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Obtaining covert Video and identifying locations quickly by using a cellphone.

Updated: Jun 19, 2019


Covert Video:

Your cellphone is a crucial tool in the surveillance tool kit.


You can use your cellphone to obtain covert video. Yep I do it all the time.


How:

I start the recording and put it up to my ear and have a fake conversation with my wife, mother, etc...


or


Put headphones in and pretend your listening to music or watching a movie as it faces your subject.


Or


Pretend to be looking something up.


you do not have to get 10 minutes of covert. Generally 10 to 30 seconds is good enough. I personally always try to get over a minute and average about 2 minutes depending on the situation.


Even with a covert cam, I always get a few seconds on my phone because I know my phone won’t fail me where as a covert cam might. It’s a redundancy system I use:


Getting Addresses:


Open google, click the locate me button, click on the store they just walked into, and screenshot.


This gives you a screenshot of the location (Address) and the time it was taken. You will need this for your report.


What it a place is not listed on google.

WHen this happens I have two options. I drop a pin on the road that I’m on, screenshot the address. I will take the road and city and say in my report something like, located at a party store off of so and so Road In Des Moines, Iowa. Or I choose a neighboring business and say located within the vicinity of that business located at..:.


What if you have no signal and you know the city you are in but not the road?


Go old school and look at a sign. Take a picture with your camera. This will give you the road and time you took the shot.


Report Rule: A report should never and I mean never have a location without an address along with City. who ever is reading the report should always be able to find the place you are talking about.

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