Hidden Camera Clears High School Football Star

NBC4 I-Team had an exclusive interview with the private investigator Freddie Parish on how he was able to obtain a confession that finally freed a former California high school football star, Brian Banks.

A hidden camera confession was a key piece of evidence in exonerating Brian Banks a 6-foot-2, 239-pound linebacker who had been scouted to play at top colleges, including the University of Southern California, when charges were brought against him ten years ago.

Last year, the former football star, from Long Beach called Parish, who runs Vantage Point Investigations, asking for his assistance to prove his innocence after he had received a friend request on Facebook from his accuser Wanetta Gibson, who told Banks she wanted to “let bygones be bygones.”

Parish jumped into action at set a plan into action to see if Gibson would admit she lied about her 2002 accusation that Banks raped her in a stairwell at school.

“There was no doubt in my mind that this young man was innocent,” said Parish.

Wanetta Gibson’s family received a $1.5 million settlement from the school district, and Banks with Gibson’s accusations staring at him, took a plea bargain that sent him to prison for five years, and then faced another five years on parole, with a GPS tracking device on his ankle.

In an effort to get a confession, Parish wired his office with hidden cameras and microphones and directed Banks to invite Gibson to his office to talk about their past.

“There’s only one chance to get the goods,” Parish said. “I mean, you gotta make it right the first time.”

Gibson took Banks’ up on the invitation, arrived at the private investigator’s Signal Hill office for a chat with her old high school crush.

“It just wasn’t true at all,” Gibson said about her rape accusation while hidden cameras were rolling.

Banks then asked Gibson to help clear his name, so he could move on with his life.

Gibson said she would help, but didn’t want to lose the $1.5 million settlement her family received from the Long Beach School District.

“I will go through with helping you, but all that money they gave us, I don’t want to have to pay it back, because that would take a long time,” she said on the video.

With Gibson on board, Parish was ready to execute the second part of his plan: He had Banks ask Gibson to return the next day to meet with the investigatore.

“I needed to get her basically to recant everything she said Brian did ten years ago,” Parish told the NBC4 I-Team. “If I let this man down, I would have to live with that the rest of my life.”

The next day Gibson returned to Parish’s office; hidden cameras were rolling. Parish then asked the critical questions about the 2002 incident between Banks and Gibson.

Parish: “Did he rape you?”

Gibson: “No, he did not rape me.”

Parish: “Did he kidnap you?”

Gibson: “No.”

When Gibson made the confession that she’d lied about her rape accusation, Parish thought to himself: “Wow. I got it.”

That confession was evidence that lawyers from the California Innocence Project needed to go back to court on Banks’ behalf.

With the hidden camera video confessions in hand, lawyer Justin Brooks got Brian Banks’ rape conviction overturned on May 24.

“The videotape is a slam dunk, in the sense that she’s recanting her testimony,” said Brooks, head of the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law.

Now, Banks is able to finally pursue his dream of a career in pro football, thanks in large part to the work of a private investigator.

“I had a chance to make a difference in a man’s life,” Parish said.

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SleuthGear Zone Shield Air Purifier Color Hidden Camera

Having an air purifier in your home these days is a normal occurrence. The SleuthGear Zone Shield Air Purifier Color Hidden Camera with built-in DVR will blend right into any home and is a very effective tool for hidden home security.

The Zone Shield is a hidden camera video recording system that features secure playback and is built-in to actual working electronics or small appliances. Unlike other hidden camera video recorders, this covert recorder has the added protection of utilizing proprietary software required to play back the captured data on the SD Card. Zone Shield recorders use high capacity SD cards with up to 32 GB storage space. The system can record continuously, be set in motion detection mode or scheduled to record at specific times.

The Zone Shield line of SleuthGear hidden camers video recorders are also backed by the prestigious customer service standards of the SleuthGear brand.

