RIGHT VIDEO CAMERA GEAR FOR YOUR SURVEILLANCE
By Cody Woods,
As a specialist and expert
on covert video camera gear, I can tell you that most investigators choose
cameras in a hit or miss fashion. The choice you make is important and
the cheapest camera is not always the best nor the right choice. Choosing
the right camera for your specific surveillance needs can make or break
your case. You have a lot of choices these days and it's important that
you make the right one. Choices you need to consider include:
Black And White, or Color
• Wired Or Wireless
• CMOS Or CCD
• Lux Rating
• Camera Power Options
• Various Types Of Recording Media
• Versatility And Multifunctional Ability
• Size Of Camera
• Size Of Recording Media
• Zoom Ability
• Storage Ability Of Your Recorder
• What Camera Is Disguised In
Many times the wrong choice
is made. So let’s talk about how to make the right choice.
In order to decide what type of camera to use, you have to know the situation
that you will be in. This includes the lighting of the area, the size
of the area, and surrounding conditions. You need to think about what
you will be wearing, and if you can conceal multiple items.
I would always recommend going with a wired camera when ever possible.
You might not always have that option. Let’s go over a few reasons
for choosing wired over wireless.
You do not have to buy expensive transmitters and receivers.
2. Easier to use.
You do not have to learn the limitations of the transmitter
3. No worries about interference.
Radio signals, cordless phone, and any number of other things can
interfere with your transmitter.
4. Quick setup.
Most wired cameras and recorders are plug & play.
5. If you have a recorder with a screen, you can see exactly what
you are shooting.
Depending on the type of recorder you have, and where you have it, many
times you can peek at the recorder and see the picture the camera is giving
Now, reasons not to choose wired cameras.
have to carry around more equipment. (camera, battery, recorder)
2. Wired cameras with the recorder and batteries are harder to conceal.
3. Harder to shoot exactly what you want. (With some wireless cameras,
you can point them directly at your subject.
The next step after you have decided to go with wired or wireless is to
decide on the specs of the camera. CCD camera or a CMOS camera. This refers
to the type of camera. I will not get too technical here; just break it
down in layman’s terms.
Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor: Generally a small camera
that has a lower cost, less power needed, low resolution, and poor
lux rating (light). This means, you need a lot of light for the camera
to work well, and your picture will not be at the highest quality.
CCD: Charge-coupled device: Tend to be slightly larger
than CMOS, but have better resolutions, and lux ratings, and higher
cost, and need more power.
One of the most important specs you need to check on your camera is
the LUX rating.
LUX ratings: This is how much light the camera needs
to operate. Most color cameras have a 1 lux or higher rating. B/W
cameras can be generally used in much lower light situations.
What this means is that for surveillance in a dimly light bar, you
are going to need a camera with a very low lux rating. One of the
best for this is an x-view camera. These cameras have a very low lux
rating of .005 or lower, and can work in almost total darkness.
OK, by now, hopefully you
have decided on wired, or wireless, CMOS, or CCD, and B/W, or color. Now,
you need to decide how to conceal your camera. There are many options
There is a huge
choice in video micro video cameras today that have different features
and functions. Click
here to review the different types of micro video pinhole cameras.
a naked board camera, and hiding it in something yourself. This will
give you many options, and you can change them whenever you want,
and will tend to be cheaper.
2. Buying a camera that is already hidden in something. This is the
easier option. Most of the time, you will get a camera that is well
built inside of something, and be easy to use. The cost will be a
little higher, but you do not have to worry about making up your own
There Is A Huge Selection Of
Bodywear Video Cameras in the market place today.
Resolution CCD Button Camera Kit
Resolution CCD Baseball Cap Camera
Resolution CCD Broach Camera
Resolution Tie Camera
Resolution CCD Unisex Bag Camera
Resolution CCD Earphone MP3 Camera
High Resolution Bullet Type Camera
New Walk-Around Book Camera Hiding The DVR!
