Saturday, June 21, 2008
Counter Surveillance Business Growing
Big corporations and firms are spending more money on counter surveillance sweeps of their homes and offices. This is due in part to the ease of buying small spy-like cameras, video recorders, and eves-dropping equipment. Spy equipment that used to be available only to intelligence agents, law enforcement officials, and private investigators are now easily obtained in "spy shops", off the Internet, and elsewhere. In addition, the technological advances have made these surveillance devices cheaper to manufacture and smaller (contributing to ease of use and availability of hiding places). As a result - more and more people are using the devices - most times illegally. To counter this increased use of surveillance equipment in the business world - business leaders are turning to security professionals to detect these surveillance devices. Read how business is growing for the counter surveillance field in "Targets of Spying Get Smart", The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2008.