Check out what is included, Specs, and product features:

Product Features:

• Video Compression H.264

• 30 frames per second (adjustable 1-30)

• Multiple schedule recording options allow you to just record the action

• 32GB SD card capacity allows for up to 3 days of recording space

• Embedded video time & date stamp<

Product Specs:

• DVR specs:

• Video Compression H.264

• Record Resolution 720×240 (NTSC) / 720×288 (PAL)

• Recording Frame Rate 6/8, 13/15, 25/30 fps

• Choose from three Time/Date Stamp Formats: 1)yy-mm-dd, 2)dd-mm-yy, 3)mm-dd-yy

• IR remote control

• Firmware Upgrade through Micro SD card

• Operation temperature 0~+50?

• PC Compatible: WinXP, Vista 32bit, and Win7 32bit, Win7 64bit

• Playback Fast Forward, Backward: x2/ x4/ x8, Frame by Frame

• Playback mode via device itself or Secure Play back with bundled software

• Playback Search By Time, By Event

• Recording Quality 4 Levels adjustable (Super, High, Normal, Standard)

• Recording Storage Micro SD card (support SDHC) up to 32GB

• Video Recording Modes: Continuous, Motion, and Scheduled Recording

• Camera specs:

• Image Sensor: ¼” micron sensor

• Video System: NTSC

• Resolution: 740×480 pixels

• S/N Ratio: >45 db

• Sensitivity: >11.5V/lux-s @ 550nm

• White Balance: Auto Tracking

Product Includes:

• Unit

• 2GB SD Card

• SD Card Reader

• Remote

• RCA Cables

• Manual

The SleuthGear Zone Shield Air Purifier Color Hidden Camera is a high quality unit and is a made in the USA product to protect what’s important to you.

Undercover Hidden Cameras A Premier On-line Retailer

Undercover Hidden Cameras is the premier on-line retailer for hidden cameras for home, nanny cams and hidden spy cameras.

Undercover Hidden Cameras specialize in User Friendly DIY hidden cameras for home, hidden spy cameras, and nanny cams. Disguised to look like everyday household items, every camera must be dependable and of the highest quality for Undercover Hidden Cameras to select for their customers.  These high standards are how they have established a reputation as the premier hidden camera for home, hidden spy camera, and nanny cam retail location.  They provide outstanding quality at highly competitive prices in a safe online shopping environment.

Sometimes they hear, “I found this hidden camera much cheaper online.” Unfortunately places outside the U.S. do not have the same standards as we do here in the USA.  That is why they chose to only carry high quality, long lasting hidden cameras manufactured and supplied here in the United States for the best customer service, highest quality, at the lowest prices.  As a true family owned business located in beautiful central New York, they are proud of dealing only with suppliers and manufactures in the USA.

Their CUSTOMER SERVICE is something they take great pride in!  THEY understand the importance and discretion needed for each and every order placed.  Undercover Hidden Cameras customers are home owners, concerned parents, military, law enforcement agencies, government offices, and small businesses.  Your peace of mind is what drives them to offer QUALITY ONLY hidden cameras for home, hidden spy cameras, and nanny cams.

HD Button Spy Camera

HD Button Spy Camera for use with the DVR503 HD Touchscreen DVR. Featuring Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology! When shooting in high-contrast, backlight, glare, and light reflection environments (such as near windows) – objects can appear dark and unrecognizable. WDR technology appropriately exposes the lighting of the entire scene, ensuring that you can see what’s actually going on, and not glare! Easy installation with standard miniHDMI and micro USB jack.

Compatible with the DVR503 HD DVR


• WDR picture and video quality

• High resolution digital capturing up to 1.3MP

• NTSC/PAL switchable

• Interchangeable covert lens

• Works in dark and light, indoor and outdoor lighting

• CMOS sensor with 0.2 LUX illumination


XtremeLife Rock Hidden Camera

The XtremeLife Rock Hidden Camera is of the highest quality and perfect for your outdoor hidden camera needs.

