COMMON QUESTIONS

What is a hidden camera ?
We take ordinary, everyday looking objects and integrate a small "board level" video camera and video transmitter so that it is impossible or very hard for anyone to detect the presence of the camera. 
Does the hidden camera record to itself ?
No, the video is transmitted to a dedicated receiver that is attached to your existing VCR , a time-lapse VCR , or DMRS card , you buy from us. If you can hook up a VCR you can operate our hidden cameras.
You say that your cameras can transmit up to 700 feet line of sight.  Can you explain exactly what that means ?

 

 Line of sight simply means that the video signal will travel to the dedicated receiver placed 700 feet away with no obstructions or interference between the two.  Ideally you would have the transmitter and receiver placed in an open field 700 feet apart and you would still get a video signal.  Most residential and commercial environments have no problem using our cameras through walls and floors since the camera and receiver are located within a few hundred feet of each other. If you need a higher power unit to achieve a greater distance we have you covered.
 

What all do I get and is there anything else I need to buy , with a wireless system ?

You get it all.  Everything you need to operate your camera is included in the price you see.  That's everything except the VCR and TV.  The receiver that attaches to your TV. or VCR is pictured here.  All cables, connectors, power supplies, and instructions are included.

We are a leading supplier of 2.4 GHz wireless spy cameras, hidden cameras, telephone recording and other hard-to-find electronics products. Due to increasing interference with 900mhz cordless phones and other electronic devices that utilize the over-crowded 900mhz frequency, we do NOT sell any 900mhz or 434 MHz camera transmitters. Except baby monitors. All of our products are shipped discreetly from "a personal name". We will NEVER sell any information that you provide to us, including your email address. NEVER! You are SAFE with us, as we are in the "PRIVACY" business! Shop where the law enforcement, military and filmmakers shop! Satisfaction GUARANTEED! ORDER today! All of our cameras are constructed using high-quality, name-brand components ( mostly Sony). We do not use cheaper, inferior generic parts.

Wireless--our most popular seller! Our high-quality wireless systems transmit a crystal clear video signal, and are very, very easy to use! Because our wireless cameras are so SIMPLE to use, more than 60% of the cameras that we sell are wireless. Our wireless systems consist of a high-grade 2.4 GHz transmitter (opposed to a 900 megahertz system that can interfere with portable phones) and a 2.4ghz receiver which is connected to a high-grade, NAME-BRAND low-light camera which is usually hidden inside an object like a clock radio, coffeemaker or  boom box. Our wireless systems are very popular---because they are exceptionally simple to use. The transmitter and camera are hidden inside of an object (like a clock radio). When the clock radio is plugged in, the hidden camera transmits a crystal clear signal to a small receiver ( the included video receiver is about 6" X 3.5" X 1.5"--which is a little larger than the size of a standard VHS video cassette!). The included receiver easily connects to a standard VCR ( like the one you currently own ) which can record for up to 10 hours on a T-180 VHS cassette tape! Simple to use! Set-up takes a bout 3 minutes! If you want a simple hidden camera system that can be installed in less than 5 minutes, our wireless systems are your best option.

All of our systems will work on the VCR that you currently own. Guaranteed ( with a setup option )!

Every VCR manufactured in the world today has additional RCA adapter plugs that will work with ANY of our units! All standard home VCRs, commercial grade VCR's and time-lapse VCRs have an RCA line-in video input along with an audio input usually located on the rear of the unit, allowing recording, as well as viewing with or without a TV connected to the recorder. ( line inputs are the female RCA type jacks at the rear of the VCR. Our Systems will work with the VCR and TV that you currently own! You will NOT have to purchase any additional hardware. Everything you need to set-up our systems is included with your order (wireless)!

WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA DO I NEED?

When it comes to selecting a CCTV camera, there are several broad decisions that need to be made. The first option is whether to use color or black and white cameras.

The advantages of color cameras are that you will be better able to distinguish different items in the field of view. For example if you are looking at a parking lot, and want to identify a particular car, color cameras will help you distinguish a particular vehicle. (Imagine calling the police and telling them that the crook got away in a "very dark gray" car, with “light gray” license plates!) The same thing would be true if you were looking at a crowd of people, and want to be able to identify someone by the color of their clothing. The disadvantage of color cameras is that in low light situations, a color camera will stop performing, and a black and white camera will continue to operate. Color cameras also tend to be more expensive than comparable black and white cameras.

The advantage of black and white cameras, include lower cost, and better low-light performance.

