In recent years, hidden cameras have gained popularity among private citizens as their technology has become more affordable. Certain types of small hidden cameras are referred to as NANNY CAMS for their use in childcare providers. These cameras have many other benefits, including identifying burglars and uncovering partner's infidelity. One contributor to their growing popularity is that modern hidden cameras are accessible for the average person to install in a few tiny steps.
Part 1: Picking the perfect spot
Place the camera so it has a direct line of sight to whatever it is monitoring. The most crucial part of installing a hidden camera is finding the right place to put it in. The first thing you should do is think about where the person or behavior you are monitoring is most likely to occur. Make sure that the place where the camera point has no direct obstructions in its way. For example: If you are worried about someone breaking into your home, place the camera above the door or window. If you suspect your partner cheating on you, then possibly place the camera facing your bed or towards your partner's passenger seat.
Part 2: Consider sound quality
Suppose you are also trying to hear crisp, clear sound. It would help if you placed your camera in a conducive to the audio recording. Make sure it as close as possible where you think the speaker will be. The camera should not be near something noisy such as television or radio, which may drown the speaker's voice and make it difficult to understand. For example, if you install a hidden camera in the television room, place it on the opposite side of the room. Place the camera near the chair couch your target is more likely to sit in. Always keep the camera away from the window.
Part 3: Put the camera near its external power supply if necessary.
Many modern cameras are battery operated; some rely on external power sources, while some need to be plugged into the available wall socket. If your camera draws power in this way, put it near to the electric socket.
Part 4: Plugs and wires
Plugs and wires need to be either hidden or disguised as some mundane household appliance.
PART 5: Connect your camera to a network if applicable.
Some hidden cameras have internal storage, while others broadcast video through some network connection. If your camera connects through some Ethernet or USB cable, it must be well disguised and in an inconspicuous place. Keep such cameras close to the computer or router it links to. Most common nanny cams models connect wirelessly. If you buy such a camera, make sure it is within range of wireless network.
Part6: Check to see if the eye is naturally drawn to the spot.
Specific layouts will attract more attention than others will. Avoid all those spots where your target is more likely to look often. Keep the camera significantly above or below eye level. Ask someone to look for a camera you have installed in the room. If he or she cannot spot it, then the targeted person is less likely to look at it. If he or she quickly finds a camera, change the spot and try again.
Part 7: Shield your camera from the elements.
Ensure that outdoor cameras are weather-resistant and placed so that damage is less likely to occur in the first place. Keep the camera sheltered within a sunroom or screened patio.
Part 8: Check the lighting.
Many hidden cameras need bright light for their best working. At the same time, they are unable to record their image when bright light is directly shone into their lenses. Position your cameras facing away from significant light sources. Make sure that the thing you are trying to film is well lit.
Part 9: Follow any installation instructions for your hidden camera.
Here are hundreds of commercially hidden cameras available. Do not forget to install the software. Some programmers are even meant to be installed on your phone for you to keep watching on the go.
Maintain your camera and check from time to time that whether it is working correctly or not.