Spy gadgets for catching cheaters

Spy gadgets for catching cheaters

Most of the surveillance equipment that was once only available to the FBI and government agencies is now available to your typical Jane or Joe at a relatively affordable price. Spy gear like listening devices, hidden cameras, GPS locators, PC and cell phone spying, mobile and PC spyware, and digital forensics software, are available to buy either online or elsewhere. In this article we’re going to run down your options of catching cheaters with tech.

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Spy Tech: Hidden Cameras

The best spy gadgets are the ones you don’t even know are there, and hidden cameras have a long history of being some of the best spy gadgets for catching cheaters.


  • Hidden Cameras do not require much technical expertise to install.
  • They can be set up in plain site without attracting unwanted attention.
  • They are almost always motion activated saving you from having to fast forward through hours of video.
  • Can now be connected to WIFI for live streaming.
  • Have useful options for cheaters like alarm clocks and light bulbs that can easily be integrated into a bedroom environment.
  • Surveillance of your own property is well within your legal rights


  • You must know where the cheating is taking place.
  • If it’s useful to catch cheaters, it’s probably not useful for other reasons.

Hidden cameras are useful to an extent, if you suspect your husband or wife of using your own bed in order to do the dirty deed. Otherwise, hidden cameras are not so useful.

Spy Tech: GPS Trackers

GPS trackers are essentially spy gadgets that track the location of a the device. They can be very useful for catching cheaters.


  • Tracks the location of a partner or their vehicle.
  • Ensures that the partner is being honest about their whereabouts.


  • Only tracks location of the vehicle, but does not indicate specifically what the partner is doing there.
  • Can lead to both false positives and false negatives.
  • If partner is cheating at work or other permissible location, you will never know.

Spy Tech: Cell Phone Gadgets

Recovery sticks are perfect for spouses who want to extract all of the information from their partner’s phone. They do not require you to root the phone or even install any extraneous software on the phone. They can even recover deleted messages. All you need to do is plug the phone into a computer and plug the recovery stick in at the same time. It will even generate a report for you.


  • Seamlessly extracts information from a smartphone.
  • Leaves no trace of its usage.
  • Recovers text messages, phone logs, Twitter, Facebook, and deleted data.
  • Requires no app installation.


  • Requires physical access to the phone. Either sim card extraction or you’ll have to physically plug the phone into your computer.

Why use Spy Tech?

Cheaters are often dishonest and you deserve to know if you’re being cheated on or not. Of all the options mentioned above, gaining access to the phone is by far the best. While software exists for monitoring phones, the sim card extractor and recovery device leaves absolutely no trace and does not require you to install any extraneous software, and they can generally be purchased for around $50.

Spy gear to catch cheaters

Spy gear to catch cheaters

As cheating tech like affair websites gets more and more sophisticated, so too does the technology to catch a cheater using spy gear. If you’re concerned that your partner has been cheating on you but you don’t know for sure, there’s a number of different pieces of technology you can use.

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SMS Shadow

In this article I want to talk a little about some of the free software that is available on the internet. One well-known piece of software is called SMS Shadow and it can do much of what similar proprietary pieces of software can do, including: capture text messages, social media messages, including picture messages, new apps installed, emails sent, time stamp and information of phone calls received and made, web browser history, and GPS location of the phone.

The app must be installed on the target device but one of the best things about SMS Shadow is that it will not show up on their list of installed apps (if you download the correct version). Initially it will show up as a widget and in order to initiate it you must drag and drop it onto the desktop. Once that is done, you can register the app using an email address. This email address will be used to log into the site that records the information that you want to glean from your partner.

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Next, what you want to do is register an account on the SMS Shadow website that will allow you access to the information that is being sent there. The website will then send an activation link to your email address and there you have it, you’re all set.

Now, the free version of SMS Shadow only allows you to sniff SMS, but if you’re interested in paying for the premium service, then you can access all of the other things that are listed above for only $3.99 a month, and there’s a 3 day free trial.

So if you want to catch a cheater using spy gear, this would be one of the best and cheapest ways of doing that.

SMS Backup Plus

As the technology for cheating got better, so too did the apps to catch a cheater using spy gear. In fact, some of these applications have NSA quality functionality and are fairly simply to install depending on your level of expertise. A program like SMS Backup Plus requires that you know how to root a phone. As far as cheating spy gear goes, this is fairly invasive. Firstly, rooting a phone likely voids the warranty, so if the phone ever has a problem that is covered under the warranty and your partner goes to check it out, they may find out the hard way that you’ve been spying on them. Nonetheless, SMS Backup Plus, is a good app for going through someone’s text history but it won’t do much more than that. You will need to be savvy enough to install it directly to the apps folder, so you’ll need to know how to root the phone and install it without them knowing or being able to see that it is installed.

Both of these methods are incredibly invasive ways to find out if your girlfriend or boyfriend are cheating on you. In most places they are illegal and violate the terms of service for using such services in the EULA. On the other hand, the majority of these programs are used specifically for the purposes of spying. Your best bet here is to cover your ass. Don’t use real email addresses and if you do pay for services, use prepaid credit cards.