Eavesdropping, or hidden recording devices are designed and deployed to secretly intercept and record audio or video signals. Eavesdropping devices are readily available on the market with multiple retailers providing them at low cost to the consumer. However, in most cases the use of such devices are in breach in privacy laws and is classed as an illegal practice. There are several types of eavesdropping devices that can be used for different purposes and usually require technical surveillance counter measure (TSCM) bug sweeping services to locate them. Some of the most common types include:
Audio bugs: These are small devices that are placed in a room or attached to a phone line to capture audio signals.
Hidden cameras: These are cameras that are disguised as ordinary objects such as clocks, pens, or smoke detectors, and are used to capture video signals.
GPS trackers: These are small devices that can be attached to a vehicle or a person to track their movements in real-time.
Phone tapping devices: These are devices that are attached to a phone line to intercept and record conversations.
Wireless video/audio transmitters: These are devices that can be used to transmit audio or video signals wirelessly over a short distance.
Laser listening devices: These use a laser beam to detect and capture audio signals from a distance by measuring the vibrations of a window or other reflective surface.
Computer monitoring software: This is software that can be installed on a computer to monitor keystrokes, email messages, and other activity.
Sentry Private Investigators specialise in TSCM bug sweeping procedures and are equipped to locate any eavesdropping device suspected of being planted in your home, vehicle of office. Get in touch with SPI to find out how we can support you if you believe your privacy is being intruded on.
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