Different Types of Hidden Cameras and How to Spot Them

Hidden cameras come in different shapes and sizes. Some are harder to detect, from night vision cameras to ones disguised as household objects. 

If you're moving into a new place or staying in a hotel or BnB, hidden cameras can jeopardize your privacy and safety. 

Read on to discover the different types of hidden cameras and how you can spot them.

4 Types of Hidden Cameras

Here are the most common types of hidden cameras:

Pinhole Cameras

pinhole cameras

As the term implies, this type of camera is small enough to fit into a tiny hall. Pinhole cameras are tough to detect. They're often embedded into decor items, paintings, and walls.

Miniature Cameras

miniature cameras

Miniature cameras are slightly bigger than pinhole cameras. However, they're still quite small to be easily detected by the naked eye. They're typically disguised as everyday items like clocks, pens, smoke detectors, and USB drives. 

Wi-Fi Cameras

wi-fi cameras

Due to their wireless nature, these cameras can transmit live footage to a remote location through an internet connection. They're usually found in routers, toys, or home appliances. 

Night Vision Cameras

night vision cameras

Night cameras use infrared technology to capture images and videos in low light and total darkness. While often used for security systems, wildlife monitoring, and other 24/7 surveillance, they're extremely dangerous when used illegally. Like other hidden cameras, they can be disguised as everyday items like lamps, toys, and outdoor lights.

The Easiest Way to Spot Hidden Cameras

Finding hidden cameras seems hard because they're sneaky and difficult to see. But guess what? There's a cool device that can help you out: hidden camera detectors. 

So how do these useful tools work? Well, there are two kinds. The first type looks for signals that wireless devices send out. A hidden camera is likely nearby if the detector picks up a strong signal. 

The other kind uses a bright light to make hidden cameras shine back. This is great for finding tiny hidden cameras, like pinhole or miniature cameras, that are not easily visible to the naked eye. 

Hidden camera detectors are also small and easy to carry, so you can take them anywhere. Now, that's what we call a secret spy gadget!

Check out the Hero Privacy Pen if you're looking for a device that can do both. It can also turn into a burglar alarm. Plus, it can easily fit into your pocket, backpack, luggage, or purse, making it the ultimate travel partner. 

You also don't have to be a tech genius to use it. Its user-friendly design makes it easy to operate. You can also check our blog for the how-to-use piece we made

Using the Hero Privacy Pen is also more convenient than looking for hidden devices yourself. Here's a table summarizing the differences between the Hero Privacy Pen and a physical search:

Hero Privacy Pen
Looking for Devices Yourself
Detects most devices
TSA travel friendly
Discreet and lightweight
Eyes alone might miss devices
Simply aim and detect
Trusted by professionals



So there you have it― an overview of the different types of hidden cameras and a foolproof way to spot them using hidden camera detectors. Hidden cameras may be sneaky, but we can beat them. 

So, why wait? Grab your Hero Privacy Pen today to stay private and safe!