You may already know that covert cameras are gaining in popularity every day mostly because of their quality video recording capabilities that are so far superior to what they were even five years ago and prices have really dropped. So they are easier to use, less expensive and much better quality products.
You probably also know that a spy camera is nothing more than a board camera hidden inside a common everyday object. That object is usually a working object to further the deception.
All spy cameras require a VCR or DVR to record the images. Otherwise all you can do is watch on a TV monitor or your computer monitor what the camera sees. Some new ones have built-in DVR’s which makes recording a snap. They record to SD card for easy playback.
It is illegal for a covert camera is to have a built-in microphone unless that microphone is in what is called a “body worn” application. There is a line of “body worn” cameras that have a camera, DVR and microphone all built into the products. Some examples of them include a pen, a watch, a stick hidden camera, a cigarette lighter, sunglasses hidden camera and what I think is the best of them all is a car key hidden camera with built-in DVR and microphone. renault key card
It looks just like a remote car key that has a hidden camera with a microphone and built-in mini DVR that charges by plugging into your computer and the same way that it plays back video using a USB cord.
Complete instructions come with this tool that has absolutely fabulous video resolution at 640 by 480. The battery only lasts up to two hours on a single charge and to me that’s a negative. But you can record up to three hours material before you need to delete or download on your computer. It is 2″ x 1.25″ x 0.375″ small enough to get great covert audio and video recordings.