posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 04:12 PM
reply to post by MrMaybeNot
I was just curious.
Getting back to the central theme of the OP, with the camera technology available now it would be possible to put cameras practically anywhere as they
can be "lipstick" size or even smaller and still give quite good image resolution. So the only problem is to be able to hook them up if "they"
want to capture a live feed. So those boxes are fine for that.
However, here is a thought: It would also be possible to set up cameras that are not directly wired into a system, but instead have their own battery
pack and a memory storage device along the lines of a flash storage system. These could still be made quite small and could be placed unobtrusively
then collected later. They could even be set up with short-range Infra-red motion sensor technology so they only start recording if something is
within range, over a certai size and moving. With enough memory, such devices could even sit for a week or more and then be collected and replaced
with others -- or even just the memory card/s removed, copied to device and then replaced.
Such a device could be embedded inside a fake brick, inside a wooden window frame or even in a fake bird's nest. (No, I'm not joking.) There are
many ways to hide a small camera device. It could simply be placed inside a parked car and left there. Not where thieves would see it, but somewhere
they won't normally look for a camera. The funny little doggy on the dashboard? Yes, that would work fine.
How long the device sits in place could just depend on who they want to watch.
It's all quite doable. And the trouble is, no-one would need to know. Even if a device is found, if it's not wired in to anything it's almost
impossible to determine who might have put it there, allowing "them" to deny all knowledge of its existence. And it also would not be hard to set
them up with an anti-tamper program that will wipe the memory card if you don't input a code before trying to extract it. No need for a keypad,
either. It could be done via a wireless device or bluetooth which sends the code to the device from within a few metres.
Easy to do. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if it's already being done.