Function Of A Spy Camera And Also The Need For A Spy Camera.
A spy camera is also a video camera which is normally used to record people without their knowledge.A spy camera is also referred to as a hidden camera, security camera. As the subjects have no idea that they are being recorded the term hidden is normally used.
At times it is used with the subjects authority. Someone who is known that he/she cannot agree his/her activities to be recorded a hidden camera is used without authorization.
When a spy camera is being used it can interfere with a person’s privacy. People use the term CCTV so as to justify recording of a person’s activities.A CCTV is mostly accompanied by a warning of its presence. The warning enables a person to know that his/her activities are being recorded, thus not being engaged in activities which can make one a suspect.
A spy camera maybe hidden because it should not be visible to the subject who is being filmed, or it should be in a way that it can be mistaken for other things.
A spy camera should not be clearly visible because it is normally fitted with very long focus lens and located beyond the view of the subject. A spy camera can also be placed in an area between a two way mirror. Television, smoke detectors, clock radios, ball caps, mobile phones and motion detectors are the best areas of placing a camera as the items are commonly used thus it is harder for one to suspect that there is a hidden camera.
A spy camera is used also for house hold services. For commercial and industrial purposes a hidden camera is also used. A spy camera enables one to keep a records of activities for reference purposes in case something goes wrong.
Due to low cost of video recording devices this has made it possible to use spy cameras for legal surveillance. Other purposes such as entertainment can also use surveillance system.
The idea of privacy has been raised due to the use of private Spy cameras. For one to use a spy camera there are certain legal issues which one has to consider.
A wireless or a wired are the two types of Spy camera.The former can be connected to either a viewing or a recording device which can be a television, digital video recorder or a memory card. A wireless camera normally transmits a video signal to the receiver which is normally within a certain radius.
The receiver is where a video or a picture is viewed. Recording of sound is also an ability of a spy camera. A good hidden camera should be able to be opened using a remote control, manually or be connected to a motion detector.