dittybopper: It's an "active" device:The camera works by scanning an object using low-intensity pulses of laser light.Like all such devices, a simple detector will warn you of the presence of such a device. And because the detector only has to be able to detect the signal directly from the laser, and not the reflection, it can be significantly less sensitive and still have a greater range than the camera itself.
dittybopper: DubtodaIll: dittybopper: DubtodaIll: Super useful for when you're in complete darkness, so pretty much never.Heh.I used to work in a facility that was underground. When we lost power, it went black. You can't imagine the complete blackness that is the total absence of light.I've been cave diving a few times, and yeah, complete darkness is very disorienting but still not terribly prevalent. Did your facility not have emergency generators or flashlights?Oh, yes, but the generators took approximately 30 to 60 seconds to start up and provide power.Flashlights weren't common, because it was a SCIF*, but there were a few I believe at the MP station and of course in the generator room. Shift leader on the floor might have had one in his desk. And there was some emergency lighting, but that was in the hallways and not on the operations floor.But it was uncommon enough, and the outages short enough, that it was best just to stay where you were until the power came back on. Longest I can remember it going out was for less than a minute, but 60 seconds in complete blackness feels a heck of a lot longer than it is.*Anything that could hide a camera, or that you could smuggle documents out with, was looked upon with a jaundiced eye.
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