There are many types of electronic eavesdropping devices or bugs. During a TSCM sweep, we will typically search for the following devices:
· Micro wireless video devices
· Laser and infrared eavesdropping devices
· RF, UHF and VHF wireless transmitters
· Wire and microphone taps
· Telephone taps
· Carrier current devices
Electronic eavesdropping devices (bugs) can be hidden in any room, device, furnishing or container that would typically be found in an office or home setting. Today’s eavesdropping devices are smaller, more sophisticated, less expensive and easier to hide than they have ever been.
Video as well as audio can be captured, recorded or even transmitted live. The good news is that all of these devices are detectable with the right people, equipment and methodology.