If you are reading this article, you are probably the owner of a small business who wants to catch a suspicious employee red handed when he or she is stealing from your company. Or, it could be that you want to track down some illegal activity that is happening in your home or property.
It is better to find out earlier than later as criminal activity on the premises of your property can potentially land you in a lot of trouble. If you are worried about employee theft, you should know that employee theft is the number one reason for small business failure in America.
How to Choose the Right Spy Camera
That being said, here are some hidden camera and spy camera products that you can use to detect and confront criminal activity.
Features you will find in a hidden camera or spy camera.
There are many different types of products out there. Depending on the price you pay, you can get a basic camera or a camera that is loaded with features. Here are some of the things that you can look for when buying a hidden camera:
Sound activated or motion activated cameras – Most spy camera models will be capable of recording only so much of data and it will help to avoid wasteful recording by using a camera that will begin recording once motion or sound is detected.
Cameras that record sound – Sometimes, you might require incriminating evidence in the form of the audio. Some of the best hidden camera models today will come with an option to record both video and audio, giving you the best possible evidence that you can get.
Rechargeable batteries – If you think you are going to use your camera a lot of times, you might want to get a spy camera model that will come with built-in rechargeable batteries that will help you save on battery costs.
What kind of hidden cameras should you buy?
After deciding on the features you need, you will then need to choose from the different types of cameras available in the market today. You will find cameras that are concealed in clocks, pens, sunglasses, watches and even cameras that look like a gum.
You will have to find a good balance between concealment and performance. Cameras with a lot of features will usually be a little bigger, like a clock camera. A clock in a room is a very regular object and nobody will suspect that it has a camera. But, if you are going to have to record something in a room that is not furnished or where you cannot use a clock camera, you can use a pen camera to discreetly record video. Pen cameras are also very good for in person recording where you can interact with suspicious people while recording their conversations and pictures by picking it up from the pen camera that will be placed in your pocket. Watch cameras are also used for the same purpose.
You should also have a good reason to spy on someone as you can only use these cameras to record suspicious activity.