Despite the constant need for insurance claims surveillance regardless of the time of year, summer certainly brings out more activity on the part of everyone and presents better opportunities to see how someone is truly living and behaving when in public. For suburbanites, the opportunities for insurance claims surveillance frequently result in seeing yard maintenance, work being performed on vehicles, sports activities and lots or running errands. In more urban environments, insurance claims surveillance usually results in lots of walking around to stores, friends homes and to public transportation. In rural America, our summer time insurance claims surveillance encounters lots of hard work on farms, ranches, timber cutting and construction. As with any surveillance regardless of the weather, planning, training and collecting good intelligence are the keys to success.