Clothes Hook Spy Camera J018 Instruction Manual

Clothes Hook Spy Camera J018 Instruction Manual



Charing
The first step to getting your Clothes Hook Spy Camera to work is to charge it. The device can be charged by connecting it using the included USB cord to your computer or an AC outlet using a adapter. The LED will blink green while the device is charging and glow solidly when the battery is full. Before using the device for the first time, it is suggested that you charge the video recorder for about 5 hours.

Insert A Micro SD Card
The Clothes Hook Camera is compatible with micro SD cards up to 16GB capacity. Once it has been formatted, insert the micro SD card in the memory card slot on the device with the gold contacts facing inward. When secure, you will feel the card “click” into place. To remove the card later, simply push on it and it will spring out.

Power On
To power the device on, move the power switch to the ON position. With the switch set to ON, hold down the Video button for 3 seconds and release it. The LED will blink 5 times and then glow solid to indicate it is in Standby mode. To power the device off, hold down the Video button for 2 seconds. The LED will blink 3 times quickly, and then go out. If the device remains in Standby for longer than 5 minutes, it will automatically power off.

Video Recording
From Standby mode, press the Video button. The LED indicator will blink once and go out to indicate that it is recording. Video will be recorded in 5-minute segments. To stop recording, press the Video button again. The current video file will be saved and the LED will glow green to indicate the device has returned to Standby mode. When saving a file, wait 5 seconds once the device returns to Standby mode before giving it any further commands.

Recording Motion Activated Video
To set the Clothes Hook Video Recorder to record video when motion is detected, set the device to Standby mode. From Standby, press the Video button twice, and the LED will blink 3 times and go out to indicate it is set to record. Each time the device detects motion, it will record a 5-minute video. To exit motion detection recording, press the Video button. The current video file will be saved and the LED will glow green to indicate the device has 
returned to Standby mode. When saving a file, wait 5 seconds once the device returns to Standby mode before giving it any further commands.

Power Off
Just long press the video button for seconds, the light will turn off, and mechine go out.

Viewing Recorded Files
To view your files, simply connect the device via the supplied USB cord with the Micro SD card properly inserted into the device, making sure it is powered Off. It will connect as a removable drive, and depending on the settings on your PC, it may automatically notify you that new hardware was detected. If so, select Open Folder to View Files.

Or you can take out the micro sd card and put it in a card reader, and then connect the card reader to your computer, it will fast if your card reader has high quality and fast speed of data transaction.

If it is not automatically detected, click Start on your desktop. Select My Computer if you are using Windows XP, or Computer if using Windows Vista or Windows 7. The device should be listed as a Removable Disk under the Devices With Removable Storage section. Open that drive, which will contain a folder called DCIM. Within that folder is another folder labelled 100DSCIM. This folder contains your videos and photos. Move the files onto your computer to view them. Because of the high quality of these video recordings, viewing them from the device may result in them appearing “choppy”.

If your media player has any problems opening recorded videos you can download VLC Player for free at http://www.videolan.org.
When disconnecting your device from a computer, always be sure to use the Safely Remove Hardware utility in Windows.

Setting Time and Date
Setting the time and date stamp on your device is easy. Simply create a .txt file on your computer and name it “time”. In that file you will enter the date and time in the following format: year-month-day hour:minute:second. (Ex. 2011-01-31 12:00:00)

Once you’ve created the file, connect the device to your computer via USB and save the .txt file to the device’s root directory. When you connect the device to your computer, it will be assigned a drive letter (ex. C:, D:, E:). 

When you open that drive, you are in the root directory, or topmost level of the drive.

After you have loaded the file, safely disconnect the device from your computer, turn the device on and off, and the time and date you loaded should now appear on any new videos and photos you record.

