Spy Cameras to Capture Action On The Go
BY Aron Devis June 16 2017
What are Spy Cameras?
Spy cameras or mini cameras, are some of the most customizable devices on the market because of their tiny size.They are perfect for anybody who wants hands-free covert footage; ideal for law enforcement, private investigators, home monitoring or to spy on someone.You could either go for a wireless spy camera that doesn’t need external DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) and record hours of footage right into an SD card or carry a spy camera with a portable DVR and review your footage as it happens.
DISCLAIMER: Recording a subject without prior consent is illegal in some states/countries. Research the laws in your area, and only use spy/mini camera products in accordance with your local laws.
Types of Spy Cameras
1. Wireless Spy Cameras
If you need a wireless spy camera the best option is a single integrated unit. In single integrated units, both the camera lens and the wireless transmitter are combined into a single device. Wireless units keeps the camera well hidden within ordinary items, allowing you to easily spy on anyone.
2. Hidden Spy Cameras
Hidden Spy Cameras are ones that can be implanted within everyday items, concealed in plain sight. They are ideal for monitoring suspicious activities in your home or office space, but they can even be used for many other things. For example, you could monitor your nanny to see if she’s really taking good care of your child or you could use one to spook a friend for fun.
Things to consider when purchasing a Spy Camera
1. Size & Weight
Size and weight is an important factor if you are looking for a personal hidden spy camera. You’ll need a spy camera that is small enough to be concealed on person and light enough to be worn comfortably. Size is also a vital factor for home security spy cameras as it plays a crucial role in the hidability.
Spy cameras come in lots of different designs far beyond just a simple camera. You need to have a spy camera that looks natural and seamlessly blend in with its surroundings.
3. Recording Options
The 2 main recording options are self-recording and wireless streaming. Self-recording spy cameras use internal memory or an SD card to record all your images and videos. Wireless streaming spy cameras allow you to view your images and videos in real time through a secure website or a smartphone app.
Every spy camera model varies in the length of the battery life and the type of battery that comes with it. Some need to be recharged while others use lithium batteries. Depending on your needs and personal preference you need to choose the best option.
5. Extra Features
Night Vision – Allows you to view images and photos taken in low light.
Motion Detection – Great for home security and it helps to save on battery life.