveillance with some sort of law enforcement effort, but over the years, insurance companies have relied on surveillance to help them defeat specific claims. You're probably wondering whether or not the insurance company has the right to do this in the first place. As unfair as it sounds, the law does allow them to engage in limited surveillance. An insurance company may shoot video, take audio or take still photographs of person anytime they are in a public setting. This includes common activities like going out to eat or going out for a walk. These investigations cannot involve trespassing on private property or any interception of electronic communications. Sounds pretty scary, right? Don't worry, below are some ideas of things to keep in mind if you think you might be under surveillance by your insurance company.