Manchester Bug Sweep & Computer Forensic Analysis
Manchester Bug Sweeping services continued increase in demand throughout Coronavirus Pandemic. Since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 Titan has experienced an increased demand for bug sweeping or technical surveillance counter measures (TSCM) and also requests for computer forensic examinations.
Titan Private Investigation Ltd’s Managing Director has 22 years of investigation experience previously in investigating serious organised crime and latterly counter terrorism. The last six years Titan has focused on serving corporate and private clients on a National basis due to the location of our nine offices between London and Manchester.
Manchester Bug Sweep Services
Titan Private Investigation Ltd offers a professional TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) or better known as a ‘Bug Sweeping’ service utilising experts in this field. You’d be amazed how popular this Manchester Bug Sweeping service is, particularly within the corporate sector. With our offices based in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and now Manchester this enables us a National reach. Our clients are both corporate and private. We offer competitive pricing and only utilise former government professionals for this service who have mastered their profession during their government career.
Many Manchester Private Investigation companies offer ‘Bug Sweep’ services and rely on ‘on the job’ theatrics to look like a professional service is being administered. Here at Titan Investigations , we only utilise the highest quality equipment used by the most highly trained operators.
What Is A ‘Bug Sweep’?
A bug sweep is the use of highly technical equipment by specialist operatives to detect covert listening devices and video recording equipment. This service and devices may also be referred to as;
- Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)
- Listen Devices
- Covert Cameras
- Spy Equipment
What Does a Covert Listening Device or Camera Look Like?
Covert listening devices, spy equipment and cameras come in many different disguises, shapes and sizes. There are two main types, those that are hard-wired and those that have an independent power source. The hard-wired versions can monitor for long periods of time unless detected as long as there is a power supply to the building. The devices which rely on an external power source have a limited life and are much shorter term. The perpetrator will require access to your premise, so first of all its worth identifying who has this capability. If it’s a high profile or high net worth individual who is the victim, then it’s worth considering the perpetrator may have hired the services of a covert method of entry specialist (CMOE), bribed concierge or someone who can allow access.
You may have received a gift from the perpetrator, such as a new mobile phone, lamp, alarm clock or similar item which has the device implanted within it. It could simply be that a mobile phone charger, plug or light socket has been replaced with the device disguised within it.
Our operatives are all former government operators who are well versed in technological advances and have received the highest possible training, they can quite rightly call themselves professionals in this field.
The list is endless but some scenarios where Titan have searched for listening devices and spy equipment are listed below:
- A partner who wishes to monitor the movements and conversations of a lover. This may be advantageous to the perpetrator if a divorce is being negotiated and the settlement is likely to be a large sum.
- A high-profile person or of high net worth.
- A person who owns a second home which has been left empty for a period of time.
- A company operating in a highly competitive industry.
- A business involved in sensitive areas of industry.
- Companies involved in the development of an innovative products that competitors would benefit from having knowledge of.
- An individual who is subject to legal action.
- A tenant who wishes to ensure that their landlord /lady isn’t a voyeur.
How Long Does A ‘Bug Sweep’ Take?
This is completely dependent on the amount of rooms that need to be searched and their size. An example of a recent case is where we were instructed by a client to sweep a two bedroomed Manchester apartment. We were requested to focus our attention on the master bedroom, kitchen, lounge and entrance hall which took our operatives 4 hours to inspect and remove devices. If it’s a business premise it is worth narrowing your search down to meetings rooms, Directors and managing Directors offices as there may be little point in sweeping individuals computer terminals and desks where little information would be gleaned.
How Do We Perform a ‘Manchester Bug Sweep’?
Titan Private Investigation have a team of specialist former government operatives who use professional equipment of the highest technological quality to ensure that we identify all covert listening devices. We utilise 2 operators to conduct:
- An assessment of overlooking buildings which would afford a view to record movements and trigger a potential surveillance team laying in wait.
- A fingertip search of all rooms identified which includes physical inspection of electrical sockets, light fittings and switches, air vents, voids and appliances.
- A sweep of all rooms using the equipment below:
- Spectral Analysis Detection
- Near-Field Transmitter Locator
- Non Linear Junction Detector
- GSM Locator
After our ‘Bug Sweep’ is completed and all listening devices and spy equipment have been removed, you’ll receive a comprehensive report containing imagery of the service.
Previous Bugs Titan Have Detected During Bug Sweeps
For further information about our Manchester Bug Sweeping and other TSCM services visit the Titan Bug Sweep service page;
Manchester Forensic Computer Analysis
This service will detect if there is any malware or spyware which maybe compromising your computer or laptop. Our specialists are able to clone hard drives within a device and then proceed to recover all deleted data and images from it. This can be done without the user knowing however to remain within then parameters of the law our experts will advice you regarding this.
Manchester Bug Sweeps (TSCM) & Forensic Computer Analysis – Who do I contact?
For further information please call one of Titan’s expert Manchester Bug Sweeping advisors for a confidential consultation.
London Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations London Office 02039046622
Birmingham Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Birmingham Office 01217162442
Cambridge Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Cambridge Office 01223662022
Derby Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Derby (Head Office) 01332504256
Leeds Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Leeds Office 01134574066
Leicester Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Leicester Office 01162436520
Nottingham Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Nottingham Office 01159646950
Manchester Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Office 01613023008
Sheffield Bug Sweeping – Call the Titan Investigations Sheffield Office 01143499400
Alternatively, contact us by email at email@example.com or use our fully confidential contact form and one of our team will get right back to you or use our Live Chat facility to chat directly to one of our Manchester Private Investigators.