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
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
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
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 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 animal.