Spycam Detection in Workplace Expectation of Privacy Areas
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Spycam Detection in Workplace Expectation of Privacy Areas

Conduct professional forensic investigations to detect covert spy cameras and create a Recording in the Workplace policy
4.2 (83 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
210 students enrolled
Created by Kevin D. Murray
Last updated 7/2020
English
English, Korean
Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Conduct professional level inspections: for spy cameras secreted in the workplace; hotel rooms; and other areas where there is an expectation of privacy.
  • Corporations who train their security and facility personnel to conduct in-house security inspections benefit by reducing their risk of an incident, and the inevitable damaging publicity. Implementing a written recording policy (template provided) and documented (log provided) inspection schedule shows due diligence; very helpful for defending against lawsuits. Knowing the company actively takes steps to assure privacy is also morale boosting for employees.
  • Security service providers who train their security officers and investigators gain a competitive advantage by providing this value-added service.
  • Benefits to private investigators include: certification of professional training and adding another revenue stream to their menu of services.
  • Students can also use this knowledge personally to protect themselves and their families during their travels.
Requirements
  • No previous knowledge is required to complete this course. Spy camera inspections do not require special tools.
  • The basic items the student will eventually need include: an inspection log book or inspection log worksheet (provided in the course text); a flashlight and camera (most smartphones will do); simple hand tools if an item needs to be opened (screwdrivers, etc.). In anticipation of finding a spycam in the workplace, the student will want to have an evidence collection kit (latex gloves and evidence collection bags) available before the inspection begins.
  • If inspecting a large number of areas, some technical instrumentation can speed the search process. Sources for all these items are listed in the course text.
Description

SPYCAM DETECTION teaches the basic investigative skills necessary to identify and detect covert spy cameras. It also provides a complete due diligence strategy to help organizations protect their employees, customers and visitors against this privacy invasion. By taking a pro-active approach to “the video voyeur in the workplace problem" the organization also mitigates the risk of expensive lawsuits, damaging publicity and loss of good will.

In addition to the forensic training, the student receives a 25-page course text which includes a strong Recording in the Workplace policy template, a simple Inspection Log form and links to additional information.

Upon completing the course, the student will be able to conduct a professional inspection without the need for expensive instrumentation. Should an organization want to invest in instrumentation (useful for large scale inspections) links to these items are provided in the course text.

SPYCAM DETECTION is primarily useful for:

  • security managers,
  • facilities managers,
  • store managers,
  • security officers,
  • private investigators,
  • landlords,
  • real estate management companies,
  • targets of activist groups,
  • and businesses which invite the public into their locations.

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Recognizing and detecting spy cameras is also a valuable skill for:

  • law enforcement personnel,
  • security management students,
  • and the general public wishing to protect themselves against video voyeurism.

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The course is structured to give the student:

  • a full understanding of the video voyeur problem,
  • a written policy which provides deterrence, leverage, and shows due diligence in court,
  • an understanding of the different types of spy cameras and how to identify them,
  • instruction on how to plan and execute a proper inspection,
  • and instruction on what to do if a camera is found and how to handle the evidence.

The course takes about an hour to complete.

Spy cameras are inexpensive and readily available via the Internet and local spy shops. Every child and adult is a potential target. Business especially have a duty to protect the people using their expectation of privacy areas.

Although SPYCAM DETECTION focuses heavily on protecting workplace environments there is a greater good. By taking this course you will be able to use what you have learned to protect yourself and your family during your everyday travels. The effect is cumulative. As more people take this course, opportunities for video voyeurs decreases.

Who this course is for:
  • SPYCAM DETECTION is primarily useful for: security managers, facilities managers, store managers, security officers, private investigators, landlords, real estate management companies, targets of activist groups, and businesses which invite the public into their locations.
  • Recognizing and detecting spy cameras is also a valuable skill for: law enforcement personnel, security management students, and the general public wishing to protect themselves against video voyeurism.
  • This course was not designed to be useful for people interested in learning how to plant spy cameras, or build spy camera enclosures.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 57:38
+ Quiz | Preview | Course Text
2 lectures 00:00

Don't worry. This is just so you can compare your score from this quiz with your final quiz score. You will be amazed at how much you learned.

