Security Service and Equipment

SIP provides one of the worlds most technically advanced countermeasures search teams, having had over 40 years experience in this field. SIP has undertaken Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM Sweeps) on behalf of a number of UK and overseas Government Departments, Embassies, Banks and other Financial Institutions, Corporations, small businesses and private individuals.

In addition to business and residential premises and vehicles, with its expertise SIP has is specifically geared to carry out searches on corporate aircraft and major yachts.

Many agencies purport to conduct professional sweeps but may use low cost equipment with limited capability. Therefore if considering using such a service enquire as to what equipment will be used and its capability, otherwise sensitive discussions may be had under a false sense of security.

Due to the calibre of service provided by SIP it constantly keeps up-to-date with technology regarding ‘attack and defence’. SIP uses ‘state of the art’ equipment so it is able to confidently carry out searches for conventional and non-conventional eavesdropping devices including those using digital transmission mediums and modern GSM based devices and Ultra Wide Band.

SIP’s TSCM Sweep equipment includes but is not limited to:-

  • REI OSCOR Green TSCM Receiver, frequency range 0 -24 GHz
  • TALAN Telephone & Cable Analyser with VOIP Analysis
  • Orion 2.4 GHz Non- Linear Junction Detector
  • CPM-700 Near Field RF Detector with IR & Up Converter to 12 GHz
  • Shearwater ECM Spectrum Analyser
  • Wall Radar and Cavity Search Equipment
  • Full Wi-Fi Analysis Equipment
  • NATO WB2001 EquiPlanner & Active HF Antennas 0- 2.6 GHz
Important Notice


SIP offer a bespoke service to its clients where there is a requirement for the installation of covert surveillance equipment, i.e. covert CCTV, audio monitoring of offices/rooms, or telecommunications equipment. This service applies to a property owned or leased by the client and only once SIP are satisfied that the installation is being used for legitimate purposes; i.e. for self-protection, protection of family or staff, or for intelligence in relation to a criminal activity.

SIP is not a wholesale manufacturer of covert surveillance equipment nor does it commit to any one manufacturer or engage in online selling.

SIP covert vehicle tracking devices can monitor the position of vehicles, boats, persons and assets, etc. 24 hours a day. The tracker works on a global network and uses images from street maps and Google Earth to visually display the current location.

SIP can include in its report, or send to the client direct, detailed images of locations visited as the tracker’s position is continually monitored. SIP can monitor live if there is a necessity, or provide scheduled hourly or daily tracking reports that detail the date and time of its position, stationary or mobile, location, speed, distance travelled, etc.

SIP evaluates performance, build quality and price value of all tracking devices available and can provide bespoke covert tracking systems to suit the client’s individual requirements.

SIP also provides multi-vehicle tracking systems, which are an ideal tool for the control of fleet management. It is capable of providing driver information for route planning, speed camera awareness and two-way telephone communication, etc.

SIP was one of the first companies to provide close protection services for VIP’s in the UK during the early 1980’s. Clients have included foreign Heads of State, senior executives, high net-worth individuals and celebrities.

SIP carefully selects the operatives who are assigned to any team. They are mainly from a military or police background who have been diligently trained to spontaneously evaluate and deter any risks.

SIP only employ high calibre close protection officers thus ensuring that the client is assured of discretion and professionalism and feels that he/she is in a safe environment.

SIP carries out a risk threat assessment for the individual client, that includes, but is not limited to, the residence and business premises, venues being frequented, social and sporting activities, social friends and associates, etc.

SIP has a wealth of experience in advising on and solving security problems for governments (including law enforcement) and commercial clients, as well as any high profile individuals who may be under threat.

SIP ensures the security consultant assigned to a client is a security expert in the respective field in question, ranging from:

  • Anti-terrorism
  • Oil & gas security (including pipelines)
  • Ship, port & harbour security
  • Aeroplane and airport security
  • Communications installations and security
  • IT and general information security
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Hostage recovery
  • Building security

Determining the individual loss events that might occur is a basic step in dealing with security vulnerability.

In other words, SIP will not take a casual approach to the provision of security services. Before the client makes any investment relating to security solutions a full assessment is recommended as to:

  • The range of losses they may be vulnerable to
  • How likely is the occurrence of a loss event
  • How costly that loss event would be

Cost justification means not spending more than the benefits derived are worth.

This applies to all possible problems such as quick assets, like cash or negotiable instruments, or more permanent assets such as inventory or property, equipment or intangible assets such as trade secrets and people.

There are key elements to any security programme – risk assessment, manpower, technology and training. Whilst one client may not require all four elements all of the time, it is important that a security consultancy is able to deliver across the entire range.

It is after making a detailed analysis of the problems that the appropriate security measures can be put in place.

A security survey may look specifically at the physical aspects of a client’s premises, taking into account access controls, lighting, CCTV, alarms and/or operating procedures. Surveys may, however, be more specific and look at singular issues such as the protection of proprietary information or potential for fraud.

In most companies, the protection of assets, information and personnel are inseparable and the adequate electronic and physical protection of the premises will be the starting point for securing all three. That having been said, the threat to executives, VIP’s and their families is now greater than ever, particularly as the improved security of business premises has meant that the criminal will increasingly look to ’soft targets‘ such as senior executives and their families. Therefore, it is important to include the residential addresses of senior executives within any ‘Risk Analysis and Threat Assessment’.

The procurement of security related equipment could be a minefield, even when one is working with a full set of specifications and set requirements. SIP maintains an awareness of all new security products so, when a client confirms requirements for a particular purpose, it is able to assess the situation and recommend the most appropriate product that would be suited to its needs. Such equipment covers bomb detection, communications, mobile phone interceptors, counter electronic surveillance, personal protection, studio quality covert microphones and pinhole cameras which can be monitored anywhere in the world over the internet, long range mobile aerial CCTV vehicles, tracking systems, etc., through to highly technical integrated security solutions. In some instances, we have the capability, not only to supply a wide range of security equipment but also to enhance or modify items to suit a client’s particular requirements.