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#1 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:32

A friend of mine is trying to catch a suspect money thief from an office desk draw.

 

He wants to capture images of the thief, The cleaners are suspected so its happening overnight.

 

What options are available? He doesn't have local admin rights to install any software. Ideally battery powered but not adverse to electrical socket. He had a non descriptive brand of camera from eBay but it failed last night so without spending anymore money on it then I am looking at better alternatives.

 

Thoughts?




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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:36

Hello,

Depending on how much is being robbed, you could leave a smartphone and then use Android Device Manager.

Google popped this up:

http://www.ispyconnect.com/

#3 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:46

Yeah I thought that but then leaving a phone around wouldn't be the best idea given the circumstances ha!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:50

Some hidden spy cams:

 

http://www.dhgate.co...22-1|4139133193

 

http://www.dhgate.co...16-1|4139133193

 

http://www.dhgate.co...18-1|4139133193

 

http://www.dhgate.co...20-1|4139133193

 

http://www.dhgate.co...13-1|2794449076

 

OR

 

you can lock the money in a box:

 

http://www.amazon.co...ocking cash box

 

And, hide the cash box in a filing cabinet, closet, etc.



#5 thechronic

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:52

If he does not have network/administrator rights then an IP Camera or locally installed software solution is ruled out which only leaves a standard camera hidden in the room. Perhaps he could borrow one.



#6 +techbeck

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 16:22

Why is money being kept unsecured in the first place?



#7 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 16:26

Why is the person stealing in the first place?



#8 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:07

Its not the point! Its in an office in someones personal desk draw. Its the principal. Thanks for the suggestions guys. 



#9 shozilla

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:12

If you have an old phone with a camera... you can turn it into a webcam and plug the phone to the wall so you wouldn't worry about battery goes down... and place it somewhere and use your current phone to watch the action.



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:39

Some hidden spy cams:

 

http://www.dhgate.co...22-1|4139133193

 

http://www.dhgate.co...16-1|4139133193 <----good price but thief might notice the change.

 

http://www.dhgate.co...18-1|4139133193 <---This one is cool

 

http://www.dhgate.co...20-1|4139133193

 

http://www.dhgate.co...13-1|2794449076

 

OR

 

you can lock the money in a box:

 

http://www.amazon.co...ocking cash box

 

And, hide the cash box in a filing cabinet, closet, etc.

 

Nice find Hum!  



#11 Xerino

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 21:10

A nanny cam, problem solved

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 21:38

I'm not sure what a desk draw is, but the nanny cam type scenario would be a good option. That or a remotely monitored webcam, but with limited rights on the machine it'd be problematic. 

 

Locking the money up in a cash box or something would be a smart move if it's being taken from a desk, that or have a drawer with a lock





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