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How do I Know if Someone Bugged My Car?

In order to know if your car is bugged, you will have to use specialized and expensive equipment to search for hidden surveillance devices. This is known a vehicle bug sweep.

Discovering hidden vehicle bug locations, along with other spy devices, is a service offered by Vancouver technicians in the private sector. Furthermore, vehicle bug sweeping (which includes camera detection) is a highly technical and specialized field in the Vancouver private industry that only a few technicians are capable of.

man looking for spy device under car

How to find out if your car is bugged requires a vast amount of skill and experience. Furthermore, automotive bug sweeping requires the expensive instruments, including hidden camera detectors.

How to Find a Bug in Your Car: Bug Sweep Equipment

Using the equipment to search for bugging in your car require years of skill. To thoroughly search your car for bugs, you will need to employ the use of many pieces of equipment:

  • Non-linear Junction Detector: Used to detect semiconductor components in hidden vehicle devices.

  • Radio Frequency Spectrum Analyzer: Detects and analyzes RF signals, which are often emitted by wireless vehicle audio bugs.

  • Audio Frequency Spectrum Analyzer: Used to analyze audio signals for anomalies or hidden transmissions.

  • Frequency Counter: Measures the frequency of signals, which can help identify unauthorized vehicle transmissions.

  • Microwave Detector: Detects microwave signals that may be used in vehicle surveillance devices.

  • Digital Multimeter: Used to check electrical parameters and identify irregularities that may indicate tampering.

  • Voltage Detector: Helps identify live vehicle electrical circuits, which can be indicative of unauthorized wiring.

  • Spectrum Analyzer Software: Some vehicle software can turn a computer with a compatible radio receiver into a spectrum analyzer for RF signal detection.

  • Near Field Detector: Detects signals in close proximity, useful for locating devices in a specific area of the vehicle.

hidden microphone and detector

Countering an Audio Bug in Your Vehicle

Along with sweeping a vehicle for bugs, technicians can also use preventative measures against listing devices in a vehicle:

  • Audio Jammer: Emits sound waves that interfere with and distort audio recordings.

  • Acoustic Noise Generator: Creates ambient noise to mask sensitive conversations.

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Hidden Cameras in Your Vehicle

There are several pieces of vehicle bug sweeping equipment designed for detecting hidden cameras: hidden camera detectors.

IR Hidden Camera Detector

How Does a Hidden Camera Detector Work?

A hidden camera detector works by letting the user view infrared radiation light. Hidden cameras can get detected by IR light due to the fact that they often emit very small amounts of this light.

There are many cheap hidden camera detectors on the market, including smartphone applications.

However, cheap detectors will often not work well. They are too weak and will miss hidden cameras that let off too small an amount of IR light.

Unfortunately, an expensive, powerful, and complex infrared detector will need to be used. A proper hidden camera detector will set the user back a few thousand dollars.

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Is My Car Bugged?

Does your car not feel right? What should you do if you feel like someone might be listening to your conversations? How can you tell if your car is bugged?

We provide professional comprehensive bug sweeping eavesdropping detection in Vancouver. Our Investigative technicians will provide bug sweeping eavesdropping detection for any type of corporate setting, including fleet vehicles. We will "sweep" offices, boardrooms, homes, and company vehicles for hidden cameras, tapped phones, and electronic listening devices.

Our Vancouver vehicle bug sweep services use only the latest technology and techniques. We utilize experts trained to deal with all aspects of transmitted voice/ data communications as well as GPS tracker detection. Our Vancouver experts are capable of inspecting for cutting edge listening devices and old school analogue devices, plus any means for which others can manipulate in order to listen-in to a car settings.

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