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Spy Cameras – Buyer’s Guide & Advice

Adrian Mudd   May 19, 2014

There are many situations in everyday life that you may have wished had been caught on camera. We are well known for catching the good times on video with shows like ‘You’ve been framed’ and American hit comedy ‘Punk’d but it’s having a spy camera in the right place and working as it should at the right time that could prove its worth. In this article, we look at the types of hidden cameras that you should buy and run through spy cameras for any use – in the domestic home, the car at work or on the move.

What Types of Spy Camera Should You Buy?

With so many different types of spy cameras now available, answering the question ‘which spy camera should I buy?’ has become much Lens Guide and Advicemore difficult in recent times as there are so many to choose from. Spy cameras can be found everywhere, but which can be trusted for being reliable? Which are the best value and which ones suit your exact needs? These are common questions the ‘spy guys’ are asked at Spy Equipment UK everyday. We have put this spy camera buyers guide together so you can buy with confidence.

With over 200 different types of spy cameras now on the market what should you consider before rushing ahead and buying one?

Factors to consider when buying a spy camera


  • Subject size / mobile or static
  • Location(s) you want to cover outside / inside
  • Lighting and size of area
  • Memory and battery life
  • Camera placement
  • Wireless, wired or internal recording
  • Quality of recording HD
  • Motion activated

Spy Cameras for the Home

Protecting your home and family from outside threats is now the norm for many people in the UK. Finding the best camera to suit your exact needs is essential and shouldn’t be difficult to operate or make use of.

Top 3 most popular spy cameras for use at home

Hidden Cameras for the Car

A hidden camera recording system for the car will enable you to drive anywhere in the car with the confidence that if anything happens it will be caught on tape and can be used for evidence for your insurers or even in court.

The most popular car spy camera

*This camera system can be used not only in a car but in a variety of different places.

Hiding Cameras at Work

Are your employees stealing from you? Are you being harassed by work colleagues? Do you suspect an employee is mistreating your staff or customers?

Top employee spy cameras

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Catching Someone in the Act

Whether you suspect your partner has been cheating on you or maybe you think your ‘trusted’ babysitter isn’t doing what they should be.

Best spy cameras for catching someone

  • Nanny cam
  • Cheating partner devices

If you are interested in acquiring a spy camera to catch someone in the act, contact us.

Covert Operations

Many professionals will use spy equipment everyday as part of their jobs. Mystery diners and secret shoppers to name but a few. You can find al of the relevant spy equipment devices and the ultimate Mystery shopper guide:

Investigator and Mystery shopper equipment guide

Collecting Important Evidence

Whether you want to find out what your dog is doing while you’re away from the home or you are involved in a situation where you need to collect hard evidence and so reliability is essential.

Here are our top 3 favourites:

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For Entertainment

Whether you want to catch your cat doing something hilarious or you want to play an awesome outdoor game. There are a variety of spy cams that are available here are our favourites. Top 3 most popular spy cameras for catching entertaining moments.

If you are still unsure about which hidden camera is best suited for your needs, call an expert who will offer you free advice and find the best solution for you. Call the spy guys on 02476 010588 today.

Glossary of Spy Camera Terms

Speaker Spy Camera

  • DVR is short for “Digital Video Recorder”
  • HD means “High Definition”
  • SD “Secure Digital” (memory card)
  • 3G means that the device can be communicated with wirelessly using a phone or computer
  • CCD stands for “charge coupled device” and provides better picture quality and reliability.
  • TV lines refers to the pictures resolution. The more TV lines you have the better quality of the picture

Why not go through our complete spy camera range and find the suited option for you? We are always here to answers any questions you may have about our range