Be a Fly on the Wall With Spy Cameras

Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig have used spy cameras at one point or another in the movie. Have you ever watched a James Bond movie and thought having a gadget that does amazing stuff would be so cool? Well, this is your chance to own a spy camera. For those of you who do not know what a spy camera is, it can be defined as any camera that can be used without their knowledge to take pictures or video of a scene or a person. If you have watched “Candid Camera,” you would know that people tend to be amused when unaware that a camera is capturing their moves. History shows that the Second World War was the first time people used spy devices to wander into enemy territory and take pictures of structures, plans, and blueprints.

Nowadays, these cool gadgets are available to consumers for their use. It is impressive how you see them incorporated into normal objects that you use in your daily life. Regular things like calculators, sticks of gum, cigarette packs, tie pins, pens, and alarm clocks camouflage the cameras. James Bond always uses pins, tie pins, or bows to record conversations and scenes. Typically, anything big enough to house a small camera can be used as a camouflage. One look at the different spy cam objects will reveal that there is no household equipment into which the spy camera cannot be impregnated.

Spy Cameras

Ok, you’re a regular person, not a detective, and certainly not 007; what could you possibly need a spy device for? It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re paranoid, but people have been known to set spy cameras on their property as an add-on to the burglar alarm. This especially helps if you live on a large property. The older huge security cameras that always keep moving are not helpful because burglars have learned to stay away from their moving line of sight. Still, they don’t know where the camera is or whether there is a camera. It will also help if you’re a concerned parent leaving your child under the care of a nanny. Yeah, but it is better not to let the nanny know about this because she will not feel right about somebody monitoring her activities, especially if she is straight and honest.


Who hasn’t always wanted to be a paranormal investigator? If you have an idea that the supernatural entity might be getting smarter at not showing activity when a real camera is around, you could throw a pot of plants or a stick of gum in the room with cameras. Maybe your video could go into the repository of true scary videos.

Have you seen “Law Abiding Citizen”… the interrogation scene? Remember when Jamie Foxx switches off the recorder and the camera to get Butler to confess? Police officers and spies could benefit from spy cameras and even solve a few cases by getting prisoners to admit in a fit of rage or remorse. If you have just opened a new office or even built a new house, these could serve as your immediate and cheapest security options till you install security cameras and sentry men. You could have your prank show with security cameras at your school, college, or workplace. Some delicate applications are a test for your spouse’s fidelity and voyeurism. Make sure the latter is legal in your country before installing them in anybody’s private spots.

The concept of special gadgets, spy cameras, and playing Bond is cool. The thrill and excitement of recording people doing stuff without them knowing a camera is in the midst are beyond comprehension. You could even get your friends drunk and record their rants and raves.

There are different spy cameras available, the modes and features of each of which would be individually astounding. Night vision would be something that you can add to the list of available features. The basic spy camera is incorporated into objects that would otherwise not be checked. It can transmit video through the air in the form of waves. It can transfer video through the air in the form of waves. It is even possible for you to get surveillance cameras that are motion-activated or voice-activated. Sometimes, all it takes to start recording to its inbuilt flash drive is just a wave of your hand or saying the appropriate word. Other spy cameras are inaccessible to civilians; they are exclusively used for spying and transmitting videos. They can either be short-range or long-range transmission, and the best part is that they can be made smaller than your normal spy cameras because they do not need a flash drive to record.

The cost of these things varies from brand to brand. Still, on average, if you talk about a regular basic spy camera that can record videos and later play it back when you connect the output to a computer or a TV, it could cost anywhere between $125 to $150. Add features like night vision and motion sensors; it could cost you about $100 more. Image clarity and object fidelity play important roles in the pricing of spy cameras. If you want better camera clarity, you better be prepared to shell out extra. On the other hand, there are cheaper-grade cameras that you can get for as low as $75. The size of the camera is a determinant of the price of the camera.

The spy camera is fun, and the price is not a problem because you choose what you want. What might stop you from getting a spy camera might be the laws in your country. The Anheuser-Busch incident is a prime example of what might happen if you decide to go ahead and install a few hidden cameras in your workplace. In most states in the US, you’ll be penalized with a fine of over $2000 and a couple of years in prison for violating laws associated with spy cameras. Unauthorized installation of spy cameras could lead to condign punishment. Unfortunately, in some areas where the legal precedent in spy cameras is absent, employers are free to install hidden cameras in any portion of the workplace, including the restrooms, and there is little the employees can do about it. You may want to live in such areas if you’re an employer and a control freak.


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