The TeleSpy's telephone 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 TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy circuitry requires an AC adapter (provided) to be plugged into any standard 110V wall outlet. The absence of this power adapter would render the TeleSpy circuitry useless, but would not affect the telephone's normal operation. Because of the ordinary appearance the TeleSpy is not obtrusive and more effective. The connection of the TeleSpy to your existing phone line has no adverse effect. It is no different than adding another ordinary phone.
The Motion Sensor
The TeleSpy'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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Self Test function help me?
The test switch on the TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy is armed (only the first time.) Thereafter, when the light goes off, the TeleSpy is instantly armed.
Can the TeleSpy" be used in smaller homes and apartments and homes with existing security systems?
The TeleSpy" 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 TeleSpys" 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 TeleSpy?
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 TeleSpy's position in the room. First place TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy to discover for yourself the sensitivity of your pet(s), then devise a strategy which allows the TeleSpy" 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.