KNIGHT KT5000 User Manual
Peace. Privacy. Protection.
The SNYPER KT5000 by Knight Security is an advanced, long-lasting audio recorder for clear, high-quality audio capture and playback of meetings, classes, and other in-room recording needs. Its one-of-a-kind design combined with its extra long-lasting battery and built-in magnet make it the perfect audio recording choice for many situations.
IN THE BOX
- Audio Recorder
- Audio Adapter
- Wired Earbuds
- Power Adapter Plug
- Charging Cable
Step 1: Charge the audio recorder. After charging is complete, disconnect from the charging cable.
The RED light will stay on while charging. The GREEN light will turn on when fully charged.
Step 2: Press the power button for 2 seconds to turn it ON.
After turning the device ON, you will see either 3 GREEN light blinks (if battery life is >10%) or 10 RED blinks (if battery life is <10%). The recorder begins recording immediately after the blinking stops.
Check to see if the device is ON or OFF by quickly pressing the power button. If it’s ON, you will see a short GREEN blink. If it’s OFF, there will be no blink.
Step 3: After you are finished recording, turn the device OFF which saves and stops the recording. You will see a short RED blink when turning OFF.
Step 4: Listen to your recordings by either connecting the KT5000 to your computer or by connecting the included earbuds directly to the recorder. See more details on the next page.
CRITICAL NOTE: Make sure the device is turned OFF before you connect it to your computer. If you do not turn it OFF, the computer will not recognize the device. Your recordings can be found in the “RECORDED” folder.
Step 5: Set the time stamp by connecting the recorder to your computer, opening the “SETTINGS” TXT file, updating the time & date, and saving the file.
You may also see more detailed time stamp setting instructions in the following pages.
Step 6: Enjoy the added benefits of having a KNIGHT by your side!
AFTER you have read this entire manual and watched our instructional video, if you still have questions or issues, please feel free to email us at Hello@KnightSecurity.io or call our US based customer support at +1 224 477 5846 and we will be happy to help.
CONNECT TO YOUR COMPUTER
Step 1: Make sure the recorder is turned OFF.
Step 2: Connect the audio recorder to your computer using the included cable.
After connecting, you will see the below folder pop up. If you do not see this folder pop up, then please manually locate the “KT5000” on your “D” or “E” drive to open it.
SET THE TIME
Step 1: Open the “SETTINGS” text file and type in the current time and date.
Use MILITARY TIME. For example, 9:30 pm would be entered as “21:30”. The format = hh:mm YYYY/MM/DD.
Step 2: Save the file by clicking the “File” dropdown and selecting “Save.”
After setting the time, the time stamp will be visible both in the name of the recording file and also in the “Date modified” section. The start time of the recording is included in the file name and the end time is shown in the “Date modified” section. See below.
After every 2 hours of cumulative recording time, a .WAV file gets saved automatically. For example, if the SNYPER records 10 hours in total, you will see 5 (10/2 = 5) separate recording files within the “RECORDED” folder, each 2 hours long.
LISTEN TO YOUR RECORDINGS
Listen On the Computer
Step 1: Turn the recorder OFF.
Step 2: Connect the KT5000 to your computer.
Step 3: Open the “RECORDED” folder.
You will see your collection of audio recordings.
Step 4: Open your chosen audio file and listen.
CRITICAL NOTE: IF your computer’s default audio player does not work to playback the .WAV audio files, please use another audio file player. Recommended audio players include but are not limited to the following:
- WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER (most popular, preferred option)
- iTunes (preferred option for Mac)
- VLC PLAYER
- GROOVE MEDIA PLAYER
To use a different media player, simply right click the .WAV file, click “Open with” and select / download Windows Media Player for a PC or iTunes on Mac. See below.
DELETE YOUR RECORDINGS
There are 2 ways to delete the recordings off of the audio recorder.
- Simply connect to your computer, go into the “RECORDED” folder and delete the audio files in there.
- On the earbuds, press and hold the play/pause button for 20 seconds. You will then see very quickly flashing red and green lights. Press the fast forward button while the red and green lights are flashing to confirm the deletion of all recordings. If you do not press the fast forward button within 10 seconds, the pending deletion will be cancelled.
Pressing the “Reset” button on the outside of the recorder WILL NOT delete your recordings. It will only restore settings to the factory default.
Listen Using Earbuds
Step 1: With the recorder turned off, connect the earbuds to the included adapter cord and connect the adapter cord to the recorder.
Step 2: Turn the power switch to the ON position. The GREEN light will flash continuously to indicate that it is in playback mode.
Step 3: Listen. Your recordings will begin playing automatically.
Step 4: Press the play/pause button to pause/play the recording.
Step 5: Press the + button to increase the volume.
Step 6: Press the - button to decrease the volume.
You will hear a beep sound when adjusted to the minimum or maximum volume.
Step 7: Press the > button to switch to the next recording. Press and hold the > button to fast forward.
Step 8: Press the < button to switch to the previous recording. Press and hold the same < button to rewind.
CHANGE THE SETTINGS – VOICE ACTIVATED RECORDING
This audio recorder gives you the option of recording continuously (i.e., recording non-stop even if there is no sound) OR recording with voice-activated recording (VOR) mode (i.e., recorder records only when there is sufficient sound). The default recording mode is VOICE ACTIVATED RECORDING.
Step 1: Open the “SETTINGS” text document.
You will see the following text: “Voice Activated Recording: On”
Step 2: Leave it set to "ON" to have voice activated recording mode activated or type "Off" to have continuous recording activated.
Step 3: Click “File” then “Save.”
