Tips to Installing Hidden Cameras

Updated on October 2, 2020

Today, spy cameras have become an essential part of the home and office security. They have come handy at stopping break-ins and keeping your family and property safe. Unfortunately, hidden cameras have also raised the question of privacy. At what point does a hidden camera transition from being a security necessity to a spying gadget? SpyCentre appreciates the challenges of hidden cameras and offers solutions to help you remain safe and at the same time, protect your privacy. 

Identify the most vulnerable locations. 

Before installing a hidden camera, you need to identify the places most suitable for hidden cameras. You don’t want to risk missing some of the best spots. 

It is best to place cameras at an angle where it will capture the active spots. These areas include hallways, doorways, exits, entrances, and gates. The idea behind having hidden cameras is to deter and also identify intruders should they manage to gain access into your property. 

Use high-quality Micro SD cards.

Many people don’t know this, but Micro SD cards are not the same. Your camera’s speed and resolution should serve as a guide. Before buying an SD card, you need to make sure that it can handle your camera’s resolution and save files at a sustainable rate. For instance, SD cards with greater megabytes per second save files at a faster rate. They are also ready to start recording immediately. Having a slow SD card when your camera has a lot to capture will not be as effective as you hope. 

Prioritize the camera’s use

Many people assume that once they have hidden cameras installed, it can perform multiple functions, including capturing the faces of visitors, burglars, the plate numbers of suspicious vehicles passing in front of your property or the activities at the house across the street. 

When you don’t have an installation plan, you may not be able to achieve your primary objective. When you have a list of what you expect from the hidden cameras, starting with the most important, then you can come up with a placement diagram to determine the best location for the camera based on your expectations. 

Without good lighting, the images may not be as helpful as you hope.

The quality of the images from all cameras depends on the quality of lighting it. It doesn’t matter if you have a spy camera or a professional DSLR camera. Before placing cameras at the locations you have identified, you need to assess the lighting to determine if it is sufficient.

 If your ideal hiding spot has poor lighting, then that camera will be of no use to you. You should place hidden cameras where the light sources in the room will help you get clear shots. 

Even night vision spy cameras need some light to illuminate the objects you are filming. Lighting options include a plug-in night light, a door left ajar to let in light, or a lit-up computer. 

After installing hidden cameras, test the set up to find out if you are getting clear images before deciding if the chosen location is ideal. Be flexible and have alternative locations you can use should your preferred location fail to work. 

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