The TeleSpy is a clever and reliable combination of a telephone, a motion sensor and a microphone. The TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy 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 TeleSpy disconnects and instantly re-arms to detect again and again. TeleSpy operates from any phone line, requires no installation, and is completely portable. No monitoring fees, No false alarms.
The TeleSpy's telephone is the same popular "Slimline" telephone found in
millions of homes. 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
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
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?
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