Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) is referred to as bug sweeping, detecting bugs, electronic counter-surveillance, etc. TSCM sweep can be conducted in a room, office, vehicle, or any places you suspected there are bugging devices.
Microphone, Audio Recorder, and Mobile Phone are the most common listening devices used for eavesdropping. Modern technology allows listening devices to be monitored without distance limitation.
Listening devices can be disguised in everyday items such as Picture Frame, Power Socket, Power Bank, Mobile Phone, Mobile Phone Charger, Light Fitting, Alarm Clock, Flower Pot, Pen, Calculator, Thumb Drive, Fan, Keychain, Handbag, Wallet, Shoe, Ornament, and many others.
Some of those listening devices can record conversations for up to 6 months or more. Most people use their mobile phones to secretly record a private conversation. Listening devices can be purchased online for as low as S$10. The more sophisticated listening devices can cost more than S$1,000. If you see yourself as a potential target and worry about your conversation being recorded secretly, Private Detective Vincent Tan advises to consider these 2 options:
1. Engage a Private Investigator to conduct a TSCM sweep. Ensure that your Private Investigator not only has the equipment to conduct the TSCM sweep but also must possess the knowledge and experience, even to identify an “old fashion” FM bug. You can GOOGLE and select one of these Licensed Singapore Private Investigation Agencies approved by Singapore Police Force (SPF) from the website of:
2. Download a “SPEECH MASKING SOUND” apps into your mobile phone. This “SPEECH-LIKE NOISE” will mask your conversation when someone records secretly. The “SPEECH-LIKE NOISE” is specially compiled using white noise, human voices, and background sound. This “SPEECH MASKING NOISE” is very effective in covering your conversation when using correctly.
Take note if you suspect being monitored DO NOT use your mobile phone to contact us. Use a public telephone to contact Private Investigator Vincent Tan @ +65 9651 1969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org