This innocent looking mains to USB charger has an inbuilt cleverly disguised 720p spy camera and SD card digital recording system. Powered from the mains supply, this discreet hidden camera is ideal for a multitude of room surveillance scenarios.
Adding to our range of mains powered covert cameras, this fully functional ‘working’ USB Mains Charger can power other USB powered items plugged into it, whilst working away in secret recording high definition video footage in the room in which it has been plugged in. Having a working mains adapter is ideal in that having something connected on charge completes its disguise.
One of the most important factors in gathering video evidence is the need to only record footage when it is absolutely necessary. The camera system inside this product will react to movement within its wide-angled field of vision. This means that the only video footage (with audio) obtained is motion triggered and ensures that no time will be wasted after the event reviewing recordings where nothing was happening. In addition there will be no necessary space taken up on the inserted micro SD card that stores recordings made by the camera system.
Many of our customers would classify themselves as ‘Technophobic’ and that is why we endeavour to make our products as simple as possible to use. Here the USB Mains Charger Camera really scores highly. There is no fiddly covers to open to insert/remove the micro SD memory cards and by simply plugging the device into a ‘live’ mains outlet will power up the device and set it running in motion detection mode (SD card needs to be interred first). And although the SD card is accessible from the outside, it is discreetly placed in such a way that the end of the card is flush with the outer casing of the plug ensuring that it is in now way obvious.
We are commonly asked whether the video footage produced by our spy camera products is clear enough to be able to identify those that have been captured on the video recordings. The recorded imagery taken by this device is classified as high definition (full 720p), so there will be no issues in clearly identifying the captured surveillance subject(s). In addition customers are often concerned whether the video can be used for evidential purposes. Because this product records the time and date on the video footage itself, then it certainly fits the requirements here.
Many video camera systems require the use of special software or even certain additional technology in order that video footage can be watched. Because the footage is stored on a standard micro SD card, playback is possible on any Windows or Mac computer via the onboard media player. If the preinstalled media player is unable to play the footage then a completely free media player can be downloaded and used to play the video on-screen. At Spy equipment UK we use VLC Media Player.
High quality video footage often requires a large capacity memory storage. This product will accept micro SD cards up to a 128GB capacity. As a cost option we are able to offer 32 and 64GB cards (please select from package options menu). As a guide it is worthy to note that as a general rule 1GB of storage can accommodate 23 minutes of video footage. 32GB will take over 12 hours and the 64GB card over 24.5 hours. If these capacities do not seem very large it is important to realise that video is only recorded and stored when there is movement within view of the camera.
Does this device still function as a USB mains charger?
Yes, this can be used to charge other products via its USB outlet which all helps to disguise its main priority.
Which way does the camera face?
The covert spy camera is positioned in the front vertical face of the wall charger unit and there is a small discreet hole for it to view from.
If the SD card slot is not totally hidden, then would it not be obvious?
The SD card when clicked into position is flush with the outer casing. If you were closely examining the product then it would be discovered, but it is not obvious unless really scrutinsed.
How can I play back the video recordings from the device?
It is simply a matter of removing the SD card and then inserting it into an SD card reader in a computer to play back recorded files.
Will I need any special software to playback the recordings?
No special software is required as such, although some computers may need an updated media player. We recommend a free download of either VLC or KM Player which will ensure that there are no problems playing back recordings.
Does this product record audio as well as video?
Yes, there is a microphone within this device. The microphone will be able to clearly record voices within a general 6 metre radius.
Is the video recorded good enough to be able to recognise faces?
Yes, it is very easy to identify people on the footage because 720p high definition video is recorded as long as there is at least some light in the place where the recording takes place.
Will the unit record in complete darkness?
Although the device will record in a dimly lit room, it does require a reasonable amount of light to acquire plausible video footage. There is no infrared facility