What Is A Hidden Spy Camera?

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There used to be a lot of mystique surrounding spy technology. In today’s post we will answer some of that mystique by explaining what a hidden spy camera is and what they can do.

A hidden spy camera is nothing more than a pinhole camera placed inside a common item folks are used to seeing such as radios, alarm clocks and other household items.

A spy camera, a.k.a. a hidden spy camera, has been around since 1936 when Baltic German Walter Zapp invented a subminiature camera. World War II interrupted production of the forerunner of today’s modern spy camera several times. Back then they were considered luxury items for you Nazi leaders as well as tools for their spies.

Compared to today’s models the old ones were bulky and inefficient as well as being expensive. Today’s modern spy cameras are relatively inexpensive and affordable to everyone.

In the last nearly 80 years, hidden spy cameras have made tremendous transition to the point now where they are sophisticated tools consisting of a pinhole spy camera with a self-recording DVR included in many that can record color video (some can even record audio) on motion activated basis. There are literally hundreds of models from several different manufacturers. The most common models are wall clocks and ordinary household appliances such as clock radios, air purifiers, tower fans and even wall plugs and electrical outlets.

Many of them have the capability of transmitting images to a smart phone so you can monitor what is going on in your home from anywhere in the world.

This Sony dream machine alarm clock hidden spy camera is a great example. It uses an 8 GB SD card to record video on motion activated basis. It features remote control functions and area masking to help prevent unwanted recording. This high quality AM/FM radio will cast no suspicion that it is a recording device.

The Many Uses Of Covert Spy Cameras

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Covert spy cameras, a.k.a. hidden cameras, are small pinhole cameras hidden inside objects that people see every day around a home, office or business. Some of the more common of these are hidden inside wall clocks, alarm clocks, radios and other household products or electronic gadgets. Many of these cameras also have a DVR inside to record activity on a motion activated basis.

The purpose of these covert spy cameras is simply to catch people doing things that they shouldn’t be doing. In many cases a hidden camera is the only way to prove or catch their wrongdoing in the act.

Here Are Some Examples

The most common use is as a nanny camera-to keep an eye on the babysitter or nanny to help catch or prevent child abuse.

Lately another use is to catch elder abuse in the act. Several states have legalized the use of hidden cameras specifically for this purpose-to stem the flood of elder abuse cases that occur in nursing homes and home healthcare situations.

Business owners can keep an eye on their employees to prevent employee theft from afar, when they are not there by using a spy camera. Many of these cameras have remote viewing capability so you can watch what the camera sees on your smartphone.

Marital infidelity is an old problem going back to biblical times. It is one of the more difficult cases to prove which is why so many private investigators stay in business. A husband cheating on his wife or vice versa can be documented with a hidden camera.

Home security is another use of covert spy cameras. If you place one by your front door, you may be surprised that what you see. Many a burglar has been caught by the use of covert spy camera.

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This is just an example of what covert spy cameras look like. You would never suspect that you are being recorded by this Sony “dream machine” high quality alarm clock with all its bells and whistles.

Hidden Camera Catches Child Abuse By Caregiver

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Here’s a story about the three-year-old boy who was being abused by his physical therapist caregiver. This video may be disturbing to some.

Read the whole story and watch the video HERE.

The child suffers from severe autism and cannot communicate with his parents. The parents were upset because the boy did not seem to be showing improvement from the therapy so they installed a hidden camera.

Hidden cameras are tiny pinhole cameras usually with a DVR that are placed inside common household objects such as clocks and small household appliances such as radios and any other innocuous objects.

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If you’ve ever suspect wrongdoing in your house by a nanny or a caregiver you may want to consider some getting our Air Purifier Spy Camera that has not only a pinhole spy camera, but a built-in DVR to record any wrongdoing.

The video evidence gathered by hidden cameras will hold up in any court of law in a child abuse case or any other legal matter.

