Bug Sweeps and Counter Surveillance TSCM America is a national provider of technical and electronic bug sweeps providing bug sweeping services to corporations, government agencies, and private clients, protecting them against the risk and threat of eavesdropping bugging device attacks.
Jan Ropek of VNT electronics, a Czech maker of electronic dog training equipment, tells his story of how a development project was plagued by memory leaks. It could take days to locate and fix a single leak, but when they deployed Percepio Tracealyzer the same bug hunt was completed in a matter of hours.
Electronic bug detection devices will alert you to the presence of hidden cameras and other audio bugs. If you know what you are looking for, you could do a search for these bugs yourself, but some devices are so cleverly hidden; that it will be almost impossible to detect without some type of specialized detector.
Using a portable heater to kill bed bugs is only guaranteed with at least 120 degrees temperature for at least 30 minutes, and many electronic components can be damaged with temperatures higher than that. Before you attempt to heat any electronic product, check that product’s labels or manual for a safe operating temperature.
The professional name for a bug sweep is an electronic surveillance detection sweep. This is a full-scale inspection that is performed in 3 phases over 2 days. This service is important to not only find the bugs that may be hidden, but to find the people that planted them in the first place.
The simplest way to detect bugs is physically; by opening up electrical boxes and appliances to look for anything out of the ordinary. This finds anything, provided you look everywhere and know that something out of the ordinary might look like. Sometimes a UV light will show tampering, and if you hold a flashl.
There is a product called, Maxforce Gel that works well for appliances. Take a few dabs of the gel and place them around the vents on your device. When the roach comes out to look for food it will find the gel and feed on it. This will start killing the roaches and within 3-5 weeks most of them will be dead.
Bugs always need a way to deliver the data they're gathering to their owners, so deep bug sweeps should go beyond regular electronics detection to scan for laser beam and microwave transmission.