Most of the latest smartphones come with a high quality, built in camera. However, it’s not always easy to use it to take a picture when you need it the most. Sometimes, the opportunity to capture a great picture is gone by the time you pull out your phone, open the protective cover, turn on the phone, enter your passcode, open the camera app, and then finally take the picture.
At other times, maybe you’d like to take a picture, but the timing isn’t right. Maybe you’re embarrassed when someone sees you pulling out your phone to snap a photo at an inappropriate time. Private investigators who are conducting surveillance in public places can’t always pull out their digital camera and snap photos of their subject.Let’s face it, sometimes there are just times when you want to take a picture without anyone noticing. Fortunately, there is an app built especially for this purpose.
Take sneaky pictures with the SneakyPix App
SneakyPix – a nice camera app developed by Skidmore Apps – allows you to take covert pictures and videos, without anyone noticing what you’re up to. All you have to do is launch the app and pretend to be on the phone. Following is an overview of the application and instructions for how private detectives can use it during surveillance situations.
SneakyPix is easy to understand and simple to use. The main screen of the app provides instructions for using the program. Before you launch the app, there are two important things to do first. First, put your phone in silent mode. You don’t want the camera making sounds as it takes pictures. Also, disable the flash feature of your phone camera. This is very important because if the flash is not turned off, it will ‘flash’ when using the app and your cover will be blown.
Now, launch Sneakypix. Once it opens, you are ready to begin taking cover pictures and video clips. It is important to hold the phone as still as you possibly can for better quality pictures.
Useful SneakyPix features
Vibration Alerts – Active the vibrate feature to receive alerts as pictures are taken. The phone will vibrate to let you know a picture or video has been captured.
Fake Screen – The app displays a fake screen or photo while in use, just in case your phone’s screen comes on while in use. This feature can be customized with your own images.
Number of Pictures – Specify the number of photos to be taken.
Image Resolution – Adjust the image resolution depending on the quality you are seeking. A higher image resolution will allow you to “zoom” into a picture to view minute details. If you want to capture images faster, then set a lower resolution.
Ideas for using SneakyPix
Private investigators are often hired to by married couples to conduct surveillance on a spouse whom they suspect of cheating, or by suspicious parents who want to know what their teenage is up to. This is a great software tool for private investigators who need to conduct close-quarter surveillance, especially in public places. Detectives can use the tool to capture images and videos without being noticed or raising any suspicions.
The program is also ideal for those who want to capture spontaneous images of daily life while on the go, but are too conscious of others watching them doing it. For instance, you may want to capture a beautiful moment you encounter on the subway or walking down the street. Or, you may want to snap a picture or make a video of an artist at work in a café or on the street.
Compatibility: The small application requires iOS 4.3 or later to operate. It can be used on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.
For more information, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sneakypix/id345481980?mt=8, or search for the app in iTunes.