These spectacles feature a discreet spy camera and built in DVR producing high definition 720p quality footage. Simple to operate and suitable for both sexes, these spy glasses are perfect for face to face body worn video surveillance.
The Spy Glasses Camera with built in DVR are designed to be worn to capture video footage of the subject matter in 720p high definition. The spectacles design is lightweight and of a modern style that can be worn by both male and female users.
When conducting video surveillance on-the-move the ideal spy tool is something that can be completely discreetly worn on the person and can operate ‘hands-free’. To achieve this the camera system needs to be incorporated into an everyday item. This is where the Spy Glasses Camera system scores very highly because the pinhole camera will always be pointed toward where the wearer is looking.
The glasses are fairly lightweight and although they are of a heavier framed design, they still are very discreet. The high definition spy camera is located in the centre of the nose bridge facing forwards. The DVR has a 8GB internal memory built into the arms and the device also records audio in conjunction with the HD video footage.
The spy camera system is very easy to use, so getting video recording started is a matter of a single button press. Stopping the recording process is just as easy. The device has an inbuilt rechargeable lithium battery pack that can be recharged from a USB connection. The glasses are supplied with a glass cleaning cloth and USB charging cable which can also be used to transfer the files onto a computer. A straight recording time of up to 70 minutes is achievable after a full battery charge. The standard Spy Glasses unit has an inbuilt 8GB storage capacity, but now there is an optional 32GB memory upgrade available which means there is less need to offload video footage as often (select upgrade from dropdown menu).
Although the glasses cannot record video in total darkness, low light recording is achievable and with a 62º angled lens the camera is able to achieve a reasonably wide view. The glass lenses are clear with no magnification, however these lenses can be changed to prescription lenses by the user if desired.
The system is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems and no specialist software is required to play the video files. Recordings are stored on the internal memory in commonly used AVI format with time and date stamping on the video footage which is ideal for evidential purposes.
This unit is ideal for Mystery Shoppers and Private Investigators or anyone who needs a body worn surveillance solution that is perfectly designed for face to face covert video recording.
Can these be fitted with prescription lenses instead of the standard clear lenses?
Yes, it is possible to fit prescription lenses, although it may be best to get these professionally fitted.
Has the device got motion detection facility?
No, this unit can only be activated manually for both taking video and snapping still images.
Can the Spy Glasses Camera record just audio?
No, it is specifically for video (with audio) and still image taking. If you want a pure audio recording device then please see our Voice Recorders section.
How do I know if the subject that I am recording is in view?
The camera lens used, although only a pinhole, has a fairly wide angle lens which means that simply facing the subject will enable you to capture within the frame.
Is the footage taken by the camera good enough to identify somebody?
Absolutely, the imagery is very clear and easily good enough to identify somebody when they are near to the camera when the footage was obtained. This is high definition footage.
I have seen cameras before claiming to be HD. Is this for real or just upscaled lower quality imagery?
The video footage is not upscaled on this device. The video on this unit plays back in clear HD format.