When we want to equip with CCTV cameras, it is necessary to ask the right questions to accurately assess its needs. For the choice of a spy camera, it is the same. Here are some points to consider when choosing your spy camera:
Fixed or mobile
Spy CCTV cameras take different forms and adopt different technologies depending on their use. For fixed video surveillance, in a clock or alarm clock, for example, it is easier to build a product with better characteristics than for a mobile product.
A camera built into a clock or alarm clock will easily be equipped with a more powerful lens or a larger storage space, than a camera-pen.
The size of the camera receptacle greatly affects its quality and price.
It is important to be able to store the images recorded by the CCTV camera. For this, several technologies are available.
- Built-in camera storage: Internal storage allows you to record filmed images. In general, a mini-USB or micro-USB jack is hidden somewhere on the object to transfer the videos to a computer. The available size for this type of storage is quite limited: 2 GB / 4 GB / 8 GB
- SD Card: An SD card slot is located on the device, allowing you to insert storage cards with up to 128GB of storage space.
- Recorders: As a storage mode for conventional CCTV cameras, the recorder can store several To (1 TB = 1000 GB) of data on hard disks. The transmission of the video signal from the camera to the recorder is via a 3G transceiver.
Here are 4 innovative features of a spy camera.
There are many ranges of Spy CCTV cameras, each with different features and options. It is important to target your needs and choose the right product.
Know that before buying your spy camera, you must pay attention to various features. Check if it is equipped with a built-in microphone because the sound is very useful when you shoot. There are many models that already have this option.
Some items do not need to be plugged in when recording videos. Indeed, some wireless technology is recharged before use. Therefore, when you buy think to consult the information about the autonomy of the accessory in which will be integrated your mini-camera: glasses, watch, pens, etc. If you want to record for long periods, opt for tools with long battery life.
Depending on the model, spy cameras may or may not have the capability of night vision. Some products are capable of filming at night without a light, thus promoting total discretion.
If you want to shoot in the dark or at night, these models ship infrared LEDs. They give a clear picture even in the middle of the night.
The option of motion detection is also very popular. It allows you to record without touching the gadget. It also saves battery and thus optimizes the autonomy of the device.
Thanks to this option, the recordings will be triggered automatically at the slightest movement; the camera remains off as long as there is no movement.
There are obviously many other options depending exclusively on the type of media hosting the camera.