This innocent looking everyday air freshener conceals an extremely powerful long-term voice activated audio recorder with incredible battery life, large recording capacity and super-sensitive microphone. Manufactured by Spy Equipment UK.
This spy air freshener audio recording device is the perfect solution for totally covert long-term recording for almost any type of room environment. Easy to deploy at home office or workshop and manufactured in the UK by the Spy Equipment UK engineering team.
At Spy Equipment UK we are consistently getting requests for different disguised audio recording products. With tremendous battery life, sound quality and memory capacity as a benchmark, the challenge is to incorporate the recorder inside an everyday innocuous-looking object. The success of our Air Freshener DVR made highlighted the fact that a sound activated recorder built into the same freshener case would have a broad appeal. This device can blend into th surroundings in many types of situation, whether it is a room in the home, the office or even in a workshop and being portable it is just so quick to deploy.
Audio recording products have a distinct advantage over spy camera devices in that they do not need to be in direct view of the subject being recorded. Air Fresheners can be found in every home, office and workshop situated on a windowsill behind a curtain or even on a shelf high up out of arms reach. As a result they are often left for days and even weeks or months without attracting any unwanted attention whatsoever. The Air Freshener Voice Activated Recorder is extremely easy to use. No real technical knowledge is required to get going. It is simply a matter of charging the battery, press the ‘on’ switch, click the back onto the freshener front panel and deploy where it is needed. Wall charger and USB charge cable are all included in the package with the recorder. Each time the device's microphone picks up a sound, a recording will start and will stop and save the file when there is no noise for at least a minute. It should be noted that the operating system of course cannot distinguish between a human voice, sound from a TV or other noises in the environment and so will record all of them as they occur.
When put into record mode the device draws power from a high capacity built-in lithium ion battery which can provide an incredible standby time of 12 months and an amazing straight record time of in excess of 215 hours actually exceeds the audio recording device storage memory which is 144 hours. This means that if the device battery is fully charged then it will never run out of battery power before the memory has been filled. To put this into perspective, if the recorder was in a room where there was noise for 8 hours during a day, then the memory capacity would only become full after 26 days, yet there would still be plenty of life in the battery.
This recorder has a very sensitive microphone that can pick up normal level speech up to a radius of 10 metres (30ft) away. 'Voice activated' recording as standard ensures that efficient use is made of the battery and of the memory space - only record when there is sound in the environment where the Air Freshener Recorder has been placed. When set to record there is no visible indication that recording is taking place. There are no beeps or other sounds to denote starting and stopping of voice activation and even if the battery did run out there are no giveaway warning indicators. When you want to listen back to recordings, simply click of the freshener facia, press the switch to ‘off’, connect to a computer using the USB lead and then playback the recorded files through the computer speakers or your connected earphones.
Is the device silent and discreet in operation?
Yes, the device is digital and there are no moving parts or sound alerts that would alert attention in any way.
Does the air freshener still make the room smell nice?
Although the material at the front of the air freshener is impregnated with a nice scent, the unit does not odourise the environment in the normal way that a freshener unit would.
Are there any lights that would indicate that the device is recording?
When the device is switched into record mode a discreet LED illuminates for a couple of seconds, but then goes out and then there is no indication that recording is taking place. This LED can only be seen when the air freshener back has been removed to expose internal recorder workings.
Do the recordings have a time and date stamp?
No, although the device will record a separate file for each period of sound in the environment, unfortunately the time and date for each file will not change.
Will the recorder still record if it is hidden away from view?
Yes, the recorder will still pick up sounds from the environment, although if it is heavily buried out of site, the microphone effectiveness may be reduced.
How can the recordings be played back?
Recordings can be played back through computer speakers by plugging into the USB port of a Windows or Mac computer using the supplied connection cable. No special software is needed.
Can the voice activation feature be switched off?
No, the Air Freshener Recorder is always set to voice activated recording. There is no straight record option.
Does the device record one big long file with no breaks or does it recorder numerous shorter recording files?
The recorder will record a new file each time the microphone picks up enough sound to start the recording process and then ends the file when the sounds, vo