When you find yourself in need of bug sweep services, take a crash course on exactly how bug sweeps work. Then, understand that the vast majority of private investigators and technicians that offer bug sweeps are fakers and pretenders.
A general breakdown regarding when it is okay to use hidden recording equipment, when you could be breaking the law, and what makes a hidden camera illegal.
I wanted to write a post all about bug sweeps: How much they cost, what they entail, what the find rate is, what that means to the consumer, and the common situations where people are planting hidden cameras and listening devices.
No matter how diligent people think they have been in hiring a private investigator, there is one area where people usually get ripped-off. It is the biggest lie in our business, and it has been for the past seventy years.
When I became a licensed private investigator in 1981, I was often asked by clients to determine in there were “bugs” in their home, offices or vehicles.
In 2018, the “hit rate” for us finding a monitoring device or camera in a home or business has risen to 16%.
Private investigator Thomas Martin featured in an article from the HuffPost regarding the hidden cameras found in an Airbnb stay.
For private investigators, the week of Valentine’s Day used to be the “Superbowl” of cheating spouse surveillance cases. The common wisdom was that a cheaters pretty much had to see the other woman on or around Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t work that way anymore. Here’s why.
Our case of the week involves a listening device we found in a Keurig coffee maker during a bug sweep. And this story begins with a flashback to a similar case we had 33 years ago. In 1982, we were hired to perform an electronic eavesdropping detection sweep (commonly known by the public as bug…
In Jakarta, Indonesia, populist governor Joko Widodo has hopes of becoming the nation’s president when the results of that country’s election are revealed on July 22. During his campaign, Widodo discovered that listening devices had been planted in his home for months. This post discusses the Widodo case and the importance of regular bug sweeps…
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics got plenty of negative media attention for unfinished hotels, questions of human rights in relation to Russian policies, and questionable judging. Here’s one you may not have heard about: Russian skater Julia Lipnitskaia had her dressing room bugged, possibly by competition, but in this case, more likely by the Russian media.…