Voice Recorder | Spy Camera | Spy Gear

Certainly, there are many types of spy gadgets. Spy gadgets can be complex or very simple. And, spy gadgets may also be very expensive or cost less than $20. From a voice recorder to a spy camera to a GSM bug, spy gadgets are used to collect information from a target.

Indeed, spy gadgets have evolved as technology has evolved. In fact, they continue to get smaller as technology advances. Many spy gadgets can capture audio, video and/or data remotely. And, modern spy gadgets can also be activated remotely. So, there is less risk to the spy of being caught trying to retrieve the information or replace a battery.

Likewise, eavesdroppers can access your WiFi network, computer cameras and Internet of Things (IoT) devices remotely. Computers and cell phones can also be used as surveillance devices. Surprisingly, a spy does not need to plant a bugging device to access your information. Technology makes it easier than ever for a spy to access your information.

The manufacture and sale of spy gadgets is a multibillion dollar industry. And, the spy gadgets industry continues to grow. Also, spying technology continues to evolve. Spy gadgets are readily available. And, it is easier, less costly and less risky for a spy to capture your info than ever before.

Our spy gadgets guide does not include every type of spy gadget. Instead, the guide provides a general overview of the spy gadgets and spy gear currently used.

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Voice Recorder

A voice recorder is a type of audio bugging device. Likewise, audio bugging devices use a microphone to capture audio transmissions. Some audio bugging devices require the spy to be nearby to hear the transmissions. Surprisingly, spies may also use audio bugging devices that operate remotely. And, remote audio bugging devices can exploit the cellular network to push the captured audio to an external source. Examples of audio listening devices include a voice recorder, laser microphone, GSM bug, etc. In fact, there are many spy gadgets on the commercial market that can record voices.

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USB Voice Recorder
Watch Voice Recorder
Key Chain Voice Recorder
Mini Voice Recorder

Spy Camera

A spy camera is a type of video bugging device. This spy gadget uses a camera to covertly capture video. A spy camera may be very small in size. For this reason, a spy camera can be hidden in common objects like a spy pen, a clock, or even a stuffed animal. For example, video bugging devices include nanny cams, hidden cameras or other hidden surveillance camera.

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Spy Camera Pen
Wall Clock Spy Camera
Wall Outlet Spy Camera
Router Spy Camera

GSM Cellular Bugs

GSM cellular bugs use a SIM card to remotely monitor audio. Likewise, GSM bugs work over a cellular network, such as 3G or 4G. They are often called wireless listening devices. GSM bugs can be ‘dialed into’ remotely to access the recordings. And, a GSM bug can transmit like a cell phone bug, so it can be used anywhere a GSM cellular phone network is accessible. Similarly, GSM bugs are often used to monitor conversations in rooms. Not surprisingly, GSM bugs may be embedded in a power strip, a clock radio, wall clock, smoke detector, mouse, etc.

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GSM Lightbulb Bug
Mouse GSM Bug
Power Strip GSM Bug
Calculator GSM Bug

GPS Tracking Device

A GPS tracking device uses the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) network. Microwave signals from the satellites transmit to GPS tracking devices. Ultimately, the location, speed, time and direction of the target vehicle are captured by the GPS tracking device.

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GPS Tracking Device
GPS Tracking Device
GPS Tracking Device
GPS Tracking Device

Microphone Taps

Microphone taps are audio listening devices that use a microphone to record sound. Ultimately, they may be used at close distances or long distances. Microphone taps used at close range may be hidden. Microphones taps used over a long distance may be connected to receiver. And, headphones may be used to listen to the captured audio. Long distance microphones can be large in size and are not often concealed. For example, laser microphones are type of long distance microphone tap spy gadgets.

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Microphone Spy Bug
Bluetooth Spy Microphone
Spy Microphone Transmitter
Spy Microphone

Telephone Taps | Wire Taps

Covert telephone taps involve monitoring telephone and Internet conversations. Telephone taps may be legal (conducted by police or intelligence agencies) or illegal (recording by a third party without authorization). In short, the telephone tap recording may be started manually, automatically by detecting sound on the line, or automatically whenever the phone is off the hook. Further, these spy gadgets may be used on PBX, mobile or VOIP phones.

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Cell Tap Telephone Tap
Telephone Handset Transmitter
Genie Mobile Telephone Recorder
UHF Telephone Tap Bug

Laser Beam Bugging Devices

Laser bugging devices use a laser beam to detect sound vibrations in a distant object. In general, these spy gadgets use an object that vibrates (e.g. a picture on a wall) from within the target room. Then, the laser beam is directed into the room via a window, reflects off the object and returns to a receiver. Finally, the receiver converts the beam to an audio signal so noises can be heard by the spy. So, this type of spy gadget can be used with little chance of exposing the spy since the laser microphone is outside the target room.

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Laser Microphone Bugging Device
Laser Microphone Spy Gadget

Carrier Current Bugging Devices

Carrier current bugs use transmitting frequencies between the audio frequency range and radio frequency range. In general, these spy gadgets use a power line, telephone line, cable TV line or other paired conductors as a power source. Then, sound is retrieved by a receiver connected to that same line somewhere outside the target area. Because carrier current bugs do not require a battery for power, they can collect information for years without replacement. And, remote control signals sent over the line powering the unit can be used to turn the bug on or off. In short, carrier current bugging devices can be hidden in clocks, radios, lamps, telephones, etc.

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Carrier Current Bugging Device
Digital Carrier Current Bug