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Hidden Cameras Have Become More Advanced and Difficult to Spot – Here’s Where They’re Most Likely Stashed

Not all items in a hotel, VRBO or hotel are as they seem – some might be hidden cameras set 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, which calls itself the ‘#1 Trusted Spy Store Since 1999.’ Don’t blame us if you’re a little more paranoid after seeing these.

Drink up

Spy Associates calls this its ‘most popular portable spy cam with private investigators and undercover police. 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.

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 is 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.

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 any time to see what’s happening with 24/7 live viewing. It comes with time and date stamps, email alerts, and motion detection.

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. Who would suspect it’s streaming a lot more than your favourite shows?

So sneaky

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? 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.


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