Sports Venues FAQ's

 

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What is a TSCM investigation (bug sweep)?

A Technical Surveillance Countermeasure (TSCM)(Debugging) investigation is also known as a bug sweep. It is the systematic physical and electronic examination of a designated area in an effort to locate electronic eavesdropping devices or other ways in which personal or proprietary information is compromised.

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How can TSCM/Debugging help my sports venue and our clients?

When your sports venue is under surveillance by illegal and criminal surveillance, it is imperative to quickly stop the exposure, prevent harmful embarrassment and negative media concerning your venue, regain control of your venue’s environment and help prevent future exposures.

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Who is at risk of being eavesdropped on or bugged?

All sports venues and their high profile clients are at risk.

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What are the indications your venue might be bugged?

One indicator is when information, which has been discussed in confidence with a very limited number of people, becomes public knowledge. News of this sort could damage your reputation if this information was illegally obtained at your venue.

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Why would you need TSCM/Debugging?

If one of your clients has confidential information that was only discussed at your venue and it was released to the public, your reputation would be ruined. Repairing your reputation is a lot more costly than doing a sweep of your venue.

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When is TSCM/Debugging needed?

Before each sporting event in your venue.

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Where should TSCM/Debugging be conducted?

In your VIP areas, locker rooms, dressing rooms and business offices.

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How is TSCM/Debugging conducted?

All TSCM/Debugging services are conducted confidentially and discreetly. Please click here to learn our process for conducting TSCM services.

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What should I do if I think my office or venue is bugged?

Have the areas secured to limit access until it can be properly examined. Cease sensitive discussions in those areas. Call United International Investigations from a secure telephone at (512) 687-3490 or ">e-mail us for an examination as soon as possible. We specialize in debugging and are a reputable, professional company with the proper training, equipment, and experience.

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How do I go about finding a legitimate company to conduct a sweep?

Please call United International Investigations at (512) 687-3490 or ">e-mail us and we will be happy to assist you in assessing your needs. There is absolutely no obligation or charge for our initial consultation. DO NOT CALL FROM A TELEPHONE OR AREA YOU SUSPECT MIGHT BE BUGGED. To learn more about the importance of the company you hire and the equipment that should be used to conduct a sweep, please click here.

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What can I expect if I hire your company?

You can expect the job to be done professionally and with the utmost discretion. Our investigation is absolutely confidential. We will take the time to answer all your questions. Once our work is completed you can be assured there are no hidden transmitters or recorders either video or audio, and your telephone and facsimile lines will be secure. If we find surreptitious devices, it is your decision if it should be removed, left in place to provide misinformation to the person who is listening or notify law enforcement.

Our experienced and skillful team of investigators and TSCM/Debugging specialists will discuss your specific needs and goals to develop a strategy tailored to meet those needs.

Timely and Responsive:

  • We respond to your phone calls within two hours.
  • We respond to emails by the end of the business day.
  • Reports are delivered within one to two days after the completion of the investigation.
  • When there is an ongoing investigation we update our clients on a regular basis.

Thorough:

  • We leave no stone unturned.
  • We are extremely attentive to accuracy and detail when conducting investigations and writing reports to ensure everything is complete and nothing is omitted.

Professional:

  • We practice high ethical standards.
  • We understand the rules of evidence and will not do anything to jeopardize your business.
  • As a licensed and insured private investigative agency we will not perform any acts that are illegal, unethical or unprofessional.

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In what regions of the world do you provide your service?

United International Investigations can provide TSCM/Debugging assistance throughout the free world. Please contact us at (512) 687-3490 or ">e-mail us for a free initial consultation.

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How much experience do you have?

We have over 22 years of professional and intense training and experience in the private and government sector.

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What type of equipment do you use?

United International Investigations utilizes modern, cutting edge equipment designed and manufactured for professional TSCM/Debugging investigations. Approximately 2% of agencies claiming to perform TSCM investigations have the proper equipment.The majority of agencies advertising that they can perform TSCM investigations have no formal, professional training or experience, and they are using “bug detectors” they purchased on eBay or from a “spy shop.” To learn more about the importance of the company you hire and the equipment that should be used to conduct a sweep, please click here.

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What is your fee for a bug sweep?

The fee for a TSCM/Debugging investigation is based on individual requirements and will be provided once we know your particular needs. Please contact us at (512) 687-3490 or ">e-mail us for a free initial consultation.

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