Best Hidden Cameras for Protecting Your Home

Best Hidden Cameras for Protecting Your Home

Protecting your home from intruders is really important but you don't want your guests to feel like they're being watched so the only solution is hidden cameras. Some cameras record and allow you to playback when you are home. Others, allow you to view your property while you're away. You have to decide what you want the cameras for. Are they to protect your property while you're at work? If so, you won't be too concerned about their ability to film at night. If you need to secure your home 24 hours a day, you'll need a set of cameras that operate in all conditions and at all times of the day.

Best Overall Camera

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The Jayol mini camera has to be the best overall camera on the market today. It will record in 1080P during the day and 780P at night. It's only one inch high so it's easily hidden among household objects and it can store up to 64GB of data through an SD card. None of those things is the best feature though. Its best feature is the ability to access the feed through your Android or iOS device. As long as the cameras are connected to your home Wi-Fi, you'll be able to see what's happening at home while you're away through the device's 140-degree wide-angle lens.


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If you'd rather not try and hide cameras around the home, why not buy the AMCSXH wall clock camera? This is a basic but very effective way of keeping an eye on things at home. Even though clocks are something guests and intruders may notice, users report that the hidden camera is not easily visible. There's built-in Wi-Fi so you can tune into the camera while you're away but if you're too busy for that, the camera's motion sensor will send an alert to your phone.


ZXWDDP Smoke Detector

ZXWDDP Smoke Detector
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Do you want to keep an eye on the child's nursery or an office or living room? No matter where you want surveillance, a smoke detector won't look out of place. The ZXWDDP Smoke Detector with hidden camera isn't just a camera disguised to look like a smoke detector. It will sound an alarm when smoke is detected but it will also record 1080P HD video of your property. You can get real-time notifications and you can also look through the camera into your home if it's set up through the house's Wi-Fi system.

Wireless Camera Photo Frame

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Have you noticed how many of these hidden cameras are housed in objects people naturally look at like clocks and photo frames? It's odd that people, including intruders, may be drawn to look at these items but never notice the camera hidden within. This photo frame contains a 1080P camera with a 110-degree field of view. It's wireless and has an in-built battery so it can be placed anywhere in any room. As with the other hidden cameras, you can live-stream on your mobile device.

To Consider Before Your Purchase

Consider where in the home you will need the camera and then buy a camera that's disguised as an object usually found in that room

Our Notes

  • The Jayol mini camera has a rechargeable battery but it can also be plugged in.
  • The AMCSXH Clock camera has a 90-degree field-of-view.
  • The ZXWDDP Smoke Detector with camera has night vision.
  • The Photo frame camera has a digital clock function. 

What Do They Say on Other Sites

“It is very easy to use and download an app you could check your home when and wherever you are.” (Family Chen reviewing the Photo Frame Camera on Amazon)

“It is a very nice small hidden camera! Just need to buy a microSD card for video storage and retrieval.” (EstelU reviewing Jayol Mini Camera on Amazon)

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