We all want a hidden camera for a whole range for reasons. Monitor a baby sitter, prevent employee theft, catch a cheating spouse, and so on and so forth.
If you’re certain you need a hidden camera, just that you have no idea where to look or even what to look for exactly, start by knowing the different types you will probably find today:
The cost of a hardwired hidden camera does seem attractive in the beginning, but if you consider all that you need, it’s hardly worth the total cost. But if you have new construction, you might consider running wire for this one alongside other essential home security devices, such as a smoke detector, a motion detector, etc.
This kind of hidden camera relies on day-to-day objects in the house, such as an alarm clock, with the transmitter sealed inside and a separate receiver for the video. For purposes of documenting the video in the camera, you still need to use some form of recording device. Though such systems are still being produced and used today, they are nearing extinction as with their hardwired equivalents.
Self-recording hidden cameras are considered revolutionary in the world of covert surveillance. Such systems have an internal DVR that saves videos onto an SD memory card. In most cases, these hidden cameras use motion activation to save you memory as well as time spent reviewing the video. Back then, you had to sit down for hours fast-forwarding and rewinding and then back again to moments when the subject is within sight.
To get remote access to a camera, you would usually have to stay where you can get high-speed Internet access. If you install your device in a 4G-covered area but the Internet connection from where you’re watching is poor, you can purchase a 4G-compatible hidden camera. Although the price still high up there today, it will surely lower as this wireless technology extends coverage.
In this type of system, video transmission and reception between your hidden camera and your viewing device is possible through the WiFi signal supplied by your router. Or in certain cases, your PC can function as your recorder while the camera sends over video the using your wireless signal. Either way, you will be able to view your video whenever you want.
This one is almost self-explanatory. You literally wear this type of hidden cameras on your body or at least hold it with your hand while recording. They can be a zipper on your blouse or a pen or even sunglasses – anything really. The possibilities are infinite.