What Is A Hidden Spy Camera?

Share
hidden spy camera
hidden spy camera

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 Best Way To Detect Child Abuse Covert Spy Camera

Share

How big of a problem is child abuse in the United States? According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) four children die every day as a result of child abuse and a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. From the same source, approximately 70% of the children that die from abuse are under the age of four.

“Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.” In many respects that is so similar to the characteristics of domestic violence which is what we call ‘an equal opportunity destroyer of lives.’

Once children get into school, child abuse is easier to detect by teachers and other personnel at the school. But as long as children are in a home situation the abuse is easier to hide. So what is the best way to detect child abuse? It is one of the most difficult crimes to detect-often because the perpetrators are outside help, such as nannies or babysitters that are left alone with their young charges.

As you know, children are subject to exaggeration and are not reliable first hand witnesses. Of course the perpetrator will not own up to any abuse. So you end up with suspicions and perhaps some visible physical evidence such as bruising, but no first-hand evidence. That is why child abuse in many instances is so difficult to prove.

The best way to detect child abuse is with a hidden camera also known as a covert camera. A good example of one is the Sony “Dream Machine” alarm clock hidden camera.

Take a high quality Sony Dream Machine Alarm Clock and hide a pinhole spy camera and DVR inside and you have the most popular Covert Spy Camera that can be used as a nanny camera and is the best way to catch child abuse. Plug in the alarm clock’s power cord to power the alarm clock, DVR and the camera. It has great features such as motion activated recording and area masking. Everything is recorded to an included 8 GB SD card which can be upgraded to a 32 GB card for more recording capability.

Alarm Clock Hidden Spy Cameras-Product Review

Share
click for more details

Today we’re doing a product review of what we call an all-in-one Alarm Clock Hidden Spy Camera because not only contains a pinhole spy camera but a built-in DVR with an SD card to record what the camera sees.

Hidden spy cameras are becoming more popular than ever before because they can do so many things and because of technological improvements and price competition they are better and cheaper than ever before.

This Sony alarm clock spy camera is typical of this generation and style of spy camera. It features motion activated recording as soon as motion is detected. This saves you the hassle of fast forwarding through hours of recording that is of no interest.

It also features motion detection area masking which allows you to determine designated areas in settings that will prevent motion detection from being activated. For example, if you have a small dog or cat in the house, area masking can preclude the motion detection feature from being activated.

“Everything is recorded on the internal DVR. You can view your recordings by using the included RCA cable to connect to your TV or insert the included 8GB SD card into your computer or any device with an SD Card Reader. This unit supports up to a 32 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”!

Hidden Camera Catches Child Abuse By Caregiver

Share

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.

click image for more info

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.

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”!

A Sad Reality-Elder Abuse

Share

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.

click for more details

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.

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”!

Elder Abuse And Hidden Cameras

Share

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.

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”!

Hidden Cameras May Catch Elder Abuse

Share
click for more details

The BBC program “Panorama” uncovered systematic abuse of residents at a care facility called Winterbourne View near Bristol. This was the catalyst for the watchdog Care Quality Commission (CQC) to use hidden cameras in care homes to prevent abuse and neglect. They will also use ‘mystery shopper’ type schemes as it looks to protect vulnerable people “by any means possible” in the wake of the Winterbourne View scandal.

Read the whole story HERE

Elder abuse in long-term care facilities is near epidemic proportions and will probably only get worse as the number of senior citizens that go into these facilities increases.

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 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”!

Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes

Share

“First it was video surveillance cameras in infant nurseries. Now some families are placing them in elderly loved ones’ rooms in nursing homes, to spot neglect and abuse. And some states are making it legal.

The New York Times Wellness Blog has a fascinating report by Jan Hoffman about the new “watchful eye in nursing homes.”

Hoffman describes how one woman placed a motion-activated camera that looked like an ordinary looking alarm clock beside her 96-year-old mother’s bed in an Oklahoma nursing home. What she saw led to the Mayberry case.

Read the whole story HERE

“On Nov. 1, propelled by the outcry over the Mayberry case, Oklahoma became the third state — along with New Mexico and Texas — to explicitly permit residents in long-term care facilities to maintain surveillance cameras in their rooms.”

Based on the daughter’s videos, one aide pleaded guilty to abuse and neglect. The other appears to have fled the country. Similar scenes of abuse have been captured in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and other states by relatives who placed cameras in potted plants and radios, webcams and iPhones.”

Hoffman also reports that the New York state attorney general’s office, “which has relied on hidden cameras in patient abuse and neglect cases for years, demonstrated its methods at a national training program for state investigators.”

click for more info

This Boombox Spy Camera makes the perfect addition to your parents’ room in a nursing home or long-term care facility. It features motion activated recording to an 8 GB SD card. When you want to see what is recorded just remove the SD card and play it back in your computer.

