New York Bug Sweeps

New York Bug Sweep




Hidden Cameras, Audio Bugs and GPS Devices: How to know what’s Legal in New York

New York law, N.Y. Penal Law §§ 250.00, 250.05, requires the consent of at least one party to legally record an in-person or telephone conversation. It is a felony to surreptitiously photograph or record (i) “the sexual or other intimate parts” of a person or (ii) a person dressing or undressing in a place where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, if the recording is done for amusement, entertainment, profit, or sexual gratification. N.Y. Penal Law §§ 250.45(1), (2).

Why you May Need the New York Bug Sweep Service?

If you live in the state of New York and are suspicious of hidden cameras. Especially for hidden cameras that also record or transmit audio. Also, if the hidden camera is placed in a location where the individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy such as a bedroom or a bathroom or record conversations that the installer of the device or not party to.

As regards the use of GPS trackers, trespassing to place a GPS device on a vehicle or placing a GPS device on a vehicle when they are not the rightful owner of the vehicle, may constitute a violation of the law. Ham Investigations offers our customers the following types of Bug Sweeps:

New York Residential Bug Sweep Service – We locate all types of hidden cameras, listening devices, electronic transmitters, electronic audio storage, Wi-Fi connected devices within your home. Let us assist you in protecting you and your family’s privacy and give you back your peace of mind.

New York Business Bug Sweep Service – Our technicians can identify and locate all types of hidden bugging and monitoring devices whether they are turned on or off. From Executive offices to conference rooms and open bay spaces along with changing rooms and restrooms. Let us help you protect your employees and customers.

New York Telephone and Wiretap Bug Sweep Service – The professionals at Ham Investigations are able to identify phone devices that have been compromised and are being monitored surreptitiously. Whether the phones are standard desktop phones, VoIP or PoE, we can discover if these devices are safe to talk around. In addition, our team can also check Fax/Copiers along with all the connected wiring associated with these devices.

New York GPS Bug Sweep Service – Whether a GPS tracker has been placed on your personal effects, your vehicle, aircraft or watercraft, our technicians can locate these devices and assist you in discovering who placed them.



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    Common Reasons New York Residents and Businesses are being spied upon

    • Being involved in a contentious divorce;
    • Being involved in a child custody fight;
    • Being involved in a civil lawsuit such as personal injury or workers’ compensation;
    • Owning a business and competitors want to learn your trade secrets (and, no, you don’t need to own a million- or billion-dollar business for this to happen to you);
    • Owning a business and you have a current or former employee who are being paid to spy on you (corporate espionage) or who want to try to get you into legal trouble;
    • Currently or formerly being involved in a relationship with someone who was jealous, possessive, or abusive.

    Evidence of Possible Bug Installations in your Home or Office

    • Unexpected dust or ceiling debris on the floor, a desk, or the surface of other furniture;
    • New decorative items in the room you know you didn’t put in the room, such as a vase or even a new piece of art on the wall;
    • Wall plates and outlet covers that were once straight are now crooked;
    • You turn out the lights and see a small red light;
    • You see new scratches on your wall, ceiling, or furniture
    • Someone always shows up where you’re at although you never told them where you were going.

    Who needs a New York Bug Sweep Service?

    You do. If you think that someone is or has been spying on you, don’t tell anyone. Try to stick to your normal routine. Ham Investigations utilizes state of the art equipment to locate all types of bugging devices. If you have located a device you suspect is a bug, DO NOT REMOVE IT! Get to a safe location and call Ham Investigations immediately at



    Our Technicians are trained in the proper ways to document and collect these devices in a forensic manner and assist our clients as they interact with law enforcement. Allow Ham Investigations to help you regain your security and peace of mind so you can have more time to enjoy some of the following things that New York has to offer.

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    Top places everyone should visit in New York:

    • Statue of Liberty – America’s most iconic sight, the Statue of Liberty is at the top of every first-time visitor’s list of things to do in New York. It was France’s gift to America. Built in 1886, it remains a world symbol of freedom and is one of the top attractions in America.
    • Central Park – A walk, peddle, or carriage ride through the crisscrossing pathways of Central Park is a must-do on anyone’s New York City itinerary. In winter, you can even lace up your skates and glide across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city.
    • Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock Observation Deck – When it comes to New York attractions, Rockefeller Center is on almost all tourist’s itineraries. This vast entertainment and shopping complex in the middle of Manhattan is home to NBC-TV and other media, but the centerpiece is the 70-story 30 Rockefeller Plaza, an Art Deco skyscraper that offers awesome views over Manhattan from the famous Top of the Rock Observation Deck
    • Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Met, as it is commonly known, was founded in 1870, and is one of the most famous museums in the United States. The permanent collection of The Met contains more than two million works of art, spanning a period of 5,000 years.
    • Broadway and the Theater District – Attending a Broadway show is one of the top things to do in New York City. Considered the pinnacle of American theater, this is the place to see the latest shows and the long-running classics.

    Mr. Thomas Ham, owner of Spy Catchers LLC and Ham Investigations was in News recently for :

    How to spot hidden cameras in your Airbnb or hotel room with your phone

    Ham Investigations professional technical surveillance countermeasures company, works with people to help track hidden devices, such as surveillance cameras.

    Experts, including Mr. Ham, say the camera lenses will reflect a blue or red color when hit with a light.

    The typical areas you should search for any hidden cameras include devices like an alarm clock, smoke detector or shower head. To Read More you can visit

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    We Provide New York Bug Sweeps for hidden cameras and hidden devices in the following counties:

    New York Counties:

    Albany as well as Broome County
    Chautauqua also Clinton County
    Delaware as well as Essex County
    Genesee also Herkimer County
    Lewis as well as Monroe County
    New York also Onondaga County
    Orleans as well as Putnam County
    Richmond also Saratoga County
    Schuyler also Suffolk County
    Tompkins as well as Washington County
    Wyoming County

    Additional NY Counties with Bug Sweep Services:

    Allegany also Cattaraugus County
    Chemung as well as Columbia County
    Dutchess also Franklin County
    Greene as well as Jefferson County
    Livingston also Montgomery County
    Niagara also Ontario County
    Oswego as well as Queens County
    Rockland also Schenectady County
    Seneca as well as Sullivan County
    Ulster also Wayne County
    Yates County

    Additional NY Counties:

    Bronx as well as Cayuga County
    Chenango also Cortland County
    Erie as well as Fulton County
    Hamilton also Kings County (Brooklyn)
    Madison as well as Nassau County
    Oneida also Orange County
    Otsego as well as Rensselaer County
    Saint Lawrence also Schoharie County
    Steuben also Tioga County
    Warren also Westchester County