Home security systems can be used by homeowners as monitoring systems, security surveillance cameras, smart video doorbells and more. They help to protect the home from potential threats such as burglary, fire and more. When your home is broken into, the video the cameras will record and store footage of the event immediately. This can help to identify and arrest the thieves.
Apart from personal security, the cameras can be used for surveillance of potential intrusion and break-ins and also act as nanny cams for keeping an eye on the kids, babysitters, house contractors or house cleaners.
If you want to use your security cameras to catch uncalled for behaviors or criminal activity in your home, you can conceal your cameras as disguises in the following ways:
Mount the Camera within a Plant Foliage
No one will even think of rummaging through a potted plant to find your hidden camera. You can mount it in an octopus tripod and wrap the legs of the tripod around the plant’s stem. Arrange the leaves in such a way that while hidden, the camera can still provide surveillance without being obvious.
A potted plant is ideal if you want to keep an eye on every activity going on at home. This includes monitoring untrustworthy contractors, possible intruders, when your teenage children come in late, and all the other events in the house.
Place Your Camera on Top of the Shelf or Mantle
You can position your camera in a high place which is out of sight. Having it on top of a mantle or bookshelf will allow you to see everything without anyone suspecting. You can disguise the camera further by surrounding it with pieces of similar décor to blend it into the background.
If you have many books and trinkets, it will look like one of the many trinkets on your bookshelf. Your camera will freely cover all areas it was meant to in a simple way. It will be out of sight of everyone, whether standing or sitting, but will capture every event that is going on.
Hide Your Camera in an Obvious Place
This concept is simple and has worked for military organizations and animal biology. You can surround the camera in camouflage with things that look similar.
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If you are placing the camera on your desk, fill the desk with similar gadgets like speakers, routers, or webcams etc. The camera will be able to blend with the rest of the gadgets, and your desk will look like you have multiple webcams, routers or speakers.
If you are a tech lover, it will just appear like you have a collection of gadgets that you love, and you want them with you all the time.
Put the Camera within an Enclosure
An alarm clock case or a tissue box with a camera inside will make no one suspicious. You won’t need to hide the camera either. You can place it anywhere in the house, and not even an intruder will notice it is there.
Place the Camera in a Decorative Skin Case Cover
When you want to keep an eye on your children in another room or while you are out of the house, you can put a security camera in a colourful skin case cover on your desk. It will just look like a little flower or your favorite cartoon character. You can also disguise it as one of the children’s toys and will allow you to monitor the nanny as well.
Hide the Camera in Your Bedroom.
You can place a spy camera in an obvious place in your bedroom to spy on the nanny, secure your jewellery. You will be alerted when something happens and will be able to watch every activity going on in the house. Since it is a pinhole camera, the 15-day battery life will help you monitor things for a while longer. It also comes with memory loop recording.
Hide it in a Photo Frame
You can hide your security camera in a special photo frame with built-in lens matching a picture frame. No one is going to notice the camera lens unless they look closer. The camera will detect and record all moving objects. This is a good way of hiding your camera completely from view, and it can remain in place for two years when it is in standby mode.
Concealing your security cameras in creative ways and place can provide the extra protection you need for your home and family. Newest versions of the camera come with a two-way communication enhancement that allows you to speak to the intruder and scare them away without them seeing you. When placing your camera in strategic locations, ensure that it has an unobstructed view to give you clearer images.