Resolution Tactical Helmet CCD Camera
Attachable Camera Clip
Resolution Mini Micro Camera
GunCam With Laser Sight/Wireless PV700/Armband
Podium Mic Cam -Hides PV500 In Base
From Left To Right Is: Pen
Camera, Eyeglass Case
Camera, Bag Camera, Pager
Camera And Cell Phone Camera.
Your choice will likely be predicated on where you are going, and what
you are going to wear. For example, you would most likely not want a sunglass
camera for an in bar surveillance. And likewise, you would not want to
go with a tie camera at the beach.
When it Comes
To Covert Video Today, There Is A Wide Selection Of
Pocket-Sized Digital Video Recorders
That Can Be Carried On Your Body
Covertly Or Hidden Just About Anywhere.
Aside from Camera choice, there is now a huge selection of small digital
video recorders that are pocket-sized and worth your special attention.
You can click here to review
the latest cutting-edge DVR micro technology. The size and type of the
DVR you pick is determined by the circumstances of the covert video job
you have and the camera you are going to use. For example, is you are
using a purse camera, it doesn't really matter how big the DVR is as long
as it will fit inside the purse. You can employ various small DVRs with
a number of features including multifunctional ability with viewing screens,
motion activated units and a whole lot more. Once again, click
here to check them out.
There are a number of high
Resolution Pocket DVRs in the market place that investigators could only
dream about just a few years ago. Let's review some of them. You can go
to each individual product page and watch a video presentation of each
WATCH SOME OF MY FAST
LOADING VIDEO PRESENTATIONS!
Some Video Presentations Of Cutting-Edge Covert Video Products!
You Can Click Of Each Still Frame Above Or Links Below!
Of The PV-500 Pocket DVR
Of The BookIt Covert Video Camera
Video Presentation Of
PV900 Invisible Secrets Pocket DVR
Of The Stealth ProPack Covert Surveillance Bodywear Kit!
Some More Video Presentations Of Cutting-Edge Covert Video Products!
You Can Click Of Each Still Frame Above Or Links Below!
High Grade Pocket Digital Video Recorder With 80 GB Hard Drive
Camera And DVR Built Into Working Pen
Resolution Button Camera/Screw Camera Kit Powred By Our PV DVR Series
Law Enforcement Grade Pocket Digital Video Recorder
When picking covert video camera equipment, it's important to consider
it's multifunctional ability since you will likely use the video gear
for more than one type of job. For example, at times you may need a pinhole
micro video camera that is for a short period of time and be able to carry
it with you. At other times, you may need a camera that is needed for
an extended period of time. . Many of the covert video pinhole cameras
will function both with battery operation and also have cords that let
you plug into wall outlets so you do not need to worry about battery power.
BLACK POCKET DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (DVR)
Use It To Both Record Covert Video And Power Your Camera!
The all new PI
Black DVR lets you use the tiny DVR itself to power certain kinds
of covert video cameras. It will power the : Button
Camera , Baseball
Cap Camera, Purse Camera,
Tie Camera, and Headphone
Camera. This gives you a huge covert video surveillance advantage
since you will not have to worry about battery power for both the camera
and the DVR.
Although versatility and multifunctional covert video gear may cost you
a little more up front, in the long run, you are going to end up saving
a whole lot of money simply because the gear can be used for different
types of covert video operations. That is, you will not have to run out
and purchase additional gear when the functions you need changes. So then,
consider multifunctional use and versatility when making your gear selection
and you will be much better off in the long run.
Contained Disguised Covert Video Camera
Systems For Sationary Covert Video Operations
Covert video camera systems built into everyday objects has come
a long way. The first products of this nature required either wires or
wireless connection to rather huge video recorders. They had limited function
since the video recorder would have to run at all times. Once the video
recorder tape or memory was gone, so was the video evidence. That has
all changed. These covert video systems are now completely self contained
with the recorder and camera built right into the product. Since these
new self contained products are motion activated, there is no memory problems
like there used to be. Here is a review of the best ones.
UPDATED FOR 2008! STATIONARY COVERT VIDEO AT IT'S BEST!
New Generation For 2008! Stationary Covert Video Surveillance Has Changed!
