The Hidden Security Camera – Advantages And Disadvantages

Are you concerned with the behavior of caregivers when you are not there to see how they are tending to your loved ones? Perhaps you are being harassed in the workplace and need to have confirmation of somebody else’s bad behavior. Do you want to know what goes on at your office when you aren’t there? If you have answered yes to any of these concerns, you may be in the market for a hidden security camera.

Any type of security system has its own particular advantages and shortcomings. As a crime deterrent, homes and businesses would be better served with a camera that is placed in an obvious and highly visible location. The general consensus is that would-be burglars and/or criminals will hesitate to invade a space where overt surveillance is present.

On the other hand, covert surveillance serves many other useful purposes. Should a criminal decide to invade your home or business, they will probably tend to be a little less careful about disguising their appearance and, on the off chance they do discover a recording device, chances of them disabling it are pretty slim. Therefore, even if they do succeed in committing a crime their image will be captured and available to law enforcement officials – which may aid in a speedy capture.

Because concealed surveillance usually goes hand in hand with continuous monitoring, it is much simpler for surveillance teams to quickly become aware of a breach in security and, therefore, alert the authorities in a more timely fashion.

Of course, all this comes with a heft price tag, which makes advanced covert surveillance feasible only for larger businesses and/or the homes of the very wealthy. However, strides in technology have made it possible for almost everyone to have access to hidden cameras.

Tiny cameras, which can be implanted in everyday objects such as Teddy Bears or wall clocks (more familiarly referred to as “Nanny Cams”) are nearly imperceptible to detection are now available for recording other people’s activities without their knowing about it. Some do require more advanced equipment in order to operate effectively, but most can record video on built-in memory cards which are easily transferred to a computer for viewing.

Some devices have been designed to work in conjunction with a receiver such as a DVR or VCR via cable connections; however units are now available with on-board wireless transmitters that can record activities on an external unit up to 2000 ft away from its source. US federal laws prevent surreptitious audio recording by anyone other than law enforcement officials, so there is no need for the unit to work with a sound system.

Therefore, regardless of whether you want to provide round the clock surveillance in your home or place of business, or you just want to keep tabs on the babysitter while you are at work, a hidden security camera may be just the tool for you.