The convenience of a battery-powered hidden camera, without the typical short battery-life constraints! The new XtremeLife camera features the longest-life battery on the market, allowing for up to ONE YEAR of operation on a single battery charge. This achieved because the processor operates in “sleep mode” until motion is detected, when the camera flips on and begins recording.

The Xtremelife Rock hidden camera can be placed anywhere outside, with no worries about running wires or short battery life. Just set it and let it record! Hidden Camera will record whenever motion is detected.


• Video Input: NTSC/PAL Auto Detection

• Standby-time: Up to 365 days (1 Year)

• Continuous Usage: 20 hours

• Record Mode: Standard, Motion, Schedule, Overwrite

• Max Resolution: 720P+, 1280×960

• Resolution Mode: 320×240/640×480/720×480/1024×768/1280×720/1280×960 Real Time

• Frame Rate: 1,5,15,20,25,30fps

• Video Format: MPEG-4 ASF file format

• Picture Format: JPG

• Storage: SD Card (up to 32GB SDHC)

• Recording Time: ~40 minutes per GB @ 720×480

• Frame Counter Stamp: Yes

• PC Interface: USB 2.0

• Battery Type: 3.7V 15000mA Lithium Battery

• Camera Resolution: 480 TV Lines

• Image Sensor: 1/4 CMOS

• Size: 8″H x 9″L x 7″W


• 2GB SD Card

• AC Adapter

• RCA Video Cables

• Remote Control

XtremeLife Rock Hidden camera

Hidden Cameras For Home

In today’s word a hidden camera for home is a must investment.  Protecting what’s important to you a hidden camera for home will give you true peace of mind, knowing your most valuable assets are being monitored from abuse, theft, and disloyal behavior.

We all work hard and in today’s economy, our possessions come to us through hard work and careful decisions on how to spend our money.  A hidden camera for home can monitor these valuable possessions from theft and abuse.  A DIY hidden camera placed in your home can give you the peace of mind knowing if a tragic event occurs while you are away, you have the events documented for law enforcement to recoup your possessions and giving you peace of mind that they will not return after being caught.

The most valuable asset in our lives is our children.  When you and your spouse are at work to provide for your precious children, logging into your work computer or smart phone to see your children peaceful at home is very comforting.  Using an IP internet viewing hidden camera or nanny cam for home can achieve this feeling.  These IP cameras are very easy to use and come in a number of objects blending into any rooms’ décor.  Letting your trusted caregivers to your children know that an IP camera is hidden in your home is your call.   We believe that telling the nanny that you will be checking in over the internet is a positive thing.  If the nanny has a problem with this, it is probably a red flag you need to examine.

Hidden cameras for home may also be used to monitor disloyal behavior.  The obvious thing that comes to mind is a spouse being disloyal with another.  While a hidden camera for home is a valuable tool in this situation, there are many more uses to monitor behavior.  When hiring contractors to work on your home, a hidden camera can monitor work schedules and possible theft of your possessions.  Your children are at that age that they are experimenting with the boundaries you have given them.  A hidden camera for home can give you eyes to see the unseen into your children’s behavior during these boundary experiments they engage in.  What is that loyal dog doing when you’re not at home?  A hidden camera for home can give that information to you, so you can make changes in where that cute companion stays when you’re at work.

These are just a few ways a hidden camera from home can protect what’s important to you.

Sleuthgear Covert Book Hidden Camera With IP Receiver

The popular line of SleuthGear hidden camera products just keeps getting better! In addition to ALL-DIGITAL transmissions (which eliminate wireless interference), we’re now excited to introduce that their hidden camera products are now available with an IP Receiver.

What makes an IP Receiver so special? The answer is two-fold: advanced recording options, and extreme ease of use! The IP Receiver is also a completely standalone receiver that doesn’t require a computer! The IP Receiver plugs directly into your wireless router (internet connection required), so there is no software or programs to worry about installing. Transmit your hidden camera video wirelessly to the receiver (which also functions as a DVR), so you can not only record your video to an SD card, but you can also stream your video over the internet to anywhere in the world!


