is this a camera? i found it tucked away in a screw hole on my girlfeiends bedroom door knob.

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is this a camera? i found it tucked away in a screw hole on my bexroom door knob.

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  1. mikillb79

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  2. SkyLake

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    No. Looks more like a contact.
     
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    Heres some better pics Picture_20180221090214.jpg
     

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    It's a bit hard to tell - can you get a better pic? *edit* You did get a better one.
    Remember that a camera will need power, so either some wiring going away from it, or a fairly obvious and bulky battery.
     
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    Can you show pics of doorknob and where this was? I agree it’s not a camera, but I am trying to figure out what it does.
     
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    Looks like an LED.
     
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    An IED!!!! :wow:
     
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    Light emitting diode :rofl:
     
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    Intelligent Emitting Diode? :winktongue: :rofl:
     
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    Is it magnetic anywhere? Maybe some sort of contact switch for an alarm.
     
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    Some better pictures that are in focus from a few angles and a few from where it came from would help. Was it connected to wires?

    I'm thinking it could be some kind of buzzer but I'm not sure.
     
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    It is magnetic. But there were no wires or batteries when i took the knob and striker plate apart
     
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    C'mon, @looney2ns ....quit doctoring your self portraits before you post them! :rolleyes:

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    I am 95% positive this is an old 2 wire magnetic contact switch for an old alarm system that was eventually removed. :)