Have you heard stories about rental properties using hidden cameras or listening devices? What a creepy feeling and an invasion of privacy!
Add to that the fact that it is against the law for anyone other than law enforcement to install, use or maintain a listening device or to record conversations without the person’s permission.
Have you ever worried about someone spying on you at home? Would there be a reason for someone to bug your home? Are you involved in a court battle? Are you a high profile executive? Are you a government employee or a candidate for public office?
If you have your suspicions, it’s important to know if someone is listening in on you. Keep reading to learn how to tell if your house is bugged.
How to Tell if Your House is Bugged
Are you asking yourself, “Is my house bugged?”
Would you know how to find out if your house is bugged?
Bugging a house is against the law, but if you don’t know how to find a listening bug in your house, there’s no way to prove it. Let’s explore how to see if your house has been bugged without involving fancy equipment and before you need to hire a detection service.
Has Someone Been in Your Home?
Can you tell someone has been in your home, but nothing has been taken? Are things out of place?
Do you notice a small, discoloration on the wall or ceiling? Is one of your electrical outlet covers off-center?
If you have a feeling that something just isn’t right, someone may have planted a bug in your home.
Search the Premises
You have this feeling that someone has been in your space. Begin to search the area. Do a complete sweep of the room.
Where can a bugging device be hidden? Check under tables, light fixtures, smoke detectors, electrical outlets, behind picture frames, etc.
Examine the Room in the Dark
Often spying devices have small red or green LED lights that will be noticeable in the dark. Turn off the lights and look around and focus on areas where a bug might be planted.
Spying devices often make some sort of sound if you listen really carefully. You might hear a hum, a buzz or clicking sounds.
Cell Phone Detection
Did you know that a cell phone can be used to detect wireless microphones and cameras? The radio frequencies emitted by spying devices can interfere with a cell signal.
How can detect these frequencies? Make a phone call and move around the space focusing on where you suspect there is a bug. If you start experiencing a break up of your call or hear a clicking sound, concentrate on that area of the room when searching for a bug.
What Will You Do Next?
Now that you know how to tell if your house is bugged, the next step is to involve the police. Did you find this article helpful? Check out our other blog articles on anything from health and fitness to travel and hotels.