Bug Sweeping ServiceChoosing the right sweep team.
So, you’ve decided that it’s time to either allay your fears or confirm your suspicions and have a local technical inspection or debugging sweep of key locations within your offices, your next task is to identify a qualified team that can provide a high level of professionalism and confidence in the delivery of the bug sweeping service.
There are very few companies that are equipped with the high-end technical equipment, training and expertise along with heaps of tenacity to use that equipment to identify illicit eavesdropping devices, such as concealed cameras, miniature recording devices, and RF transmitting devices such as GSM enabled remotely controllable bugging devices.
Well-intentioned private investigators, management consulting firms, and sad to say conmen and charlatans exist in all industries and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) industry is no different; We even have a name for it, A bogus local technical inspection, TSCM debugging sweep, undertaken by untrained or those with minimal training, poorly equipped or equipped with debugging equipment from the cold war sourced from eBay are known in our industry as a “rain dance” troupe; others refer to the sweep they provide as a “Hollywood sweep”.
They come into your office, sometimes in costume (Trench coat and Trilby hat) with possibly one or two equipment cases, they spend a minimal amount of time in each location under search and do not undertake any physical searching of any kind, they appear to be scared of heights as they never deploy ladders to review the areas above the drop ceiling. They are not normally in your offices for long before either declaring you are free and clear from all eavesdropping threats or they produce an electronic device (Possibly from their own equipment case) which they deem is a threat and say that they have identified a technical threat and you are now all clear. They never provide reports of the work undertaken, and if requested to do so its two pages and done. This is not a bug sweeping service that you should pay for.
If you have witnessed such a sham, then you are in a bad place; called a false sense of security! Give us a call we can help
At Risk3 Consulting, we have been protecting the spoken word in Asia for almost 20 years, and our founder and chief TSCM security ronin, has resided in Hong Kong since 1992. We always take your concerns for your business seriously. We can normally respond to calls for bug sweeping service quickly anywhere in Asia. We operate at the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity and will keep your eavesdropping devices detection program as low key as possible. To find out how we can help protect your business and keep your competitive edge please give us a call – Always call away from the suspected area!