Ex-Narc Barry Cooper Launches Covert KopBusting Cameras and Consultations

CANNABIS CULTURE – Barry Cooper, the US narcotics agent turned Kop-Busting pot activist, has released a new digital camera shaped like a car key and a system where customers can upload videos of run-ins with police for analysis and consultation.

“The BarryCam is a dream come true for us,” Cooper told Cannabis Culture. “We’re not just selling cameras, this is a protection program. There is no other system like it in the world. It gives citizens the confidence to know there is an expert they can send video to that is going to hand-walk them through their cases and help them.”

Cooper explains how it works in a video advertisment for the BarryCam posted at BarryCam.com:

“The BarryCam Protection Program is the next evolution in police accountability technology and offers protection from an ever growing number of corrupt cops,” Cooper tells the camera. “This hidden camera system captures your next law enforcement encounter for me to personally analyzed for any police misconduct. Since I’m a former narcotics officer and currently one of America’s top expert witnesses regarding police misconduct owning this system is like having me as your personal witness everywhere you go.”

The BarryCam Covert Keychain Camera looks like a BMW car key but contains a hidden camera, USB connector port, and microSD card slot (up to 16GB). The camera takes MPEG video at 720 x 480 @29FPS and still photos at 2560 x 1920 pixels. The device houses a high quality microphone that, according to Barry, “records conversations clearly even while hidden in your pocket”. Even cooler, a motion activation mode allows the camera to automatically begin recording when movement is detected.

The package comes with video analysis software, a 2GB microSD card, and a 1 year membership in the BarryCam Protection Program for $199. Go here to buy one.

Cooper is known for his NeverGetBusted series of DVDs and his efforts to turn the tables on corrupt police officers and film the results for a show he called KopBusters.

The police, however, turned the tables another 180°, raiding Cooper’s home and arresting him and his wife Candi for filing a false police report in one of their sting operations and possession of less than a gram of marijuana. The Coopers were then arrested and charged again by a different county.

They recently beat one of the charges, but are still fighting the others.

Cooper ran for Texas Attorney-General and appears often on mainstream cable news shows. Barry’s colorful personality and remarkable story are now the subject of a Hollywood feature film produced by Franck Khalfoun and Brett Ratner, the directors responsible for the Rush Hour movies and Prison Break TV show.

Cooper told Cannabis Culture he plans on releasing a hidden rearview mirror camera and necklace camera in the near future as alternatives to the key camera. He also said he hopes to expand his consultation services to a larger team of trained responders who could connect LIVE with customers and assist them during police encounters.

“When they get into any trouble of any type they push the button and it streams in real time to our detectives,” he said, “kind of like an OnStar system. If one of our customers is pulled over and the cop approaches the car we’ll be able to announce, ‘Officer, thanks for being a public servant but be advised you are being monitored on live video and audio by BarryCam'”. At that point, Cooper’s detectives would research the police officer, local laws, or other relevant information and offer advice.

Barry Cooper is a regular contributor to Cannabis Culture. Read his blog.



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  2. Jack on

    That is great!

    I foresee a huge growth potential for this business.

    Avraam Jack Dectis

  3. Anonymous on

    Soon we will offer the “Alert Barry” portion of the Protection Program which allows citizens to upload footage for my review even if the film was captured on a camera other than BarryCam.


  4. Anonymous on

    I’ll help anybody that needs it. With the Onstar system we are working toward, we can verbally warn stalkers they are being video taped.

    One of our cameras recently passed through the new TSA screening. I’ll have that video available soon at BarryCam.com

    Regarding the Hong Kong cameras…there are similar cams as ours but the inside components are inferior. I know this because my engineers ordered every camera available and dissected each one. We picked the best and upgraded it.



  5. Anonymous on

    anyone that want’s a usb rechargeable pin-hole spy 4GB AV cam disguised as a BMW or generic key fob remote, childs toy, watch, pen, disposable lighter, flashlight, mp3 player,etc.,etc. can find over a 100 different devices (minus the witness serv. LOL) priced from $12-$50 at deal extreme Hong Kong

  6. jack on

    As a former member of law enforcement, van you elaborate on why the police do not bust the gang stalkers or protect the victims?

  7. Jack on

    Here on the East Coast, where gang stalking is prevalent, the Live Onstar service might prove useful for the gangstalked.

    A person being gangstalked is being poisoned, harassed stalked and irradiated and the police seem to do nothing, either because they are corrupt, afraid or indifferent. Of course, Barry might be scared to help those guys.

    Still I could see the service helping people who have other troubles besides getting pulled over. It could end up being a huge business.

  8. Anonymous on

    Unfortunately, the competitive overseas market creates copycats of everything. Although the BMW camera we sell is an overseas product, it’s not the same as the cameras you see on Ebay. To prove my point, order the one you mentioned and if the product arrives, email me [email protected] and I’ll send you one free so you can compare. You must send mine back though.

    Also, I am selling a Protection Program that offers 24 hr. access to an expert witness and immediate help. The ingenious camera is one of the many upcoming tools our customers use as part of the program.

    There really is no other system like it in the world and I’m willing to prove it so I don’t mind being tested.



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  11. Deborah Farrell on

    The camera is awesome. I wonder if you can live stream the videos?

    Great job putting this camera together Barry and Candi obviously put a lot of time into it. Thanks you guys for being so awesome as you are!

  12. Anonymous on

    The BarryCam records for over two hours on one charge.



  13. black_star on

    I think the idea is absolutely great.
    I only wonder how long the battery in the key will last

  14. Dirty Harry on

    He should not of gave up the stealth that it was in a BMW key. Now LEO will be on the lookout for them…and if your driving a pinto, why the hell would you have a BMW key on you?
    He needs to mix it up with every day normal items, not a BMW key that most would not be driving anyway.

  15. observer on

    It may not be a panacea, but I like the idea for getting your own video of events – and hopefully has some clever option to auto- upload video/audio encounter copies to a server which is elsewhere.

    Need to test the system and smooth out problems now. A review may help…