If you are wondering what happens in your home or office when you are not there, then using a spy camera can be the perfect answer. While you will want to check on its legality in your area, if you decide to proceed, then here are some tips to keep in mind.
Positioning the Camera
The camera should be positioned so that you can capture as much area as possible even if you suspect that the action is happening in one specific location. Capturing a wider context allows you to understand what is going on better.
Think About Lighting
Choose a camera that is capable of capturing clear images with very little light. As an alternative, make sure that there is enough light in the area where you are wanting to capture photos. Keeping the light source behind the action often helps images to appear brighter and clearer.
Choose the Right Type of Camera
Spy cameras come in many different shapes and sizes. Remember that the smaller the camera, the easier it will be to hide in most cases. You may also want to consider cameras that look like other objects. For example, wearing sunglasses with a hidden camera built into them allows you to record the action near you or may look like an accessory when placed on a toy or stuffed animal.
Place the Camera Where it Cannot be Easily Found
It can be tricky to hide a camera where it can capture the images you need for evidence, but where it will not easily be found. Hide it in the dirt in a planted pot of flowers leaving the lens just above the soil line. A stuffed toy can also make a great hiding place. Choose one that has a busy pattern so that the lens blends into the background. The camera may also blend into a cluttered bookcase shelf.
Consider the Specifics
There are several specifics you may want to consider when buying and using a spy camera. Choosing a camera with many pixels helps ensure that you get a clear photo. Look at the amount of light required by the camera to operate. Consider if recording all the time or a motion-activated camera is the right choice for your needs. Spy cameras
often capture action that you may not be prepared to see. Therefore, you should consider what you will do with the images once you capture them. Often times, going to the authorities after your spy camera
has caught the action is a great plan. Other times, you may want to directly confront the individual.