The PhoneSpy – telephone listening device is a clever and reliable combination of a telephone, a motion sensor, and a microphone. The PhoneSpy - telephone listening device is an ordinary telephone that doubles as a monitoring system. Simply enter any phone number you want the unit to call and turn the motion sensor switch to on. Should motion be detected the phone will dial the number entered and upon answering you will be able to listen in via the amplified microphone on the unit.
The PhoneSpy - telephone listening device allows you to decide from a safe location if it is a friend or foe before you call the police. The listening period is about 30 seconds, then the PhoneSpy disconnects and instantly re-arms to detect again and again. The PhoneSpy - telephone listening device operates from any phone line, requires no installation, and is completely portable. No monitoring fees, No false alarms.
The PhoneSpy's - telephone listening device is the same popular "Slimline" telephone found in millions of home. Operation is no different than the regularly produced version and the user would notice no difference. The PhoneSpy plugs into any standard telephone jack for normal phone operation.
By adding our patent-pending circuitry, the "Slimline" manufacturer modifies the interior electronics while leaving the exterior virtually unchanged. The PhoneSpy - telephone listening device circuitry requires an AC adapter (provided) to be plugged into any standard 110V wall outlet. The absence of this power adapter would render the PhoneSpy circuitry useless, but would not affect the telephone's normal operation. Because of the ordinary appearance the PhoneSpy is not obtrusive and more effective. The connection of the PhoneSpy to your existing phone line has no adverse effect. It is no different than adding another ordinary phone.
The Motion Sensor
The PhoneSpy's motion sensor is PIR or Passive Infrared Technology. The passive infrared sensor detects changes in the room's heat signature due to occupant motion. The range is in excess of 30 feet at which point the width is about 20 feet, creating about a 45 degree wedge beyond the sensor origin.
The hidden condenser microphone is strategically placed for maximum efficiency. It is amplified to insure that the slightest of sounds are heard, producing a high quality listening experience.
How does the Self Test function help me?
The test switch on the PhoneSpy powers the green LED light near it. It tells the operator instantly when the motion sensor detects something (light comes on). The light stays during a timed period (the listening period) then the phone would disconnect (light off), now, light is off and PhoneSpy is instantly re-armed for the next detection. Knowing how to use this function allows the operator to discover the exact perameter and sensitivity of the motion sensor within their personal environment. Operational tip: Unplug the phone line. Now the PhoneSpy will show LED light "on" for detection and light "off" for disconnect and reset without calling. Always remember that the first time you turn the PhoneSpy power "on" it takes 60 seconds to arm but the LED will turn off at 30 seconds. You must wait 30 seconds after the light has gone off before the PhoneSpy is armed (only the first time.) Thereafter, when the light goes off, the PhoneSpy is instantly armed.
Can the PhoneSpy be used in smaller homes and apartments and homes with existing security systems?
The PhoneSpy is an ideal solution for the smaller homes and apartments. It will be desirable to lower and middle income dwellings, including rented apartments, because they will be seeking affordable security and higher income users find it a valuable supplement to their existing systems. About 30% of PhoneSpy sold will be going into small businesses, garages or shops.
What if I hear a burglar?
First, be grateful you're not there but are listening from a remote location. Never attempt to apprehend criminals. This could be very dangerous! If professional assistance is required, call 911 or your local law enforcement emergency phone number.
How do I know my best use of my PhoneSpy?
Simple, think like an intruder. If an intruder entered, where would he come from (34% come through the front door), where would he go? What's he want? Predicting this movement should dictate the PhoneSpy's position in the room. First place PhoneSpy in the best place, lastly run the cords. Use extension cords if necessary.
What about my pets?
Pets and motion sensors can live together. If you use the motion sensor with the pet in close proximity it probably will set off the sensor. Use the test light on PhoneSpy to discover for yourself the sensitivity of your pet(s), then devise a strategy which allows the PhoneSpy to function without pet interference; you may find that pointing it in a specific direction or slightly raising the unit solves the problem. Sensitivity is factory set to trigger on about a 40 pound (5 years old) child or animal.