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A Sad Reality-Elder Abuse

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A recent television news program by a station in Toronto, Canada had several installments of investigations into abuse of residents by fellow residents and staff in nursing homes. And it didn’t end there! It discussed the fact that seniors in their own homes experience abuse at the hands of family or caregivers.

Read the whole story HERE.

“Elder abuse is a sad reality that is under-reported and under-estimated. It knows no boundaries. It may take the form of physical, financial, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Financial abuse, with misappropriation of funds or misuse of power of attorney is the most common form of abuse, but physical violence is not uncommon.”

The story showed that a surprisingly high percentage of abusers were family members.

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If you have a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, or even if you have a caregiver at home, you never know when or where elder abuse can take place. Several states have now approved the use of hidden cameras in nursing homes to protect seniors against this kind of the abuse. We have been talking about this idea for years.

Have you or anyone you know experienced elder abuse with any of your loved ones? Weigh-in with your experiences!

One of the best is this alarm clock spy camera that will fit into just about any environment. It records to an 8 GB SD card and only when there’s motion in front of the camera lens hidden inside this quality alarm clock radio.

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Elder Abuse And Hidden Cameras

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Here’s a story out of the UK about elder abuse and hidden cameras.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Earlier this year the chief inspector for social care and Care Quality Commission in the UK discussed the possibility of using hidden cameras as one way to tackle the problem of elder abuse in nursing homes.

Elder abuse in nursing homes has become rampant with as many as 60% of all residents being abused either physically or emotionally, financially or psychologically. Using food as a weapon is common. With so many patients suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia it is difficult for them to verbalize what is happening to them.

And for opportunistic caregivers, they use that weakness as an excuse.

One of the only ways that you can catch caregivers abusing your loved ones is to use a hidden camera. That evidence is difficult if not impossible to refute.

Something that is as innocent looking as this Alarm Clock Camera as shown above placed in a room can cover everything that happens.

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Colorado Police Officer Caught On Tape And Arrested For Child Abuse

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“A Colorado police officer was arrested after his ex-fiancee sent a video to his coworkers depicting his domestic abuse. The man, Jeremy Yachik, worked as a police officer in Loveland, Colorado, and his ex-fiancee Ashley Saint-Roberts sent an email to other police officers as well as to news agencies in the area with an embedded video depicting evidence of horrid child abuse. Although the footage is grainy, Saint-Roberts accuses Yachik of being the man depicted.

The rest of the story is HERE.

In the video, the man repeatedly kicks a child on the ground “because she ate carrots from the refrigerator,” according to Saint-Roberts. The woman also claimed that she was forced to release the footage to the public because she had sent it to the police chief and had not received a response. According to the lawsuit, however, Saint-Roberts claimed Yachik called her after she initially sent the video and said “Nice try … trying to get me fired … it’s not going to work,”

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Frequently the only way that you can catch child abuse is with a hidden camera. Our spy cameras are custom-made by technicians who can answer your questions should you have any. This Alarm Clock Spy Camera is a good example is the most popular model that we have. A pinhole spy camera and DVR are inside a popular working alarm clock radio that has all the bells and whistles you would expect the top-flight product.

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Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes?

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“Outlining her priorities for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), chief inspector of adult social care Andrea Sutcliffe said more would be done to involve members of the public and expert teams in the monitoring of care homes and other adult care services.

Among a series of proposals set for public consultation next year, the CQC intends to allocate ratings for every care home and adult social care service by March 2016 – ranking services as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Inspection of services will be structured around five key questions: are the services safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive to people’s needs.

The CQC is set to discuss whether undercover cameras and mystery shoppers – people posing as individuals looking for care for a loved one – could contribute to a positive culture of improvement while respecting the dignity of those in care.

If you have a loved one in a nursing home or any kind of home care where they are being cared for by others should consider getting a hidden spy camera to keep an eye on what’s going on. Our Alarm Clock Spy Camera is one of the best tools that you can use for this purpose. It is fully functioning clock radio with all the bells and whistles you would expect, but inside is a hidden camera and DVR records to an 8 GB SD card.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Long Term Care Inspectors May Use Hidden Cameras

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Hidden cameras and mystery-shopper exercises may form part of a revamped inspection regime for care homes and domiciliary care in England next year.

