Monday, July 27, 2009
Spy Products, Covert Cameras, Spy Gear
Covert cameras are a great option. Many professional investigator have grasped these tools of the trade and solved many cases. For decades, Mitchell Reports Investigations, LLC agents and investigators have utilitzed the covert camera equipment. Bill Mitchell addresses this issue in his book named above.
In fact, we have modified pursues, clocks, books and the like. We fit a camera into the setting.
What situations work well?
Residential or office spaces tend to provide both power (electricity) and opportunity to discover evidence. Covert camera sizes continue to shrink. These systems can also be used from vehicles for surveillance or in cabins, campers, apartments and other venues.
What equipment do I need?
First consider how you want to record the evidence. Will you be using a covert camera for longer than a few days? For those operations that will last more than a week, the recording device storing evidence must have the ability to store images and video.
We use both analog (tape) or digital recorders and highly recommend digital units in most situations since tapes will run out unless a motion detector is attached. Also, tapes do fail and have other limitations.
Is it legal?
You will fist need to check with an attorney in your state for recording inside your residence. However, in many states the expectation of privacy does not apply in your own home, and more especially your business space.
Can I rent or we have to purchase the equipment?
Both options are available. We recommend renting first in most assignments.
Why? Normally once an investigation is over the gear sits in a closet or is no longer worthwhile keeping. In those circumstances where a longer term of usage may occur, then purchasing covert cameras is a better option for you.
If you would like to discuss your options, call our office today. (866) 785-2423.
Bill Mitchell, LPI
Mitchell Reports Investigations, LLC
Greenville, SC 29607