Thanks to the way that technology has continued to advance over the last few years, we’ve reached the point where a hidden spy camera could be anywhere — you truly never know at this point. If you were already concerned about this particular topic, prepare for your anxiety level to rise sky high: There are a number of different types of hidden spy cameras that could literally be watching you right this very second.
The USB Flash Drive Hidden Spy Camera
These days, USB flash drives are everywhere — to the point where you probably have at least or two sitting around you at this very moment. Never would you assume that one would have a dark secret lurking inside… but of course, you’d be wrong. Not only are USB flash drive hidden spy cameras getting more and more common, but they also continue to function as regular flash drives — making them harder to spot.
The Wi-Fi AC Adapter Spy Camera
This is another startling entry because AC adapters are, by and large, something you just don’t think about. It’s common to see one sitting in a wall outlet in your home, even if it isn’t actively providing power to an external device at the time. Not only are these powerful little spy cameras, but because they’re constantly drawing energy from your home’s electrical system, they have what they need to connect to your home’s Wi-Fi and transmit signals to essentially anyone, too.
The Electrical Outlet Hidden Spy Camera
This option takes the concealed nature of the AC adapter camera described above one step further in a decidedly more creepy direction. With the right modifications, you don’t actually need an external spy camera at all. The camera lens is built into the (functional!) outlet itself, meaning that you would probably never even think twice about whether it was secretly recording your every move at all!
The Bathroom Tissue Box Hidden Spy Camera
This is a type of hidden spy camera that, at first glance, looks exactly like a normal box of tissues — the kind that you can find in just about any bathroom in the country. But if someone wanted to secretly record what you were up to, this option couldn’t be easier. Just set the tissues down in an unsuspecting location, make sure that the lens is pointed in the right direction, and you are ready to go.
The Toilet Brush Hidden Spy Camera
This is another entry that is particularly uncomfortable because it’s obviously designed to be used in a restroom. This is a hidden camera that looks identical to a normal toilet brush in literally every way… with the key exception that a tiny camera lens is hidden inside. These models often use things like motion detection and are controlled via a remote, too.
Smoke Detector Hidden Spy Cameras
In a lot of ways, smoke detectors are literally the perfect place for a hidden camera. Not only are they common in just about every room that you walk into, but they’re also usually installed high up on a wall, making them perfect for capturing an entire environment without someone knowing. The only difference is that most of the time, these are NOT working smoke detectors, which is precisely how you can tell one of these pieces of advanced surveillance technology from the genuine article.
Sport Shoes Hidden Spy Cameras
Last, but not least, we have spy cameras that are hidden in what appear to be a normal pair of tennis shoes — the natural evolution of the “wearable technology” trend. Hidden cameras built into pens and eyeglasses became commonplace over the last few years, but they also represent some problems. Not every situation that you would want to record requires a pen, which could cause suspicion in a subject. Likewise, not everybody wears glasses, so if you suddenly show up with a pair that you’ve never worn before, it could cause someone to start asking questions.
Everyone needs a good pair of tennis shoes, however, which is why this is maybe the perfect place for recording almost everything you would ever need with maximum secrecy. Because of the angle, these are traditionally best for recording sound, but with the right situation, they could definitely capture full-motion video, too.