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