A high definition motion activated spy camera and DVR enclosed inside a non-working wireless bell chime box. Excellent low light capability and built in rechargeable battery. Hang on wall using one screw. Ideal for placement in hallway in the home or anywhere else where a doorbell chime box would appear normal.
This superb battery powered room surveillance hidden camera system produces HD video footage with audio. It is discreetly sealed within a small non-functional bell chime box that would not look out of place in any hallway. Easy to deploy, the camera can capture high quality video through one of the holes in bell box fascia without alerting attention.
To create enough space within the bell box to accommodate the camera and DVR, the standard bell chime components have been removed making the unit incapable of being used as a door bell chime in the normal way. The product is as standard designed to hook onto a screw on the wall, so deployment and removal for offload of video and/or charging is very easy.
When attached to the wall the discreetly placed spy camera is able to have a view of the environment through one of the speaker vent holes in the front fascia of the unit. The camera itself is wide angled and as such is able to capture a broad view of proceedings in front of where it has been placed. The camera has been angled down slightly to account for a higher wall placement position.
Many small hidden cameras have very limited battery capacity. Despite its small dimensions we have been able to incorporate a large enough battery to enable the camera system to be powered for just under 24 hours (after a full charge). This may enable the camera to be deployed on more than one day in a situation where maybe the camera only needs to be switched on for 8 or 9 hours.
Although unit can be programmed to operate in various different modes to suit the users needs, as standard it is supplied set up to run in motion-activation mode. Options available include scheduled and timer recording if required. All recorded footage has time and date stamping on the video imagery, which is a requirement for evidence gathering, also the in-built digital video recording system can be set to overwrite once the internal memory has been filled if needed. In addition to all this the camera has the ability to work in very low light conditions due to the light sensing auto day/night mode switching and this ensures full colour recording in standard lighting conditions and monochrome (black and white) video recording when the ambient light gets particularly low.
Concealed inside what was formerly the removable battery compartment cover is a charging / offload connection lead. This ensures that there are no external tell-tale signs of what is hidden within and also transferring and playing back recorded footage is made a simple task and a matter of connecting the USB cable into a PC or Mac computer. No special software is required to playback recorded video/audio files, although the computer being used to do this does need to have a media player application (Windows Media Player, Quick Time Player or similar). If one is not present then we recommend a free downloadable media player named VLC.
Often it is difficult to find a covert camera that will fit into an entrance hallway. A Doorbell Chime fits the criteria for this type of environment perfectly and is something that really doesn’t get noticed. For gathering high definition video with audio day and night to identify people coming in and out of a building and for simplicity of installation and use, this product must be the obvious choice.
Does this device still function as Doorbell Chime Box?
Due to the fact that during manufacture the working parts of the original device have had to be removed, only the outer case is retained and therefore the original door chime function is no longer available.
Do I get supplied with a door bell to complete the disguise
Yes, a door bell is supplied, but of course it is not functional
Which way does the camera face?
The covert spy camera is positioned in the front face of the Chime Box viewing through one of the speaker holes.
If somebody removed the front cover from the unit, would they be able to tell that it wasn’t a real Doorbell Chime?
It would be fairly obvious that this was not a standard unit.
How can I play back the video recordings from the device?
It is simply a matter of removing the battery compartment cover and connecting the unit to a computer via USB lead to play back recorded files.
Will I need any special software to playback the recordings?
No special software is required as such, although some computers may need an updated media player. We recommend a free download of either VLC or KM Player which will ensure that there are no problems playing back recordings.
Does this product record audio as well as video?
Yes, there is a microphone within this device. The microphone will be able to clearly record voices within a general 6 metre radius.
Is the video recorded good enough to be able to recognise faces?
Yes, it is very easy to identify people on the footage because 720p high definition video is recorded as long as there is at least some light in the place where the recording takes place.