Sentry Investigations Ltd offer tailored Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (bug sweeping) services within our range of private investigator Birmingham services to the corporate and private sectors. Whether you suspect a recording device has been planted your place of work, home, vehicle or any other property, we have an effective solution to clear your property of any suspect devices.
Corporate Bug Sweeps
In the corporate world, trade secrets are what keep businesses alive. Discussions and office meetings with certain clients may be highly confidential and also highly valuable to other competitors. There are many ways for competitors to infiltrate business offices, and it is also fairly simple to deploy a listening or video recording device. They come in all shapes and sizes but more often than not, they are very discreet and very well hidden. Offices also come in all shapes and sizes, but generally the bigger the office is, the easier it is to deploy a device thus making it more difficult to locate. Smaller offices make things a little trickier for a deployment, but by no means impossible. There are still many nooks and cranny's to hide a tiny device, and it will still need a professional bug sweep to locate one. There are many comings and goings in most offices which makes it easy for someone to deploy a device undetected. That unsuspecting parcel delivery, that person who came in asking for directions or even that person who came in to deliver a convincing sales pitch... Any of these visits could have been pushed with sinister intentions and it a device could quite easily have been dropped off during them.
Private Bug Sweeps
Although it is highly unlikely for an unwelcomed intruder to deploy a recording device in your personal property (although not unheard of), someone a bit closer to home who you have actually invited inside could have deployed such a device. Maybe a close friend, partner or even a family member. These things do happen for an endless list of reasons and you should check for your own peace of mind to protect your privacy. Most homes come with a number of different rooms and multiple places to hide a device in each room. With devices being so small these days, it is very easy to hide one in an unsuspecting place in your own home. As mentioned, your home does not necessarily need to be broken into to deploy a recording device. Your partner that you live with could have planted one, or your partner could have hired an investigator of his or her own and granted access while you were out shopping etc.
Although recording devices (bugs) are usually very small in size and can be hidden pretty much anywhere, they are more often than not deployed in a concealed manor and not visible to the naked eye. A bug does not need to have a clear line of sight or even need to be in close proximity to record audio (conversations) because the microphones installed in these devices are so sensitive that they can record clear audio even when packed away somewhere tucked away out of sight. Dependent on the type of device being used, as long as they can pick up the required signal (3G, 4G WiFi etc.) they will be effective. We have put together a list of common places bugs are deployed in offices and homes where you can see why a professional bug sweep carried out by a trained investigator should be considered.
This list is by no means exhaustive as there are many ways to conceal and hide a recording device in your home, office, vehicle or any other property. Most bug sweeps require specific frequency detecting equipment to locate hidden devices to avoid ripping up all the floor boards, or damaging walls and ceiling etc. We deploy trained operatives or even teams of operatives dependent on specifics of the sweep who are correctly kitted out for bug sweeps to avoid property damage, to locate hidden devices and to ultimately restore peace of mind.
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To hire a hire a private investigator Birmingham or the surrounding West Midlands region to conduct a professional bug sweep, contact Sentry Investigations Ltd and set up your free initial consultation.