If you’re an executive, lawyer, diplomat, celebrity or housewife...

involved in confidential business or personal affairs, you could have people listening into your private conversations and monitoring you with sophisticated technical surveillance devices.

XFX TSCM is an Ontario-Quebec based, Technical Surveillance Counter Measures company, serving the Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and regional areas. We specialize in the elimination of all forms of wiretaps and listening bugs, bug sweeping of locations and vehicles. Using only the latest in electronic anti-espionage equipment, our experienced technicians, can identify, locate and neutralize any bugging devices that are detected.

Read on to understand more about the kind of threats that compromise your privacy, the threat solutions XFX TSCM uses to neutralize these devices, the type of clients who use our services and exactly who we are…

Services & Consulation

We will perform a thorough sweep of your premises and equipment in order to determine any possible threats and to detect and eliminate any electronic espionage devices present. Once this is done, our team of security professionals will proceed with an analysis phase and, if necessary, the production of a report detailing our recommendations and the work needed to improve the level of security for your business or your clients


Detection of:

  • All up-link cell band and Wi-Fi signals
  • Audio-video transmitters
  • GSM – 2G – 3G - UMTS – LTE - GPS
  • Wi-Fi rogue access points
  • Wi-Fi man-in-middle attacks
  • Wi-Fi P2P real-time audio-video espionage
  • Bluetooth transmitters
  • All analogue and digital RF transmitters
  • Electronic dormant burst-type transmitters
  • Covert Video Camera Surveillence

Our Counter-Surveillance Services Cover:

  • Corporate and industrial espionage
  • Executive offices, boardrooms, hotels, chalets and private residences
  • V.I.P., executive and personal privacy
  • Business conferences, litigations and divorces

Our TSCM Bug Detection Services Encompass:

  • Real-time RF spectrum logging & analysis (high level government standard)
  • Network vulnerability and wire-mapping
  • RF signals, interference & directional finding

The Threat

Don't be a victim of today's high-tech trickery

The use of technology being used to spy and covertly gather information in today's world is ever-changing and ever-growing. As newer technologies develop, unscrupulous people and organizations, pervert this advancement for their own gains. Global Positioning System (GPS), Global System for Mobile Communications, (GSM) and Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) are just of the few technologies used for tracking you and listening into your conversations.

Here are a few of the devices used to gather your private information:

GSM – Total Room
Surveillance Device
GSM – Quad, Finder,
GPS & Audio Device
GSM Listening
GSM Listening
GPS Tracking Device
with Magnet
GPS Tracking Device
with Magnet
RF Tracking
RF Tracking Device
with magnet
Needle Spike
& Stethoscope Microphones
Lamp GSM
Listening Device
Micro Listening
Listening Device
with power pack
MIRC Magnetic
Listening Device
Micro Spy
Listening Device
Micro Spy
Micro Spy
Optical Fiber
Voice Activated
Voice Activated
Spy Bug Microhone
AC Wired UHF
Audio Transmitter
Audio Transmitter
Mini Wi-Fi Audio
Burst Transmitter
Mini Wireless
Telephone Transmitter
Telephone Line
Parasite Transmitter
Telephone Wireless
Digital Transmitter
Digital Voice
Wi-Fi Real-Time
Video Transmitter
2.4GHz HD Mini Audio
& Video Device
Micro Camera
Micro Video
HD-900TVL Wireless 2.4GHz 25mm Far Distance Lens
Mini CCTV Camera
2.4Ghz Wireless HD
Mini CCTV Camera

The Threat Solution

Our Equipment

XFX TSCM utilizes much diversified and only the latest updated high-tech equipment from numerous international companies who are leaders in manufacturing professional, military-intelligence grade equipment used for high level TSCM industry sweep services.

We do not use older equipment from the earlier era’s, as today’s modern technological advances in electronics are very sophisticated and miniaturized, as well as networked on up-link cell bands and other popular wireless protocols like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

XFX TSCM utilizes specialized electronic countermeasures equipment including counter surveillance receivers, non-linear junction detectors, broad-band receivers, signal detectors, telephone line analyzers, light spectrum monitors, spectrum analyzers, thermal imagers and wide-band receivers.


