As someone who is administering a lie detector test for the first time you may be asking yourself
where can I get a lie detector test done?
In order to get accurate results, the best place to do a lie detector test is in a quiet environment. This is for a couple of reasons. The first is that you want your subject to be able to focus – you don’t want them to be distracted by anything because it may affect the way they answer your questions. The second reason you want it in a quiet place is so that the subject can hear all your questions as clearly as possible.
In addition to that, you should choose a place where there are no other people because sometimes an audience can cause people to become shy and nervous and they may not answer your questions honestly if they feel like they are being watched. It may be necessary to have one or two people in the room along with the subject but it should be no more than that.
In order to get optimal results, set aside an office or any other quiet room that is available to you. Make sure that it is comfortable – let there be chairs and a table for all those involved. You can provide water just in case your subject needs it. Do not aim to make your subject nervous either – they may end up telling you untruths when they could easily have told you the truth.
If this is your first time administering a lie detector test you may want to let another more experienced colleague administers while you watch – there is a certain technique that goes into asking the questions. It is not very hard to learn – watching a couple of times will get you up to speed.
Secure Polygraph Solutions Management has a combined 60 years’ experience in the South African Security Industry. Both our Forensic Psycho-physiologists have been conducting Tests since 2006.