We’ve all seen those movies, and television shows with the suave and debonair spy who’s swaggart makes women swoon and his enemies cower in fear has to get from point A to point B without being detected.
You know what we’re talking about; spies like James Bond, Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Missions Force.
Let’s face it, getting through airports and engaging in any manner of travel undetected is becoming more and more difficult. Long gone are the days where all you needed was a trench coat, Stetson hat, a pair of dark sunglasses and well honed skills as an observer. Plus you lack the expert training that CIA NOC agents receive.
Fret no more! Your spy training begins here! We’ve got the gadgets and gear that will have you traversing the globe (or your city) undetected by big brother’s surveillance gear!
Before we proceed however the Eagles are forcing us to let you know, if you or any members of your group of friends try this, don’t call us for bail money! You will be immediately disavowed.
White Noise Generator
These tiny devices use good ol’ white noise to blur the sound picked up by hidden microphones and other surreptitious recording devices.
Though it occurs to us that this kind of makes you stand out and even more trackable who are we right, but it could be useful when visiting your mistress.
These receivers reveal the telltale electronic crackle of hidden mics and cameras. Strangely enough, they were around long before “surveillance culture” became a common phrase
. Today they’re sold in all sorts of shops for surveillance paranoids
Sometimes hiding your face isn’t enough; sometimes you don’t want to be seen at all. For those days, there’s camera maps. The NYC Surveillance Camera Project
is currently working to document the location of and working status of every security camera in New York City.
Walmart may be the premier symbol of corporate America, but its disposable cellphone selection can help you start a thoroughly maverick lifestyle.
Extremely popular with drug dealers, terrorists, and intrepid spies, $10 TracFones
work on most major networks, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon
, and come with minutes prepaid so you can dispose of the devices when you’re done.
Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chips are now regularly implanted
in passports, ID cards, credit cards and travel papers.
Luckily, gadget geeks have come to the rescue again, this time with RFID-blocking wallets
. Working on the same principle as the “phonekerchief”, these wallets create a Faraday cage around your items, keeping their data secure until you take them out to be scanned where they’re supposed to be scanned.
So now you’re prepared to avoid the prying eyes of the man, corporate spies and your wife. Just don’t tell em we told you.