Counter Surveillance Detection

Spy-cam who's watching you?

A poorly installed spycam or electronic bugging device can sometimes accidentally be discovered. After the initial shock has passed what should you do next?

If the eavesdropping device is a hidden camera or electronic bug and you are in business premises, your best course of action is to seek professional help from a dedicated business counter espionage professional who’s primary function is counter surveillance detection of illegal eavesdropping devices and to provide advice, on hardening the environment to prevent future privacy invasion via other electronic surveillance or concealed camera installations. If the device is found at home and you are currently involved in a matrimonial dispute, then you should probably call your lawyer.

It would be somewhat of a quick and unprofessional installation to just stumble across a bugging device or hidden camera installation, but it does happen. We once received a call from a corporate security director whom we had previously talked with and submitted a counter surveillance detection proposal to, at that time our local technical inspection debugging proposal was put on hold. The call come in around six months later, we have a big problem; I was told on the telephone. A meeting was arranged and after a brief conversation I was shown to a meeting room where in the drop ceiling space, a concealed camera had been disturbed whilst the lights in the ceiling were being upgraded.

We were asked to resubmit our counter surveillance detection proposal with more than double the number of locations to be electronically debugged, ironically our original proposal included the meeting room where the spycam was found. After completion of our technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) debugging inspection of all areas, a further four devices were identified and removed; a further hidden camera was found in the board room, two GSM electronic bugging devices were found in offices, and a very old FM bug was found in a further office.

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 counter surveillance detection quickly anywhere in Asia. We operate at the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity and will keep your electronic audit for listening and optical devices 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!

What you say in private is your business keeping that way is ours!