How to check for listening devices

How to check for listening devices

When you know how to check a room for listening devices, then you will be able to retrieve covert cameras and other bugs in your house or office. Your

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When you know how to check a room for listening devices, then you will be able to retrieve covert cameras and other bugs in your house or office. Your business rivals or social enemies can collect very private and confidential information from you through these gadgets. If you are not a professional in the counter-surveillance field, sweeping for bugs can be challenging. Always engage the services of a specialist to check for these listening devices especially if you are prone to being pried.

What measures can I take to check for wiretaps?

You may not have any background in sweeping for bugs, but there are some signs to look out for before engaging a counter-surveillance specialist

You could hear your social adversaries or business rival divulge top secret details about your company and you need to find out how they got a hold of such confidential business information.

Be on the lookout for unscheduled technical maintenance like electrical maintenance, phone lines and even exterminators. Buggers will mostly use this tactics to enter your premises and plant their devices.

Make sure you trust the person sending over presents to your office or home. You can have this present checked for any wiretaps by a counter-surveillance professional before bringing it into your private area.

Any suspicious vehicle parked outside your office of home should be check out and reported to authorities. Suspicious activities include cars that are stationery for a prolonged period with a driver inside the car, unidentified vehicles visiting your neighborhood too often, cars with dark tint, service trucks etc.

Clicks, pops, background echo on your phone are an indicator that your device is tapped with bugs. Interference with radio and TV signals is also another indicator of possible listening devices. If your phone is disrupting the signal of the radio, you can move the radio around the room while your phone is still on and the louder and serious the interference, the closer you are to the listening gadget.

An exhaustive examination of a room must be done during a bug inspection. Ensure that all furniture and fittings are checked and special attention should be paid to wall fittings, smoke sensors, wall clocks etc.

Check for any suspicious dirt on the floor and furniture in the room. The process of setting up these devices includes drilling holes on the wall or ceiling. You should also be alert to furniture arrangement in your office and if this arrangement is suspiciously ununiformed, you may need a counter-surveillance specialist.

Conduct bug inspection as often as possible, especially if you handle critical confidential information. This should be done spontaneously so that potential buggers do not learn your rhythm.

How many times should I do a bug inspection?
The frequency of bug inspection is based on your specific needs. You need to consider several aspects so as to evaluate possible threats and potential business loss should certain information be accessible by your competitors or general public. A counter-surveillance expert should be in a position to guide you in assessing risks and gains so that your information is well guarded and remain confidential

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