Covert surveillance is big business. Families use it to see exactly how the nanny treats the little darlings, and for that matter how the little darlings treat the nanny. Business use it for confirmation of their suspicions about the nefarious actions of employees. Students record lectures for later review and revision.
Please be careful as to how and where you use hidden cameras, particularly if you intend to use the images captured by the hidden camera in later civil or criminal legal proceedings, especially in labor disputes. There may be legal implications on their use, and any output you intend to use must satisfy local legal requirements as to quality, chain of evidence, and admissibility. However you cut it, recording the latest blockbuster at the local cinema and posting it on You Tube is against the law in most jurisdictions.
Table of Contents
- 1 Wireless Spy Camera with WiFi Digital IP Signal, Recording & Remote Internet Access (Camera Hidden in Pencil Sharpener)
- 2 2.4GHZ WIRELESS B/W AIR WICK AIR FRESHENER CAMERA
- 3 4G Bluetooth Earphone Hidden Pinhole Recorder AMSC737-4 from flylink
- 4 Streetwise Security Products DVRP DVR Pen with Built-In 4GB
- 5 Hidden Camera Keychain
- 6 Securityman PIR-SD Pir Motion Sensor with Hidden Color Camera & Sd Recorder (White)
- 7 Hidden Camera Digital Alarm Clock
- 8 Esky® Coat Hook Hidden Camera DVR With 16GB Micro Sdhc Card (Tf Card)
- 9 Mini Gadgets HC-MP3 Hidden Camera MP3 Player
Wireless Spy Camera with WiFi Digital IP Signal, Recording & Remote Internet Access (Camera Hidden in Pencil Sharpener)
Hide in plain sight?This unobtrusive bit of desktop furniture links by wire to a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that needs a separate purchase. Video quality is adequate and will support simultaneous audio recording.
Please ensure that its covert use, particularly with audio recording is lawful in your jurisdiction.
2.4GHZ WIRELESS B/W AIR WICK AIR FRESHENER CAMERA
Simply put, a standard air freshener with an added video recording capability. Images are clear and sharp and a motion detector allows it to sit in standby mode until it is needed. It can’t, however, take stil images.
It connects wirelessly, and because it has no dedicated internal storage, normal operation needs a connection with a separately purchased wireless capable DVR. Rechargeable batteries keep the operational costs down.
If you need to discreetly record while on the move, a camera concealed in earphones is ideal camouflage. This wee dingus is sturdy, lightweight and concealed in a pair of working earphones. Recording starts when you push a botton on the connecting cord.
One downside, and a potential giveaway are the three wires needed for operation, one for music, and two for camera power and data. Video quality is at best average, and it cannot record audio.
Streetwise Security Products DVRP DVR Pen with Built-In 4GB
A really James Bond-ish device is the camera pen. This audio and video capable device can be used to capture images and sound within a ten foot radius. It is rechargeable from a PC USB port, That feature also allows the captured information to be copied and stored. There is no motion detector. Oh, and by the way, it can also be used as a pen.
Hidden Camera Keychain
The little device looks like a typical vehicle remote, attaches to a key ring and is highly performant for it’s small size. It hosts a 3megapixel camera for high quality video and still pictures. Local storage is provided by an exchangeable SD card, and unit recharging is carried out by plugging the unit into a PC USB port. Audio recording is supported by an integrated microphone and a nice feature is a battery saving standby mode invoked via the power on/off button. A mode button also supports a choice of operating styles. A versatile and efficient unit which will be great for most users.
Securityman PIR-SD Pir Motion Sensor with Hidden Color Camera & Sd Recorder (White)
Pretty much a similar device to others, it doesn’t really have any overriding features that make it stand out from the crowd. It can be activated by motion detection, and provides high quality video. On the debit side it doesn’t support stills or audio.
Hidden Camera Digital Alarm Clock
If you want to record yourself asleep or just take a sleeping selfie and still wake up in time for work, this multi-functional device is the one for you. A simple micro SD card holds the images recorded during the full charge operational time of 10 hours. Standby time is about 30 days. On the downside, there is no motion detection or timed start feature so you need to kick recording off yourself. And it is an alarm clock as well.
Esky® Coat Hook Hidden Camera DVR With 16GB Micro Sdhc Card (Tf Card)
If you are plagued by a phantom closet robber, then this is the perfect camouflaged camera. In addition to being a coat hanger capable of holding up to 5 pounds of clothes, it holds a motion sensitive camera that takes high quality video and still images. Local storage is a micro SD card, and the hanger recharges from a PC USB port. Video and still photographs can be time and date stamped for later evidentiary use.
Mini Gadgets HC-MP3 Hidden Camera MP3 Player
This is in effect an iPod with an integral camera. In addition to the surveillance function it can hold and playback up to 1500 songs and audiobooks to keep you amused while on stakeout. The camera quality is average and video and pictures and are best viewed on a PC, transferred there on the SD card taken from the integral slot, or by simply connecting the MP3 player to the PC.