Hi-Spy Viewing Machines is located on the Great Lakes in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. We developed our first viewer in 1991 as a result of our desire to be in the coin-operated viewer business and our opinion that the existing product offered for sale in the world simply was not good enough. We knew we could do better and we have done better.
At Hi-Spy we make the finest, best-revenue producing and most attractive coin and non-coin viewfinders (both binocular and telescope) in the world and the numerous compliments we receive from around the world on our Scandinavian designs confirm this opinion; the eye-catching appearance of our product is a major appeal for users.
Our robust, heavy-duty products are built to sustain intense usage, extreme weather and, to a great extent, vandalism and other forms of abuse.
The Hi-Spy Advantage
Hi-Spy Viewing Machines is committed to building and supplying high-quality viewing machines that last a very long time with a minimum of repair and maintenance.
We are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to both improve our product and your profitability.
All Hi-Spy products are of the highest quality and are built to sustain intense usage, extreme weather and, to a great extent, vandalism and other forms of abuse.
All models are all aluminum for better corrosion resistance (particularly by the sea) and weigh approximately 125 lbs.
This is much sturdier than our competitor’s much lighter products.
Professional fabrication and highly durable construction – many units have been on sites for decades.
The worldwide compliments that we receive annually are ample proof of our pleasing design.
The eye-catching appearance of our product is a major appeal for users.
We can provide coin acceptors for any domestic or any foreign coins, and we can provide a one-coin, two-coin, or four-coin acceptor.
Choice of Optics
Coin or bill units are available in binocular models of 10X and 20X magnifications and telescope models of 20X and 35X magnifications.
All our binocular and all our telescope models have waterproof (nitrogen-filled) optics.
Record of Innovation
We don’t rest on our laurels. We have a proven record of innovation.
Since we operate hundreds of our machines for our own account, what we learn in the field goes into improvements.
Locations Using Hi-Spy Viewfinders
Hi-Spy coin and non-coin operated binoculars and telescopes are “enhancing the view” at:
- Private Homes
- Observation Decks
- Science Centers
- Bed and Breakfasts
- Nature Preserves
- Scenic Lookouts
Hi-Spy is committed to building and supplying high-quality viewing machines that last a very long time with a minimum of repair and maintenance. We are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to both improve our product and your profitability.
Simple, elegant appearance blends into any environment, both modern and historic, and invites higher usage. Durable, high quality, low corrosion materials and construction. Very few maintenance responsibilities. Fully waterproof optics. Fully reciprocating focus – no end point to break off. No need for any exterior power supply.
Engineered to offer high resistance to vandalism. Successful track record serving some of the most popular tourist sites in North America. Flexibility in setting viewing time and price per view. Wide variety of foreign coins and bills accepted (please inquire). Large quick-removal coin container on coin machines. An electronic audit on coin machines.