HOW BUG SWEEPS WORK
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR BUG SWEEP
Our bug sweep team finds ALL hidden devices, guaranteed!
Do you need to sweep for listening devices? First and foremost, only select top rated investigative teams like MartinPI.
Do you need a private investigator to complete a bug sweep? Many people search for, “bug sweep detection services near me” thinking that any private investigator will do. This is furthest from the truth. Here at MartinPI, we know its all about time and expertise.
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Our company sweeps for listening devices!
Do you suspect your home, office or business has hidden electronic bugs?
MartinPI Bug Sweep Team comprises former Federal Agents of the FBI, DEA, IRS, or Secret Service with years of counter-surveillance experience. We use the most current state-of-the-art equipment operated by professionally trained private investigator technicians.
WHO CAN SWEEP MY HOUSE FOR LISTENING DEVICES
To ensure your home is free of hidden cameras, microphones or illegal recording devices, it’s essential to have a professionally trained TSCM debugging technician conduct a thorough sweep. This will help identify and remove any potential threats to your privacy and security.
BUG SWEEP DETECTION SYSTEMS
The technology used to monitor and watch people illegally has changed dramatically since the late 1960’s. Today there are hundreds (if not thousands) of options readily available to buy on the Internet. And as this technology changes, we also have to continually invest in the latest technology to assist us in finding the newer cameras and listening devices. The cost of these illegal devices has gone down while the actual products have become more sophisticated and smaller.
TSCM BUG SWEEP
The cost of a TSCM debugging sweep for an average-sized home in the US can range from $6,500 to $9,500, based on various factors, such as location, square footage, type of audio-visual equipment, number of vehicles, and the level of expertise of the TSCM specialist hired.
The common scenarios play out like this:
- A husband wants to monitor his soon to be ex-wife’s activities in the bedroom. He moves out of the residence, but before he officially leaves, he places a camera in a strategic position in the master bedroom.
- An ex-employee wants to keep tabs on his former business associates. As part of his plan, he pays the cleaning crew to let him secretly get into the office and the phone room to put listening devices in the company boardroom, the President’s office and that of the Chief Financial Officer.
In either case, the total expenditure is usually less than a few hundred dollars. The technicians we use on our staff to find these illegal bugs and cameras must have world-class equipment to detect all types of monitoring and listening devices. In our world, we can’t just be 99% sure that nothing has been hidden. Our sweeps must be full-ranging and leave no stone unturned. It is similar to how the Secret Service operates: the President of the United States may never, ever be attacked by an assailant, hit by bullets or ever die on their watch. Failure is unacceptable.
To assure we are 100% confident in our ability to locate sweep the house for listening devices, we must regularly purchase (and in some cases develop) the latest detection equipment. The cost for these devices and specialty equipment ranges from $5,000.00 to $100,000.00.
We typically use three technicians. Each has a minimum of 25 years as law enforcement officials with direct experience monitoring wiretaps, pen registers and electronic detection of devices placed by the “bad guys”. The key is this: We use very sophisticated equipment in the hands of experienced technicians unsurpassed within the current investigative establishment.
There are many wannabes and con-artists in the bug detection business.There are many wannabes and con-artists in the bug detection business. These people simply buy a magic wand from an electronics store and consider themselves bug sweep experts. They will charge you a cost of $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 to literally fake a sweep and put on a show for their unsuspecting clients. This can be totally avoided.
We are very transparent in what we do and how much we charge. If you can beat our prices, I will guarantee you are dealing with a fraud. If we could do it for less, we would.
Here is the gold standard bar:
We will perform a residential bug sweep or corporate office sweep on areas 3,000 sq. ft. (or less) for $4,800.00. This is for a two-day, three-phase operation in the contiguous United States. If you live in Hawaii or Alaska, you will need to pay for travel and expenses to your area.
CORPORATE BUG SWEEP COSTS
If you are a business or corporation, then the best estimate for pricing is the following:
Take the square footage of the area where the offices and phones are located. Do not be concerned with the plant or manufacturing areas. Take that figure and multiply it by $2.00. Hence, if you have 7,000 square feet of office, the cost should be around $14,000.00.
We are often asked about how many times we find something. During the period from the late 1960’s to the mid 1980’s the find rate was about 4%. After the Seoul Olympics in 1988, people returned to the U.S. with newly-purchased monitoring devices. Since that year, the “find” rate has increased steadily to where we locate a monitoring device or camera about 17% of the time.
There is an 83% chance that no bug will be found, i.e., there is no bug.
Let me tell you something other private investigators may not point out. Some less-than-honorable investigators will prey on the paranoid and the alarming 17% percentage. But look at the math. These figures, which are shared by the top-echelon investigators, means there is an 83% chance that no bug will be found because there are none. Keep that in mind before you spend your hard earned money.
Years ago, one statistic that we were all sure would never change was the difference between how many listening devices we found versus cameras. From the late 1960’s to about 2006, the find ratio was about 90% listening devices and 10% cameras. During the past 10 years, it was about 50/50. This year, for the very first time, cameras have consistently been found more often at the rate of 55% to 45%.
The increase in camera finds is directly related to two issues. First, high-end cameras that are contained in plants, clocks, fans, and headboards are difficult to detect by the layman. Second for some reason, control-freak husbands want to monitor their wife’s bedroom activities during divorce proceedings. I know that’s a head-scratcher but there are some things in life you just can’t make up.
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WHY MARTIN PI IS THE CHOICE FOR BUG SWEEP SERVICES
Need to bug sweep your property? If you are a home owner or business owner, learn about the cost and how to get it accomplished.
The professional name for a bug sweep is an electronic surveillance detection sweep. This is a full-scale inspection that is performed in 3 phases over 2 days.
Bug sweeps service is important to not only find the bugs that may be hidden, but to find the people that planted them in the first place! We guarantee that we will find any and all eavesdropping or camera devices secreted in your home or workplace.
Our private investigators are former Federal agents that have decades of experience with these situations.
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