Hidden Video Camera
A hidden video camera is a mainstay of the
industry. Hidden cameras come in so many varieties for specific and general
operations in a fixed location or for mobile use. Hidden cameras are also some of the most popular
purchased by non-investigators for home and business applications.
Hidden Video Camera Uses
use video surveillance equipment to document target or location activity.
workers compensation investigators
might set up hidden cameras to catch people who are lying about or exaggerating a personal injury.
often involve video recording a
or lover as formal evidence. Hidden video is a major component of
systems installed and operated by
and can also be used to record customer/employee interactions by
Types of Hidden Video Camera
Hidden cameras can be placed in fixed positions or used for portable field operations. Fixed cameras, such as pinhole cams and concealed nanny cams can be placed virtually anywhere, since they are so small and not prone to easy discovery. More traditional surveillance cameras can be hidden in outdoor positions, such as rooftops or trees, to get a panoramic view of a property. Some cameras even have night vision capabilities, making them ideal for 24 hour surveillance work. Mobile use cameras can be tiny pinhole types which can be hand held or attached to virtually any item. Mobile concealed video cameras are also commonly disguised as everyday items ranging from glasses to pens to cell phones. Fixed units can be hooked up to computers or digital video recorders for keeping an archive of footage from one or more video devices. Mobile hidden cameras can be set to record on flash media, such as memory cards, mobile video recorders or even versatile portable hard drives.
Hidden Video Camera Advice
As a working private investigator, I love the challenge and excitement of covert video surveillance. My agency owns several unique systems which can be used on the go, placed in a vehicle or set up at a fixed vantage point. The cost of professional surveillance equipment has come way down, while the picture quality and versatility has increased exponentially over the past decade. Small mobile hard drives make recording from multiple camera set ups both easy and economical. I am proud to say that my work using video surveillance has been instrumental in solving many cases and providing necessary evidence for countless insurance investigation cases. To learn more about using hidden video equipment for home or business security or as part of an investigation assignment, contact a qualified P.I. near you or consider purchasing your gear from a private investigation equipment store.