Fiber optic cameras were surveillance devices utilized by CTU and FBI during several operations.

Day 1

CTU Los Angeles used fiber optic cameras for surveillance when a member of Senator Palmer's advance team, Elizabeth Nash, agreed to plant a tracking device on Alexis Drazen. CTU agents rigged Room 1242 of the Senator's hotel with fiber optics and set up viewing monitors in the room across the hall. ("Day 1: 4:00pm-5:00pm")

Day 3

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The camera observing the laundry room
Chase Edmunds used a fiber optic camera to watch Jack Bauer and Ramon Salazar play Russian roulette in the prison during the riot. ("Day 3: 5:00pm-6:00pm")

Day 7

Their was a fiber optic camera hidden in a chandelier outside the panic room of the White House, that Juma used to relay his threats to Allison Taylor over killing her daughter. ("Day 7: 7:00pm-8:00pm")

The FBI used a fiber optic camera to watch the interior of Hamid Al-Zarian's apartment, who was being held hostage by one of Tony Almeida's operatives. Agent Reed handled the optics camera. ("Day 7: 4:00am-5:00am")

Background information and notes

  • Fiber optics are long, hollow, thin, transparent fibers made of glass that are used to transmit light over a distance. The glass fibers, which are approximately the diameter of human hairs, are coated in two layers of plastic, which create a perfect mirror inside the fiber.
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