Who watches the watchmen (or your baby monitor)
Recently I had a discussion about video baby monitors with a neighbor. I mentioned that we had bought a unit that digitally encrypted the video and audio stream, so that creepy people would not be able to watch our baby sleep. They seemed to think that it wasn't such a big deal and that you would need a lot of equipment to spy on your neighbors. To rebut this I have two items that are freely available in the United States for a minimal cost. Both of these items can be outfitted with higher gain antennas to allow for the long range monitoring and reception of video signals.
- The discontinued ICOM R3 scanner with Video (About $400 USD on eBay)
- The AOR-STV Unit. At approximately $900 USD, this thing can view any NTSC or PAL nannycam, baby monitor, backup camera, or analog wireless camera in production.