Sorry to bother you. I am someone who bought my first house at the beginning of last year and the next door is council owned (semi). Unfortunately the nice lady next door died at the end of last year and the council have moved in neighbours from hell and me and the wife are going through utter terror with problems we have been having with the new tenants for the last 6 months. I am trying to build a case against said neighbours....the local councils environmental health team and enforcement officers are a joke for example they will only come out between 10pm - 2am on Fridays and Saturdays and it is our word against there's due to us being the only people it effects due to our location.....Anyway I am looking to install a microphone in my back garden in order to keep a log of the excessive music, shouting, swearing and abuse that I am hearing across my garden (some directed at my wife when she sits in the sun)
I am going to have to somehow conceal the mic and have it so it records to a laptop of which sections can be sliced out and also contain date/time stamps. I am wondering if you have any ideas on a good mic that can pick up around 5 metres + and that can maybe be concealed within a wooden box with the front cut out so they cant look out there window or over there fence and see it...so a accurate directional mic probably wont do the trick.