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FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions we have received with answers for you to review.

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Q – I work in a very competitive office situation that everyone wants new marketing ideas.  I’ve have the feeling that my office has been under some sort of surveillance since my ideas have come up and I haven’t said anything.  I put in my office a very hidden audio/video recorder that plugs into the wall and adapts to 110 volts AC.  That very night someone comes into my office and looks at all the USB ports on my computer, looks at the walls and ceiling looking for something but couldn’t find it.  So not only are they bugging me, but they know when I have bugs in my office.  I was wondering if there is a device that can jam them from knowing I have surveillance in my office?

A – The device you are using requires someone with some basic knowledge of hidden cameras or a device known as a non-linear junction detector to find it.  The device you are using does not emit any Wi-Fi as far as what you described so an RF detector cannot find it.  So you seem to be in good shape as of now.
RF Jammers are not legal in this country but you can legally jam sound.  The difference is one jams radio waves (illegal) and the other jams sound waves (legal).  So when you talk, the sound will be masked by one of the jammer devices we sell.
The person you described may have been looking for a hidden camera and did not find it.  Not sure what else you can do to prevent someone from entering your space but that would be the area I would focus on.
Let me know if you have more questions.

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Q – Is the AC adapter camera 5 megapixel?

A – As of now, February, 2018, the hidden cameras are a maximum of 2 megapixel also known as 1080P.  Keep in mind that this is plenty of quality for a hidden camera which is typically used in a small area.  You would not typically use a hidden camera to view a parking lot or theatre with the hopes of getting details of the far end of the area covered.  Keep in mind that the quality also affects the storage space available.  Since “5” is 2.5 times greater than “2”, the recording space will get used 2 and a half times as quickly.  This is a problem as a 10 hour recording storage capacity will be reduced to about 4 hours.  So until there are larger sized recording drives and more demand for higher resolution for this application, there may not be any change in the upcoming months or years.

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Recommended License Place Installation Settings

  • Height – Recommended height is 3-4 feet, depending on the height of the vehicles and the object distance at the image center from the camera. Usually LPR cameras should be installed a little bit higher than the license plate.
  • Angle – Recommended horizontal angel is no more than 30 degree. However, it also depends on the distance between the camera and object (license plate) image to be captured.
  • Distance – Up to 45ft from the camera to the object (license plate) image to be captured.
  • Vehicle Speed – Recommended vehicle speed is no more than 25 miles per hour in playback mode, and no more than 6 miles per hour in live view mode.
  • Lighting – Avoid direct and strong headlight or backlight. Sometimes lighting conditions in twilight (dawn or dusk) will affect the image quality.
  • FoV Width – recommended FoV (Field of View) is for one traffic lane.

New Paraben Stick Updates

We’re happy to announce that the iRecovery Stick and Phone Recovery Sticks have new offline updaters to fix the issue with Windows 10. Since users that are experiencing this issue cannot use the updater within the software, they must download the offline updaters. If you are experiencing problems running Paraben sticks on Windows 10, please visit the the following updater pages:

iRecovery Stick Updater

https://www.paraben-sticks.com/support/irecovery-updater.html

Phone Recovery Stick Updater

https://www.paraben-sticks.com/support/phone-recovery-updater.html

New sticks going out will not have the need to be updated but any older Paraben stick will need to be updated.

Call us with any questions or issues.

The Lack of Value Buying Cheap Security Camera Kits

It’s hard not to find a store selling security cameras these days.  Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Costco, Menards, Best Buy and other stores are selling all inclusive packages.  But I want to discuss whether buying these do-it-yourself kits make sense.

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Link

CBS Chicago interviewed the President of the U-Spy Store concerning the value of placing security cameras at the front door of your residence or business.  The interview took place on Friday, December 30, 2016, and aired on January 3, 2017, at the Chicago U-Spy Store location at 2406 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

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How to Improve School Security and Safety

School Security and Safety

School safety has become a major concern for students, parents, and the staff because of the various crimes that have been reported in such places. Violence, Drugs, Bullying, Crime, Natural Disasters and even Terrorism – these are the major threats to which schools have become subjected. If we don’t take the necessary precautions in time, then the situation might get worse than anticipated.

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Top 5 Trends for Video Surveillance in 2016

Trends for Video Surveillance in 2016

With advancement in technology, Video Surveillance Equipment tends to improve and get more sophisticated. This is a much needed change as tight security measures have become a quintessential requirement for every place, be it schools, homes, or offices. Manufacturers try their best to put in as many features as possible without letting the price shoot through the roof. After all, without affordability, no technology will be able to reach a large consumer population.

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How to Protect Your Shop Against Robbery

Protect Your Shop Against Robbery

Robberies are common in shops. Just check the news on any given day and you will find at least one case of a robbery or an attempted robbery. It does not take a lot of efforts to secure one’s shop. You only need to know the basics of setting up a good security system with which you can capture evidence (at least) if not deter robbery.

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