24 Digital Spy Tools To Capture, Protect, And Secure Data

To catch a data thief, you'll need discreet audio and video recorders, tiny cameras, keystroke loggers, and a trove of other 007-worthy digital security, monitoring, and surveillance devices.
22. Mini Bug Detector

Both LED and audio tones let you identify and pinpoint the location of surveillance devices hidden by someone other than you.
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Weight: 10.5 oz.

Dimensions: 1/2" x 3" x 7/8"

Power: One 9-Volt battery (not included)

Price: $89.99

Vendor: ThinkGeek All the bugging devices you can use against them can be used against you. Find out if they are with the Mini Bug Detector that flushes out listening devices operating in the 50-MHz to 3-GHz range. If you're afraid you're being bugged you won't want to leave home without this detector -- and you probably should use it on your home as well.

23. Wi-Spy 2.4x Spectrum Analyzer

The Wi-Spy analyzer scans for unseen Bluetooth devices.
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Bandwidth: 2400 to 2495 MHz

Frequency Resolution: 328 KHz

Sweep Time: 165 millisecond

Price: $399

Vendor: MetaGeek

Need to know what's out there on the wireless spectrum, what's interfering with your share of it -- or what signals might be being sent from inside your facility? The Wi-Spy analyzer will scan your area and identify everything from microwaves and phones to that Bluetooth device you didn't know was hidden inside your partner's jacket.

When It's Time For Action

24. Tactical Pneumatic Launch System

Weight: 19.0 lbs.

Length: 44.0 in.

PSI: Up to 350 psi

Shot Height: Up to 120 vertical feet

Power Source: Compressed Air

Price: N/A

Vendor: Digital Force Tech

When hidden cameras and bugs just aren't enough to get at the secrets behind those walls, fire off a grappling hook and rope, then put yourself as well as your surveillance tools in the midst of the action.

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