Often when the subject of recording telephone calls is mentioned it is
assumed - usually incorrectly - that some sort of covert activity is
involved. Of course, this can be the case, especially in the 'free and
open' society in which we now all live (No comment - Ed). But there are
lots of perfectly innocent reasons to record phone calls in the
day-to-day course of business (for instance: interviews, oral history,
research, etc. ). Generally speaking these kinds of telephone recordings are fine and
there's nothing to worry about. But if you really need to be sure of the
legalities we've provided you with one of those long and boring instructive
documents about the whole subject
So what kit is available to record phone calls on your
solid state sound recorder? Well, we've looked into what's available and tested
various devices to see how effective they are. As a result of this, we have
selected four excellent devices from market leaders in telephone
recording equipment. The right one for you will depend on the following
What type of phone do you wish to record from?
(i.e. Is it a stand-alone private landline phone? Or a digital phone extension on a
office system? Or a mobile cellphone?)
Do you need the facility to replay recordings back to
the remote party?
Do you need your recordings to be of broadcast
With these questions in mind we offer four choices of
telephone recording device below, one of which will be right for you...
TELEPHONE RECORDING INTERFACES FOR
SOLID STATE SOUND RECORDERS
SSS RTL-145 - For occasional home and home office use
with a standard domestic analogue telephone line (including DECT phones), plugs into the wall
socket and will record from all extensions, whichever wall socket it is
plugged into. Click on the info icon for more.
SSS RTL-156 - For occasional home and home office use
with a standard domestic analogue telephone line (including DECT phones), plugs into the phone's
handset socket, then the handset is plugged into the 156 to conduct the
call. As well as recording the 156 will allow you to replay recordings
back to the caller. Click on the info icon for more.
SSS RTL-650 -
For professional use the RTL-650 offers the best audio quality of any method of connecting
to the telephone and is used in professional broadcasts.
Provides superior balance between recorded parties and excellent sound
quality. The 650 sits between your handset/headset and the telephone.
Can be used with analogue home, home/office and digital office phone
systems. Click on the info icon for more.
- For recording landline telephone calls.
Simply connects between the coiled
cord handset and the telephone unit itself.
The output then goes to your recorder.
Click on the info icon for more.
TO SPECIAL ORDER (NORMALLY TAKES
- For recording mobile
cellphone calls. Simply
plug the cellphones headset into the headset jack and its supplied lead
into the phones headphone jack. Then connect the record output to your
solid state sound recorder. Bingo - good quality stereo call recordings
from your smartphone. Click on the info
icon for more.
TO SPECIAL ORDER (NORMALLY TAKES
- This is the daddy of them all. A serious professional
interface for recording all types of landline phones from a basic
domestic appliance to a DECT phone and on up to the more complex
PBX-based phones. And yes, it will also interface with mobile cellphones
as well. It does the lot. Click on the info icon for more.