This is something I would like opinions about. Does everyone believe this was something done by the Ramsey lawyers, or something that had been in place previously? A. James Kolar Foreign Faction Page 132 - 133 Not long after arriving in the home, investigators noted something unusual. Small wiring ran from several motion detectors and they seemed to lead to a locked closet beneath the basement stairs. Though the house was old and had been subjected to extensive remodeling, the detectives thought it odd that the wiring to these devices would not have been concealed in the ceiling or walls. Upon closer inspection, the motion detectors appeared to contain small camera lenses. Sergeant Wickman kicked in the door of the closet and observed a VHS recorder was actively recording four different rooms of the interior of the home. He directed Detective Gosage to collect the tape and later confirmed that members of the BPD investigative team had been recorded on the tape as they moved around the home. Closer examination of the recorder revealed that it was not set to record upon the activation of a motion detector but had to be manually turned on to enter a record mode. This was also in Steve Thomas's book: A group of our Dream Team attorneys and detectives walked into an ambush during a visit to the Fifteenth Street Ramsey home, after receiving permission and being let in by a Realtor. As they spent two hours going from room to room, discussing how the case facts fit with the geographic layout of the house, Team Ramsey was secretly videotaping our moves. Police discovered four tiny cameras hidden inside motion detectors and followed the wires to a videotape recorder and monitor locked in a basement closet. The cameras covered the basement, JonBenéts bedroom, and part of the main floorprecisely the areas where our team had stopped and talked about the case. A tape was retrieved showing our team on the site. The videotape recorder did not record continuously but required a physical act to switch it on. Someone had activated it only an hour and fifteen minutes before our people arrived. The covert surveillance could have been a crime if a listening device had also been found. I was willing to bet there was a miniaturized bug planted in there somewhere, but FBI technicians said they would be unable to find it without tearing the house apart. Beckner declared it a crime scene, had the locks changed, and seized all the video equipment as evidence. The Ramsey lawyers and private investigators later admitted that the video equipment belonged to them and claimed it was installed because of concerns about trespassing. If that were true, why didnt they tell us before, and why did they have the cameras running? I didnt believe them, but although the incident screamed for a thorough investigation, it went away, just like Computergate. JonBenet: Inside the Ramsey Murder Investigation, Steve Thomas, pages 271 - 272 So, just to see what was going on with the investigation by BPD??