South Dakota Bug Sweeps

South Dakota Bug Sweep




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

South Dakota law, S.D. Codified Laws § 23A-35A-20, requires the consent of at least one party to legally record an in-person or telephone conversation. Using a hidden camera in a “private place” without consent is a misdemeanor. S.D. Codified Laws § 22-21-1. A “private place” is a place where one may reasonably expect to be safe from intrusion or surveillance, but not a place to which the public has access. S.D. Codified Laws § 22-1-2. Using a hidden camera in a hidden place is punishable by one-year imprisonment in county jail, a $2,000 fine, or both. S.D. Codified Laws § 22-6-2.

Why you May Need the South Dakota Bug Sweep Service?

If you live in the state of South Dakota 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:

South Dakota 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.

South Dakota 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.

South Dakota 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.

South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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 an South Dakota 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 South Dakota has to offer.

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    Top places everyone should visit in South Dakota:

    • Mount Rushmore National Monument – This historical monument is South Dakota’s most prominent tourist attraction. Carved majestically into the side of the mountain are the heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. The carving, designed by Gutzon, was begun in 1927, halted for several decades, and finally completed in 1991.
    • Badlands National Park – The dramatic landscape of Badlands National Park consists of uniquely formed hills and pinnacles made from the erosion of clay and sand. A large herd of bison roams freely within the park, adding a unique element to the whole experience. This inhospitable scenery is strangely beautiful and one of South Dakota’s most visited destinations
    • Custer State Park –  As one of the best state and national parks in South Dakota, Custer State Park covers a wide range of different terrain. A large herd of bison roams the peaceful landscape, which is also home to a wide variety of other wildlife. And Granite peaks tower over the forests, lakes, and streams.
    • Crazy Horse Memorial – The Crazy Horse Memorial, north of Custer, has been a work in progress since it was begun in 1947. The head and upper body portion of revered Lakota leader Crazy Horse have been carved into this mountain, like the Mount Rushmore carvings just down the road.
    • Wind Cave National Park – Wind Cave National Park, located just north of Hot Springs, is home to a huge karstic cave system, thought to be among the largest in the world. It was discovered in 1881 by a hunter, who noticed a draft coming from a split in the rock. The cave contains a unique and delicate cave structure known as “boxwork, which is found in few other places in the world.

    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 South Dakota Bug Sweeps for hidden cameras and hidden devices in the following counties:

    South Dakota Counties:

    Alexander County also Boone County
    Carroll County as well as Christian County
    Clinton County also Crawford County
    DeWitt County also Edgar County
    Fayette County also Fulton County
    Grundy County
    Hardin County
    Iroquois County
    Jefferson County
    Johnson County
    Kendall County
    LaSalle County
    Livingston County
    Macoupin County
    Marshall County
    McDonough County also Menard County
    Montgomery County also Ogle County
    Piatt County also Pulaski County
    Richland County also Sangamon County
    Shelby County also St.Clair County
    Wabash County also Wayne County
    Will County as well as Woodford County

    Additional SD Counties:

    Brown County as well as Bureau County
    Cass County also Clark County
    Coles County also Cumberland County
    Douglas County also Edwards County
    Ford County also Gallatin County
    Hamilton County
    Henderson County
    Jackson County
    Jersey County
    Kane County
    Knox County
    Lawrence County
    Logan County
    Madison County
    Mason County
    McHenry County
    Mercer County
    Morgan County also Perry County
    Pike County also Putnam County
    Rock Island County also Schuyler County
    Stark County also Tazewell County
    Warren County also White County
    Williamson County as well as Vermilion County

    Additional SD Counties:

    Bond County as well as Calhoun County
    Champaign County also Clay County
    Cook County also DeKalb County
    DuPage County also Effingham County
    Franklin County also Greene County
    Hancock County
    Henry County
    Jasper County
    JoDaviess County
    Kankakee County
    Lake County
    Lee County
    Macon County
    Marion County
    Massac County
    McLean County
    Monroe County also Moultrie County
    Peoria County also Pope County
    Randolph County also Saline County
    Scott County also Stephenson County
    Union County also Washington County
    Whiteside County as well as Winnebago County