As an surveillance tool the voice recorder has been around in various forms since the dawn of electronic evidence gathering. This does NOT mean that the voice recorder is something to be regarded as inferior to other forms of technical surveillance device. In fact the voice recorder has never been so popular.
Ask a member of the public what they think of when asked for an electronic spy product and most will volunteer the phrase ‘spy camera’ or ‘hidden camera’, but there is generally a misconception that spy cameras can be fitted into anything without need for power or even the need to have an aperture to view through. The beauty with voice recording equipment is the fact that they require far less power than a camera and also they can be hidden from view or concealed within and everyday object in plain view without alerting any attention.
There are many situations where covert voice recorders would be beneficial. It maybe that you require a room to be monitored for conversations taking place in your absence. It could b that you would like to capture conversation taking place inside a vehicle and need a discreet recording solution.
Modern voice recorders almost always offer sound activation facility, which means that the recording system will only capture noise in the environment in which it has been placed rather than running for the entire time after it was switched on. The benefit of course is that when listening back to a recording, there are no long silences in the audio when nothing was happening in the room or vehicle. Our latest recorders can take power from a building mains power supply or have intelligent battery power enabling extremely long term deployments that only a couple of years ago would have seemed unthinkable.
Audio recordings can form the basis for subsequent staffed surveillance. Conversations recorded may provide a date and/or location for a later meeting. Voice recordings may also serve to back up something captured on video, such as when footage is taken of the surveillance subject in a vehicle with somebody else, but a recording inside the vehicle is also required to support the video evidence.
We have different devices available to suit various scenarios. If may be that a voice recording solution can be offered as part of an investigative package, although if you believe that you have need for hiring a voice recorder to resolve a covert evidence gathering problem then please do not hesitate to Contact Us for a quote.