  • Real-Time SDR Spectrum Analysers up to the upper Microwave GHz ranges: coupled with custom KESTREL TSCM Logging and Analysis Software, running on the fastest and most powerful gaming laptops from Dell Alienware.
  • AVCOM 65C Spectrum Analyzer with Microwave Downconverters.
  • Rhode and Schwarz EB100 Directional Finder Receiver
  • Research Electronics Intl (REI) CPM 700 Deluxe with BMP Microwave 12GHz probe, Carrier Current probe, Infra-Red probe.
  • Research Electronics Intl (REI) CMA-100 Countermeasures Amplifier
  • Kaiser 1059A Countermeasures Amplifier
  • Kaiser 2047U/C Ultrasonic Stethoscope
  • Riser Bond 1205CXA Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR)
  • Megger TDR CFL510G
  • Russian Non Linear Junction Detectors CAYMAN ST-400 (2GHz-3GHz Bands)
  • FLIR Thermal Imager E8
  • Fluke Aircheck LE Wi-Fi Tester & Analyzer
  • Numerous Telecom & Network Equipment

Multiple Specialized TSCM Antennas

  • Rhode and Schwarz Active Directional Antenna HE100
  • Electro-Metrics Omni Directional Microwave Antenna EM6865A
  • Hand Held EMI Loop Probe
  • Microwave Directional Antenna
  • Variety of Other Antennas

Who uses our services

Our main clients are people, companies or organizations that want to "keep their secrets & personal privacy". Many of our clients have proprietary intellectual properties that they do not want to be leaked. These range from corporate meetings, private legal conversation and other privacy concerns.

Many industries fall under these categories, and there are many others that just want their privacy protected. So from the individual to the corporate mega structure, XFX TSCM uses its expertise (and total discretion) to help protect and secure these types of clients.

Client Sectors for our high level TSCM Technical Services, includes but is not limited to:

  • Law Firms, Accounting Firms, Labor or Trade Unions, Litigation Parties, Dispute Mediators, Private Investigation Firms, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Entities & Individuals
  • VIP Security, High Profile Personnel
  • Scientist, Researchers, People In Power, Executives, Wealthy Individuals, Diplomats, Bankers, Stock Brokers, International Business Professionals, Non Government Organizations (NGO), Religious Organizations, Foundations and Non Profit Organizations, Fraternity Organizations, Journalists, Rights Activists
  • Aerospace, Defence & Security
  • Military, Armory, Barracks, Embassy, Consulate, Government Buildings, Federal-Provincial-Municipal, Foreign Overseas
  • Industrial Design, Engineering Firms
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Advanced Manufacturing Facilities, Machine Shops
  • Construction, Consulting, Architecture Firms
  • Energy, Nuclear, Oil, Gas, Solar Sectors
  • Metallurgy, Mining and Environment
  • Research & Development
  • Medical, Industrial, Scientific
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Laboratories, Nano-Technologies, Material Sciences
  • Human Health Therapeutics (Biotechnology)
  • Clean & Future Technology Sectors
  • Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
  • Film and TV
  • Digital & Multi-Media, Information, Software, Communications Technologies
  • Domestic, Conjugal Disputes, Personal Privacy, Voyeurism Concerns
  • Hotels, Motels, Lodges, Condos, Apartments, Houses, Public Areas, Fitness Centers, Spas, Resorts, Lounges

Act with confidence today!

Call us from a secure, non-compromised location if you are interested in learning more about our TSCM bug detection services.

Scope of work

TSCM Inspection Services Include:
(Dependent on client requirements)

  • One to Two TSCM Specialists.
  • An initial threat and vulnerability assessment, determined through client discussion and preliminary review of the target location including an analysis of non-technical, counterintelligence related issues.
  • A complete detailed physical inspection of the target area.
  • Full RF spectrum analysis up to the upper Microwave GHz ranges.
  • RF near field broadband analysis up to 12 GHz.
  • RF near field differential detection analysis.
  • Non-Linear Junction Detection (NLJD) and analysis (2-3 GHz).
  • Laser / Infrared (IR) device detection.
  • Visible light (all colors) audio-video transmission detection.
  • Ultra sonic and inductive audio transmission detection.
  • Active mic and wire detection.
  • VLF / Carrier Current device detection.
  • RF Video Transmission Detection, Hidden or covert video camera, microphone and tape recorder detection.
  • Acoustical leakage analysis.
  • Physical and electronic inspection of telephone lines, coaxial cable and equipment.
  • Thermal imaging analysis.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) scan of critical surfaces in key areas (where practical) to check for signs of physical disturbances that may indicate possible tampering.
  • Computer hardware physical examination along with a basic non-forensic computer security analysis including wireless networks.
  • Pre and post construction security surveys reviews.
  • TSCM support for protective operations.
  • Optional Full Detailed Technical Reports

Each area included in a survey is inspected using a variety of methods in order to detect different eavesdropping attacks. The type of attack that could be located during this phase of the survey includes:

  • Hidden voice activated tape recorders, digital recorders, and microdisk recorders.
  • Remotely activated radio transmitters not on at the time of the RF sweep.
  • Timer activated radio transmitters not on at the time of the RF sweep.
  • Hardwired microphones using their own cabling or connected to spare telephone or LAN cabling.
  • Fiber optic microphones.
  • Intentional or coincidental paths for audio leakage from the area being inspected into adjoining areas.
  • Contact and spike microphones located in adjoining areas that are picking up audio from the survey area.
  • Vulnerability of each area to audio interception techniques from external sources such as remote pick-up of room audio from window surfaces.
  • Audio from inactive loudspeakers connected to PA and audio-visual systems.


