RF counter-surveillance – securing your facilities
Protecting a secure or sensitive facility doesn’t just involve physical security; the facility also requires protection from electronic surveillance. The security of your facility, your private conversations, your plans and secrets can all be compromised by small, inexpensive surveillance devices (GSM bugging devices are available today from well-known online retailers for less than $50).
Modern surveillance technologies are highly discreet, highly capable and very difficult to locate. Even the smallest device can pack a considerable amount of technology. These devices can be integrated into USB cables, light bulbs or any number of other common objects. When not in use, such a device can lie dormant. If connected to a mobile network, it may only need to “shake hands” momentarily once every 8 hours (network defined); at other times it remains RF invisible.
The consequences of undetected RF surveillance and data transmission include: financial losses to corporate organizations, compromise of law enforcement and intelligence agency operations, and eavesdropping on what should be secret government conversations by hostile state actors.
Small camera bug
Beyond bug sweeping
Modern surveillance technologies are highly discreet, highly capable and very difficult to locate; they are often able to evade the methods of traditional TSCM (Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) sweeps. Devices that only transmit in short, infrequent bursts or frequency hop, or devices that are “hidden” close to a high-power signal are just a few of examples of how eavesdropping devices can avoid detection by your sweep teams.
The traditional approach is to use a hand-held bug sweeping tool. This tool is moved through a room to scan for the presence of a bug. Such sweeps can easily be defeated by a device using the above techniques to avoid detection. And of course, a device can be switched off during a sweep or placed after a sweep is conducted.
To provide complete assurance against RF surveillance, there is a need for continuous real-time TSCM in the form of an In-Place Monitoring System. This is where the RFeye Guard system comes in.
The RFeye Guard continuous TSCM monitoring system is a cost-effective alternative to bug sweeping strategies with guaranteed detection 24 hours, 365 days a year. RFeye Guard continuously monitors to instantly detect suspect signals in real time. Fast sweep speeds and exceptionally low noise figures allow our RFeye sensors to detect even the lowest-power and shortest-duration signals. These intelligent sensors, combined with the Guard software suite, operate autonomously and can make their own decisions to conduct additional high-resolution sweeps in response to detected signals. When a signal is detected, the RFeye Guard system can provide a real-time alert and location to a security guard.
RFeye Guard alert screen