Regarding bugging, always remember, , , , , ,
A good technical sweep of all areas, phones and phone lines will establish
premises are clear AT THAT MOMENT. a professional sweep will even guarantee the
lines are clear some distance away from the building, but no known technique will detect a
bug at, or beyond the central telephone office. It is also impossible to know if any phone
will still be clear 10 minutes after the search (sweep) is completed.
No room, other than a double wall construction, copper shielded and electrically
grounded radio free room can be guaranteed clear.
5. The better the search, the better chance that it is clear.
No device will “cancel out bugs in a room or phone line.” Stay away from
attempts to sell you one.
Some level one type bugs (Government deep pocket agencies) are virtually
to find even with the most sophisticated equipment.
Outside bugs, contact microphones, spike microphones, and lasers are very
The other person’s phone may be tapped, even if yours is clear. There is
no way to tell
this at your end of the phone.
There are instances of law enforcement agencies tapping public phone booths
suspects residence, so even phone booths are not to be trusted with confidential
Cellular and cordless phones are radio transmitters, and can be listened
in to by anyone
with an inexpensive, modified radio scanner.
NEVER SAY ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO BE
OVERHEARD, ON ANY TELEPHONE.
REMEMBER, , , , LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS.
HOW TO CHOOSE A GOOD COUNTERMEASURES
EMBARRASS A BAD ONE
The field of “get rich quick” type countermeasure
“experts” has risen in the last
few years due in large part to a rising paranoia about government surveillance. There are
some of these people who are pure and simple “:scam artists” preying on the insecurities
There is a New York based firm that advertises for
people with “no experience or
electronic knowledge” to become “Countermeasures surveillance experts” They then con
these people into “investing” $10,000 or $20,000 in some fancy equipment and a three day
training course, and then assign them to a territory. These “experts” then go out and
convince people that they need their “expert “ services.
On the other hand, there are some companies out
there who provide good services
and do a reliable job.
How can one tell the difference between the phonies and the real experts?
A good countermeasures person KNOWS BOTH SIDES OF
THE GAME! He
should be ready and able to answer your questions about bugs, methods, what equipment
he uses, and what it can and cannot do.
He should NOT Guarantee that the line (or room)
is free and clear to anyone you
want to call. He should not try to sell you devices that will “defeat any bug”, or tell you
that anything will remain clear from now on, or defer your questions with answers like
“That’s a trade secret”, or that new equipment will “take care of that”. He should not
demand that he “work alone during the sweep,” or generally rely too much on bells and
whistles. The best piece of equipment a countermeasures person has, is his eyes.
Ron Cheshire has over thirty five years experience in
performing site and facility surveys.
He has audited every type of company from the small mom & pop companies to the mega
companies such as IBM, Raytheon, General Electric and Hughes. He has traveled literally
around the World to visit every kind of facility. His audit experience covers not only the
basic facility requirements, but also covers manufacturing engineering of many types of
US Navy weapons. Mr. Cheshire is a Registered Professional Engineer in Quality, in the
state of California, and is an experienced observer and industrial investigator.
Please feel free to contact me at the numbers below, for
a discussion of your problem.
ACI Engineering, Ridgecrest,