You see keychains and key fobs all the time. What you don't see, even if it's there, is a key fob that's making audio and video recordings. This covert ops spy camera DVR blends in perfectly with the everyday devices everyone carries. Hiding in plain sight, it records audio and visual.
Can't figure out the best way to set up your hidden surveillance camera for the meeting? No problem. Just set your keys on the table and pretend nothing's going on. Hiding in plain sight, this hidden camera can record the entire meeting. Even if there's a sudden change in venue.
A hidden camera can be a great asset, especially if you use it properly. Here's some free information to help you do just that.
Don't announce you've installed a hidden camera. This may sound obvious, but it's a rule many people break.
Keep the existence of the camera on a "need to know" basis. The fewer people who know, the better.
If installing a camera in a bathroom or other normally private location (due to drug use, vandalism, etc.), consult an attorney about privacy violation issues first.
Take a cue from Realtors. Location, location, location. It's critical you install the camera where it can be concealed, but also where its viewing field won't be inadvertently blocked by people standing in front of it. It also needs to be fairly accessible for such things as retreiving the flashdrive, recharging the battery, cleaning the lens, etc.
Run a test once you've installed it. You may need to adjust angle, ambient lighting, height, focus, etc., to get the kind of footage you want.
Develop a schedule for accessing it without revealing that it's there. Obviously, pulling the flashdrive out of the breakroom monitoring camera during lunchtime isn't going to work.
This has allowed me to document verbal promises made at meetings, and hold people accountable. That was why I bought it.
But I carry it around all the time and a few weeks ago noticed someone acting suspicious while I was shopping at Dillard's. I just aimed my keyfob at him and looked the other way. I alerted a clerk, who called security. They nailed the guy and three other people "working" the store with him. I now get the employee discount for a full year as a reward.
Nobody knows it's a camera, 6.13.2012
Reviewer: Amber Clark (Chicago, IL)
I love having this on my keychain, because I never risk leaving it at home. The camera and voice recorder capture everything I need to record, and without putting people on alert that what they are doing and saying is being recorded.
Useful concealed camera, 10.25.2011
Reviewer: Ron Hammersmith (Dallas, TX)
This keyfob camera has worked out perfectly for me. We're in a hiring mode and integrity is very important. So one use we have for this is I arrange for someone to interrupt an interview for some important problem. I tell the applicant I'll be back in about 10 minutes, and am very sorry but this is why we're hiring.
On my desk is a jar of dimes and a jar of candies. This keyfob camera is on a keychain of keys, and sitting on a file cabinet aimed at my desk.
The camera has recorded applicants as they pick their noses, steal the candy, steal the dimes, and even play with their privates. It's recorded their mutterings, too, some of which are not very complimentary. So it has helped us weed out applicants who look good on paper.
Interestingly, it caught one applicant praying. He told God he really hoped to work at this place, he felt he could contribute, and he liked the people he met. This meshed with the other things he said at the interview.
After watching that video, it struck me that the candidate we were about to make an offer to might not be the best candidate after all. The attitude of this young man is what we try to find in our applicants and here we could see it on video.
Our sales manager thinks this camera would also be good for sales calls. We can review the sales presentations for improvements, sure. But his main concern was capturing the customer's responses and questions, so we can better meet customer needs.
The price of this keyfob camera is easily justified, so our employees will be making purchases of these and we'll gladly reimburse them.