Spy cameras or spycams are a major privacy issue.
CNN reports, Hundreds of motel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online…
“Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the spy camera scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country.”
The Spycam Detection Dilemma
Most victims never know they have been recorded by a spycam.
Perpetrators are rarely caught—even when a covert spycam is discovered, or the videos and photos become public.
- Cases reported in the media are just the tip of the iceberg.
- Victims face extreme embarrassment, and often blackmail.
- Spycam videos and photos multiply forever on the internet.
- Organizations providing expectation of privacy areas for the general public, visitors and employees are often hit with massive lawsuits.
Other Notable Spy Camera Cases
- American Family Association renewed call to #BoycottTarget
– Citing “unsafe bathroom and fitting room policy.”
- Class Action Case Arising from DC Rabbi’s Mikvah Spycam Takes Giant Leap Forward
- Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in damages + $25.1 million in punitive damages
– A corporate smackdown.
- Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in spycam lawsuit
– ALL businesses are now on foresee-ability notice, and need to show due diligence.
- US hospital to pay $190 million for rogue doctor filming patients
– An ob-gyn for 25 years at the Johns Hopkins.
- $2M Award In Video Voyeur Case
– Two women who were secretly videotaped by an office voyeur.
- Woman awarded $476,000 in video voyeurism case
– Landlord spied on her with a hidden video camera.
- Video Voyeurism Case Nets $300,000 Verdict
– Condo owner had videotaped her in the shower.
- Newlywed renters awarded $266,712.57
– Landlord and electrician rigged spycams in apartment.
- Verdict against talent agency
– Owner secretly videotaping in a changing room.
- $506 million to 46 college athletes secretly videotaped in the buff
– Images sold over the Internet.
- Cheerleaders received $762,500 in settlement
– Taped with hidden camera as they changed clothes in a dressing room.
- Jury awards $806,00
– Women’s basketball players photographed nude by University assistant coach.
Note: Most workplace video voyeurism cases against employers are settled out-of-court, for undisclosed sums.
Our Spycam Detection Solution
Our spycam detection solution was invented at the request of one of our Fortune 50 corporate clients.
This is their story…
An employee found a spycam hidden in the restroom. The person reported it to the company, and the police. Word got out. The news media jumped in. It was an embarrassing mess. The company asked us to help prevent future incidents. They also wanted to assure their employees that they were taking the situation very seriously.
Sending Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) teams to inspect all their restrooms and locker rooms (worldwide) was impractical. Instead, we created on-line training for their local facilities managers and security staff. A comprehensive official company Recording in the Workplace policy fortified this strategy. Our solution is extremely cost-effective, and is being used to this day.
Spycam Detection in Workplace Expectation-of-Privacy Areas, is now available to all organizations, and the general public.
How to Fight Back
Businesses and individuals can fight back against video voyeurism. Our Spycam Detection course contains:
- a course syllabus,
- a written Recording in the Workplace policy template for employers,
- an inspection plan,
- and a spycam detection course Certificate of Completion.
These show due diligence, should a case go to court. Adopt this solution to reduce your risk of: video voyeurism, damaging publicity, and expensive law suits.
The emotional consequences of voyeur videos are enormous, especially if the video goes viral. Warning words like: foreseeable, sexual harassment and reputation damage leave little choice. Organizations must address the spycam issue.
Our approach to spycam detection: written policy, training, and self-inspection program. This is the only course of its kind.
Who Should Learn
SPYCAM DETECTION is for:
targets of activist groups,
and real estate companies.
SPYCAM DETECTION is also for:
law enforcement personnel,
security management students,
and the general public seeking protection from video voyeurism.
SPYCAM DETECTION is not recommended for people interested in learning how to plant spy cameras, or build spy camera enclosures.
Facilities Managers, Private Investigators, Security Officers: When asked, “Can you check for spy cameras?” Be prepared to say, “Yes.”
“Foresee-ability creates responsibility”
– Having performed TSCM work for over 40 years I actually learned things from this course that I was not aware of. This course is worth the cost even double the rate.
– In all fairness, I know a lot about this stuff as I’ve been subscribed to Kevin Murray’s blog for years, still cool, I just went and tested the remote control to cell phone camera and it worked, learned something new, impressed by that. 🙂
– Excellent training on a topic that the industry is trying to keep secret. The included documentation is very relevant to web links. No special equipment is necessary to do a search, sometimes a cell phone is enough. Several examples with photographs. I recommend this course to everyone because it raises awareness about the risks of being monitored without our knowledge in public places and in our workplace. Mr. Murray is great, lots of experience, and an amateur radio operator: 73.
– This class is awesome. Incredibly interesting and it opened my eyes to a problem I did not know existed. I feel after watching the videos I can help combat the problem by doing a visual review when I use public facilities like my gym. Thank goodness you put together this course, I would hope that every manager of a retail or consumer establishment with public restrooms would take this training and implement the recommended procedures. The best part is the “non-techy” instructions and the very informative PDF download.
– I respect the instructor immensely. Was introduced to him and his company through his SpyWarn app (top notch, no B.S.) and the free e-book that accompanied that purchase.
Have a Question About TSCM?
If you think you are under active electronic surveillance, or believe you have discovered a bug or covert video camera, follow the directions above and visit our post “I think I found a bug. What do I do?” The procedural checklist there will also tell you exactly what you need to do next.