While cost will likely be a major factor in selecting a company or technician to conduct a professional TSCM bug sweep services, having the right equipment, training, and experience is more important. What good is it if you get a low price because they are using a cheap “spy shop” RF (radio frequency) detector that may only be able to detect RF bugging device only if its on? But, what if the device is off or was remotely turned off? That device would be worthless. Fortunately, professionals use tools that will detect bugs that are on or off.
Just because a person or agency promotes bug sweeps on their website it doesn’t mean they either have the right equipment, training or experience. Most professional TSCM technicians have more than $150,000 worth of sophisticated electronic bug detection equipment. They also have hundreds of hours of manufacture certified training and years of conducting TSCM bug sweeps on a full time basis. That’s why you need to know what questions to ask to identify true professional TSCM technicians and weed out private investigators with spy shop gear.