TSCM Process

The Technical Bug Sweep Process

It’s imperative to acknowledge that the steps outlined below serve as a guide and are tailored to the diverse needs of our clients. The sequence and priority of these steps may vary based on specific requirements, sweep priorities, and time constraints. Our commitment lies in adapting our approach to suit the unique circumstances of each client, ensuring a meticulous and effective security sweep.


1. Initial Communication

In an initial confidential phone call, we delve into your security concerns, incidents, and objectives for a positive resolution. A tailored set of questions optimizes our preparation, including preferences for an overt or covert sweep.

2. Site Orientation

Always commencing with an on-site walk-through, we gain insights into access control, building structure, room objects, and potential obstacles, laying the foundation for a comprehensive inspection.

3. Sweep Strategy

Utilizing insights from the walk-through, our team strategically plans the bug sweep, determining the most appropriate methods and sequence to achieve optimal results.

4. Physical Inspection

Conducting a meticulous physical examination, we aim to uncover existing electronic surveillance devices and signs of past eavesdropping attempts. This involves detailed scrutiny of furniture, fixtures, wiring, ductwork, computers, and other items concealing surveillance devices, employing advanced methods like thermal imaging and non-linear junction detectors.

5. Technical Inspection

 Spectrum Analysis and Optical Emissions Analysis take center stage, detecting and demodulating wireless surveillance signals and uncovering devices transmitting intelligence through infrared or laser light. A comprehensive examination of the Internet of Things, Hard-Wired Communications, and Wireless Communications follows, addressing a spectrum of potential threats.

6. Security Checklist

Employing government-grade security seals, we introduce an additional layer of security. Items are meticulously sealed and regularly re-examined, offering assurance against tampering and ensuring ongoing protection.

7. Sound Leakage

Addressing the possibility of sound migration through unexpected conduits, such as ductwork and open ceiling plenums, this comprehensive assessment aims to prevent information loss, reinforcing our commitment to your safety and confidentiality.

8. Security Checklist

As part of our process, we evaluate existing security measures, including CCTV, locks, alarms, employee compliance, access control, security officer efficiency, potential technology misuse, and security policies. Cost-effective recommendations for improvements prioritize your best interests.

9. Debriefing Session

Immediately following the inspection, a debriefing session discusses results, urgent security matters, and outlines future strategy.

10. Final Report

A detailed report includes objective recommendations for security improvement. In the event of discovering a hostile eavesdropping device, various options are presented for consideration.

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