New adult social care chief inspector Andrea Sutcliffe said she wanted to explore the role such techniques could play in uncovering abuse and neglect.
But she admitted their use would have to be balanced against the need for privacy and dignity in such settings.

The move will be considered ahead of the launch of a new system next year.

The rest of the story is HERE.

From next autumn, services will be given an Ofsted-style rating of outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate to mirror the system being rolled out for hospitals.

Confidence in the regulation regime has been shaken, but we have turned a corner”

The inspections will start in autumn 2014 with the aim that each of the 25,000 care homes, nursing homes and domiciliary care agencies will be inspected by March 2016.

The CQC can issue warning notices, fines and even close down services if they are failing.

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This Boombox Spy Camera can be used to detect elder abuse if you suspect that for your parents or loved ones. Inside the working boombox is a hidden spy camera and DVR to record what the camera sees.

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Cameras Could Catch Illegal Dumpers In Ashland

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Officials plan to install hidden cameras around town to catch people illegally dumping trash, Assistant Town Manager Michael Herbert said Friday.
“TVs, mattresses, a lot of junk that’s disposed along that roadway. Stuff shows up there and never goes away,” said Selectman Mark Juitt, who first raised the concern earlier this month.

He said he sees big piles of garbage along the commuter rail access road near Dunkin’ Donuts on Rte. 135. Herbert said people also dump near the Howe Street landfill, but it’s hard to catch dumpers in action.

The rest of the story is HERE.

The town could fine property owners up to $300, but officials aren’t eager to fine the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or themselves, since the town owns the landfill.

Instead, cameras will keep an eye on dumping hot spots and other secret locations to catch the perpetrators, Herbert said.

Police will monitor the cameras and only review footage of people dumping trash, Herbert said.

“The only people we’re going to pay attention to are the people who are doing something illegal,” he said.

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Our Outdoor SpotLight Hidden Camera features motion activated recording that can catch the bad guys when they are prowling around your house at night.

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Hidden Camera Used To Catch Elder Abuse

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A family is relieved after the woman who abused a grandmother at an Arlington nursing pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

Mynez Carter, 84, was shown being roughed up in hidden camera video that aired in a FOX4 report last August.

Maria Acosta, 44, the worker at the nursing home, pleaded guilty to her role in the case and will soon be sentenced.

Monday was the first time Carter’s family faced Acosta in court and they will have the opportunity to give a victim’s impact statement after Acosta is sentenced.

“I want her to know how she has traumatized my family,” said Ruth Carter, the daughter of Mynez Carter.

Mynez passed away in Dec. 2012 after she was moved to another facility.

A state investigation into how Mynez Carter was treated by workers at Heritage Oaks resulted in a $137,000 fine for the facility. The nursing home paid $90,000 to settle.

Acosta faces probation up to ten years in prison and is free on bond until she is sentenced, which could happen within the next six weeks

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If you have a loved one in a nursing home or any kind of home care where they are being cared for by others should consider getting a hidden spy camera to keep an eye on what’s going on. Our Alarm Clock Spy Camera is one of the best tools that you can use for this purpose. It is fully functioning clock radio with all the bells and whistles you would expect, but inside is a hidden camera and DVR records to an 8 GB Sd card.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Top Uses Of Spy Cameras

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When people think of hidden cameras, the first thing that comes to mind is a nanny camera because that is one of the most common uses. But there are other uses for hidden spy cameras. Among them;

1. Home security-to catch people breaking into your home. If you place one near your front door. You will catch anyone trying to break in.

2. Business security-to catch employees stealing from you. Place one over a cash register to catch employees with sticky fingers.

3. Marital infidelity- husbands and wives cheating on each other and boyfriends and girlfriends doing likewise can all be caught with a hidden spy camera. There is an awful lot of marital infidelity and cheating on boyfriends and girlfriends going on, enough to keep thousands of private investigators at work.

