RISK OF SPYING THROUGH EAVESDROPPING: DEBUGGING/TSCM IS ESSENTIAL
With competition increasing in the business world and technology becoming cheaper big businesses and companies, today, are facing the risk of covert eavesdropping and spying like never before. When people occupying top or key positions in the company are too insecure about their jobs or positions, the chances of the company being snooped upon get higher.
Though anyone can be an easy target of covert eavesdropping, in today’s high-tech environment, the occupation, financial position or legal situation of some companies put them at a higher risk of being spied upon than others. While surveillance techniques are mostly aimed at protecting people and entities, some may be used as weapons against us in life or in business.
What is debugging
Bugs refer to any gadget or electronic device that can be used to spy on persons or organizations and document their actions and conversations.
They can also be used to locate a person’s whereabouts and track his movement. These devices are often very tiny, high-tech, effective and difficult to trace. This sophisticated equipment can be used by anyone to secure private and confidential information under all types of situations. The bugs can be planted easily in cellular and land-line phones computers, furnishing, containers, vehicles (in the form of GPS tracker), clothes or any other article.
Debugging refers to the process of searching, locating and neutralizing such bugs installed in premises, vehicles, computers etc. Debugging is also known as Bug Sweeps, Electronic Bug Sweep or an Electronic Surveillance Sweep. It is an important step of the Technical Surveillance Countermeasures practices ( TSCM).
City Intelligence, a leading investigation agency in Delhi, offers full debugging services for private, business and corporate clients. Our team of experienced debugging experts offers excellent counter surveillance services with utmost accuracy and diligence.
We conduct thorough examinations to detect the presence of a camera or audio surveillance devices in your property, electronic devices, vehicle, cell phones etc. Our team of fully-trained specialist technicians uses top of the range equipment to offer a high-specification sweep service. Our knowledgeable and experienced counter-surveillance team can sweep your home or office quickly and efficiently to ensure that your secrets are not being transmitted to snoopers. We locate the source and places of bugging devices.
How Debugging is helpful To The Society At Large
Technical Surveillance Counter Measures is a very real service offered to combat a very real problem. Surveillance as a growing industry has started affecting the business and corporate world increasingly. They are subject to the prying eyes of intelligence gathering agents, exposing them to the risk of their secrets becoming public or going in the wrong hands. Surveillance techniques can be used against them in the media, in court or in business.
Electronic surveillance can destroy one’s personal, professional or financial well-being. It can destroy a person’s or organization’s reputation and social image. In extreme cases, it can also pose a threat to a person’s life if he becomes the target of criminal activities.
Effective counter-surveillance measures can give one not only safety, privacy (which is a legal right) and peace of mind but also protect him from prying eyes and unwarranted attention.
Who faces the risk of electronic surveillance
Virtually everyone, today, faces the risk of electronic surveillance. From a suspecting spouse to a rejected suitor, anyone can use electronic bugs to spy on you. However, some of the groups or companies potentially more at danger of being spied upon are:
- Journalists, especially those who work in an authoritarian environment
- Politicians across the entire political spectrum
- Companies belonging to sensitive or high profile industry
- Businesses involved in legal cases
- A company planning reorganization, acquisitions or mergers
- An organization facing labor problems or union activities
- When a company is in the process of terminating employees or planning to do so
- When a person holding a top or key position in the company is leaving
- A person fighting a divorce case in the court of law
- When a competitor is stealing your Intellectual Property Right through convenience with your own staff and experts.
- Complaints and victims of crime to silence their voices.
- High- profile persons whose public image is to be tarnished.
- High ranking bureaucrats & politicians.
Different types of electronic bugs are being used today to keep an eye on the victims. During a City Intelligence counter-surveillance operation, we typically search for devices which are concealed and are not easily detectable. These could be:-
- Micro wireless video devices
- Telephone taps
- RF, UHF and VHF wireless transmitters
- Carrier current devices
- Laser and infrared eavesdropping devices
- Wire and microphone taps
These eavesdropping devices can easily capture, record or even transmit audio and video live. However, with the right people, equipment and methodology, these can be detected and deactivated. Additionally, we can also pinpoint the culprits responsible for eavesdropping.
How is a debugging operation carried out
At City Intelligence, we undertake a detailed physical sweeping of your premises to :
- Detect the presence of technical surveillance devices
- Identify technical security weaknesses
- Provide remedial measures
- Identify culprits
Our expert investigating detectives will visit the location and perform a comprehensive sweep. Our inspection involves visual, physical, and electronic mechanisms to detect the presence of electronic eavesdropping devices. We will also identify other security weaknesses that may exist in your property. Our team comes equipped with high-tech instruments like
- Wireless Camera Finder
- Mobile Phone Jammer
- Video Jammer
- Specialized TSCM Softwares
- Wide Band Communication Receiver
- Hidden Camera Detector using Infrared
- Wired Video Detector
- Wireless Camera Finder
Our anti-surveillance operation is not limited to physical and visual inspection alone. We go a step further to provide full security to our clients. Hence our inspection may also involve one or more of the following:
Radio Frequency Examinations- using Wide Band Communication Receiver a systematic search of the frequency spectrum in 0.5 MHz is done, under this process, to identify all unauthorized transmitters.
Thermo Graphic Inspection – A highly sophisticated procedure which uses the latest Infrared thermal imaging technology to detect small amounts of thermal heat emitting from illicit eavesdropping devices, active or dormant.
Electronic Inspection – This involves the use of a variety of sophisticated electronic equipment to identify and locate hostile signals and other telltale signs emitting from electronic bugs planted in the location. We also survey AC electrical outlets, computer lines, telephone cables, and other telecommunication wires looking for wiretapping and other intercept devices.