I looked on the Internet for “how to find bugging devices in your house of car,” especially in the New York Metro area. What I found was misleading.
The article said, “Listen carefully to electronic devices that use a receiver.” It said, “If you get a buzzing noise you may have a bugging device.”
People call me all the time in New York and they say there’s a funny noise or clicking on their phone. If your phone is wiretapped there won’t be any noise at all. If the authorities tap your phone they do it from the central office of the phone company. It, too, is silent, and undetectable.
“Check under furniture or other nooks and crannies where you’re getting reception problems.” This is partly correct. Most of the eavesdropping equipment I’ve found were located by a physical inspection.
In fact, Research Electronics International, a leading manufacturer of counter-surveillance equipment and one of the foremost training facilities for Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures (TSCM), says, “A physical search is the root of all counter-surveillance work. It also overlaps other procedures. Be thorough and look closely for anything suspicious. Your physical search may be the only method to uncover wired microphones, fiber optic microphones, passive resonators, inactive remote controlled ‘dormant’ devices, or devices which are not generally detectable with counter-surveillance equipment.”
The next piece of information they give I must qualify. The article said to “purchase a professional bug detector.” Unless you know how to operate it it is useless. You have to understand the radio spectrum and GPS trackers thoroughly.
The next piece of advice I highly agree with. “Hire a professional specialization in bug device inspection.” There are all kinds of private investigators in New York. Many of them bought a bug detector online and they do “sweeps.”
It costs money to do a bug sweep — hundreds of dollars. (Remember, you get what you pay for.) But, stealing your secrets, or invading your privacy costs more.
A professional TSCM specialist will give you piece of mind. Not only will they do a thorough job looking for any eavesdropping equipment, if they find it, they will document it, remove it, and turn it over to the authorities.
Speaking of the authorities, the next piece of advice the article gives is “call the FBI.” The FBI or the New York Police Department doesn’t care if you think there are cameras watching you, or you think there’s eavesdropping devices in your car, home or business. In fact, they will probably think you are nuts.