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10 Surprising Uses For A Spy Camera

Adrian Mudd   May 30, 2014

You may think that secret cameras are the domain of private investigators, police officers and suspecting partners, but hidden cameras are actually used for a variety of surprising functions. People from around the world deploy a spy camera to help them in their jobs, daily lives, and even for entertainment. From bird watching to viral prank videos, here are our top ten unusual uses for covert spy cameras.

10 Uses for Spy Camera

A Spy Camera For Lectures & Meetings

Next time you’re sitting a work meeting, have a look around you. That person leaning on their hand may not just be bored, they may be recording the discussion with a spy camera watch. Spy cameras are great for recording footage to taking notes from in lectures and meetings, as well as to record potentially interesting details for business strategy.

Spy Cameras For Wildlife Watching

Maybe you’re a keen birdwatcher keen to see owls in their nocturnal habitat? Perhaps you’re sure there is an interesting critter in your garden, or you’re a wildlife photography enthusiastic looking to learn about the activities of insects to make sure you get your best photos. Outdoor surveillance cameras are perfect for all of these uses, allowing you to discover the animal world of your surroundings like never before!

Covert Cameras For Unwanted Pests

On the other hand, you may suspect there is a creature lurking around your house that you don’t want around at all. Maybe you keep waking up the contents of your bins scattered across the driveway. Often an unruly fox or someone’s pesky pet cat is to blame, but to make sure, you can fit an outdoor camera on your property. Then you can put measures in place to deter the nuisance animal and keep your home as it should be.

Hidden Cameras With Night vision

Have you ever dreamed of having full night vision? With covert camera technology, this can be a reality. Low-light spy cameras can record activity outside your house every night to ensure your home is not under threat, and even just to see what it looks like in pitch blackness. Are there any interesting animals roaming your garden? Any people wandering around unexpectedly? You can find out!

Spy Cams For Mystery Shoppers & Restaurant Critics

a spy camera with lights

Mystery shoppers have often been known to wear hidden cameras to covertly record customer service and product quality, but restaurant critics are now doing the same. In an attempt to improve consumer experiences, these professionals record evidence for reportage to managers and companies so they can fix any mistakes. If there is a shop or eatery you enjoy besides the poorly performing staff, you could do the same.

Hidden Cams For Statistics Collection & Marketing

Spy cameras aren’t just for the critics, but also the companies themselves. More businesses than you realise use secret hidden cameras to collect information about how customers use their products and services. Understanding consumer needs is the best strategy of improving a business, and one way to do this is through watching them. Next time you’re in a shop, take a closer look, you may be on camera.

Spy Camera For Games

Hidden cameras can add a whole level of entertainment to outdoor games. Why not have a look at our range of outdoor spy cameras for use in paintballing, hide and seek and more fun for all the family? Imagine how much more exciting a game like paintballing would be if you could monitor where the opposing team was hiding? Not only this, but you can record memories to be watched back at any time.

Spying Cameras For Film Making

Portable Spy Camera take action

As spy camera capabilities become more advanced with the ability to switch lenses for artistic flair, more filmmakers are using spy camera technology to capture imagery of scenes a regular camera would be too large to achieve. Extreme sports, first-person perspectives of everyday life, and bird’s eye views are just a view of these exciting ways of implementing covert cameras for modern movies.

Cams For Viral Videos

Viral videos have become a phenomenon over the past few years. No longer do we simply have a TV show of bloopers on a Sunday evening, but millions of prank videos uploaded to the internet. Many of these videos use hidden cameras to capture unsuspecting people in prank or funny situations for the entertainment of the world.

Undercover Cameras For Environmental Studies

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Environmental scientists and campaigners often use covert cameras to not only view the habits of animals as affected by environmental change as you see on wildlife documentaries, but also to track how the landscape is changing over time. Using long exposure images it is possible to create time lapse videos showing how certain factors can impact the environment in ways we might not notice from day-to-day.