The long range use of parabolic microphones allows surveillance to be carried out from a safe distance without detection.
Fire & Rescue
Parabolic microphones are used broadly in search and rescue efforts. In tests, calls for help, have been heard over a mile away.
Parabolic microphones are used at almost every type of professional sport. In addition, they can be used to pick up speakers in a crowd .
High performance parabolic microphones can be used to mic members of a panel discussion without equipping.
Open Meetings / Q&A
A high quality parabolic microphone can be used to amplify the comments or questions of attendees at open meetings.
Houses of Worship
A single parabolic microphone located in the rear of the auditorium can pick up the speaker regardless.
Parabolic microphones can be used to record the sounds of nature without disturbing the habitat.
These products are intended for broadcast, sound reinforcement, and law enforcement applications. If you record a private conversation, you are in danger of being accused of not only eavesdropping on the conversation, but wiretapping as well.