Following on from our previous blog article, we’re now going to tell you about how to check for spy equipment in your home or workplace.
Firstly, you need to use what you’ve already got and train your eyes and ears to look for anything out of the ordinary. Take the time to go through the room that you are concerned about nice and slowly, looking out for items which are brand new, or seem out of place. Once this is done, check for small holes in the objects around the room – especially books and electrical items, and particularly if they are positioned in a place which has a view of the entire room. If your television or radio have suddenly become crackly, this could be due to the fact that they are picking up interference from electronic devices positioned in the room. Also look for any loose ceiling panels or floorboards which could have been removed in order to place a recording device. Try to get complete silence and then listen for any unusual ‘whirring’ sounds which could be coming from hidden spy equipment.
Once you have completed your visual check, you need to turn your attentions to your PC or laptop. This is usually where you will store lots of personal information so it should always be password protected. You can further your security by buying software to protect the contents of your PC or laptop, or even a keystroke device which will monitor if anyone is trying to access your computer in your absence.
In terms of personal security, anybody with surveiallnce on you will rely on your routine – so change it up every once in a while. Vary your travel routes if possible and try not to always be in the same places at the same times.
You can also purchase some relatively cheap spy equipment of your own to monitor what’s going on around you to pick up on anything unusual. The Online Spy Shop specialise in counter surveillance bug detectors equipment, so check out the latest spy gadgets if you suspect you’re being monitored.