What Do You Know About Spycams?
20 questions

Download this FREE preview of the course text. Doing so will give you good insites about the course quality.

Preview 8 pages

The course text (a downloadable pdf) contains important additional spycam detection information, the Recording in the Workplace Policy Template, and links to many outside resources. It is especially important for students who will be conducting spy camera inspections as part of their employment. (security officers, facilities managers, private investigators, and law enforcement, etc.)

Spycam Detection Training – Course Text (200730).pdf
00:00
+ INTRODUCTION
3 lectures 04:09

An overview of the course, a mention of its development for a Fortune 50 company for their security and facilities personnel, and what the student can expect to learn.

Preview 01:05

What is an "Expectation of Privacy" area, and how the law defines "expectation of privacy."The defination is broader than you might think.

Preview 01:34

An effective workplace anti-video voyeurism strategy has two parts; professionally executed inspections, backed up with strong written policies detailing recording in the workplace rules, and what constitutes harassment.

Preview 01:30
+ Spycam Identification
12 lectures 34:23

The first step in learning how to conduct a spy camera inspection is being able to identify them. This brief introduction explains next few lectures focus on the various categories of spycams that may be encountered.

Spycam Identification
00:44

A review of spy camera components before they are secreted in other objects.

Preview 02:26

Bathroom cameras are disguised as shower radios and even soap dishes.

Bathroom Items
02:43

Some spycams are hidden within vanity mirrors and room lamps. These are among the most difficult to identify. One reason is that some lamps are made of infrared transparent black plastic, thus there is no visible lens hole.

Lamps & Mirrors
03:39

Wall warts refers to anything that hangs on a wall, or plugs into a wall outlet.

Wall Warts
03:42

This category of spycams takes advantage of the ubiquity of fire related items stuck on the ceiling and walls to avoid attention. Not to mention a natural reluctance to question these "official" items.

Smoke & Fire
01:22

The danger of key fob spycams is that they can be carried while filming as well as being left on a table (or peering out of a locker vent) unattended. Close inspection makes them easy to identify, however.

Key Fobs
03:33

Containers for products we see and/or use every day are a popular category for spycam secretion. Not allowing personal containers in Expectation of Privacy areas is one easy precaution an organization can employ to reduce risk.

Containers
02:07

Like key fobs, wristwatches video while on the person, or left propped up in a locker. Chances are very slim of being able to identify one which is being worn. Close inspection is required.

Wristwatches
02:37

You know you have found a spycam if you see these things...

Clues You Have Found a Spycam
04:53

The idea spycams are being planted is not theoritical. Here we take a look at some case histories from the Murray Associates files.

Preview 04:06

Most spycams fit into categories... watches, radios, household items, key fobs, clocks, etc. Some are in categories all of their own. These are The Oddballs!

The Oddballs
02:31
+ THE INSPECTION PROCESS
5 lectures 11:06

Preparation before launching a spy camera detection inspection is critical to a successful outcome. Do these things first...

Inspection Preparation
01:27

This lecture explains the steps required to conduct a professional inspection for spy cameras.

Search Procedures
03:12

Spycams hidden behind black plastic front panels or enclosures require a special detection technique. Here the student learns how to "see" through black plastic. Superman, anyone?

How to See Through Black Plastic
01:25

A rapid-fire review of all the spycam types seen in the course. This helps reinforce the mindset that all objects in an Expectation of Privacy must be viewed with suspicion during an inspection.

Recap
01:03

"Hey, I found something. Now what?" This is the make or break point in the inspection process. A successful outcome depends on taking the proper steps.

How to Handle a Find
03:59
Spycam Detection
20 questions