Spy Camera Frequencies

Wireless spy cameras are the most popular hidden camera used in covert home surveillance.  As of 2010, wireless spy cameras operate within a range of frequencies: 434mhz, 900mhz, 1.2ghz, 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz.  Wireless surveillance methods are ever improving.  The expectation in the future is that wireless spy camera will operate at even higher frequencies, improving range and video quality.  The wireless spy camera still remains the leader for homeowners and as the technology improves so will its popularity.

900mhz – 1.2ghz spy cameras are still for sale but are considered lower quality and out dated.

The most popular frequency used is 2.4ghz because of the quality and value it brings.  Spy cameras that use 2.4ghz could be sensitive to signal corruption. Signal corruption (noise) happens when two or more devises share the same band.  Common household items that may use the 2.4ghz frequency are microwaves, garage door openers, and cordless phones.  Signal corruption is a small concern and should be considered, but is not as common as you might think.

5.8ghz spy cameras are growing in popularity because consumers desire the reduced risk of signal corruption and the range 5.8ghz offers.  Wireless camera range varies greatly in real-world applications.  Manufactures assume a clear line-of-sight(LOS), but in most home applications there are doors, walls, and other obstructions that will affect the signal.  5.8ghz spy cameras offers a greater range for real world applications.

Spy Cams Uses and Basic Options

Spy Cams can be referred to by many different names; nanny cams, hidden cameras, and spy cams are just a few. Whichever name you want to use, the need to spy or watch a person place or thing with a camera hidden in an everyday object is a reality.  Parents of children, children of elderly parents, business owners, suspecting spouses, or a person wanting to document actual events for undeniable proof.   Whatever your need there is a spy cam made for you that will protect what’s important to you, giving you true piece of mind.

Advances in technology have made cameras smaller making them easier to conceal in everyday objects. A spy cam can be hidden inside almost any household item.  Household items that already have a power cord are often the easiest for manufactures to conceal a spy cam inside of the object.  A  DVD Player,  Table Fan, Ipod Docking Station, or a simple Wall Clock are excellent examples of common household items with a unlimited power supply that will keep the spy cams operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are also spy cams that have an internal power source, motion activated and are self recording that make the spy camera very mobile and convert. Being motion activated is a important feature for these spy cams saving battery life. The Teddy Bear nanny cam is a perfect example of a spy cam that has an internal power source, self recording and motion activated.

Then the question comes into play, how do you want to record and view the video the hidden camera captures?  There are a few options here depending on your needs.

A wired spy cam is one option.  Wired cameras have a video cable that runs from the camera to your recording or viewing device such as a DVR, VCR or monitor.  If you have an area where you can conceal wires and your recording device, this is probably your most inexpensive option.

Wireless hidden cameras are your next option.  Wireless cameras have a built-in transmitter that sends the video signal to a receiver. The receiver connects to your recording or viewing device.  The camera sends wireless “real time” video to the receiver.  Being able to put your spy cam in a place and wirelessly send the video to your recording device frees up the where you can covertly place your camera, but you still need to conceal the recording or viewing device.  There are many situations when this is not a problem and will do the job very well.

Self recording spy cameras are very popular.  With a built in DVR recording the video onto an SD card, these spy cameras are a very popular and versatile way of protecting what’s important to you.  You simply insert the SD card into the self recording spy cam.  Place it where you want to record the action and turn it on.  No wires and no receivers Everything you need in one package.

Do you want to view what is happening from your smart phone?  WI-FI spy cams are also available so you can see the unseen from anywhere you have an internet connection.  WI-FI cameras can plug directly into your computer or DVR. They use an IP address to transmit video through a network.  Because WI-FI spy cams can connect to any computer, DVR or existing network little to no additional hardware is required, reducing your system cost.  Know when your kids are home safe after school or if someone is outside your home when your not there.

No matter what you call them, spy cams, hidden cameras, or nanny cams, they are growing in popularity.  They can be concealed in almost any object, the video can be stored on to a SD card, or viewed live on your smart phone. These hidden cameras will watch your children, your elderly parent, and document actual events for undeniable proof giving you eyes to see the unseen.

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