Not every private investigator has a life as exciting as that of a high-tech spy but that doesn’t mean he has to go analog most of the time. In this day and age, certain investigative jobs will often require the use of equipment that looks like it stepped out of a hit Hollywood movie. Starting a career as a PI? Here are some of the coolest spy gadgets that you, as a PI, can never live without:
Mini digital cameras
Any PI worth his salt will find this cool spy gadget very useful in his investigative work. Mini digital cameras can take still and/or video shots while others even offer night vision for low light situations.
An advantage to mini digital cameras is that they now come in different sizes and forms. Some may be disguised as clock radios or hidden behind the eyes of an innocent looking stuffed toy or even worn as buttons or brooches. Spy gadgets such as these also come wired or wireless for more versatility.
GPS tracking devices
Another cool spy gadget that PIs can never live without is the GPS. When installed or attached to a vehicle, this device can allow the PI to locate and monitor the movements and location of a car and its owner.
Bugs are listening devices that are capable of capturing and recording audio evidence. These are essentially small microphones equipped with amplifiers that magnify sound within a specific range. They can either record at source or transmit the audio to be recorded at a remote location.
Whether as a separate gadget or integrated into a binocular or camera, night vision equipment is very useful for detective work in low light or complete darkness.
Hidden camera locator
This is a cool spy gadget that protects PIs themselves from being caught by surveillance equipment. Using a laser to scan an area, this gadget can locate both wired and wireless hidden cameras within 30 to 50 feet.
The laser is beamed from the gadget and if there is a hidden camera in the area, it will be shown as a flashing light in the locator’s view port. This will help a PI avoid areas where hidden cameras are so they can perform a more effective and private investigation.
Any PI can make like paparazzi and use a camera to capture still or video images for evidence. This is one every important spy gadget that no PI can live without. With the range of advanced features and applications that today’s digital cameras come with, they make for some of the coolest gadgets that any PI will be proud to carry around.
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