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The Mini Spy Cameras' Role in Industrial Espionage

Aug 13, 2008
Industrial espionage has made so many businesses fall into oblivion in the past. Those who have committed them may be stacking ceiling high profits. Industrial espionage doesn't only imply loss of money but more importantly loss of confidence on a company due to lack of corporate security.

Industrial espionage has been the name of the game for quite a while now. Different tactics are being utilized by companies to undermine attacks to their rivals in the business world.

Technology is fast evolving. So are the means of industrial spies who take advantage of all the weak points in a company' security systems. Different gadgets are also utilized to clip pictures or videos of important intellectual properties.

Industrial spies can take inspiration from movies depicting the use of mobile phones, high tech computers, and a simple mini spy camera.

The mini spy camera ironically plays a big role in industrial espionage. It is the tool often used by perpetrators in intellectual property stealing. According to experts, detection of internet spies are a lot easier compared to those who use mini spy cams to do industrial espionage.

Modus Operandi

To fight industrial espionage, a business owner must know how spies work. He or she must be familiar with the possible methods that spies use to steal his ideas, his records, even his money.

Spies, as part of their program, can eavesdrop. During this activity, text and phone calls are intercepted. This is commonly done through email hacking, online message hijacking, and phone bugs among others. There are also spy cameras that have long range audio capacities. These cameras can easily record conversations or take a high resolution image or product design.

Minispy cameras are small and can be concealed easily, giving spies the chance to take a snapshot of confidential documents and business contracts.

When to Suspect

A business owner must wary and check his ranks if there are occasions when an employee reports for work very early or goes home very late for no reason at all. To protect your office and hold someone legally accountable, surveillance cameras can be placed in a strategic location to record suspected activities. This may also be helpful in resolving frequently lost office properties.

Limit the access of business associates to certain areas of the office. Suspicious behavior of business associate may include wandering in certain locations which are not normally part of his job description. An accountant may be taking note of the lay out of the premises and can use mini cameras to record manufacturing secrets.

Security must also be conscious of individuals who break away from a team or group. These individuals may be plotting to get some information.

Mini cameras can be placed in sunglasses, pen, or a button. It can be as small as a quarter and can get a lot of data if a spy wearing one enters the competitors' premises. With all great technology comes counter technology, there are mini spy camera jammers in the market which can render the spy cameras useless. These jammers can be strategically placed in office areas where most of the vital functions are taking place.

Mini spy cams are potent tools for industrial espionage. It may be as cheap as ten dollars or may be expensive amounting to thousands. Still they can serve the same purpose of leaking information in the hands of good spy.
About the Author
The author of this article is Benedict Yossarian an Internet Marketing Consultan t. Enquiry Agent is a leading private investigation agency based in the UK.
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