Eavesdropping Detection by TSCM America

TSCM America is able to detect covert types of audio and video devices through technical eavesdropping detection. Bugs can be small listening devices that can be discreetly activated to monitor room or phone conversations. A cellular based bugging device is able to be ‘dialed into’ by remote as they have a SIM card inside, similar to a cell phone. That means you can activate cellular based bugging devices by calling them up using a phone or they can transmit data at predetermined times. A cellular based bugging device, therefore, are operable anywhere you have access to a phone. They can come in Audio, Video, and GPS or all three.

Covert Sprinkler Head

Eavesdropping Detection through the highest grade of technology is the only method TSCM America has to detect even the highest level of eavesdropping devices. TSCM America provides Eavesdropping Detection services to corporations, government agencies, and residential clients. There are countless types of covert eavesdropping audio and video devices, but they fall into two broad categories of remote/physical and wired/wireless. We have the technology to detect all of them.

(Pictured to the right) is a covert camera installed into a fake sprinkler head. Typically these would be installed into a drop ceiling giving the appearance that it is real and therefore could go undetected.

Hidden Camera in Sprinkler Head
Detecting Eavesdropping Devices in Smoke Detectors

Covert Smoke Detector

Some bugging devices require that an eavesdropper be physically present at some point and within a distance to listen to and or view video. Other forms of audio and video eavesdropping are done remotely, through “bugs” or by subverting existing technologies that use wireless such as GSM technology.

Regardless of the technology, (pictured to the left) is a covert camera that appears to be a smoke detector and normally they actually work but have been modified to conceal a camera and or can have audio included. These devices can transmit over WI-FI, cellular, or have a memory card that the eavesdropper will remove to review the video and or audio.

Detecting Eavesdropping Devices in Smoke Detectors

Covert Clock Video and Audio

Hidden video and audio devices are almost impossible to locate and detect unless you have the highest rated TSCM equipment. TSCM America has the cutting-edge government grade technology to detect and eliminate illegal eavesdropping devices. We also have the ability to locate devices that are also turned off!

Most audio and video bugs are disguised in order to limit their accidental discovery should one be noticed. Because of the need for secrecy, covert transmitters and other bugging devices upon first glance may resemble a calculator, tv remote control, or cigarette lighter or in the case of the (picture to the left), a clock. This way, no one would suspect that the true nature of those objects were actually bugging devices used for monitoring conversations.

Detecting Eavesdropping Devices in Clock
Detecting Eavesdropping Devices in Phones


TSCM America provides technical cyber countermeasures to detect and verify vulnerabilities and all active eavesdropping threats on all telecommunications devices including analog, digital, and VoIP systems.

We are one of only a few companies to have the technology developed for this specific purpose including proprietary technologies to detect immediate threats.  Telecommunications eavesdropping and bugging is on the rise in corporations. TSCM America can detect analog, digital, and VoIP eavesdropping threats.

Detecting Eavesdropping Devices in Phones