If you have been watching the news lately you may have seen a few videos of covert operations that were recorded with the use of a spy pen camera. Various stations last week aired program within a variety of categories detailing a number of incidences. One of which included a sting operation uncovering an auto repair shop fraud ring which was quoting clients different prices than what they finally charged, by as much as 500%. The investigator who entered the shop with a hidden spy pen worn in his shirt pocket recorded the head mechanic go through a list of prices for what the repair would cost after the initial diagonosis was completed. Unknown to the mechanic, the investigator videotaped the entire event, capturing numerous specific dollar figures via the pencam. However, upon returning to the auto shop, again with a spy pen hidden in the shirt pocket, the investigator recorded the head mechanic give drastically different numbers. Upon revelaing the whole incident was recorded, the shop claimed their was a footnote in their contract that clearly stated prices subject to change upon completion. The investigator is currently taking this matter up with the Better Buisnes Bureau and providing them with the footage obtained by the pen camera.
Also in the news was the use of a spy pen camera to capture footage of a hired maid service stealing jewellery and other items. Mr. Rod Derrick, of Lakeworth, Florida became suspicious after noticing some items missing from his dresser draw. Following this he decide to create a sting operation. After purchasing a motion activated spy pen, Mr. Derrick set the bait and left some fake jewellery by the bed stand in view of the hidden camera. The next scheduled day from which the maid service was to attend, Mr. Derrick set the pen camera up before leaving for work. When he returned home later that day, he immediately proceeded to check the covert footage obtained by the spy pen camera. Much to his dismay, his initial theory was correct. Ms. Maria Valderaz, 54, also of Lakeworth, Florida was caught stuffing a few pieces of the jewellery in her maid outfit. Thanks to the hidden spy pen, this was all captured onto memory which is going to be used in evidence at court against her.
Pen cameras today are sold by various online retailers , available in a variety of resolutions and memory types/sizes. The very best spy pens today offer 720P resolution, some with motion activated sensors. These devices are becoming increasingly popular for private investigators, law enforcement, security personal and citizens with their own personal needs including monitoring staff, monitoring their home, recording job interviews and of course the mot infamous use, catching cheating spouses. It is always important to do your due diligence in regard to these products as many of them are sold without warranty. Spypenhq.com is a review based size that covers the current pen camera market in the most unbiased viewpoint possible with a perspective from a team of private investigators out of New York state. Please feel free to leave a comment or let us know your opinion on spy pens.