Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) explained

Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) explained

The process of checking a room or an area for automatic eavesdropping gadgets, hidden surveillance cameras, wire traps and other forms of listening eq

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The process of checking a room or an area for automatic eavesdropping gadgets, hidden surveillance cameras, wire traps and other forms of listening equipment and isolating any security loophole is referred to as Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM).

Skilled professionals with years of experience are best placed to carry out the action of sweeping a specific area or location for any kind of listening bugs or covert cameras. The process also involves assessing the location for any possible security weak points that can be used by people with ill motives to intrude the site.

A comprehensive TSCM process involves in detailed electronic, physical and visual assessment of a scheduled location and a wide range of gadgets are used and they are operated by individuals who have wide experience in using them.

A TSCM examination is basically searching for gadgets that unlawfully convey radio(light) transmissions (wireless) and gadgets that are not capable of conveying radio airwaves (hardwired).

There are several equipment that can be used to convey radio frequencies, some of which include GSM or mobile-based snooping bugs, wireless AM/FM/UHFdevices, gadgets that have infrared, transmitters for WIFI, light controlled receivers and so much more.

Equipment that is connected to a power source, hidden cameras that are hard-wired, devices linked to wiring that is easily accessible, recorders that either analog or digital and solid state listening are examples of devices that do not transmit via radio frequencies

The above is definitely not a conclusive list of devices but it can give you a good place start.

Based on the above information, it is easy to understand why only experts and personnel that have proper training and years of experience should carry out a TSCM process. A single room within the business office space need several hours to have a thorough TSCM sweep and the specific duration is based on the number of furniture in the room, electronic devices such as equipment that have both video and audio ability and any other item in the room.

Our experience

Jayde consulting is an expert firm in providing TCSM services as this is the main business objective. We have over 25 years of hands on experience in this field. Jayde consulting is based in Sydney, Australia and has had operations as a TCSM specialist for 16years both in Australia and abroad for several multimillion companies. We carry out our task by using several company owned professional counter-surveillance devices and are constantly in search for advanced technology to counter both the current and upcoming threats.

Our clientele base ranges from high profile clients, the government and corporates. We also provide our services to several reputable international security agency firms.

Experts from our listening devices detection team are in a position to travel into other major cities within Australia such as Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. When a client makes a request, we also travel into more interior locations as well as internationally. Our most common destinations abroad include Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and Philippines and many more.