Skip to comments.Only cameras can see through Black-Ops Plastic
Posted on 06/30/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Monitoring a location or person with a camera or microphone has become a lot easier in recent years due to cameras having much higher resolutions while being fitted into ever smaller devices. Just about every smartphone now carries a high resolution camera capable of recording video along with a decent microphone.
If you want to record someone covertly though, you still have the issue of hiding your recording devices from view. Youre also going to want to leave them recording for long periods of time without being discovered. Qwonn, a manufacture of security products, has come up with the perfect solution to this problem and is calling Black-Ops Plastic.
The material is black in color and cannot be seen through with the naked eye. However, if you point a black and white camera at a sheet of Black-Ops Plastic, it becomes transparent allowing the camera to record whatever is on the other side.
What this means is you can hide a camera inside an object made of this special plastic and no one will know it is there. But the camera is free to record without having its view blocked.
As you can see from the images above, Black-Ops Plastic can be shaped into many different objects. Qwonn claim they can produce virtually any shape required for your spying needs.
Beyond a few images theres very little detail as to how the plastic works. Its patent pending so you can understand why Qwonn wouldnt want to share much detail about it. The one thing it will guarantee though, is that everyone is more suspicious of shiny black plastic objects from now on.
Thousands of peeping Toms are now thinking of what they can do with it.
But it’s just the early Model-T version:
Comes in any color you like, as long as it’s black.
So let me get this straight — the plastic object becomes transparent when you look at it through a camera viewfinder? Seems pretty easy to detect to me....
The wise man uses the possibility that he is being monitored to his advantage.
Always act as though you are being watched, this allows you to feed your observer anything you want to.
I have several tiny 720p cameras that are amazing. They cost just 30.00 and record HD content for an hour. I modify them to record for far longer. All that takes is a larger lipo battery and a 32GB SD card. I can get 24 hrs+ from them in 480p resolution. They are easily concealed within common objects and modding with a micro-controller and a cheap 2.4GHz Wireless Transceiver Module (3 dollars) lets you get data from the SD and control the camera from a distance. This ability along with several batteries lets you place a camera somewhere and record 24/7 for many days while you remotely download the video and then delete and wipe the data from the SD card.
It’s amazing what can be done these days even on a modest budget.
Near infrared — not visible to people, visible to cameras. Nothing new. Some cameras have filters to eliminate the infrared so you won’t see through shear clothing.
An old trick for seeing if your remote control is working — hold the IR LED up to a electronic camera, push a button and watch in the viewfinder. You’ll see the LED flashing if it is working.
I predict a change in decorating preferences.
Would you have a link to that particular camera?
I've been experimenting with inexpensive "keychain remote" cameras, but am looking for other types.
These are what is known as “keychain” cams
But these are the very best of the lot. These cams are easily removed from the case and modified for sophisticated control.
I may at some future date publish my circuits and software to modify these cams...if I do it will be at the rcgroups site. I use a one dollar processor to add functions (ATtiny88)
They are from China.
I buy in bulk but even singly they are VERY cheap.
Buy ONLY from these 2 sellers...all others are far inferior in design.
The cameras are the 808 #16 units
This site has lots of good info about the #16 cams and links to sample video. These guys stick the little cams on RC planes and drones.