This fully-functional common style smoke alarm with a built-in sound-activated recording system. This product is the perfect audio surveillance solution for home or even at the office. This new unit has time/date stamp and adjustments for sensitivity and quality.
Smoke Alarms are a common site in almost every home and office. They fit into the environment and never attract a second glance, which is why this voice activated recorder system maybe the right choice for your needs.
Smoke Alarm Retained Functionality – Sound Activated
The donor device is a smoke alarm of a design that has been around for many years, so nobody will ever suspect that it is anything other than the original device. Our previous version of this product sacrificed the smoke alarm system due to lack of space, but this latest version maintains the smoke alarm original functionality. The voice recording system that is built inside the smoke alarm, is powered from a lithium ion rechargable battery providing up to 75 days working standby time or 72 hours actual recording time. And because the recording system has voice activation (sound activation) as standard, then battery life times will be a combination of standby and record times. This means if there was maybe 2 hours of recording on a daily basis in the room where the unit was placed, the battery could last for weeks before a it expired.
Large Recording Storage – Great Audio response
The sound recording system has a standard inbuilt memory storage capacity of 288 hours for recordings. Each recorded event is stored as a separate sound file making it easier to navigate through separate recorded events. The microphone is very sensitive and will respond to standard level speech audio within a 10 metre radius. Each time the device’s microphone picks up a sound, a recording will start and will stop and save the file when there is no noise for at least a minute. It should be noted that the operating system of course cannot distinguish between a human voice, sound from a TV or other noises in the environment and so will record all of them as they occur. This updated unit now has a time and date reference for each recorded file, which is important to identify when something actually occurred.
Time/Date – Adjustments for Sensitivity and Quality
This product has a very sensitive microphone that can pick up sounds in a 10 metre (30 ft) radius. This updated unit now has a time and date reference for each recorded file, which is important to identify when something actually occurred. In addition, through the included software on the device memory it is now possible to alter the sensitivity to suit the deployment environment of the unit and there is also an option to increase the quality of the recorded file, albeit the increase in quality will mean a reduction in memory storage capacity from 288hours to 144 hours.
Very Discreet Operation – Easy Offload of Recordings
The audio recording system is extremely discreet in that there are no flashing lights or giveaway sounds that would draw attention. The recorder is simple to use and is activated by pressing a small push-button switch on the detachable recorder unit. Offloading of audio files is achieved by removing the recorder unit (held in place by magnets inside) and connecting it to a computer or laptop using the supplied USB lead. The audio recorder battery is charged through this same connection lead. A mains USB adapter is also supplied, which means that the battery in the audio recorder can be charged from a mains power outlet as well as a computer.
Verstile in Use and Deployment Opportunities
The Smoke Alarm electronics are totally separate to the recording systems and as such the smoke alarm functionality is powered by its own changeable battery and the recorder has its own inbuilt rechargeable Lithium ion power. And due to the fact that we have made the recording unit removable, it could serve a dual purpose as a stand-alone recording solution for other deployment circumstances if so required. So, if you are looking for a voice recording solution that can fit into a home or office environment that is unlikely to be tampered with or removed then the Smoke Alarm Recorder has to be worth considering.