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SkiDog
06-25-2008, 12:05 PM
As bad as I hate to say it, I think I've got a f---ing thief around my house! A while back, I had a diamond ring that my mom had given me, go missing. I KNOW it was on top of my dresser, and now its gone. Well. I kinda forgot about it, till now. My wife just told me that the wedding ring that I had made for her is missing now! This is starting to pi$$ me off! I've got an idea of who this might be, thats stealing my stuff. So now I'm in the market for some kind of good quality hidden camera that I can set up in my room without it being noticed. I want to do a little baiting. Anybody got any ideas on hidden cameras?:mad:

flipper
06-25-2008, 12:10 PM
I know a couple people that have had to do this, and it worked. Sorry that you have to have people like that in your house, and hope you catch them!!!!

As for brands and that sort of thing, I don't know a whole lot about them. I wouldn't go to crazy though. You don't have to have a great picture if you know who it is.

One thing I would do, go get a cheap fake ring or something, that looks expensive, and leave it out. I knew one person that used the real thing, caught the person red handed, but had already sold the ring.

mpm32
06-25-2008, 12:11 PM
Here's a good one, comes with everything you need;

http://www.x10.com/key_products/hidden-video.htm

ShamrockIV
06-25-2008, 12:22 PM
i can't abide some crap like this!!

man if u catch them let me know!! i can come down and we will see how much chain they can swim with!!!

sizzler
06-25-2008, 12:32 PM
they do teddy bears with hidden cameras in them.......parents use them to keep an eye on baby-sitters

ShamrockIV
06-25-2008, 12:34 PM
they do teddy bears with hidden cameras in them.......parents use them to keep an eye on baby-sitters

dude a nannycam in dog bedroom might b obvious!!

do they make them in blow up doll version??

hey man just use reg video camera, would that look too out of place in there??? ;)

JimN
06-25-2008, 12:39 PM
Who cleans your house? Have you changed cleaners recently or have they used substitutes?

If you have a security system in your house, look for a PIR camera. It's a motion sensor with a camera built in.

Also, look for camera resolution or you'll end up with video that looks like it came from a gas station in a third world country. If you want detail, pay for it. Cheap cameras can't be zoomed well and digital zoom is the last thing you want to rely on. Only use the optical zoom if you want to see more than vague shapes. If you can get away with telling people it's a webcam, Best Buy sells Panasonic IP cameras and they have a very liberal return policy. You plug it in to a router and go to their DDNS server, online, to view it. Then, you can watch what's happening whenever you're online and you can zoom, too. Some have pan/tilt/zoom but they're much more. They also sell a wireless IP camera and it can be secure.

TMCNo1
06-25-2008, 12:40 PM
36859:rolleyes:

bigmac
06-25-2008, 12:49 PM
There is no shortage of video surveillance stores on the net. It depends on how elaborate you want to get, and how much you want to spend.

We had a thief at work - she was caught with a plain old web cam on a computer that was in the room, but there are a huge variety of of hidden cameras you can get - everything from clock-cams to sprinkler head cams.

Google video surveillance. At work here, they've used SuperCircuits (http://www.supercircuits.com/Covert-Cameras/).

ShamrockIV
06-25-2008, 12:50 PM
i think simple is not in skidogs vocab!!

i see infared, night vision, with 3d cameras being installed!!!

SkiDog
06-25-2008, 12:55 PM
Here's a good one, comes with everything you need;

http://www.x10.com/key_products/hidden-video.htm

Those look pretty good. Do you have one of these?

Maristar210
06-25-2008, 01:04 PM
It was the damn peacock wasn't it Eddie?

wakeX2wake
06-25-2008, 01:29 PM
if you wouldn't let UMP date your daughter this wouldn't be a problem... you can't blame the guy though... he's having to pawn jewelry for gas

wakolman
06-25-2008, 01:37 PM
If you know the hours that the suspect is in the house, then just do one of the wireless cameras that can be broadcast to a remote location where you have a TV and a VCR set to record when it is happening. It is way cheaper than the DVR camera.

Hard wired cameras and wireless
http://www.surveillance-spy-cameras.com/ssc-121-clock-radio.htm

DVR cam requires no TV/VCR, just like your digital cameras.

http://www.vigilanceandsecurity.com/product/SC9000

Google it for more selections, and maybe better prices. Good luck.

wakeX2wake
06-25-2008, 01:39 PM
too many ideas on here that could lead to me getting arrested... or severely pi$$ing off some females i know... this thread is now dead to me


"digital cameras are great but you can't beat a polaroid in the nightstand" - a good friend of mine

trickskier
06-25-2008, 01:45 PM
There's a place here in Jacksonville called the Spy Shop. Here's their number give them a call. 904-565-1004. They're on Southside Blvd about 10 minutes from my house.

Here's their website: http://www.mace.com/

What you need is a sofistamocated doowhacky, and I know they don't have any in Brunswick, Ga.............:purplaugh

D3skier
06-25-2008, 01:46 PM
that sucks dawg!!! I hope you are able to catch them and hang them out to dry....

mpm32
06-25-2008, 02:48 PM
I do not have one but have looked at them and the x10 products have always gotten good reviews.