Disrupting technology abuse is at the core of our business. If you feel that you are being stalked or a victim of malicious spyware, hidden cameras and other forms of illegal surveillance we can assist in detecting and removing these threats.
Technology itself is not the problem- rather, it is the behaviour of the abuser who uses it. Technology is vital for keeping connected with children, family and friends as well the wider community so the best solution where there is abuse is not just to turn it all off. Technology can be used positively, enabling access to services and support when you need it.
It can also help you gather evidence of abuse if needed. It is important not to react to technology-facilitated abuse without thinking first about the implications of any changes made on the abuser’s behaviour, as removing an online presence on social media or discarding devices could alert an abuser or escalate abusive behaviour if they think their ex-partner is removing control and access.
Four out of five of our clients who are victims of Domestic or Family Violence are experiencing technology abuse with surveillance and listening devices prominent in victims homes.
Upon requesting or being referred to our service, we will make time to meet with you or your client to conduct an assessment and inspect devices, vehicles and other possessions as required. Meetings may take up to 90 minutes and can be held at our National Support Office located in Melbourne or at a location that suits your client.
Whilst meeting with you or your client we will take steps to remove any spyware, check social media settings, conduct a physical and electronic sweep for tracking, listening, transmitting and recording devices and reset passwords and security questions on the spot. We talk this through with the client to ensure they understand what steps need to be taken to keep them safe in their use of technology.
A written assessment report will be prepared with interventions recorded and recommendations made. The report includes any further actions that may be required and is forwarded to the client or referrer post appointment.
We bring years of experience, technology and research to offer a comprehensive, personalised assessment and inspection of the client’s personal and home smart devices and laptop/s. Where there are accompanying children with smart devices we strongly recommend that this is part of the assessment and we provide practical advice through experience.
Immediate interventions to disrupt tracking by perpetrators
We Tech sweep all types of devices
We check for location and GPS tracking devices
Physical and electronic sweep for tracking
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