CRITICAL NOTE: Recordings made with VOR will be saved with “V” at the beginning of the file name. Recordings made with normal recording will be saved with “R” at the beginning of the file name. See the below pictured example.
CRITICAL NOTE 2: When using voice activated recording mode, if there is insufficient sound for 6 SECONDS IN A ROW, then the recorder will then stop recording. It will start recording again when sufficient sound is detected.
After 2 hours of total recording time, a .WAV file gets saved automatically. For example, if the device records for 10 hours over the course of 2 days, there will be a total of 5 .WAV files created during that 2-day time period.
CHANGE THE SETTINGS - VOR SOUND THRESHOLD
This audio recorder also gives the option of selecting at which decibel (i.e. sound) level the device will begin recording when it is in voice activated recording mode.
Step 1: Set the “VOR SOUND THRESHOLD” to either 45, 50, or 55 so that the recorder will record only when sounds above that decibel level are detected.
This is only effective when the "VOICE ACTIVATED RECORDING" setting is set to "On."
People speaking registers normally between 55-75 decibels.
CAUTION! DO NOT DAMAGE YOUR DEVICE!
CRITICAL NOTE: Please always make sure to SAFELY EJECT your audio recorder from your computer after you are done using it. Simply unplugging the device from your computer may cause some of your recording files to get lost, or damage the audio recorder drive to the point where you cannot access your recordings anymore. To safely remove it, follow the below simple steps:
Step 1: Click the eject button pictured below.
Step 2: If step 1 was not successful, you may click the “Show Hidden Icons” button on your taskbar. Depending on your computer, it may look like this.
Step 3: Click on the “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” icon.
Step 4: Click on “Eject HS USB FlashDisk.”
CHARGING, BATTERY AND STORAGE
Low Battery: If the battery has less than 10% left, 10 seconds of RED FLASHING LIGHT upon first switching on the recorder will be seen. If the device flashes red upon first turning on for 10 seconds, it is recommended that the device be charged.
Battery: The SNYPER KT5000 contains a 3000 mAh battery which allows it to record non-stop for about 21 full days before turning off and needing to be re-charged. If used in VOR mode, the battery will last a bit longer, up to 28 days depending on how often it is recording vs. in standby. If the device ever runs out of battery, it will save the last recording automatically before shutting down.
Storage: The SNYPER contains a massive, built-in 128GB storage capacity which equates to around 1500 hours (about 62 full days!) of total recording time. If the storage capacity ever becomes completely full, it will enter loop recording mode where it deletes the oldest recordings to make space for the new recordings.
TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
- The recorder has a BUILT-IN MAGNET for easy mounting to metal surfaces (i.e., under desks, tables, cabinets, furniture, appliances, etc.).
- This recording device is very sensitive. Avoid placing it on surfaces that vibrate to reduce static and fuzz in the recordings.
- Contact with the recorder during recording may cause static or noises over the recording.
- For the cleanest and clearest recording, it is recommended to have the holes uncovered and in a stationary location (i.e., peaking out of a pocket, inside a purse yet not completely covered, etc.).
DO NOT run any antivirus scans on the recorder. In the event of receiving the
below pictured pop-up, please select “Continue without scanning.”
USE AS AN MP3 PLAYER
This KT5000 audio recorder may also be used as an MP3 player. You may copy both .WAV and .MP3 files (i.e., your favorite music) both from the recorder to your computer and from your computer to the recorder.
Step 1: Please copy files into the “RECORDED” folder in order to listen to them with headphones.
Whichever files are located in the “RECORDED” folder are available for playback on your SNYPER KT5000.
The RED and GREEN lights will flash when transferring data between your computer and the recorder.
Step 2: Plug in your headphones and listen.
If the recording device freezes or does not perform as expected you can reset the device.
Step 1: Turn the switch to the ON position.
Step 2: Use a paperclip, toothpick or pin to push the reset button inside the hole on the far left labeled “RESET”.
CRITICAL NOTE: DO NOT stick a pin into the LED indicator light or microphone holes on the front of the device.
Step 3: The device will restart.
CONSIDERATIONS & PRECAUTIONS
- DO NOT use this audio recorder in an unlawful or unreasonable manner. Please only use in a way which is compliant with the prescribed laws of your region.
- DO NOT disconnect the recorder from the computer while transferring data.
- DO NOT listen to playback at high volumes to avoid damage to your hearing.
- DO NOT take apart or modify this product.
- DO NOT use near water, wet environments, hot, cold, or dusty environments.
- Turn the power switch to the OFF position when storing the recorder.
- Back up the recorder’s data on your computer before storing it.
- This product contains small parts. Keep out of the reach of children.
|Continuous Recording Time||20.8 days|
|Standby Recording Time||27.7 days|
|Recording Capacity||1520 hours|
|RAM Storage||128 GB|
|Recording Quality||192 kbps|
|Battery Charging Time||5-6 Hours|
|Sampling Rate||48 kHz|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo High Sensitivity|
|Exterior Color||Metallic Gray|
|Exterior Material||Metal (Zinc Alloy)|
|Magnetic Absorption||Yes, extra strong|
WIN XP, WIN 7, WIN 8, WIN 10, IOS system, Linux
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||≥ 80dB|
|Operating Temperature||23°F - 104°F|
This product can in no way guarantee any outcome including but not limited to your health or safety. Please do not depend on this audio recorder alone. For more information, please go to www.KnightSecurity.io.
The use or misuse of this audio recorder is conditioned upon the user’s agreement that in no event shall the manufacturer, importer, reseller, or distributor of this audio recorder be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use of this audio recorder.