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A bugging device is a piece of electronic equipment used to intercept someone’s room or telephone conversations without their knowledge. bugging device are usually sold by spy shops and stores.

The real issues surrounding a bugging device are legal and quality related. In the United States and most countries of the world, it is illegal to eavesdrop on someone's private conversations when they have a reasonable expectation of privacy. As a matter of fact, illegal eavesdropping is a felony in most all countries.

Most bugging devices are sold by retail and Internet based spy shops and spy stores. The is an obvious question about whether is it legal or illegal to sale a bugging device. However, it is much like legally owning a gun – it may only be illegal when you use it for illegal purposes.

Many people who seek to purchase a bugging device have expectations that they are buying something with the same quality as found in a James Bond movie. In reality many of bugging device sold for hundreds of dollars could be made with only a few dollars in parts. Many bugging devices have a very limited transmitting range and very poor audio quality.

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There are probably hundreds of books about bugging devices, but few are written by industry professionals who understand the creative but complex nature of bugging devices. It is certainly understandable why a reputably successful eavesdroppers and wiretappers who has spent years breaking the laws would not want to write about the types of bugging devices he used.t. It is also understandable why law enforcement would not write a bok explaining how they used bugging devices.

The Red Balloon is produced by one of the worlds leading experts in eavesdropping and bugging devices and he is the author on the recognized authoritative text book on the subject. The video’s host is also the only industry expert to teach and coordinate electronic eavesdropping programs at a major university and has trained hundreds of corporate security, law enforcement and members of the intelligence community.

The Red Balloon is a two-hour DVD that presents the truly accurate and insightful world of bugging devices and eavesdropping techniques and is a critically acclaimed and award winning video. Security Management, the largest security magazine in the world has given The Red Balloon a 5 Stars Review.

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