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#25644 05/02/11 06:48 PM
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Trying to help out a sales rep that made a promise.

She made a nice sale and the customer wanted this tiny microphone put in the server room and run 100 ft. down to her desk.

I assumed she wanted it concealed but not the case (you could put 15 of these on your fingernail).

I know she doesn't need a huge paging amp. but that is about all I've put in and I know there are no volume controls on a pre-amp.

Got any good ideas what to put in for her? For whatever reason she wants to be able to listen into what is going on in the server room but I am assuming a more realistic microphone and amp would be needed, just never had a call for this kind of application.

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How about a baby monitor?

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You might have to play with the impedance, but how about a pair of computer speakers? I have the Creative Travelsound portable set, and tons of the AC powered two speakers that plug into a PC. Best of all, you can try it for free and only buy one if it works.

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It sounds like she is going to listen in on people which would be a violation of federal privacy laws. If she has a mic input on her PC you could use that.


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I would ABSOLUTELY have her sign a "hold harmless" agreement. As others have said, you could put mic/preamp in server room and just a speaker on her desk.
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Audio and video monitoring of employees is perfectly legal, if they are aware that it is taking place. Rest rooms, changing areas, etc. obviously excluded.

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I would ABSOLUTELY have her sign a "hold harmless" agreement.
that's not going to do a bit of good you can't have someone agree to let you break the law .
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Audio and video monitoring of employees is perfectly legal
Ive done some research on it for a job and its not a black and white issue

I suggest you talk to a attorney as to CA law and your liability to protect yourself or pass on the job

that said , a local CATV supplier here has mics and stickers you put on all entrances to the bldg informing anyone who enters that audio is being recorded . I just got a sale flyer from them and one of the items is a hidden camera with audio built into a non functioning motion detector for 40

they also sell the mics and can help you set it up
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the main national CATV supplier wont sell the stuff because of the legal ramifications


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I would consider installing the system but with a doorbell button for a "push to talk" function. If the customer chose to bypass the button I don't think I would be held liable. In a similar fashion, I have installed M-O-H jacks for Info-On-Hold devices but have seen the customer plug in a music player instead. If the customer modifies or uses the device in a manner different than what I set it up for, could I still be liable?


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Take a look at RDL. They have all kinds of amplifiers etc.


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If the customer modifies or uses the device in a manner different than what I set it up for, could I still be liable?
people go to law school and get degrees just to debate issues like that .

in a situation like this if a employee feels their privacy is invaded and sues , you may be included at which point liability isn't the issue but the cost to defend yourself can far outweigh the profits on the job

the chances of legal problems from covert recordings is far greater than MOH violation in my opinion

things like the push to talk button or disclaimers for the customer to sign just show that your aware of the issues


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