Another issue in camera selection has to do with whether the camera has "standard" or "high" resolution. Put simply, the higher the resolution, the sharper the picture will appear on the monitor. Resolution is measured in terms of horizontal lines across the screen that create the picture that you see on the monitor. For black and white cameras, standard resolution usually means 380 lines, and high resolution means 580 lines. For color cameras, standard resolution means 330 lines, and high resolution means 460 lines. Most monitors have more than enough lines of resolution for either color or black and white cameras. However, most VCRs are limited to 240 lines of resolution in color, and 330 lines of resolution in black and white, unless you buy an S-VHS unit which can record at a higher resolution.

Another issue that may help differentiate CCTV cameras is the ability of the camera to produce a picture in low light conditions. Lighting conditions are measured in terms of “lux”, and cameras that have lower lux ratings can “see” in less light.

Keep in mind when planning for an installation that each camera will require it's own power supply. The power supplies listed in the accessories section of the website are small plug in power supplies. Normally a 12 VDC regulated. If the camera is a 24VAC they have screw terminals for connection to the camera. Since the power supply is an "AC" type there is no polarity so you don't have to worry about wiring it backwards.
 
Camera Resolution

Camera resolution is a measurement of the cameras clarity. A cameras resolution is determined by the number of horizontal video lines (like 400 or Hi-Res 600 lines) that the camera needs in order to reproduce the desired image. The higher the resolution number, the sharper the image will be. Although resolution is important when considering which camera to purchase, the quality of the cameras components is much MORE important. We only sell high resolution, name brand, quality cameras.

LUX

Lux (1/10 of a foot candle) is a standardized method by which to measure a camera's sensitivity to light. The lower the number, the less light it will take to reproduce a clear image. For example: A camera that sees down to 1 LUX, means it generally has the ability to see an image during early evening hours or just before dusk. A camera that's down to .1 has the ability to see an image in let's say, a well lit parking lot. A rating of .05, the ability to clearly view an image in a dimly lit area at night. A .05 image can usually enable a camera to actually see better than the human eye at night!

What is a Pinhole camera?

A pinhole camera is a miniature CCD image board with a lens ( pinhole, 1-3.3mm opening ) the cameras range from as small as 15mm x 15mm to 2.5" x 2.5". A board camera will give a very real video image, similar to a camcorder. You do need to connect this camera to a viewing or recording source. The camera  take the video image and send to your device ( TV, Monitor, VCR, TLR, Camcorder [with video IN puts], Transmitter). Pinhole cameras are used when a larger security camera will not fit in to the environment. The cameras can be placed in objects such as clocks, radios, coffeemakers or any household or office item. This keeps the camera covert for surveillance purposes.

Video Standards

NTSC

NTSC stands for National Television System Committee, which devised the NTSC television broadcast system in 1953. NTSC is also commonly used to refer to one type of television signal that can be recorded on various tape formats such as VHS, 3/4" U-matic and Beta cam.

The NTSC standard has a fixed vertical resolution of 525 horizontal lines stacked on top of each other, with varying amounts of "lines" making up the horizontal resolution, depending on the electronics and formats involved. There are 59.94 fields displayed per second. A field is a set of even lines, or odd lines. The odd and even fields are displayed sequentially, thus interlacing the full frame. One full frame, therefore, is made of two interlaced fields, and is displayed about every 1/30 of a second.

NTSC countries are: USA, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Burma, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Kitts, Saipan, Samoa, Surinam, Taiwan, Tobago, Trinidad, Venezuela, Virgin Islands.

The following countries were listed as Monochrome 625/50 in one resource: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia (or PAL or SECAM in other resources). NTSC or PAL listed by Country

The above was gathered from various older sources, so discrepancies in spelling or political changes are unintentional.

CCD CAMERAS CONNECTED ON A REGULAR TELEVISION

One of the questions that we are asked the most often is: “Can I connect one of your CCD cameras directly to my television set”. The simple answer is “probably”. The more complicated answer is as follows:

All closed circuit video cameras have a video output that is referred to as “base band video”, and sometimes as “composite” video. To view this type of signal directly on your TV set, your TV set needs to have a “video” input. This is different than the antenna input that you would use for cable TV. Take a look at the rear of your TV set. If you see a set of audio and video inputs, then you can connect one of our cameras directly into your TV (You probably will have to switch the TV from the antenna input to the video input using either an on-screen menu, or maybe a push button.)

If your TV does not have a direct video input, you may have one in your VCR. If you do, then connect the camera to the video input of the VCR, and you should be able to view the picture on your TV set. Again you may have to change a setting on the VCR via either a menu, or possibly an “input select button”.

If neither your TV nor VCR has a direct video input, you may want to think about buying one of our standard closed circuit video monitors, which we have available in several sizes, in both black and white and color. Some of our customers have had success using video capture cards installed into their PC’s, for viewing video directly on their PC’s monitor.

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Warranty

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