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Portable Wireless Spy Video Camera Buying Tips

Updated on July 19, 2014

Wireless spy camera can be used to enhance the security of your home and business, though many use spy cam specially portable cam for espionage purpose. Depending on you need you may decide which type of spy can be the best solution to your security problems. Some spy cams are so small in size that its almost impossible for any one of its existence.

How does Spy camera work

Usually the spy cam will be powered by AC adapter which will charge its batter( 9V) and sends both the audio and video signals to its receive ,which is located at some specific distance from the camera. More or less it works like TV broadcasting station where the receive is the TV channel where we see the programs, in this case we will watch the video of the areas covered by the spy cam. The receiver will be connected to TV or computer monitor within a specified range to watch the video or it can be stored for later viewing of the video images.

Types of wireless spy camera

  • Color mini cameras with built in motion activation and self-recording
  • Water proof spy cameras with night-vision
  • Near-invisible wireless spy cameras
  • Spy cams with built-in web server viewing facility
  • Wireless cameras with built-in rechargeable batteries
  • Home and business security spy cameras
  • iPod doc recorders
  • Mini wireless cameras for law enforcement agencies
  • Wireless spy cameras for car security purpose
  • Spy pen camera
  • Spy camera built in with watch or clock.

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Before looking for spy camera take into consideration of the following tips

  • Dimension or the size of the Wireless Camera.
  • If the cam is full Color and Audio is included.
  • Types of battery required and working hours of the battery.
  • The coverage range of the camera(e.g. 100- 200ft).
  • Resolution of the camera.
  • If it includes all the accessories to operate it such as cables & adapters, USB video capture adapter and power adapter.
  • If the cam is water proof.
  • If the cam has night vision option.

Advantages of Spy Camera

With the use of spy cam, there comes the question of ethics-to whom or what you want to spy on. As we all know, we have no right to violate the privacy of others’ life, yet at times, having a cam can give you a lot more security in doing the following:

  • Spy cam can be used on the main entrance of our home or other secret locations to keep on eyes on strange activities, and the to monitor the strangers on your vicinity, especially if our take into account that there is a potential security threat to your valuable assets. Think about the theft cases, if you can catch the video footage of a burglary or of a thief, it will be lot easier for the law enforcement personals to identify the thief and to get you back your missing belongings.
  • Spy cam is a must in market places, where the security of assets and belongings of the shop-keepers are the primary concern
  • Videos recorded in a spy cam can be used as a reliable evidence to figure out the details of any incidents, let it be unwanted or wanted.
  • To keep monitoring and look after your kid’s safety, spy cam is an effective control & solution.

When not to use a Spy Cam?

Of course, we all have the right to live and maintain privacy in every aspect in our life. At the cost of your security, you ought not to spy cam for prying into someone’s personal life- no way. While using the hidden cam always keep in head that both your safety and others’ right of enjoying private life.


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    • samcrenshaw profile image

      samcrenshaw 7 years ago

      Nice hub, I've been looking for bullet cameras but not too sure which companies have the best warrantys? I found you on and figured I'd have a read. You do have some good points about the smaller spy cameras, but what about bullets?

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Great to learn about your hobby.thanks for your feedback :)

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      Greatlife 7 years ago

      I have been a gadget freak and love the information you have provided here. Good layout.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for the detailed Hub, Andromida.

      I wouldn't mind getting one of the Watches or Pens for Christmas. Regards.

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Thanks sweetie1 for stopping by.

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      sweetie1 7 years ago from India

      This is nice blog..telling detail what we need to know about the spy cam..thanks for info

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Thanks Dohn.I feel the importance of spy cam in fighting corruption,hoping that more innovative spy cam will be in the market soon.

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      You outlined all the necessary features in which to look for when shopping for a spy cam, andromida. Thank you for sharing such a detailed hub with all of us.