10 Best Surveillance Systems And Mini Spy Camera To Hide In Your House
It amazes me as to the variety of survaillance cameras are on the market. They come in almost every shape and size, can be hidden inside anything from a USB drive to car keys, to fake air fresheners. How paranoid are we that this has become a thriving market? Check some of these mini hidden spy gadgets out:Jumbl camera here.
This little sucker is both a beautiful pen and cool gadget and works as a camera, a digital voice recorder and a video cam. It's video resolution is 1280 x 720P and it's photo resolution is 2560 x 1440. It includes an 8GB SD card and has USB connectivity. It is easy to use and actually writes and actually gets good reviews from folks who have used it. What spy could want more? Well, maybe a laser beam could shoot out of it... (Buy here.)
3. Veho VCC-003-MUVI-BLK MUVI Micro digital camcorder for Action Sports/Surveillance (Includes 2Gb Memory)
to record up three hours of footage, this tiny camera oddly enough
contains a battery that can only last for two hours of continuous
recording. So, if you take it to a game, turn it off during half-time
and try not to get too much footage of the cheerleaders. However, the
size is the key here: 2.25in high x 0.75in wide x 0.75 deep. This is a small little camera that packs a nice punch for under $50. (Buy here.)
Jeez! Look at how tiny that thing is! This wireless pinhole camera is right out of James Bond. Apparently it chews through 9V batteries pretty fast and the visual range is around 75 feet instead of the 500 feet that the manufacturers claim it to have. But it's difficult not to imagine various uses for this super micro-sized camera. Baby monitor, anyone? (Buy here.)
Sporting the disguise of a BMW car key, this tiny camera comes with a 2GB video card, but supports up to an 8GB SD card. It is Windows and Mac compatible via a USB connector. User reviews are somewhat mixed, with some stating how great it works and others complaining about how it just charges up and... well, that's it. All agree that the instructions were difficult to follow (Asian translation to English was apparently not well done). However... I'd give it a shot. At $18.50 US it won't break your wallet. (Buy here.) (Update: A car key camer that gets some better reviews is here.)
While not exactly stealthy, this little ear-mounted camera would be an asset to any adventurer. It contains five hours of video storage, is light-weight and records in MP4 format. It can also instantly share to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, i-Cloud. Pretty cool, eh? (Buy here.)
To me it's pretty difficult to beat the idea of spy sunglasses that can be used to see behind you. While technically not a camera, I couldn't resist putting these in here. (Buy here.)
This little sucker is great for outdoor surveillance. It is not only able to catch video in color, but also has infrared night vision, a built-in microphone, and a sun shield. It is designed to be used indoors as well--quite a versitile little gadget. It also comes with with 100 feet of RCA audio/video cable. While designed to be placed inside a bird house (hence the name), there are tons of uses for this camera. It costs less than $70, so it is a good investment. (Buy here.)
Is this James Bond or what? While manufactured for children, this little gadget offers an impressive array of features including that ability to record video and take photographs in the dark, a 1.4" playback screen, and various games and applications (including a lie detector). It is compatible with both Mac and PC. Sounds like a lot of fun for $44.99! (Buy here.)
This bendable camera lense is designed to work with the Spy Net Video Watch (above). It has no storage capabilities, but can also double as a web cam (for PCs only). So now you would have a spy camera watch that can see in tight spaces.... At under $12.00, this is a neat accessory. (Buy here.)
For more cool spy cameras, check out Top 10 Best New Spy Cameras for the Sneaky Surveillance Enthusiast!
Originally published December 2013 and updated May 2015.