How To Make A Hidden Camera Simple Steps to Set Up Your Own Covert Recording Device
Why Hidden Cameras?
The first step in making a hidden camera is figuring out if a hidden camera is right for you. If you're looking to monitor a vast area like a warehouse, farmland, or a parking lot, odds are you're going to want a more robust camera system capable of covering a wider field of view, usually from a higher, perched location. The benefit of those more extravagant systems is, not only are they great for outdoor surveillance, but they also act as a visual deterrent, discouraging criminal activity by their mere presence.
A hidden camera, however, can be installed covertly in your home or office and will give you the evidence you need in case of theft, vandalism, or child abuse in the case of nanny cams. Hidden cameras can be disguised as almost any household object from an alarm clock to a teddy bear. If you can imagine it, it can be a hidden camera. At BrickHouse Security, not only do we offer a huge selection of pre-made covert cameras, but we can also teach you to build a hidden camera of your own.
How To Make A Hidden Camera
The Black Box Micro, a revolutionary device exclusively from BrickHouse Security, puts the power in your hands. This tiny black box is only 3.5" long, 1" tall, and 1.5" wide, and can be placed in almost anything you want. All you have to do to build a hidden camera is take whatever you're looking to alter, hollow it out, and insert the Black Box Micro with a hole large enough for the camera's lens to see out. This DIY hidden camera has up to 24 hours of battery life, or an astonishing 14-day battery life on standby mode. If you're leaving your home for a vacation, or leaving your child in someone else's care while you're at work, your homemade hidden camera will be your eyes while you're away. The Black Box Micro records based on motion or vibration, so it won't capture any unnecessary footage of an empty room. All of your covert video will be stored on an SD card so you can view it at your convenience on your PC. Protect your home or office with ease, and without anyone being the wiser, with a hidden camera of your own creation.
Are Hidden Cameras Legal?
All hidden cameras sold by BrickHouse Security are perfectly legal for use anywhere, as long as "reasonable privacy" isn't breached. Meaning, as long as you're not setting up a hidden camera in a bathroom, a changing room, or anywhere else where someone being filmed expects privacy, you should be good to go. Hidden cameras also avoid breaking laws by not recording audio. All of the covert cameras at BrickHouse are video only, protecting the privacy of those being recorded while also giving you the video evidence you need in case of theft, vandalism, or abuse. For more information on hidden camera laws, click here.