Sweep for Hidden CamerasMost common places hidden cameras are found
Spy-cam detection is just one element of the business counter-espionage debugging sweep; the sweep for hidden cameras is normally undertaken at the onset of the local technical inspection.
I have yet to meet a professional technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) practitioner that would welcome being videoed whilst un-packing their 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.
We would expect to find and have found previously whilst sweeping for hidden cameras in boardrooms a very well concealed hidden camera, in this instance the client had instructed us to document and remove any confirmed or suspicious eavesdropping devices an instruction we duly complied with. Unbeknown to the head of global security, whom had only been in post for 12 weeks this was an internal installation that the CEO had asked to be installed – two years prior. I am pleased to report he still is in post to this day.
Unfortunately, still the most common location where we identify concealed camera installations is small and medium sized conference rooms as well as hotel rooms.
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 to sweep for hidden cameras quickly anywhere in Asia. We operate at the highest levels of confidentiality and integrity and will keep your business privacy protection – debugging sweep 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 – away from the suspected area!