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Welcome to Discreet Devices

Welcome to Discreet Devices

For over 20 years, we have provided professional spy and surveillance equipment, personal security and private investigation services to corporations, government agencies, public figures and private citizens alike. This site is designed to be a valued resource for information regarding: Spy Cameras & Surveillance Systems Private Investigation Personal Protection Self Defense Home Security Identity Theft […]

CCTV Video Systems

CCTV Video Surveillance Products

At Total Security, Inc. we take video camera security very seriously. Whether it’s protecting your home, office, industrial plazas or retail store, we offer the best for less in digital video technology. We have wireless digital cameras, DVR’s, dome cameras, armored dome cameras and vandal-proof cameras. Some of the products we carry are: (4) Channel […]


Audio Recording Devices

At Total Security, one of our best sellers are our wide range of audio recording devices. When used in a legal fashion and according to state law, all our devices can be used to find truth in the matter at hand. These sub-miniature recorders are voice activated and can be hooked into the USB port […]

Special Solutions Feature Image-Nanny Cameras

Nanny Cameras

A big aspect of surveillance today, especially when it comes to monitoring inside your home is the nanny camera. For many years we’ve heard that term used loosely. However it doesn’t start and end with teddy bears. It includes a whole variety of products that go in your home or business to watch out for […]


Covert Bodyworn Video Cameras

Bodyworn video cameras are small, micro cameras installed into items you carry around or wear like a key chain and records beautiful audio and crystal clear video. We have little Bluetooth devices that look like you’d use with your cell phone but is actually a camera. We have micro cameras that can go on your […]


GPS Tracking Products

Another best-selling product we have at Total Security is the GPS Tracking Device. This device can track any vehicle at anytime, anywhere in the world. It has an internal battery that lasts up to seven days, or you can install it into the optional magnetic, weatherproof case that has an internal battery that lasts up […]


Marital Infidelity Products

Is she or isn’t he? That’s the question when it comes to marital infidelity. At Total Security, we sell the best for less in terms of marital surveillance products. Here is a sample of some of the products we recommend if you think you have a cheater in the house: The Checkmate Infidelity Test Kit […]


Computer Security Products

We all know we have teens and kids that sometimes are up to no good. As parents, we want to know what’s going on during the times they’re on their computer and our watchful eyes are looking somewhere else. Other times, it might be about the spouse, and spousal infidelity is also a very serious […]


Personal Protection Products

Total Security specializes in personal protection products, and let’s face it, it’s a jungle out there. I live in Chicago, and Chicago is considered to be the most dangerous city in the world. That said, you need personal protection products. Decoy cameras look like real cameras but don’t hit you too hard in the pocketbook. […]


Electronic Counter Measures

People often come to me and say they believe someone is watching them or something’s listening to them. Electronic counter-measures, otherwise known as TSCM debugging devices are products that can determine if you are being watched or listened to. Whether it’s your business or your home or your vehicle, Total Security has a wide range […]

Covert Spy Cameras

Covert Spy Cameras

Covert spy cameras are used for a wide array of reasons, from domestic infidelity, theft and collusion, to theft deterrents around the house and office. A lot of these cameras can be put to good legal use and here are just a few of the options you have. Covert cameras come in many shapes and […]

Special Solutions - Private Investigation Services

Private Investigation Services

My name is John Frycek. I’ve been a licensed private investigator for over 27 years. If you’re looking for the validity in the truth in any manner, whether it’s personal, corporate or highly confidential, you should engage Special Solutions. Special Solutions is one Chicago’s most accredited and premiere investigative agencies. Whether it’s domestic, corporate or undercover investigations, we’ve done […]



Domestic infidelity today is widespread throughout America. It is estimated to occur in 62% percent of all marriages that end in divorce. With that being said, why do people cheat? Some reasons include psychological and mental breakdowns, finances, self-preservation, hedonism and a multitude of other reasons we will get into at a later time. Whatever […]



