Popular Uses for Self Recording Hidden Cameras:
- Use the self recording hidden camera as a nanny cam to monitor your babysitter or nanny
- Set up the camera for home security so that you'll know what's going on when you aren't home
- Monitor your business or office to protect against theft, vandalism, and other threats
- Use a self recording camera inside a car as a vehicle security device
How do Self Recording Cameras Work?
Self recording hidden spy cameras work by recording video to either a memory card (such as an SD card or micro SD card) or to internal memory, so that no other devices are required. These type of cameras can also be referred to as "all in one" cameras. They can be battery powered or AC powered.
These type of hidden cameras are often easier to use, because unlike wireless cameras or internet-streaming hidden cameras, these do not need to be connected to a WiFi network, a wireless receiver, or any other device to operate.
What are the Pros and Cons of Self Recording Hidden Cameras?
One of the benefits of a self recording hidden camera is ease of use. Another benefit is portability - because the device is "all in one", it can be easily moved wherever it is needed, especially if the camera is battery powered. Even an AC powered self recording camera like the AC Adapter Hidden Camera is portable, it just needs an AC power outlet.
The only possible "con" about these all-in-one hidden cameras is that if you need live or "real time" video - such as the ability to see what is happening on your camera right now - a self recording camera is not the best choice.
How to View Videos from a Self Recording Hidden Camera:
Viewing recorded videos from a self recording spy camera is easy, and varies by device. With cameras that record to a memory card, the easiest way to view videos is to simply remove the memory card, and insert it into a card slot or card reader. Depending on whether your computer has a built-in card slot or not, you may need an SD card reader.
If a hidden camera utilizes internal memory, the way to view the files on that memory is to connect the device directly to your computer via a USB cable. One example of this is with the Mini AC Power Adapter Hidden Camera.