Technical Surveillance Countermeasure
To be able to deploy technical surveillance countermeasure operation, there are wide varieties of technical spying gear that could be used in the process which include audio radio frequency transmitters, spy cams, surveillance gears, GPS tracking gear and tons of other hi-tech spying gear. Many of these devices actually have built-in motion detector sensor enabling it to quickly record and capture information whenever the target is on range.
Most of the time, surveillance devices are discreetly installed to avoid detection. However, there will be an exception as the surveillance gear to be deployed is going to be a nanny camera. Most of the time, these cameras are concealed in day to day items in the household like baby toys, tissue boxes or clocks that can go undetected for long timeframe if installed correctly.
As soon as technical surveillance countermeasure operation is active, the spying gear devices that are installed will be regularly monitored. This will ensure that the equipment functions the way they are supposed to. The surveillance operator has to check the devices physically in collecting video or all other recorded data occasionally. Surveillance operations need to be executed for a certain number of days, weeks or even months.
The biggest challenge that surveillance operators are dealing with is when the target has noticed the spying device they have installed. Having said that, it is necessary to carry out physical observation of spying device. However, the operator is risking of exposing the operation at large by physically checking the installed gears. For this reason, the target of technical surveillance threat could use this info in determining who is performing such surveillance.
Any experienced and good surveillance operator will be checking the gears installed throughout the place. Most of the technical surveillance countermeasure equipment have motion detection features as well as functioning capabilities to activate the device even if you’re from a remote location. This actually extends the battery of the spying gear. However, some of the technical spying gear is susceptible to technical counter surveillance measures when it’s in operation. This is mainly because of the reason that spying devices that transmits within specific range of frequency that may be detected with the use of appropriate technical surveillance countermeasure equipment. It’s harder to detect the device when it isn’t operational and for that, it requires countermeasures.
Another reason why the surveillance team has to do the installation discreetly is that, it could either be discovered or compromised without their knowledge. Say for example that the target has seen the device, then there is a chance that they can use it against them to send misleading info.