More useful surveillance information can come from:
your phone records, online activity, credit cards and financial info. All of which can be easily tracked. Plus there are a billion camera phones and digital cameras already.
Below are some sites for commercially available spy gear.
These are covert listening devices or detection devices. Professional grade gear can cost $10,000. More expensive gear has higher quality microphones, more channels for recording, a writable optical drive for the recordings etc...
Brick house security
Safety basement listening devices
Spy associates blog
Higher end audio surveillance gear is described
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Spy detection spy nyc
Satellite surveillance and the soon to be common gigapixel cameras
City wide blimp monitoring
Government monitoring of cities
Super high resolution Lidar