Socket Lead Voice Activated Recorder
This fully functional heavy duty and ordinary looking socket lead is fitted with a superior voice recording microphone. Simply plug the socket lead into any room environment to automatically record conversations 30+ feet away, storing audio to an SSD internal memory. Mains powered with back up battery, time and date stamp plus signature 'no hole' microphone method makes this a superior surveillance product for providing audio evidence.
Socket Lead Voice Activated Recorder; with SSD Memory and Time / Date Stamp
This fully functional Socket Lead Voice Activated Recorder intelligently incorporates SSD storage, time and date recording, a back up battery, and a signature 'no hole' microphone method. Simply plug the Socket Lead into a mains power and clear audio is recorded whenever sound is detected. This Socket Lead is the next generation in audio surveillance providing unlimited standby time and the very best audio recording quality bar none.
SUPERIOR QUALITY RECORDING WITH NOISE BUFFER
The Socket Lead is a heavy duty BS 1363-2 enclosure and the workmanship is unsurpassed in this industry, due to the customised PCB board and special harmonic microphone which filters background noise for example: radio or TV whilst maintaining focus on foreground speech. You can be confident that audio recordings of an important meeting, an interview, or general conversation within your own room environment will be captured @ 192 KBPS at a distance up to 30 feet+ from where the Socket Lead is plugged in.
VOICE ACTIVATED RECORDING
Voice activated recording can be switched ON / OFF at any time, which means that you can use the Socket Lead in any room environment as normal until such a time when you wish to enable the recording mechanism. Once enabled by a hidden switch, the Socket Lead is designed to commence audio recording when sound is detected above - 50 db threshold. This pre-set range minimises false activated recording and reduces wasted storage memory. If you require a higher or lower -db theshold we can accomodate upon request. In our tests we concluded -50 db was a good trigger point slightly above a normal room anbience.
Recordings will continue until eight (8) GB / 96 hours of internal SSD storage is full, at which point (or at any point you choose) easily transfer the audio file/s from the Socket Lead to a computer for safekeeping.
INTELLIGENT AUDIO FILE STORAGE
Unlike digital voice recorders which record lots of seperate voice files, the Socket Lead intelligently compresses all recorded files into just a single playable audio file. All the silient junk and false triggers are removed which means instead of potentially hundreds of seperate audio files you would need to listen to, many of which would be irrelavant, the Socket Lead produces one (1) complete file containing all detected and relevant audio - clever stuff!
NO HOLE MICROPHONE METHOD
The unique signature method removes the tell-tale small microphone hole which means even by close visual examination the Socket Lead has a perfect exterior. The engineering process ensures absolutely no loss in audio quality.
FAILSAFE ELECTRICAL DESIGN
Built with safety in mind, a transformer allows for seemless switching between mains power and back up battery power and also incorporates not one (1) but two (2) fuses located in the Socket Lead and the plug head. This safety method provides extra peace of mind and will not found on other inferior products.
BACK UP BATTERY POWER
In the event the Socket Lead is disconnected from a mains power or a temporary power cut, the Socket Lead will automatically switch to an internal 560 mAh back up battery which provides 48 hours of battery performance. The back up battery will always be ready and at full capacity due to maintaining a trickle charge whilst the Socket Lead is powered from the mains.
TIME AND DATE STAMP
The supplied software for Windows computers allows you to easily sync the time and date to the Socket Lead. The time and date function does not need to be used but will provide an accurate timeline of recorded events.
EASY AUDIO FILE ACCESS
The Socket Lead is designed to eliminate the mundane process of opening the unit to access the file storage. A partition plate which neatly houses the connection port and recording ON / OFF switch is removed by two (2) screws. The process, once you know the secret is fast and simple. The supplied USB cable connects to the Socket Lead and then to a computer to access the audio recordings.
This is a superb digital voice recording product professionally housed inside a functional everyday item, and allows you to obtain clear time and date stamped audio evidence to support an existing dispute, unreasonable behaviour, malicious verbal abuse or to supplement existing security of your premises.
Note: Windows 8.1 and 10 users may encounter a code error which can sometimes not recognise the unit when connecting to a computer.
Note: The cable length is standard two (2) meters. If you require a longer cable length please contact us prior to purchase.
HOW GOOD IS THE AUDIO QUALITY?
Audio is recorded very clearly @ 192 KBPS and the microphone has been harmonically balanced to concentrate on forground speech whilst reducing background noise interference from radio, TV, and outside traffice etc.
HOW IS THE SOCKET LEAD POWERED TO RECORD?
The Socket Lead can function in the normal manner from a mains power and a hidden ON / OFF recording switch can be activated at any time. This means unlike similar products which activate as soon as power is applied, this Socket Lead can be used as normal without recording until such a time is required. Then, once recording is activated, any sounds detected above -50 db are recorded and stored the Socket Lead's internal SSD memory for later review.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE SOCKET LEAD IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE MAINS POWER
A 560 mAh back up battery will automatically power the recording mechanism inside the Socket Lead for up to 48 hours until mains power is resumed again. Once mains power has resumed, the back up battery will begin to trickle charge back to full capacity.
ARE THERE ANY LED INDICATORS TO SUGGEST RECORDING IS TAKING PLACE?
No. And furthermore, there is no microphone hole either so even under close scrutiny there is nothing out of the ordinary.
CAN IN USE THE SOCKET LEAD POWER OTHER ELECTRICAL DEVICES AS NORMAL?
Yes. There is nothing to see or hear that would otherwise suggest the Socket Lead isnt absolutely normal, and can power other devices in the normal manner.
WHAT IS THE STANDBY AND RECORDING TIME?
When the Socket Lead is connected to a mains power and the recording switch is ON, the standby time is unlimited. The maximum amount of voice activated hours that can be stored is 96 hours until the eight (8) GB of storage is full. Bear in mind that 96 hours is a massive amount of time that can span over many weeks and months because recordings are only captured when sound is detected. At this point you would need to offload some audio recordings and store them to a computer for safekeeping.
CAN AUDIO BE CAPTURED WITH A TIME AND DATE?
Yes. The supplied software for use with a Windows Operating System is very simple to use. Simply open the software and confirm the correct time and date - then press save.
HOW DO IN PLAY BACK RECORDED AUDIO?
This is the clever part. Unlike other similar products which only provide access by removing the entire section, this Socket Lead's connection port and recording ON / OFF switch is neatly housed behind a plate which can only be accessed by removing two (2) screws. The process is safer but also much faster. Then, using the supplied USB cable, simply connect the Socket Lead to a computer to access the recorded audio file.
CAN YOU SUPPLY FOR OTHER COUNTRIES?
Yes. We can supply for UK, European and USA compatibilty.
Note: Windows users of 8.1 and 10 may encounter a code error which can sometimes not recognise the socket lead when connecting to a computer.