WHAT IS TSCM?
Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM bug sweeps) can best be defined as The systematic physical and electronic examination of a designated area by properly trained, qualified and equipped persons in an attempt to discover electronic eavesdropping devices, security hazards or security weaknesses.
In short, “Bug Sweeping” “Bug Sweeping” as it is commonly referred to, means that we conduct an electronic search, with several types of equipment and do a physical search to try and locate any hidden listening devices or hidden cameras that you suspect may be present in your home, vehicle or office.
Modern Bug Sweeps require the use of sophisticated high end equipment.
Professional Bug Sweeps today require equipment and special training to locate modern bugs. Cellphones, wi-fi, hidden cameras, though inexpensive, have become very popular items to use in both residential and commercial applications.
Some bugging devices can be powered on and off remotely to conserve power, thus making them even harder to detect. We have access to equipment that is so sensitive it can locate a single transistor or diode that is powered off inside a book or wall.
Using these types of tools coupled with a intense physical search performed by a trained, certified specialist ensures that our search will be a success.
How often are actual “bugs” located during a sweep?
Experience shows that finding an actual bug will happen only about 15% of the time. That is really good news. If the TSCM search is conducted properly, you can rest assured that your privacy is protected. The physical search is very important and must never be overlooked.
There is more to a sweep than using expensive high tech equipment. Our team conducts a threat assessment and looks for weaknesses in your security program. Everything is examined or questioned based on your exact needs.
To do the job right, we have to cover everything including businesses, boardrooms, vehicles and even residences. Anywhere that your information is discussed gets looked at.
Contact us using a safe and secure method if you think you have a problem, and we can set up a confidential TSCM Survey to discuss your concerns and needs.