Self Contained Stationary Covert Video Systems!
Top Quality Covert Video Camera Systems With Built In Digital
Video Recorders, Motion Activation And Time And Date Stamping!
Now With Up To 20 Hours Recording Time And Low Light Ability!
Generation Stealth ProPack Covert Surveillance Bodywear Kit!
Covert Video Eyeglasses Now With Totally Clear Lenses Powered By DVR!
Two Other Interchangeable Lenses For Outside Use! High Grade Button Camera
Powered By DVR! Pocket DVR With Time/Date Stamping Display!
Super Blowout Sale! Was $479.95 Now Only $295.00
PenTek In Black!
Working Pen With Built In Digital Camera And Camcorder!
• Take Covert Video With This Amazing Pen!
• 1GB of memory and 1mega pixel resolution built right into a working
• Fast downloading and battery charging through USB port!
VIDEO OPERATIONS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
Recluse! VideoTeK Black Box!
So Stealth You Can Not See The Camera An Inch Away! Completely Self Contained
Covert Camera, Digital Video Recorder Motion Activation And Time And Date
Super CovertCam For 2008!
• Completely Self Contained Stationary Covert Video System!
• Motion Activation, Time And Date Stamping, Automatic Stitching
Night Vision Viewing!
• Completely Self Contained With Digital Video Recorder And Camera!
• Secret LCD Screen In Back Let's You Set Controls And Instantly
• Wireless Transfer To Your Computer When Needed! $585.00
RELEASED FOR 2007!
GENERATION FINGERCAM FOR 2007!
MSR $295.00 ON SALE! ONLY $99.50
World's Smallest Color Wireless Covert Video Camera!
So Small-You Almost Need A Magnifying Glass To Notice It!
Complete Kit! With Tiny Wireless Color Camera, Receiver, Battery
Power Adapters, Power Plug Adaptors, RCA Plugs And Everything
Else You Need! Easy And Fast, Ready To Go Complete System!
CAM WITH REMOTE
CONTROL PAN AND TILT
It Zooms! It Tilts! It Pans! All Remote Controled In
A Quality Pinhole Video Camera!
Color High-Resolution Sony Super HAD CCD (520 LOR) super cone pinhole
lens camera with digital pan, tilt and 3X zoom. Our package
includes handy remote controller with 115ft. cable.
Extreme View Video Monitoring System
• Web Ready
• 40 Day Motion Activated DVR System with
• Integrated 7" LCD Screen and
• 4 Outdoor CCD Cameras with
• Built-in IR Night Vision
• Ready For Viewing Anywhere
• Time And Date Stamping
• Hand Or Net Remote Control
Through The Internet
Viewing video surveillance from the internet has developed into a video
surveillance specialization in and of itself. It involves computer technology
with the right kind of software, cameras and connections but it's quite
easy and inexpensive to set up. Below is a review of the complete Internet
video surveillance software and camera package that lets you do just that.
Quad Video Surveillance Systems
video surveillance systems have come way down in price making them within
reach of just about anyone or for just about any operation or monitoring
needs. Below are two of the latest video surveillance quad kits.
Video Camera Kit
4 Cam Color Bullet Cameras With Quad
Quality and economy in a 4-camera weatherproof color CCD bullet
package with mini real time, zoom quad and all accessories. Package
also includes (4) 65ft. plug and play cables and AC adaptors
to power all cameras and quad. Additional cable length can be added
using standard plug and play cables. Color 400 LOR CCD cameras include
swivel mount and hardware.
Hopefully you are well on your way to choosing the right camera for the
right job now. If not, give me a call, and I will be happy to help you
make the right decision for the right job. Below you will find links that
take you to extensive selections of video camera products.
Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc.
National Association Of Investigative Specialists, Inc
Sptek Wholesale And SpyTek Authorized Dealer Network
Utrack, Inc.- Online GPS Tracking From The Net
The Spy Exchange & Security Center
Main Web Site: http://www.pimall.com/nais
Showroom: 9513 Burnet Rd #101
Austin, TX 78758
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