...devices that detect hidden microphones (bugs) and hidden cameras. We call these bug detectors and hidden camera detectors. Some of our offerings are combo units that do both detection jobs.
Why Bug Detectors?
You can't fight eavesdropping, spying, and espionage if you don't know where the bugs and hidden cameras are. To know, you need a bug detector.
So why do we sell them? Mindconnection got into the electronic translator business and the scanning pen business in the late 1990s. Customers have asked about other electronic gear. A supplier had this amazing line of security devices, including bug detectors. These were too good to pass up. That's why we offer these products for security of your home, office, or other facility.
Use a bug detector, camera detector, or combo unit to:
End industrial espionage of your facility.
Turn industrial espionage around on the other firm; feed them false information via their own bugs.
Ensure your private conversations are actually private.
Secure a rented venue (e.g., a hotel conference room).
Detect illegal government surveillance being done without cause and without a warrant.
Verify the assurances given to you by your host that you're not under surveillance at their facility.
Make sure "need to know" is a reality.
Maintain proper security levels.
Detect disloyal employees who are collecting sensitive information via bugs and selling it.
Detect spyware on visitors whose real mission is to steal information from you.
It may be tempting to announce that you will find and destroy any unauthorized microphones and cameras. Don't give in to the temptation. A hidden camera or hidden microphone can damage you precisely because it's hidden. But you can best defend against these by "not showing your cards."
Let the "enemy" go through the risk and expense of planting bugs. You can discreetly remove a few of them, or you can leave them in place and feed the enemy misleading information. You can feed them things that will lead to your identifying them, or feed them things that will cause them to take action that's not in their best interests. If you announce that you have a detector, you lose the advantage here. You also just let your enemy know they need to use another method of stealing your information, which means you have also given up the ability to detect the theft.
If you find your place is heavily bugged, don't just go around removing them all. This announces that you have a detector. Instead, consult with a security professional (offsite) and develop a plan for countering the threat.