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Privacy, what privacy? or Privacy with covert video?

While I have testified before a senate subcommittee about privacy, I really do not consider myself to be an expert. This is a subject often best left to competent attorneys. There are however, some basic rules regarding privacy and the use of covert cameras. 1. Respect anticipated privacy. You have been asked to put a […]

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How To Really Mess Up A Covert Video Surveillance

How to really mess up a covert video surveillance – #2 Now that you have selected the best camera for the surveillance, you need to position the camera for the best view. It is not always easy to find an ideal camera location for a disguised camera, so many times a compromise is needed. Almost […]

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Why Old Cameras May Not Be Good For Surveillance

You just learned about a series of thefts and need to quickly arrange for a covert video surveillance. You don’t have time to go “shopping”, so you agree to let your team use whatever camera they can find that will not be seen by perpetrators. More thefts in the same area occur and you play […]

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Are we stupid?

Many things have become over complicated, where we may wonder if it is the product or is it us, who can’t seem to make it work.  Video security cameras were easy for most people to hook up and use. Not so easy for many of them today. What happened? TVI happened as well as CVI, […]

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Covert Video Is Different – Plus 8 important suggestions

Barry Levine is CEO of San Diego-based Sperry West, maker of Spyder® video cameras and Video Commander® surveillance kits. Levine has been leading video security companies for 40 years. He can be contacted at (858) 551-2000 or barry@sperrywest.com By Barry Levine Crimes connected with government, business or institutional facilities can be difficult to solve, as they […]

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Are You An Expert?

  Barry Levine is CEO of San Diego-based Sperry West, maker of Spyder® video cameras and Video Commander® surveillance kits. Levine has been leading video security companies for 40 years. He can be contacted at (858) 551-2000 or barry@sperrywest.com By Barry Levine A friend once asked if I wouldn’t mind evaluating the specifics of a proposed […]

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