Not all items in a hotel, VRBO or hotel are as they seem – some might be hidden cameras set up to capture your every move.
Hidden camera experts have shared how spies can use canned food, lamps and garage door openers to access people’s lives.
A company even offers what looks like a traditional plastic water bottle fitted with a tiny camera that is wildly popular among private investigators.
These days, cameras are small and light enough to hide in almost anything, from wall outlets to teddy bears.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg: There are all sorts of strange hidden recording devices, like cameras disguised as a humidifier r even functional streaming devices.
Check out these shocking cameras that actually exist.
They come from SpyAssociates.com, which calls itself the ‘#1 Trusted Spy Store Since 1999.’ Don’t blame us if you’re a little more paranoid after seeing these.
A clever way in
You would not think a garage door opener could be transformed into a hidden camera, but it is
What’s something mundane you’d find in just about any car? A garage door opener.
The spy cam version includes a 2K camera that captures 1080p video or 14.2-megapixel photos.
It lasts up to 30 hours, can be remote-controlled, and displays time and date stamps to boot. (For the record, no, it can’t open a garage door.)
Spy Associates calls this its ‘the most popular portable spy cam with private investigators and undercover police.’
This reusable bottle (left) has an HD cam built in that records at 720p quality for up to 20 hours. It sends instant motion alerts to email and the free app. And who would suspect this water bottle (right) can record video in 4K?
No wonder! Who would suspect this water bottle can record video in 4K?
The rechargeable battery lasts 12 hours and stores up to 128 GB of data.
It’s not just disposable plastic water bottles.
This reusable bottle has an HD cam built in that records at 720p quality for up to 20 hours. It sends instant motion alerts to email and the free app.
Oh, and it even holds some liquid to make it look as realistic as possible.
At home in any home
Some of the trickiest hidden cameras are the ones that function as something else entirely, like this Holmes Humidifier.
While it freshens the air, it also records 1080p HD video and saves to the built-in 128 GB memory.
You can also watch recorded footage live over Wi-Fi and connect up to 32 cameras.
This is a fully functional humidifier that includes a hidden camera.
Like a spy movie
This pinhole camera looks like just a regular black button. It records HD video directly to an SD card and stays powered on for up to 30 hours.
Four styles of buttons are included, and there’s even a remote control.
Most homes or offices have one of these
Outlet extenders are tremendously handy, and this one doubles as a 4K camera with a whopping 256 hours of recording.
The power outlets and UBS ports are totally functional, a tricky touch that makes it much harder to spot. It can record for weeks in motion-detection mode and has a 90-degree wide-angle lens.
Hungry? Not anymore
This might be the funniest on the list since it’s so unexpected: A can of spaghetti and meatballs with a hidden camera tucked inside.
It’s enabled with Wi-Fi remote viewing, motion-activated recording, 20 hours of battery life and low-light capturing. It even includes time and date stamps, along with e-mail alerts.
Think twice about the next canned food you see. This one is fitted with a hidden camera
Let there be light
Table lamp? Check. Working AC outlets and USB ports? Check. High-definition video recording with a built-in DVR? Check.
This lamp captures unlimited video and records continuously.
Tune in anytime to see what’s happening with 24/7 live viewing. It comes with time and date stamps, email alerts, and motion detection.
This lamp captures unlimited video and records continuously, all while shining light in your home.
So basic you’d never expect it
This functional Roku Ultra player hides, you guessed it, a camera.
It records in 1080p and streams in 4K. You can remotely view it over Wi-Fi, record to a PC or the built-in SD card, and capture unlimited video.
There is a camera hidden in this fully functional Roku
Even a normal button can be hiding a spy camera
Who would suspect it’s streaming a lot more than your favorite shows?
This one isn’t a camera, but it’s worth including because it’s so tricky to spot.
This hair tie can record up to 250 hours of audio. It’s triggered to record based on sound and can remain on standby for up to 25 days.
What time is it?
This wall clock looks about as low-tech as it gets, and it records in 1080p for up to 32 hours.
Watch remotely from anywhere with the free app and get mobile alerts when something happens. Oh, and the clock works.
Who buys this stuff?
SpyAssociates.com calls itself the leading security and surveillance supplier for consumers and businesses.
The Boca Raton, Florida, company supplies GPS tracking and surveillance equipment to
local and national government agencies, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, NSA, NYPD, LAPD, MDPD and sheriff’s departments across the United States.
There’s even a special page for bulk government orders.
It’s not just police and government agencies. Spy Associates says it provides ‘global security and consulting services’ to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies.