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Saltire Investigations's Private Investigators carry out Counter Surveillance bug sweeps and detection in most areas and environments where we use some of the industries most advanced electronic counter surveillance and debugging equipment to locate all types of electronic listening devices / bugs, telephone taps, hidden video, radio and microwave devices.

In general our Private Investigators will be conducting a two part search; looking for Hardwire, Radio Frequency, and laser / Infrared bugs. The two part search will consist firstly of a physical search, where we will inspect electronic equipment and suspect areas for known devices and then for the second part we will carry out an electronic RF spectrum and audio search using our counter surveillance equipment. Our Private Investigators will search all possible areas including telephones and phone lines both inside and outside the property.

In addition to the initial counter surveillance search, we recommend further regular debugging searches to maintain your security and peace of mind. This is due to the ease with which individuals can plant bugging devices at some time after our search is completed.

Our Private Investigators have the bug sweeping and detection equipment and experience to carry out complete counter surveillance sweeps in the following locations.

  • Home
  • Office
  • Factory
  • Vehicle (car and van)
  • Micro devices fitted in clothing
  • Electronic equipment such as phones, radios, televisions, clocks, lamps etc.

In order to explain the risks that you may encounter from being bugged we have detailed the three main types below.

Hardwire - (Telephone & Telephone line search)

A Hardwire bug or transmitter is a listening device that is attached to your phone or phone line. It's generally powered by the line or the phone itself, These are often hard to detect as they generally only transmit when a call is in operation. A hardwire transmitter can be placed on the phone, line, or central telephone system. The transmitter can even be placed on your line outside of the building, or down the street at the junction box.

Radio Frequency (RF) - (Spectrum & audio search)

RF transmitters send wireless signals through the air. A FM / AM / Microwave counter surveillance scanner device can then intercept these signals.

With today's technology, local spy stores and the internet are selling RF transmitters for less than a hundred pounds. This is making it increasingly easy for "interested parties" to place a device in a room and listen to meetings, important company decisions, or discussions about new products or services. A common place is in the personnel department where details of other employees can be learnt.

These bugs can be located within electrical outlets, under furniture, inside an ornament, clock, or even in a book. A physical search by a Private Investigator will assist the sweep, but the major part is completed by electronic scanning equipment.

Physical Search

The inspection of mains sockets, suspended tiles, some equipment and suspicious or new fittings.

Please visit the Surveillance Services page for more information on non corporate requirements.