There are many different types of wireless spy cameras, from devices that can be concealed on a person’s body to cameras intended for placement in a home or business for heightened security and surveillance. These cameras can sometimes be clearly visible as cameras, such as surveillance cameras that can be mounted outdoors. Other cameras are intended to remain secret, however, and can include a number of different devices that look innocuous while containing a hidden camera. The way in which a wireless spy camera is made to function wirelessly, however, can vary greatly from one device to another.
A wireless spy camera is a type of camera that is usually hidden, in one of a number of different ways, that records and stores images without a physical connection to another device. These cameras can be part of a larger system or self-contained and used for recording and storing images that can be viewed on a separate system at a later time. One common use of these types of cameras is for security and surveillance outside of a home or business. While a standard surveillance camera can be used to record images and deter intruders, a wireless spy camera can record images secretly and transmit them to a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system.
There are also uses for a wireless spy camera indoors, such as for monitoring employees in a home or office to ensure proper conduct is upheld. These cameras are often used as “nanny cams” and can be concealed in other objects to remain hidden while in use. Anything from stuffed animals, toys, and clocks to other electronic devices, such as electric razors or disc players, pens, and key chains can contain a wireless spy camera. Use of such cameras can potentially violate someone’s right to privacy, however, so care should be taken before placing a camera in certain locations.
While a wireless spy camera works without a physical connection to an external system, there are several different ways in which this can be achieved. A wireless camera can still connect to an external system wirelessly, often through a wireless network or similar connection. This is often used to transmit images and audio from this type of camera to another system, such as a CCTV or a computer, for viewing and saving of data. A wireless spy camera can also include internal data storage and memory, allowing the camera to record images without relaying them to any type of external system until they are retrieved from the camera.