My story...my very motivation for offering this service...is from personal experience, and I don't care if I ever make a dime from it. I just wanted to tell my story, and convey an important message.
I want you to feel safe, and here's why...
My name is Rick. I own and operate Spy Defence Canada, and I live with my family in the Niagara Region.
A few years ago, I took my family on what was shaping up to be a great summer vacation in Northern Ontario cottage country. We arrived at a cottage in mid August that was a little more weathered than the online booking photos, but we decided to make the most of it anyways. Fishing, Food, and Fun were on the agenda. The kid's, including my nephew, were all excited and looking forward to some well deserved R & R.
Have you ever felt like something was just not right?
For some reason the hair on the back of my neck was standing up, but I couldn't put my finger on it. My wife thought I was just being paranoid and told me to relax and enjoy myself. "Maybe she's right" I thought, but having a Security and Telecommunications background, I've always been cautious and curious about my surroundings. After we unpacked and talked about dinner preparation, I took a run around the place to set myself a little more at ease, but I still didn't like something.
I began to notice little odd things...like wiring that was out of place. "Hmmmmm. Why would anybody have that kind of wiring there?"
Then I saw it.
In the Master Bedroom.
A pinhole in the wainscoting was facing the bed where the ceiling and wall met...
My stomach sank and immediate panic washed over me.
I ran to the shower where my kids were undressing to take a shower.
MY PANIC TURNED TO IMMEDIATE RAGE.
There, barely noticeable, was a pinhole next to the shower handle at navel level.
I told the kids to skip the shower and play outside. They were more than happy to comply and quickly ran outside, fishing rods in hand. My annoyed wife came in to scold me because they really needed to clean up, but stopped when she saw me forcibly searching the wall. "Oh my God, what's wrong?" she asked, very confused.
"I think we're being recorded" was all I could muster out of gritted teeth. She was not impressed to say the least.
It didn't take me more than 20 minutes to find the false wall in the Master Bedroom closet behind a cleverly constructed shoe rack. When I pulled one of the shelves out off the supports, it revealed a secret key hole to lock the space.
I tore into that lock like a bear and forced it open. (Actual Photos.)
My rage turned to confusion.
Inside the space was a well designed compact 'demark area' where all the cam and power lines converged. There was an empty rack that appeared to house several DVR recording unit spaces. Whomever constructed this intended on recording a lot of footage. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD HAVE PUT THIS HERE? As luck would have it, the phone rings, and it's the cottage cleaning service calling to make sure that everything was OK. We immediately asked about our discovery, and she sheepishly explained how the OPP had responded to a complaint from a family who had renting the cottage two weeks earlier and found the cams.
We were lucky, but the small feeling of relief we had, turned to dismay for all the other victims of this crime.
We called the police to verify the details. Yes, there had been recording going on for an undisclosed amount of time, and that justice would be served.
Feelings of relief then turned to disgust.
After over two years of following the court case, and all it's delays on both sides, justice was determined to be a small fine, and six months probation. Period. Of course there were other politically correct reasons why there wouldn't be a severe punishment for this particular individual, but I can't print them here.
This monsters' defence was, "I was protecting my property."
No jail time.
No apology to anybody. Defiant and remorseless to the end.
No idea of how much or even where all that footage went.
Innocent, trusting, decent families were raped of their dignity and privacy, and this individual just walked away free.
Slightly embarrassed, but free.
It took me a while to 'wrap my head' around everything that happened, and the aftermath.
I thank God that my kids were not recorded. I probably would not be here telling you my story, or being in the position to help others. That's just how sick this is. I was told that I can be sued for even telling people the lake or town that we were on when this happened because it could hurt tourism there. That's OK. Plan B...I will use whatever skills I have to expose these criminals for who they are and make sure that you feel safe wherever you may be.
Protect Yourself, and don't become victimized for some pervert's 'voyeuristic' self-gratification. Fight back.
We are local, very discreet, and professional.
As far as anybody is concerned, you are being visited by a telecommunications contractor.
We'll have you watch, listen, and learn through the entire process that takes less than an hour.
We'll also teach you what suspicious behaviour to look for after the call.
What we find is totally up to your discretion to handle accordingly.
We wholeheartedly recommend that you call the Police immediately if unauthorized equipment is found.
Nobody should have to be subjected to this kind of humiliation.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS, AND YOU HAVE ILLEGAL RECORDING DEVICES SET UP TO DEGRADE, EMBARRASS, OR EXPLOIT ANYONE WHO CALLS SPY DEFENCE CANADA, I PERSONALLY PROMISE YOU THAT WE WILL FIND IT AND WE WILL RECOMMEND THAT YOU BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
-Richard Radowsky, Spy Defence Canada
"I'm still in shock." - Lisa F. Niagara Falls, ON
LINKS OF INTEREST:
http://www.justice.gc.ca - EDUCATE YOURSELF! Canadian Criminal Code related to Spy Cam crimes and Law.
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