For years men and women have utilized my services to find out if their spouse is cheating. They need clarity and resolution, which is why they choose to hire the services of a licensed private investigator. It is my job to find out the validity of their suspicions and uncover the truth in this very […]



In our exploration of the truth, we look at all the warning signs, but we need to be careful not to over-reactive or be over-judgmental to what might be a false positive. A false positive is when you see warning signs that your spouse is cheating, but in reality they’re not. You need to be […]



There are many reasons why people cheat. Even after you seem to have given them everything they’ve needed, you’re left asking, “Why me? Why did this happen to me?” Each situation is unique, and the reasons people cheat are far-reaching. With all my experience investigating these types of cases, I’ve encountered some basic human tendencies […]



Consulting a private investigator is not an easy thing to do for most people. You can expect to be nervous. After all, you may be revealing some of the most intimate secrets about your married life. Rest assured, the consultation is done in the privacy of my office, and everything discussed is in complete confidentiality. […]



If an investigation reveals that your spouse or loved one is indeed cheating, here are some possible steps you need to take: Tell your story to a trusted family member or religious person. This is a good opportunity to vent and let off some steam. When you sit down one-on-one with a person you can […]

IL Concealed Carry Course

Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Classes

Chicago Firearm Training Instructors is offering certification classes for gun owners who want to be certified under the new Illinois Concealed Carry Law. This 16 hour training course is everything you need to acquire your Illinois Concealed Carry Certification. Cost of the course is $199.   Contact Chicago Firearms Training Instructors for more information: 773-775-7600 […]

Are You Bugged? - Overview

ARE YOU BUGGED? Part 1: (TSCM) Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Overview

This is the first installment on electronic surveillance, commonly known as bugging. This is a fundamental practice in the spy world, corporate espionage and personal information gathering.  Electronic harassment is on the rise. Our office has been getting more calls from people claiming to hear voices in their head or things are not right at […]

Are You Bugged? - Doing a Physical Search

ARE YOU BUGGED? Part 2: Doing a Physical Search

If you suspect you are a victim of someone planting a bug in your home or business, the first step is to conduct a proper physical search. This requires getting down and inspecting every area someone may have placed an eaves-dropping device. Put on sweatpants, gym shoes and get a ladder, because you are going […]

Discreet Devices - ARE YOU BUGGED? - Watch and Beware!

ARE YOU BUGGED? Part 3: Watch and Beware!

In this post, I am going to give you some pointers and tips to help you discover if you have been infiltrated by someone using a TSCM bugging device. Here are the tell-tale signs you need to be looking for and need to recognize to prevent your information from getting into the wrong hands. Has […]


ARE YOU BUGGED? Part 4: TSCM Search Demonstration

In this video, John Frycek of Special Solutions Ltd. demonstrates how to conduct a physical search using a TSCM electronic countermeasures device. The device can detect RF signals and hidden video cameras.   If you suspect you are being bugged, watch this video and the video: Doing a Physical Search, before taking any action.

Discreet Devices ARE YOU BUGGED Are They Following You?

ARE YOU BUGGED? Part 5: Are They Following You?

This is our final installment in our series on TSCM electronic countermeasures, bugging and electronic harassment. Electronic counter-measures and harassment includes the use of GSM or GPS tracking devices. It is illegal for someone to place a GPS tracking device in a vehicle they do not own. If you are a victim of this type […]


An IDIOT’S Guide to DOOMSDAY PREPARATION: 8 Things You Must Know

With the world in crisis, many people are preparing for the worst. Without even mentioning terrorism and natural disasters, the decline of the dollar alone could signal a zombie apocalypse. These are not the zombies in movies however. These are people just like you and me, with no means to support their family. They will […]

What’s Bugging You? Electronic Harassment Devices and Countermeasures

What’s Bugging You? Electronic Harassment Devices In this video, John Frycek explores the secret world of covert cameras, listening devices and TSCM bug sweeping scanners, so you can find out if someone is eavesdropping on your business. John will show you what to look for if you suspect you are be stalked or electronically harassed and what you can do […]