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”!

Colorado Police Officer Caught On Tape And Arrested For Child Abuse

Share

“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,”

more details HERE

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.

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

Share

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.

more info here

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.

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”!

Spy Camera Catches Elder Abuse

Share
more info here

Shocking undercover footage shows staff changing the dementia-suffering 85-year-old’s diaper with her bedroom door wide open. Camille Parent set up secret cameras in his mom Hellen MacDonald’s room after becoming suspicious about how she was being treated.

A Canadian man whose hidden camera sting caught nursing home workers abusing his elderly mother is furious that the ex-staffers haven’t been criminally charged, Canadian media reports.

Camille Parent set up secret cameras in his mother Hellen MacDonald’s room at the St. Joseph’s at Fleming long-term-care home in Peterborough, Ontario, over three weeks this spring after becoming suspicious that she was being mistreated.

In one case, Parent said his mother, who suffers from dementia, had a black eye and no one could tell him how she got it.

Read the whole story HERE.

Four employees were suspended and eventually fired after an investigation by both St. Joseph’s and Ontario’s heath ministry.

However, police recently told Parent they wouldn’t be taking the case any further and that the workers would not be charged criminally, CTV reported.

Elder abuse is a very difficult case to prove, but in this case law enforcement officials had video evidence. Elder abuse is a very huge problem in the United States and in Canada.

If you have parents are loved ones in a nursing home, you may want to consider getting our Air Purifier Spy Camera that has not only a pinhole spy camera, but a built-in DVR to record any wrongdoing.

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 Cam: Home Invasion and Other Crimes Taped—Future of Home Surveillance?

Share
click for more info

“A hidden camera in a New Jersey home led to the arrest of a burglar on Friday who brutally beat the home owner in front of her 3-year-old child. The so-called nanny cams are gaining popularity, raising the question of how taped evidence will hold up against privacy laws in court.

Nanny cams wear various disguises—a clock radio, the eyes of a teddy bear, a smoke detector, an electrical outlet, and other common appliances.”

You can read the whole story HERE.

If you have any reason to suspect wrongdoing in your house, the easiest way to catch people with their hand and cookie jar, so to speak, is with a hidden spy camera. One of the best ones is our boombox spy camera that uses motion activated recording on a DVR inside the boombox to record images to an 8 GB SD card for easy retrieval.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided premium pepper spray Self Defense Products and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

Hidden Cameras Make it Easier To Catch Cheating Spouses

Share
click fpr more details

This is a video that was placed on YouTube by a Wall Street Journal reporter. The story is about how effective hidden cameras are a catching a cheating spouses.

You can see and hear the whole video HERE.

The story does not make mention of the fact that there are plenty of other uses for hidden cameras besides catching cheating spouses. Some examples are, of course, as a nanny camera to catch babysitters abusing their privileges or employees stealing from their places of employment. Hidden cameras are placed inside objects that people don’t think twice about seeing like this electrical outlet DVR Hidden Camera as seen here.

This hidden camera uses a DVR to record images to an 8 GB SD card. The DVR in the camera are built into the electrical outlet so no one would suspect that they are being recorded. Our hidden cameras are all custom-made by our technicians who are the same people who will fix it if there’s any problem.

We value any feedback on these posts you may have. Let us know your thoughts.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided personal security to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

Hidden Cameras In Nursing Homes

Share
click for more info

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.

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided effective personal alarm Self Defense Products) and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.

New Law In OK-Hidden Cameras Are Legal In Nursing Homes

Share
click for more info

Effective Nov. 1, nursing homes cannot refuse residents from using electronic monitoring. Nursing home residents protected under a new law have the right to use hidden cameras to ensure their safety.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Tuesday Gov. Mary Fallin signed the “Protect Our Loved Ones Act,” a highly anticipated bill protecting nursing home residents that goes into effect Nov. 1.

Residents and their families have the right to use hidden cameras to ensure safety in long-term care facilities.

“Senior advocate Wes Bledsoe said his team is working with surveillance companies to find ways to make security cameras affordable for all nursing home residents and their families who want extra protection.

“In the law there’s going to be an anti-tampering, so if anyone tampers with this, it will be a criminal offense,” Bledsoe said.
“People wouldn’t be abused, especially in their older years when they shouldn’t have to endure anything like that,” Racher said.

Our alarm clock hidden spy camera uses an 8 GB SD card to record images on a motion activated basis. It is an effective way to discover elder abuse in a nursing home and protect your loved ones

Since 2005 Guardian Self-Defense & Security Products LLC has provided quality stun Self Defense Products and a wide variety of Home Security Products to over 45,000 consumers. We offer a full-line of premium self-defense weapons such as pepper spray, stun guns, tasers, pepper mace, personal alarms and other self-defense items.