  • Remote Video Access
  • Email notifications (motion alerts, camera failure, IP address change, etc)
  • Live monitoring, recording and event playback via internet
  • Back-up SD storage up to 32GB (SD not included)
  • SD card lock box with key so SD card can’t be removed
  • Digital Wireless Transmission (No camera interference)
  • View LIVE on your SmartPhone!


•             Digital wireless Book Cam

•             IP Receiver

•             Remote Control

•             A/C Adaptor for Receiver

•             Key (for SD card lock box)

•             2GB SD Card

•             Ethernet network cable

•             Power Supply for Book

•             Manual

The Sleuthgear Covert Book Hidden Camera With IP Receiver will blend into almost any room making it undetectable.  The highest quality and dependable hidden camera on the market

Hidden Camera Situations That Allow You To See The Unseen

If an unsettling situation arises that may or may not be happening, a hidden camera can give you true peace of mind with undeniable proof.  Seeing is believing and a hidden camera can deliver that proof.  Here are a few examples of how a hidden camera will allow you to see the unseen?

  • Someone seems to be spending a lot of time supposedly alone away from home
  • A new babysitter or nanny has been hired
  • Your child seems to be terrified of the babysitter
  • Things are coming up missing after the housecleaners leave
  • Your personal papers in your office always seem disturbed
  • A string of break-ins in the neighborhood
  • The same car races up behind you every day and almost forces you off the road when they pass at a high rate of speed
  • Your elderly parents belongings are coming up missing at the residence they live at
  • You need to record what really happens when you visit your ex-spouse to pick up the kids
  • Your spouse is abusing you
  • Someone is stealing from the register at work
  • Someone is going through your desk at work
  • Are my kids having a party when I am away for the weekend?
  • Is my daughter having her abusive boyfriend over during the day?
  • Record fun events you attend without anyone knowing
  • Record true reactions
  • Is my spouse cheating?
  • And my favorite, who ate the last brownie?

We could obviously go on for a long time but these are just a few situations a hidden camera will allow you to See The Unseen.

Alarm Clock Spy Camera

An alarm clock spy camera is one of the newest devices on the market designed to hide a camera in your home. You can use it to monitor the activities of your spouse or another family member who is currently staying in the home. It can also help protect you against burglars who may try to come in and snatch your belongings. There are some things you should keep in mind when shopping for the right type of hidden cameras, especially those designed to look like a regular alarm clock.

The first thing you want to think about is the image quality. If you are investing in hidden cameras, you will definitely want those that will produce high quality images for you to look back on. It would be pointless to have a camera in your home if are not able to determine who is snooping around. It is recommended that you select one that takes 30 frames per second or contains 380 lines of resolution. Settings such as these are what many private investigators use in their own professional environment.

Next, consider whether you want the alarm clock spy camera to record video in color or black and white. Black and white tends to perform better in low light, so you may want to opt for that choice over color if you will be depending on your hidden camera at night. Color can be chosen if you will be relying on the device in the daytime.

You will also want to make sure that the alarm clock spy camera does indeed look like an alarm clock. It needs to have a radio, snooze button, and all of the other features that come on most clocks. If it does not have these, it could quickly be noticed as something else. Even if some of the features do not work, you want it to appear to be an alarm clock as much as possible.

Check into the method of storage for the alarm clock spy cameras you are thinking about buying. Make sure it has a storage option that will be easy to use. Most people prefer hidden cameras to be a DVR and use a micro SD card that is included with the device. The slot for these tiny memory cards will be smaller and less noticeable than the openings for the standard sized SD cards.

Overall, the best thing to do when shopping for an alarm clock spy camera is to decide your needs. If you want to use it during the night to catch a thief trying to steal your valuable items while you are asleep, you will want to purchase one that has significant features for low light. On the other hand, if you will just be using it during the day to keep your possessions safe, you can be a bit lax on some of the requirements for your hidden cameras.