Bug Sweeping Services: Are You Compromised?

Detection of Listening Devices

Sweep your house, office, vehicle or land lines for bugging devices. Ensure your confidentiality is protected and your communications are secure by using advanced technical surveillance counter measures employed by our experienced bug sweep investigators.

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Bug Sweep Services / Bug Detector

  • We provide a complete security assessment
  • We provide you the knowledge to protect your rights & confidentiality
  • Bug sweep services / Bug Detector of your business, home, car or other premises available day or night

Bug Detection


Lyonswood Investigations and Forensic Group has over 37 years of continuous experience in the field of listening devices also known as Bug Sweeps or Bug detector and are consistently employing the latest technological advances in equipment, as well as ensuring our technical operatives are highly skilled and regularly informed in bug sweep updates in the field.

Lyonswood is qualified and licensed investigators

Lyonswood Investigations and Forensic Group do not install listening devices: it is an offence in most states to use listening devices and, in many states, this act holds serious financial penalties, as well as jail terms. Lyonswood holds the appropriate government licenses, as well as the competency levels, to undertake electronic bug sweep services and work of this nature. The most important aspect of this bug sweep service is, however, technical experience and qualifications. Unlike many of the so-called counter-surveillance technicians that hold themselves out to be experts and who are not technically qualified in this field, Lyonswood’s bug sweep team come from former police counter-surveillance and surveillance electronics backgrounds.

At Lyonswood, we understand the importance of secure conversations and, in turn, how easy it is for a partner, employee or competitor to gain a strategic advantage from being able to intercept and track your conversations, computer transmissions, vehicle movements and conversations that may relate to a tendering, contractual, intellectual property, strategic intelligence or matrimonial matter.

We understand the laws related to conversation intercepts and recordings, and the importance of discretion, and confidentiality and provide you with an undertaking to protect your rights and your confidentiality.

We understand that your suspicions are generally founded upon your knowledge that information that was discussed in confidence with trusted parties has come into the possession of the other side: possibly a business competitor, rival or marital partner.

Corporate Bug Sweep Services

Our bug sweep services don’t just go about the business of locating listening devices or bugs – we also provide you with a security risk assessment, and then provide strategies you can employ to avoid being listened to. Our corporate bug sweeps then go further, locating and providing irrefutable evidence of the identity of the person/s who planted the device. If you’re an operator of a business and considering relocating to a new site or constructing a new premise, Lyonswood can provide you with a bug sweeping services consultant to assist in minimising the risk of corporate espionage or of being eavesdropped at the new location.

Today, anyone can eavesdrop

In recent times, electronic eavesdropping threats have increased due to the spread of technology that has enabled any ordinary person to procure and install devices that can be purchased very readily via the internet or at your local electronics store. Smartphones are the most commonly available and used listening devices – they make convenient hidden cameras, can record and store sound or video for up to 30 minutes or longer and are very easily concealed upon a person carrying it into a boardroom or other location. Most modern phones have a large storage capacity for conversation and can either be switched to record mode or dialled to another number, left on, and (as long as power is connected) the phone can transmit conversation and vision. A quick Google search using the words ‘listening devices’ or ‘bugs’ will lead you to a host of suppliers and manuals, from which the unscrupulous can readily source their equipment.

More sophisticated listening devices can be as small as a pea, as thin as a coin and hidden within the strap on a shoulder bag, in a lounge suit, within the structure of furniture such as a boardroom table or perhaps concealed within that bunch of flowers you just received. Over years of residential bug sweeps, Lyonswood has detected listening devices in all these places and even more clever and ingenious locations; we have a museum display cabinet at our offices where we proudly display some of the bug sweep devices we have located and the evolution of the sophistication of the bug sweep equipment used to detect the frequencies that they transmit under.

Bug sweeping services – because anyone can be tracked

Most people think of electronic bug sweeps as being conducted in order to detect hidden microphones or cameras. However, a bug sweep can also be used to detect vehicle tracking devices. There are a number of reasons why someone might want to track a vehicle, ranging from simple curiosity to more sinister motives.

In some cases, GPS tracking devices are used by jealous spouses or partners who suspect their loved one of cheating. Others may be placed in a person’s car by a stalker or someone with malicious intentions. Regardless of the reason, it is important to be aware that GPS trackers can be used to monitor your movements and invade your privacy.

If you suspect that you are being tracked, a Lyonswood bug sweep can help. Our experienced sweepers will conduct a thorough search of your vehicle and identify any GPS tracking devices that may have been placed on it. As part of our bug-sweeping services, we will then provide you with advice on how to deal with the situation and protect your privacy.

What to do if you believe you have been bugged

If you believe that your telephones or premises are being listened to or bugged by unauthorised persons, we ask you to be cautious about how you go about the detection. In the first instance, if you believe that information has been intercepted via listening devices or bugs, you should definitely not discuss that suspicion within the confines of the area you believe is being unlawfully intercepted. The safest place to discuss your problem is away from those premises and not over landline telephones. It is possible that if your business premises are being bugged then it is likely your home premises and car could also be bugged or tracked.

To contact Lyonswood Investigations and Forensic Group, the most secure way is via a mobile phone or email that is not connected to the premises you suspect are bugged. Computer spyware is also easily procured and installed and this is one of the fastest-growing areas of eavesdropping. If calling on a mobile phone make sure you are away from your premises and not within a motor vehicle, as this may also be fitted with a listening device.

We at Lyonswood Investigations and Forensic Group understand that the bug sweep detection of listening devices or bugs cannot always be carried out during normal trading hours for discretionary reasons, and we can call upon your premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Lyonswood – Our Other Services

In addition to our bug sweep services, Lyonswood also offer a range of other private investigation services. These include background checks, asset check services, missing person investigations, handwriting analysis and more. We understand that every case is different, and our private investigator Sydney team as well as our teams all over the country will work tirelessly to get the results you need. We believe that everyone deserves the truth, and we’ll do everything we can to help you find it. If you’re in need of a bug sweep or private investigation services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help.