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DVR Maintenance Tips

As a service to you, we are supplying you with some helpful tips to keep your video security system up, DVR and cameras, and running well. A little prevention or self help can save you money and keep your system healthy. Continue reading

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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Why is pepper spray used for self defense?

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A lot of people ask why should I use or carrying pepper spray. Responses for those questions quite are simple. Walking the dog or jogging late at night, getting out of work late, taking public transportation or having an ex-partner who is stalking or harassing. Continue reading

WiFi Based Surveillance Cameras

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WiFi cameras come in different shapes and sizes, some are hidden inside of your everyday household objects, such as clock radios, motion sensors, and AC adapters, while others are not as covert. Most WiFi cameras come with high definition resolution of 1-2 Mega Pixels. There is on site storage by inserting a Micro SD card as well as live streaming to any iOS or OS operating device. Continue reading

Elgin Man Faces Prison for Bathroom Cam

Elgin resident Miguel Bribiescas admitted to charges of spying after a small camera was found in the bathroom of Ridgefield industries in Crystal Lake. The camera recorded one person using the female wash facilities before being discovered by another worker.

Once the pen-sized device was turned over to police, they discovered that Bribiescas, aged 25, had mainly recorded himself while trying to determine how the camera worked. He was easily identified, and arrested by police. His mistake, and his crime, could cost him anywhere from one to three years in prison. However, because he does not have a criminal record, his attorney believes that probation would be the most appropriate punishment.

Currently free on bond, Bribiescas’ trial has been set for January 20th, 2010.

U-Spy Store does not condone the use of surveillance equipment for illegal purposes; if you believe that you are being recorded illegally, e-mail us at U-Spy Store. We carry various products that detect the presence of audio and video recorders.