Mar 29, 2013

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Science Fiction to Reality When it Comes to Security Cameras

When it comes to covert security cameras, what was once science fiction is now becoming a reality. There are a whole host of new spy gadgets and security products available on the market now that look like one thing but is actually something completely different.

Security cameras have been around for years, and they have served their purpose well. Even just the sight of a security camera can be enough to deter most criminal behaviors. There are some situations where a camera does not need to be visible to potential perpetrators. The security cameras need to be disguised as something else so that they can record unnoticed. In these types of situations, the best thing to have are covert security cameras.

Types of Security Cameras for Discreet Recording

A covert camera can come in a variety of styles and objects. A few of the more popular ones include a covert camera disguised as a clock, smoke detector, motion detector, exit sign, or an emergency sign. Of course, there are many more styles and options for covert style cameras. They can literally be placed just about anywhere in strategic locations to catch perpetrators in the act.

Besides the already installed hidden video cameras, there are also some options where customers can create their own covert camera. These cameras come in a kit which can then be installed into any regular household device. This can give a person an even more discreet option because the person does not have to introduce a new object into a room. That means a greater chance of being unnoticed.

Installation of Covert Cameras

The process of installing a covert style camera is actually quite easy. Most of these cameras can be installed in just seconds. They just require a power source and a video output line. Now the video line does need to be hidden if possible to prevent any suspicion, but the power line does not have to be hidden at all since the object must appear to function normally.

There are a lot of options out there for covert cameras. The technology has advanced so much that the cameras are extremely small, yet provide ample video quality for just about any covert operation. Often times it is great to have a combination of regular security cameras along with the covert type security cameras for maximum surveillance.

Some of the more advanced security cameras have either built in wireless transmission capabilities, or they can store a limited amount of video locally for retrieval later. These types of security cameras can also come with motion detecting devices so that the camera will only turn on when a person enters the room. This can save valuable video storage space.

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