4. And to catch elder abuse. Frequently patients in a long-term care nursing homes are in home healthcare settings cannot verbalize the abuse that they are getting from their care givers the only way to prove elder abuse is with a hidden spy camera

5. A more obscure use of a hidden spy camera is to use it as a training tool to record how somebody presents a demonstration so that it can be improved upon.

Our hidden spy cameras are all custom-made in our warehouse in Florida. They all include a DVR and a pinhole spy camera . The Air Freshener Hidden Camera is good example. Images are recorded to an 8 GB SD card for easy playback.

Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC is one of the largest most trusted online distributors of non-lethal self-defense items and surveillance equipment in the US. We specialize in premium pepper spray, mace, personal alarms, stun batons and more. We are “The Self Defense Product Experts”!

Nanny Cameras-Not Just For Nannies Anymore

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This is a story about how nanny cameras can be useful in protecting you and your children.

You can read the whole story HERE.

“It can be a very stressful situation for parents to leave a child with someone they barely know other than some references and interviews,” says Michael Giordano, owner of Know Your Nanny. “With this guide, we arm parents with the necessary steps on how they can securely view what’s going on in the house without anyone ever knowing.”

Security cameras and systems have dropped in price over time and consumers don’t have to have a degree from MIT to set up and operate these cameras, Giordano says. They integrate with a home network and can produce high quality video streams (recordable options are available as well).

You can download the nanny camera guide
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We have several hidden cameras that can be used as nanny cameras but the most popular is the
Alarm Clock Spy Camera because it has a hidden camera inside a very popular product-The Sony Dream Machine. The camera records images to a DVR that uses an 8 GB SD card.

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Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes

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In response to the growing use of hidden cameras to catch employees who commit nursing home abuse or neglect, some states have enacted or have introduced laws specifically addressing video monitoring of nursing homes. These laws explicitly allow residents or their family members to install recording devices. Any video acquired from these devices may be used in a criminal prosecution or in a lawsuit for nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Hidden cameras are an effective tool in exposing instances of nursing home abuse or neglect and in monitoring the treatment of loved ones in these facilities. There have been many instances where recording devices have helped family members discover that the staff was providing negligent care or committing elder abuse.

Our air purifier Hidden Spy Camera uses an 8 GB SD card to record images on a motion activated basis.

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Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes Not Isolated

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Here are two stories about elder abuse in nursing homes and hospitals. The first one is from Canada and points out that elder abuse in nursing homes is not an isolated incident.

You can read the whole story HERE.

The second story is about a hidden camera that caught hospital employees abusing one of their patients.

You can read that whole story HERE.

Elder abuse is unfortunately quite common in the United States. Two years ago it was estimated that as many as 60% of all nursing home patients were the victims of some kind of elder abuse and not just physical but could be mental and financial as well as psychological. The damage done to the patient is nonetheless serious.

This is one case where about the only way that you can document this kind of abuse is with a hidden camera.

Our Air Purifier Spy Camera has a hidden camera and a DVR inside that records to an 8 GB SD card for easy playback. It is the easiest way to document abuse of an elder or a child.

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Nanny Caught On Hidden Camera-Pleads Guilty

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Here is a story about a nanny that pled guilty to child abuse after she was caught on hidden camera abusing a child.

You can read the whole story
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Child abuse is not as common as it used to be. Part of the reason for that is because of the proliferation of hidden cameras. They can be anywhere. And nannies may not be the sharpest knives in a drawer but they don’t want to get caught.

That is the whole idea behind any hidden camera-to catch people doing things they shouldn’t be doing when they think nobody is watching.

All of our hidden cameras are handmade, custom made when you order it. They are made out common, ordinary household items are working products to further the deception. But inside is a camera and DVR to record everything to an 8 GB SD card for easy playback.

This Docking Station Camera is an excellent example. It can work in any environment such as a home, office or even in a business.

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