Idiot’s Guide To…Detecting Spy Gadgets
First up, do a physical search of the premises. This will involve a very slow and meticulous search of the room or building you suspect is “wired” with all manner of spy gadgets.
Look around with that specialist equipment of yours (eyes, ears, etc) for anything that “seems different”, like a new ornament, wall hangings which aren’t level, or lampshades that don’t look normal.
Look inside flower pots, light fixtures, and other places where a microphone transmitter may be easily hidden.
Look under sofa cushions (retrieving old pizza and loose change in the process), table tops, and shelves. Underneath shelves and table tops are excellent places for miniature cameras.
Turn off the lights, and carefully scan the room for tiny red or green led lights. Some microphones have “power on” indicator lights, and if the person who sets it up is careless they may fail to cover or deactivate this feature. Leaving the lights off, grab a torch and carefully examine all mirrors – these can be made transparent from one side so that a camera can see through, but they rely on the observer’s side being darker than the area observed in order to keep the other side of the mirror reflective (nifty, huh?)
Listen carefully as you walk the entire room quietly. Some small motion sensitive cameras may make an almost inaudible click or buzz when they operate.
Search the room for wires that do not seem to lead anywhere. Hardwired spy equipment is less common with modern technology, but is still used for permanent surveillance in commercial businesses for loss prevention.
If you have followed the above steps and come up empty handed (but still suspicious), it may be time to dump the idiot’s guide and invest in some spy gadgets of your own for revealing any undercover devices intended to spy on you. Onlinespyshop.co.uk have a great range of bug detectors at very reasonable prices. If you seriously believe you are being spied on, buy an RF (radio frequency) detector, and do a sweep of your room, building, or home. These portable devices are small and very simple to use, so go get yourself kitted out today!