Below are some of the standard service packages that XFX TSCM provides:

  • TSCM Express: Electronic Sweep Inspection

    Up to 4000 sq.ft.
  • Prices starting at: $950
  • Time: 5 - 7 Hours
  • 1 Master Technician
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis, Wi-Fi
  • Limited Electronic Tests, Thermal, NLJD
  • Physical Inspection
    Not Included
  • TSCM Electronic Sweep with Physical Inspection

    Up to 2000 sq.ft.
  • Prices starting at: $1,550
  • Time: 6 - 8 Hours
  • 2 Technicians
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis, Wi-Fi
  • Full Electronic Tests, Wire-Mapping
  • Detailed Physical Inspection Included
  • TSCM Electronic Sweep with Physical Inspection

    Up to 3000 sq.ft.
  • Prices starting at: $1,850
  • Time: 9 - 12 Hours
  • 2 Technicians
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis, Wi-Fi
  • Full Electronic Tests, Wire-Mapping
  • Detailed Physical Inspection Included
  • TSCM Electronic Sweep with Physical Inspection

    Up to 4000 sq.ft.
  • Prices starting at: $2,150
  • Time: 10 - 14 Hours
  • 2 Technicians
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis, Wi-Fi
  • Full Electronic Tests, Wire-Mapping
  • Detailed Physical Inspection Included
  • Car Sweep Express
    Real-Time RF Spectrum Analysis

  • Prices starting at: $450
  • Time: 2 - 3 Hours
  • 1 Master Technician
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis 6 GHz, Wi-Fi
  • RF Broadband Analysis 12 GHz
  • Physical Inspection
    Not Included
  • Car Sweep Intermediate
    RF Spectrum Analysis, Partial Physical

  • Prices starting at: $850
  • Time: 5 - 6 Hours
  • 1 Master Technician
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis 6 GHz, Wi-Fi
  • RF Broadband Analysis 12 GHz
  • Partial Physical Plus Car Lift Inspection Included
  • Car Sweep Advanced
    RF Spectrum Analysis, Detailed Physical Inspection

  • Prices starting at: $1,450
  • Time: 7 - 9 Hours
  • 2 Technicians
  • Real-Time Full RF Spectrum Analysis 6 GHz, Wi-Fi
  • RF Broadband Analysis 12 GHz
  • Detailed Physical Car Stripping Inspection Included
  • Real-Time RF Spectrum Analysis Survey, RF Interference, Wi-Fi Inspection For Rogue or Illegal Activity

  • Prices starting at: $450
  • Time: 2-3 Hours
  • 1 Master Technician
  • Real-Time RF Spectrum Analysis, RF Interference
  • Wi-Fi Inspection For Rogue Access Points, Man In Middle Attacks, Illegal Transmitters
  • Optional Detailed Reports

  • Prices starting at: $150
  • Detailed Technical Report
  • PDF Format

Travel and accommodation fees might apply on some jobs

Don’t wait...

until your privacy is irrevocably compromised. Call XFX TSCM (Technical Surveillance Counter Measures) to learn how our bug detection services can keep your personal information confidential.


Call Technical Security Specialist Thoma Papa, TSS for a consultation.


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Thoma Papa, TSS

(Technical Security Specialist)
Director of Technical Security

Thoma Papa is a former Canadian infantryman with over 17 years’ experience in the fields of telecommunications, technical security, industrial design & manufacturing processes.

Recognized internationally as an expert TSCM technician, Thoma has extensive radio telecommunications experience and is a graduate of the Technical Security Specialist (TSS) Designate Certification program, and the Kestrel TSCM Professional Software, Technical Operator Certification program.

Placed highly in multiple TSCM skills competitions attended by some of the best government and private sector TSCM teams in the world. Thoma maintains close relationships with many TSCM manufacturers throughout the world and has advised numerous manufacturers on TSCM product design.

Throughout his career, Thoma has performed countless TSCM sweeps and has consulted for clients on various aspects of technical security, including TSCM, CCTV installations, alarm systems, layered perimeter protection, and facility construction and design.

Thoma Papa holds a Diplome D’Etudes Professional (DEP) in Telecommunications & Industrial Design, Certificate in Network Security Administration & IT Security AFCEA, and is Certified Technical Security Specialist (TSS).

Despite his wealth of experience, Thoma considers himself a lifelong learner and continues to study IT and Network Security and other Cyber and TSCM-related fields.

He speaks English, French, and Greek.

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Special Note Regarding Our Services
We do not provide these professional services to organized crime, criminal gangs, terrorist groups or individuals who suspect they are under police investigation.