Popular Uses for Battery Powered Hidden Cameras:
- Use as a home security camera to monitor your home when you're at work or on vacation
- Monitor your babysitter or nanny by using a battery powered hidden camera as a nanny cam
- Take a camera with you to a hotel to monitor your hotel room when you're travelling
- Set up a camera in your business or office to make sure company assets are protected
How do Battery Powered Hidden Spy Cameras Work?
Battery powered hidden cameras are popular because they are easy to use, and more importantly - very portable. Becaues they rely on battery power (instead of AC power), they can be placed almost anywhere. You can easily place them anywhere in your home or business, or even in a vehicle, or outdoors (if they are weather resistant).
These battery powered hidden cameras use either built-in internal batteries, or removable internal batteries. These are not traditional batteries that you'd find at a store - but instead they are high-capacity lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
Depending on the battery type, these batteries can last for a few hours of recording, or up to 20-30 hours of recording. Some cameras even have "standby battery life" of up to 1-3 years.
What are the Pros and Cons of Battery Powered Hidden Spy Cameras?
As mentioned above, one of the major benefits of battery powered spy cameras is portability. Since they are not tied down by power cords, there are endless possibilities for placement.
The one downside however, is that because batteries run out of battery life, they need to be recharged. Depending on how frequently you use the camera, this may or may not be an inconvenience. However most people don't mind the occasional charging, and battery powered hidden cameras are consistently some of our top selling spy cameras.
How to View Videos from a Battery Powered Hidden Camera:
Battery powered hidden spy cameras and nanny cams record to either internal memory, or a removable SD or micro SD card. Viewing them is easy. The first way is by removing the memory card and inserting it into your computer's card slot, or using a USB SD card reader. If the camera has internal memory, you can connect it directly to your computer using a USB cable.
Some hidden cameras have video output jacks built in, so you can actually connect the camera directly to your TV or monitor to view playback. You can view, playback, and even delete videos right from your TV.