Battery Life: Approximately 120 minutes of video recording
Video Format: AVI
Video Storage: Approximately 20 minutes per GB
Memory Card: Micro SD up 16 GB

Installation
For best quality, it is recommended you mount the device between 5.5 feet and 6 feet from the floor with its area of view between 1 and 15 feet from the camera.
To mount the device on a wall or door, put the flat side of the mounting board directly against the surface on which you wish to install the device. Be sure that the arrow on the mounting board is pointed down. Use either the included mounting tape or 2 screws to secure the mounting board to the wall. You can now place the Clothes Hook Video Recorder over the mounting board and slide it down to lock it into place. To remove it, slide it up and pull it away from the wall.

Troubleshooting
Problem: The LED blinks and goes out as soon as I power it on with the Video button.
Solution: This means that the device is not reading the micro SD card. Ensure the card is inserted securely, and formatted correctly.

Problem: The light on the device is “stuck” and is not responding to any commands.
Solution: This issue occurs most commonly when the device is given too many commands too quickly. This can cause it to freeze up. If this occurs, move the power switch to OFF and then back to ON. This should reset the device.

18 Comments

A Diggs - May 15, 2014

picture quality is good but I can’t get no more than 2 video 4.52 on motion activated sequence. how much recording time can I really get?

paul murrin - May 15, 2014

I bought 2 of these and they worked great. i put one back in it’s box and have not used in like 6 months.. I charged it and light is green. I push for 3 seconds to start and nothing… What can i do?

frankie - May 15, 2014

how do i format card?

Staci - May 15, 2014

Can I get instructions on how to set up the time stamp?

Staci

Support - May 15, 2014

What is the FOV (Field of View) of the camera ?

Ronald Boyle - May 15, 2014

The Clothes Hook Camera I received doesn’t seem to work properly. I have seek help from other computer savvy people and they too are having trouble. I wish to return this product and received a refund with intent to purchase a different type camera from you that not only works but is more user friendly.

Ron

Inalberto - May 15, 2014

You save the QR-Code on your hard drive. Have business cards pnrited with the QR-Code on it. The person you give your business card to can scan your business card with his mobile phone.

skhumbuzo mpungose - May 15, 2014

I just got my J018 hook camera, but there is a problem.it has recorded videos,but the computer cannot read the device.there is no drive appearing when i connect to my laptop.
So i have decided to take out the memory card and insert it into my galaxy tablet.the tablet can read it but no videos.only soud is coming out
Can you help me with this problems?
Thanks

JOSE REYES - May 15, 2014

POR FAVOR DESEO SABER COMO RESETEAR LA CAMARA YA QUE SE QUEDO ATASCADA LA LUZ VERDE Y EL ORDENADOR NO LO DETECTA COMO USB

JOSE REYES - May 15, 2014

POR FAVOR DESEO SABER COMO RESETEAR LA CAMARA YA QUE SE QUEDO ATASCADA LA LUZ VERDE Y EL ORDENADOR NO LO DETECTA COMO USB

José Guarachi - May 15, 2014

can you send my at my e-mail the clothes hook spy camera J018 instruction manual in Spanish

J - May 15, 2014

Why does the on/off switch keep sliding down to off

Shaun - May 15, 2014

I cant seem to get this device to work. My pc says format but when i click format it says please insert disk. when power on, the green light blinks 9 times fast and then off. Please can you assist me with this.

Ann - May 15, 2014

Is there anyone I can speak to in oder to set it up.

ed - May 15, 2014 picture quality is good but I can’t get no more than 2 video 4.52 on motion activated sequence. how much recording time can I really get?
junior - May 15, 2014

I have bought 2 pieces of this device. I can’t understand the real function. It can’t record videos, there is none in the computer.
could you give me further instructions thru e mail on how to operate this item to work this thing properly?

Paul Channon - May 15, 2014

It works fine, except that, for motion detection, I expected it to record several videos, activated by motion at different times, but there’s only ever 1 video on there, recording me placing the camera and leaving. Will it record several motion-activated videos? There’s plenty of card space and and battery power. Thanks.

p kumar - May 15, 2014

The J018 device when connected to pc with win 10 OS is not getting recognised by the system.The error says “USB device not recognised”
Pl advice

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