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 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
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.