Voice Activated Recorders


Voice activated recorders are exactly what their name implies; they are audio recorders that record when activated by a sound.  Voice activated recorders may be used for a multitude of tasks such as securing witness statements, oral note taking, recording college lectures, etc.

 

Security Camera King features two different digital recorders that can be voice activated.  They are Product #s DPR-N88 and DPR-N308.  In the following article we’ll describe how voice activation works and look closely at each recorder offered for sale by Security Camera King.

 

But first, let’s talk a little about voice activation and recording.  First, voice activated recorders have a microphone and a speaker.   The recorder has the microphone wired to a small Integrated Circuit (IC) chip that is basically a listening device with a relay.  Should the microphone pick up a sound (any sound will cause activation if loud enough, not just voices) the IC sends a signal to a relay which controls the on/off function of the recorder.

 

As mentioned earlier, voice activated recorders can be used for many things.  If they are being used for covert recording the voice activation feature can save a lot of storage space and power allowing the recorder to record more and run longer.  However, one important point to address is that these types of recorders often must be tested in their user location to see if the recorders pick up is strong enough to activate the recorder as needed.

 

Also, most small recorders including voice activated recorders often have to be tested by trial and error in getting the device’s microphone pointed in the proper direction and placed in the proper position to record conversation.  Sometimes the microphone has to be placed just right to pick up the targeted sound.

 

Product# DPR-N88

This is a 576 hour digital phone and room recorder.  It can be used as a stereo recorder and it has a built in FM radio with a recording feature as well.  The 576 hour record mode is the recording time available when set in LP mode.  The recorder has a backlit LCD display.

 

It can record in several formats including WAV, ACT, MP3, and WMA.  It has one output for an earphone jack and also one input for an external microphone jack.  It comes with its own built in rechargeable Lithium battery.  The size is small and sleek, 1.3 inches x 4.4 inches x,5 inches and it only weighs about 3 ounces.

 

The following is a list of some of its features:

  • Stereo recording with built-in stereo microphone
  • FM radio with recording function
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Ear protection function
  • Scrolling display
  • Built-in tools – Autotimer, stopwatch, alarm clock and calendar
  • 3 default folders for storage
  • Voice activated recording
  • A-B segment repetition
  • Ear microphone included for telephone and mobile phone recording
  • High fidelity amplifier
  • High quality speaker
  • Line IN input
  • Audio input
  • 3 recording modes, SP, LP, HQ
  • High Speed USB 2.0 connection
  • Multilanguage display.

 

Product# DPR-N308

This recorder offers all the same features at the DPR-N88 above but it also have a touch pad key layout and a rugged aluminum case.

 

The following is the list of features (same as above):

  • Stereo recording with built-in stereo microphone
  • FM radio with recording function
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Ear protection function
  • Scrolling display
  • Built-in tools – Autotimer, stopwatch, alarm clock and calendar
  • 3 default folders for storage
  • Voice activated recording
  • A-B segment repetition
  • Ear microphone included for telephone and mobile phone recording
  • High fidelity amplifier
  • High quality speaker
  • Line IN input
  • Audio input
  • 3 recording modes, SP, LP, HQ
  • High Speed USB 2.0 connection
  • Multilanguage display.

 

If you have any additional questions or concerns about these voice activated recorders contact one of our security experts either via “Live Chat” or telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday 9AM – 6PM EST.

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