How To Secretly Record A Conversation
We went to the secret headquarters of Spycatcher online to speak to Surveillance expert Julia Adams about the different ways to secretly record a conversation.
Step 1: Recording your phone conversations
This can be done using a digital recorder and a lead to your phone. The type of lead will depend on the type of phone you are using. Use a mobile record lead for a mobile phone, a multi-line record lead for an office phone or a domestic phone line recorder if you want to record home phone calls.
Step 2: Recording other people's phone conversations
It's illegal to record both sides of a mobile phone call, although you can use a UHF phone transmitter to record landline conversations, providing you're not in the EU.
Step 3: Recording your face-to-face conversations
Miniature video cameras can be hidden on your person - in a button hole, or in the lid of a pen for example.
Step 4: Recording other people's face-to-face conversations
If you know the location of the conversation, a GSM transmitter can be hidden in an item of furniture in the room, for example a table lamp. Or you can plant an ultra slim transmitter on the person you would like to record if you don't know where the conversation is going to take place.