Camera SweepHow to prepare your office
There is a misconception that bugging devices are just a concern of technology, pharmaceutical, or other conglomerates. This is far from the truth – all companies are at risk, especially if you have an advantage or access to information; your intellectual property is highly valued by your competitors and upstarts and may save them a fortune in R&D expenses as well as time.
I have yet to meet a professional technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) practitioner that would welcome being videoed whilst un-packing there bug-sweeping equipment. That’s probably why the sweep for hidden cameras is undertaken by all team members using dedicated video camera lens detectors as well as specialist video countermeasures receivers operating in the 900Mhz, 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz frequency bands.
One important fact that is often over-looked is that if the hidden camera can see you, you must be able to see it! A poorly placed concealed camera will not yield great intelligence. We have found that concealed cameras are rarely planted within office areas, we have only found one hidden camera in a CEO’s office in the last decade this was hidden in a clock radio overlooking the CEO’s desktop computer screen.
Unfortunately, still the most common location where we identify concealed camera installations, is small and medium sized conference rooms. Outside of the office, in locations where external meetings are held such as hotels used for remote board meetings and off site AGM’s These areas are normally bugged by default with hotels installing video cameras with audio capability they really are sitting in the meeting with you these cameras are normally recorded to removable media or directly uploaded to the cloud. Should knowledge of your meetings be known to a competitor then there is always the possibility that they may hire the venue just prior to you and have installed their own audio or GSM bugging devices along with a camera to transmit or record the presentation screen or video conference monitors.
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. Our camera sweep services are second to none. We can normally respond to calls for business debugging electronic sweep quickly anywhere in Asia. We operate at the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity and will keep your technical counter surveillance investigation 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!