There are so many reasons for electronic surveillance. Just about any situation that includes a competitive element provides the impetus for covert surveillance. Corporate and industrial espionage may be what first comes to mind, but spy listening devices can be used in every industry and field.
According to an ESPN article from April, 2012, there were allegations that New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic listening device installed in the Superdome that allowed him to eavesdrop on visiting coaches for nearly three NFL seasons.
Football in America is much, much more than just a game – it’s full of multi-million dollar businesses – and the competition on the field is only a small bit of the competition between the teams.
Cell phone tapping makes spy equipment mobile for sure, but when locations are suspect, bug detection is possible through Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM). Locations could be any space from offices and conference rooms to locker rooms and coaching suites at the Superdome.
A TSCM sweep covers electronic bug detection. Once ensured the area is clean, steps can be taken to prevent other spy listening devices into the area. For example, participants in meetings or discussions might have to turn in all cell phones, microphones and recording devices before engaging in the meeting.
If you or your organization has confidential and proprietary information to protect, don’t take a chance. TSCM services can be provided quickly by International Investigators so you can be sure your secrets are safe – and your competitive edge is fair – and protected.
-T. Wilcox, CEO, International Investigators