Plant Nanny Cam - Hidden Camera
F.A.Q. - Which Camera Should I Buy?
What's the difference between a hardwired camera and a wireless camera?
A hardwired wired camera has a cable that goes from the camera to a TV or VCR. The video signal is passed from the camera, through the cable, and to your TV or VCR which allows you to see the picture. All wired cameras must use RCA cable to connect the camera to the TV or VCR.
A wireless camera does not need an RCA cable connected from the camera to the TV or VCR. The video signal is transmitted through the air to the TV or VCR directly, or to a receiver. However, wireless cameras still require power. You can apply power by either using batteries, or by plugging the camera into a regular wall outlet.
Do I need to get cable with my camera?
All wired cameras require RCA cable to connect your camera to a TV or VCR. Cameras with a description that says wired for Plug and Play Connection have two leads coming out from the camera. One of these leads is for power. A power supply is provided to plug into a regular wall outlet. The other lead is an RCA video connection to connect to your TV or VCR. The video connection is a female connection and additional RCA cable must be obtained to connect to your TV or VCR. If the description says it comes with cable, then you only need additional cable if the size specified is not enough.
Are the cameras difficult to set up?
Both the wired and the wireless cameras are very easy to set up. You do not need any special knowledge or skills to set up and operate these hidden cameras. Basically, all you do is apply power, either by plugging it to a regular wall outlet or by using batteries.
For a wired camera, you plug the RCA cable into the camera and run the cable to your TV or VCR. Follow your TV or VCR instruction manual for viewing the video input.
For a wireless camera with receiver (900Mhz or 2.4Ghz), apply power either by plugging it to a regular wall outlet or by using batteries. The receiver plugs into a wall outlet as well or you can use a battery pack. The receiver plugs into your TV or VCR the same as wired cameras.
Can I use my camcorder to record?
You can use a camcorder or any video device that has a video-in port that will accept RCA cable. Depending on your input port, it may be necessary for you get an RCA to BNC connection adapter. These are easily obtainable at any Radio Shack for $2-$4.
Do the cameras come equipped with audio?
Covert use of video and audio together is reserved for law enforcement personnel only. We do not carry any hidden cameras that have audio capability. Audio is only available to law enforcement agencies due to federal US law.
I have a 2.4GHz telephone system, will that be a problem?
There are a number of possible problems. When the phone is picked up, the picture may go out. You may not get any picture at all. There may be a horizontal hold type problem with the picture. Problems may vary because of all the telephone manufacturers and the different telephones. If you have a 2.4GHz phone system or any other 2.4GHz system in your home or office, please consider hard-wired, or replacing your existing 2.4 appliance.
What is Resolution and Lux?
Resolution refers to the cameras ability to reproduce images. The higher the resolution, the better. Lux refers to the amount of light that is needed for the camera to see. This becomes important if you need the cameras to see in low light. The lower the Lux, the better.