Anti Spy Hidden Camera Finder with LCD IR Detector
LOCATE HIDDEN CAMERAS WITH THIS SIMPLE AND EASY-TO-USE DETECTOR
This new model in our line of camera lens finders is probably the best we've seen. This device has the normal bank of red LEDs that flash in the normal visual spectrum, which would then have you looking through the red film on the casing to block out other colors as you scan the room, looking for a reflection from something such as a hidden camera lens. What makes this unit special is that along with this standard feature, it also has an LCD screen used to find invisible infrared night-vision LED's that humans cannot see, and the package comes with a 940nm IR LED that you can use to test this feature!
HOW DOES THE LENS FINDER AND LCD SCREEN WORK?
As with a normal camera lens detector, this device has a bank of six red LEDs that flash, which you would then shine onto each surface of your home, over the walls, and knick-knacks to see if you can find any suspicious pinprick reflection that could be a camera. However, be aware that you can get false positives from things like TV remotes or TV's themselves, as they each have little LED's on them for signal transmission and on/off indicators. With that in mind, be sure that when you find a reflection, you are moving from side to side or picking the device up and turning it around in your hands to figure if you can get the reflection from any angle or just from a small range of area; as a LED bulb sticks out from a base, reflections can be seen from any angle. However, camera lenses are concave and would only reflect the light into its field of view. Weaving back and forth or walking from one end of the room to the other from the farthest distance to right up on top of the reflection will also help you determine the field of view.
The LCD, however, puts this detector a couple of rungs higher than the rest. This allows the detector the added ability to locate infrared LED's that should be invisible to the human eye. Perhaps, on a security camera, you may easily find the soft glow of IR ( infrared ) light they use for night vision even with just the naked eye; however, some manufacturers of hidden cameras have gotten quite adept at hiding this tell-tale feature of night-vision video recording, and low-glow infrared has become very popular. When the screen is turned on with a two-second click of the left-hand button, you can scan it around any room after you've turned the lights off to find suspiciously bright lights that you cannot see with your own eyes. Inside the box comes a separate 940nm IR LED that you can power on with the included micro USB cable and then use to test this special feature.
WHY CHOOSE THIS DETECTOR?
Not only can this model utilize a bank of LED lights to reflect against hidden video recording device lenses, but the additional LCD can also find invisible or low-glow infrared ( IR ) LED bulbs that are used for night vision video recording. It is an effortless device to operate, with only one button to turn on or off the flashing lights and another button to start-up or shut down the LCD screen. Tapping the Light button while turned on will increase the rate of flashing lights up to three times before cycling back to the slower rate of flashing, helping determine if you are finding a flickering reflection among your decorations and appliances around the home.
You won't have to worry about spending money on batteries or cables, as it comes with its own charge cable and has an internal 450mA battery that can provide enough power over a 3-4 hours charge that would last for about 2 hours of continuous use.
- Locate day/night-vision recording cameras in Hotels, Motels, and BnB's
- Find hidden video equipment at your work
- Scan for surreptitious video equipment in your home
- Detect wireless or hard-wired cameras
- Long battery for scanning a home or office
- Detects camera lenses
- LCD to find infrared LED's, invisible to people
- Anti Spy Hidden Camera Finder with LCD IR Detector
- Charging Cable
- 940nm IR LED
- 90 Day Manufacturer's Warranty
- 6 Red LED's
- 450mA Battery
- Charging time: 3-4 hours
- Size: Length: 4 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 54.2g
Q: Can it also detect RF signals?
A: No, this model does not look for transmitting signals.
Q: From how far back can I detect cameras?
A: Really, for the flashing LED's, you're going to want to get as close as possible to whatever device you're trying to identify as recording equipment. You may find a flickering light from halfway across the room, but you're not going to be able to identify the device as malicious or benign until you get up to it and examine it.
For finding invisible night-vision LEDs, be sure the lights are turned off as cameras would not be producing infrared with the lights on. You may find the infrared light, which cannot be seen by people, at greater distances due to the way light travels, but this will be dependent on how much power and how bright the LED's get.
Q: I'm finding flashing reflections everywhere. Why?
A: You may find some false positives around your home or office, depending on how many electronic devices are in the area. Most of them have some light being emitted at times to find some reflections in normal locations. This is part of why we do not suggest trying to detect lenses from a distance and getting instead as close as possible to the suspected surreptitious video recorder.
Q: When charging, the screen isn't going off. Is that normal?
A: Yes, it is. The screen comes on and stays on while charging, showing you the battery life indicator on display. For this reason, we suggest not to leave it plugged in for more than the recommended 3-4 hours to gain a full charge.
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