Internet has enlightened the general public on the use of Spy Earpieces formerly used only by security professionals, bodyguards, policemen etc.

These wonderful hidden headphones allow their owner to ask their assistant by whispering about any type of information and it also allows our assistant to give us the information requested without anyone around noticing in the slightest.


Although formerly covert communication systems served police officers to work undercover (and are still used for these tasks), currently many intrepid students use Spy Earpieces to cheat in exams. In terms of this use, there is a great deal to be said from an international perspective

Spy Earpieces for exams legal or illegal?

A hidden earpiece and cheating exam cameras system is a system that can legally be bought in any country the same as any earpiece for listening to music or talking on the phone with the only peculiarity in this case, depending on the price, being that the earpieces offers the following added features.

. Visual Invisibility

. Detector and jammer protection

These features do not add legal restrictions to the products, which as indicated earlier are legally and not any different to any other earpiece.

So, the only thing that is legal or illegal, would be the use, but as for the use, in the large majority of cases nearly all uses are completely legal.

Legal Uses

Within the legal uses relating to exams the following must be taken into account:

Study for exams with a Spy Earpiece: A “covert earpiece” enables us to listen to our previously recorded notes on mp3. This particular application is very useful for studying on public transport or any area where we do not wish for it be known that we are studying.

Public Presentations: Students frequently have to make public presentations where they are allowed to use any audiovisual means available, so that the presentation will be accurate and that they will be able to use any resources available in real life.

The use of prompters is becoming more widespread when speaking in public.

Illegal Uses of a Spy Earpiece camera

The only prohibited activity (in very few countries actually) is using the Spy earpiece camera to exams cheating, but even this use requires clarification:

– The only country we know to have restrictions on the use of electronic devices in examinations is China, we know of no other country with such restrictions.

– In all other countries it is equated to any other exam tricks (Crib notes etc.) but even so it depends on the examiners, for example at the University of Seville the use of crib notes and Spy Earpiece systems were permitted for a while, then when the media made them famous the University management banned them, but this ban does not imply illegality (it does not break the law), but only means a university sanction (repeat or fail the exam)

Spy earpiece to cheat in open state examinations

Regardless of our position that forces us ethically not to provide or advise on the use of Spy Earpieces in exams of any kind, many interested parties ask us about the legality of using a Spy Earpieces to Cheat in open state examinations and in this regard, and speaking in terms of the legislation used in our country, it is up to the exam tribunal (a civil tribunal, composed of experts and teachers) to sanction those caught cheating, and this sanction cannot go beyond being expelled from the room and failing the exam.

On two or three occasions, the police have intervened and in these cases the judge has ruled that no crime has been committed, however, depending on the country the rules may change.

Yet there are legal and ethical uses of these systems in open state exams, and these would be where no external intervention or answers are obtained for answering the questions.

The uses could include revising the list of topics before entering the exam by listening to the recorded texts on an mp3 or just listening to the calming voice of our trainer conveying reassurance.

However we recommend that in no case should a spy earpiece be used to cheat in tests of any kind and that the owner consult the laws of their country before using it.