After a phone-tapping scandal took center stage in Parliament in May 2010, the government has again come under a cloud, following reports of finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s room allegedly being ‘bugged’. It’s not surprising then, if the thought, ‘Is my phone being tapped’ crosses one’s mind.
UHF Listening devices have been around for many years now. These devices use Radio Frequency (RF) transmissions to send audio in real-time to RF Receivers located a short distance away (Up to 600 meters). These units can be used to remotely listen in to what is happening in a room in which they have been placed or be connected to the telephone line to enable remote monitoring of telephone conversations. UHF Listening equipment has now been deemed as illegal to use in the almost worldwide because those transmitters operates frequently on frequencies set aside for military applications. It is therefore illegal for Petrutech Technologies to ship this kind of equipment to any customer. However, we are not using these frequencies, as most of our competitors do. Our equipment uses ISM frequencies instead.
The phrase 'spy gadgets' is not something that really featured in our vocabulary until recently. The term refers to new generation of surveillance equipment that has a much wider appeal. Here we examine what all of the fuss is about