Atom Magnetic Voice Activation Recorder
This custom designed, UK designed and hand built magnetic room recorder can attach easily to a wide range of metal surfaces, recording between 5 - 60 hours on a single charge. Hand rolled in sand and baked to a precise heat temperature, it's unique texture finish is like no other. This professional audio recorder is voice activated, and capable of capturing exceptionally clear audio, fitted with one of the best microphones in the world.
Magnetic Sound Detection Recorder; up to 28 Days Standby and 60 Hours Recording
The Atom Voice Activated Recorder is UK hand built, and suitable for gathering audio evidence within a room / vehicle with stunning performance. A low power management provides a standby time up to 28 days (Atom II), and recording times between 5 - 60 hours depending on use. The Atom Recorder is hand rolled in sand and heat baked to apply a slightly rough textured finish which oozes quality. It would be a fair assessment that the Atom recorder encompasses a working mechanism to rival any high end audio recording device.
Due to request, the Atom II is now available (from the optional menu) and fitted with double battery performance. In real terms this ensures the standby and recording time has much more stamina than any similar recorder on the market today. Please note that overall battery performance will vary, sometimes more, sometimes less based on factors including how many times audio is triggered and the length of each recorded file.
VERY SMALL FOOTPRINT
The original Atom Recorder is a fantastic performer measuring just 60 x 35 x 15 mm, whilst the Atom II has a slightly larger footprint measuring slightly larger at 80 x 40 x 15 mm. A thin layer of magnetic material is fitted to the underside of the device which is ideal for 'out of sight' deployment to metal areas to capture matters of a sensitive nature as vital audio evidence.
SUPERIOR AUDIO QUALITY
The Atom Recorder is small in size but powerful in performance and above all, it is very easy to use with just a single recording switch. Built from the ground upwards, the Atom is fitted with one of the finest microphones in the world preset to the threshold of -50db and a special harmony buffer which helps ween out unwanted background noise for example: TV and radio whilst emphasising on foreground conversations.
VOICE ACTIVATED RECORDING
After bench testing in real environments, the engineers have preset the audio threshold at 50 db to eliminate false triggers which means only sound detected above this threshold will begin recording, and will continue to record until the audio threshold drops below 50 db. Consideration to audio file length was applied so the Atom Recorder stores audio into very few audio files for easy play back instead of potentially hundreds of seperate audio files.
TIME AND DATE STAMP RECORDING
Should you wish, each voice activated recording can be time and date stamped for prosperity. Please note the time and date function can only be set using a Windows computer via the neat little software.
WINDOWS AND MAC COMPATIBLE
The Atom Recorder is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. To recharge the device, and / or play back recordings, simply connect the Atom device to your computer via the supplied USB cable to access the recorded folder. Audio recordings can also be archived or emailed to other recipients in the normal manner.
OPTIONAL EXTERNAL MICROPHONES
The Atom Recorder supports jack sockets to accommodate a 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm external probe and pre-cut microphone which are used for special operations like threading through walls or under doors etc. Any external microphone when connected to the Atom will automatically isolate the internal microphone although we do recommend using equipment we can supply for guaranteed compatibilty. Please contact us is you require an external microphone as these are not supplied as standard.
CUSTOM DESIGNED ATOM MODELS
We understand that whilst the Atom Recorder is an exceptional product, you may require even longer battery performance, or perhalps a modified external appearance for unique selling therefore, we can design and build similar 'one-off' models to suit your needs. Please contact us and we will try to accommodate your request.
The original Atom Recorder is fitted with a fully rechargeable 550 mAh internal battery and capable of between 5 - 60 hours of recording time. The Atom II is fitted with a slightly larger fully rechargeable 1300 mAh battery which doubles the standby and recording time. Please select your preferred Atom Recorder from the menu above.
The Atom Magnetic Voice Activation Recorder is a fantastic self contained device, built from the ground upwards for fast deployment and reliable results. Top class engineering as standard.
Please Note: A USB mains plug (not supplied) is required to recharge the Atom from a mains power supply or you may optionally purchase a genuine Apple USB mains plug from the menu above. A USB mains plug is not a necessity and the Atom can be charged through a computer too.
HOW DO I CHARGE THE ATOM RECORDER?
The device can be charged by mains power using a USB mains plug (not supplied) or through a computer USB port.
DOES THE ATOM NEED TO BE MAGNETIC?
No. We can custom design the recorder to your specific requirements - please contact us. However, the thin layer of magnetic material we feel provides additional deployment capabilities for example: under a vehicle seat, underneath a desk or table or behind metal surfaces.
WHY WOULD I NEED AN ATOM RECORDER?
There are many reasons why people use voice recorders for example: you may need to find out who enters your room premises when you are not there, or perhaps you may need to gather audio evidence of an ongoing home or office dispute to provide the relevant authorities.
DOES THE ATOM RECORD CONTINUOUSLY OR UPON VOICE DETECTION?
Voice activated recording only. This means when the microphone detects sound above the preset -50 db, the Atom recorder will silently commence recording and will continue to do so until the audio threshold drops below -50 db. All recorded audio stored from the period when it was deployed is compressed and stored as one (1) single playable audio file to the Atom's internal eight (8) GB of flash memory.
CAN YOU ELABORATE FURTHER ON THE STANDBY AND RECORDING TIMES?
A fully charged Atom recorder can actively monitor for audio within the vicinity it is deployed for up to 28 days. 28 days is the maximum amount of time the device can remain in standby before the internal battery requires recharging. If sound is detected on day 22 for example, the recorder will have just enough battery juice remaining to capture that audio. If however, the Atom device is constantly triggered by audio then the maximum 28 days will be reduced.
WHY WOULD THE ATOM RECORD BETWEEN 5 - 60 HOURS. WHY NOT THE FULL 60 HOURS?
Battery performance will vary because of factors including the amount of times the recorder is triggered and the length of each recording. To get better battery results please consider the Atom II which has double the battery capacity of the original model.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD A SPECIAL AUDIO RECORDER FOR MY REQUIREMENTS?
Please contact us to get the ball rolling.
WHAT AUDIO FORMAT ARE THE FILES SAVED IN?
Recording files are created and stored in standard .WAV format which is supported by many different audio players.
ARE THERE ANY VISIBLE LED's WHEN RECORDING?
An LED will indicate when the Atom device is being charged, and a short LED will flash when it is about to record. The use of an LED is to show you exactly what is happening whilst being very subtle without bringing unwanted attention. We can disable LED's but we advise against it.
IS A TIME AND DATE STAMP SUPPORTED?
Yes. This function is very easy to set but must be done via the supplied software on a Windows computer. If you choose to use this function the time and date is stamped only when the very first audio is triggered.
HOW CAN I PLAY BACK THE AUDIO FILES?
Simply connect the Atom device to your Windows / Mac computer using the supplied USB cable. Once connected, your computer will begin recharging the device and at the same time the computer will assign a drive to the recorder (drive a, b, c etc). Inside the drive will contain a folder labelled 'Recordings' and inside this folder will contain just one (1) audio file compressing all voice activated recordings which can be played through your media player without any special software.
WHAT ARE THE EXTERNAL MICROPHONES AND DO I NEED ONE?
We offer two (2) external microphones (not supplied) which are plugged into the associated 2.5 mm and 3.5 mm ports at either end of the device. The probe microphone can be used when space is minimal and the main body of the Atom recorder needs to be out of sight. The probe microphone is an extended microphone which can be threaded through small holes in the wall to the other side, under doors, through keyholes or lined underneath carpets etc.
The pre-cut microphone can be clipped onto redundant telephone or alarm cables allowing the main body to the out of sight.