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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.

  • Hidden Camera Discovered in Chicago Suburban Walgreens

    Perry Myers is interviewed by Mike Puccinelli of CBS affiliate news reporter at the Morton Grove, U-Spy Store.  Mike and Perry discuss the potential for the DesPlaines police department to make an arrest based on the possibility of evidence obtained from the hidden camera found in the Walgreen's bathroom.   Read More

  • 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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  • Security CCTV Camera vs Surveillance Camera

    Security needs of different premises or homes differ. This is why it is important to understand whether you need security cameras or video surveillance cameras. Each of these gadgets operates in a different way. Each is required for a different reason that cannot be fulfilled by the other.

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  • Best Security Surveillance Systems now at Wholesale Prices

    Having the best CCTV security cameras around your home, office, industry or even in public places comes with an assurance of safety. The features incorporated make the system more effective. Here are considerations to make when selecting a security surveillance system.

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  • Home Surveillance Cameras Catching More People In The Act - U-Spy Store Chicago

    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 Choose a Best CCTV Security Surveillance System

    Securing your home or business goes beyond installing high tech gadgets. It is about a comprehensive system that seals all the loopholes or areas of exposure. Consider the following points when choosing a system for your house or office.

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  • 5 Explanation on Why Video Security Equipment is Important

    Video surveillance was common in businesses to catch thieves or employees engaging in unlawful activities. The users have transformed over the years and expanded to include other needs. Here are the top five reasons why video security equipment is important for your home or business.

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