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Is it possible to scramble my surveillance camera even though it is not wireless?

August 30, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Surveillance Camera

My girlfriends ex husband appears to be able to send my survaliance camera on the fritz every time he comes by. I live in a private community so all I need to do is catch him on camera more than once and the police will step in. unfortunately she is usually home alone when he comes by and he has figured out how to scramble the picture on the VCR. it records on a vcr and uses a wire between camera and recording device. any ideas as to how this is possible? any ideas on how to fix it? or at least how to protect against it?
First of all she’s terrified of him and that you cannot fake. second it is not going to snow it appears that the picture jumps on the screen. the camera has infra red lights and I heard that there is radar detectors out there that can scramble or mess with them. It is only some cars that come through that affect the recording. After it stops jumping you see the receeding taillights of the car. She is too nervous to go outside and check to see if it’s him but I’m guessing it is he’s a control freak. I think the one guy is right he has a cell phone and loves taking pictures of her with her new family when they are not looking so it is likely that he’s clicking photos or has an anti radar device in his car. I was kind of hoping for a way to block the camera from interferance.

If it is hard wired, you should not get interference unless he is messing with the camera, I would suggest hiding an additional camera and attach it to another hidden vcr to catch what he is doing to the camera as well. Do not even tell your girlfriend though this may come off as not trusting her, it is more narrowing the possibilities.

If it was wireless.

Any wireless signal within the same area that is transmitting at or around the same frequency as your system may cause interference. Every potential application site should be surveyed with a spectrum analyzer, frequency locator or demonstration system prior to installation. Interference is common at the 900 MHz levels and 2.4 Ghz levels. Common causes of interference are microwaves, cordless phones, wireless LAN/WAN’s and other wireless systems. We recommend using the 5.8 Ghz frequency band for video transmission to minimize the chance of interference.

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3 Responses to “Is it possible to scramble my surveillance camera even though it is not wireless?”
  1. IAINTELLEN says:

    It would be virtually impossible to scramble either the image, or how the VCR records on a hardwired setup. Does it ever happen when you’re around?

    What’s a lot more likely, is that ‘your girlfriend’ is switching the channel it records from (like to channel 0, which only shows snow) when lover boy’s coming over. I can hardly believe you fall for it.

    My suggestion is for you to get another setup you can put outside the house. Maybe in the garage, with the VCR hidden, or at a neighbors Don’t tell your girlfriend about it. While you’re waiting for ‘the evidence’ your best protection would probably be condoms.

    Sorry.

    I’m loving the answer from the guy under me. He’s all into INTERFERENCE and GHz, and totally ignoring the fact that you said it’s a hardwire system. Interference my foot.

    Later…
    I see he read my answer, then added a new first paragraph. Unfortunately, all he did was say the same thing I’d already said. His answer still doesn’t explain how loverboy is tampering with your setup. A hardwire setup can only be ’scrambled’ by someone TOUCHING IT. You’d have taped him walking up to your house, before the interference started. All the evidence you need ‘for the police to step in’. If you’re not even able to get a picture of this guy coming into the area, someone (named ‘girlfriend’) is protecting him.

    Sorry again. The very idea that you’re gone so far to try to protect your girlfriend, probably mean you really care. I just hate seeing people taken advantage of.

    After your additional comment.

    If you believe ‘the one guy’ is right, there isn’t much anyone can say that will change it. There are plenty of women who live with, and love, horribly abusive partners. It is also very common for abusive and controlling partners to beg, promise, and plea that their behaviors will change when they feel themselves losing control of their victims. It’s also very easy for women to want to believe them, protect them, and not want to see them in jail. Especially when they have children with them.

    You only want answers that fit into what you believe. If I were you, I wouldn’t even attempt putting up a hidden camera. Probably better to not know.

    Best of luck to you and your girlfriend.
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  2. HSTeacher says:

    If it is hard wired, you should not get interference unless he is messing with the camera, I would suggest hiding an additional camera and attach it to another hidden vcr to catch what he is doing to the camera as well. Do not even tell your girlfriend though this may come off as not trusting her, it is more narrowing the possibilities.

    If it was wireless.

    INTERFERENCE

    Any wireless signal within the same area that is transmitting at or around the same frequency as your system may cause interference. Every potential application site should be surveyed with a spectrum analyzer, frequency locator or demonstration system prior to installation. Interference is common at the 900 MHz levels and 2.4 Ghz levels. Common causes of interference are microwaves, cordless phones, wireless LAN/WAN’s and other wireless systems. We recommend using the 5.8 Ghz frequency band for video transmission to minimize the chance of interference.

    Actually for the egotist above, I misread the question and missed the wireless part. I did not answer based off of his remarks however now that he has addressed that, I would suggest that he stay out of the counseling business and stick to being a jerk because anyone who would suggest such a thing right off of the bat is being an insensitive pig. I would believe that he can give such answers based off of experience and not understanding! Just because he is the burner or the burned does not mean that you are. The below part is not my own it is extracted from the refferenced site. Believe what you want but when it comes down to it, I do not suggest thinking that she is cheating as he does, I suggest tapping him to see if he is messing with the camera.
    References :
    http://www.security-nj.com/security-camera-wireless-information-nj.htm

  3. wires says:

    I have to agree with Ianitellen. It would be almost impossible to cause interference to a hard-wired system. Sorry.
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