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Spy Pen Camera—What Is It, Really?

We have all seen spy movies wherein a seemingly ordinary pen actually turns out to be a high tech spy pen. Often, after seeing these movies, we think of how cool it is that something so random and unsuspicious can be used as a spying tool. Most people would actually think that technology like this only exists in fiction books and movies, but this assumption is wrong. You can now purchase your own spy pen camera for your own purpose—either to just have a cool gadget or to actually spy on someone for a good reason.

A spy pen camera would have all the basic features that a normal camera has. It can catch still pictures or videos. It can also capture audio. The quality of these data would all depend on the camera’s quality. It’s basically a normal camera that has been shrunk and made to look like an ordinary pen for purposes of discretion.

Most spy pen cameras can actually function as pens, though with limited supply for ink. They would look like a normal, everyday, expensive pen. Once put in a chest pocket, it can capture images or videos for you without being caught. Usually, you can turn the camera off or on and toggle through its features by twisting, clicking or adjusting the top part of the pen.

There are so many good reasons for using a spy pen camera. For example, you may be a homeowner with a cleaning lady coming in every day and you want to make sure she doesn’t take anything. You may also be a teacher who goes out while the students are taking an exam and you want to catch cheaters. You may also want to prove that someone did something and want to capture that person red handed.

No matter what a spy pen camera is used for, the important thing is to remember where your boundaries lie.

Top 3 Reasons To Use A Spy Pen Camera

The term “spying” doesn’t really sound good. It gives the impression that you are invading someone’s privacy, or that you are obtaining information for the malicious purposes. These assumptions are actually wrong. Spying can be done with good intention or for good reasons. Below are 3 situations where a spy pen camera would be useful, even advisable.

To Protect Your Property
We all want to protect what we own. This may mean the documents in your office, the cash you are saving and hiding in the pages of a book, your collection of souvenirs from places you have travelled, etc. if one of these things would be lost, or stolen, you would probably not feel good. Having a spy pen strategically positioned would allow you to see what’s going on in a specific area even if you’re not there. You can protect your valuables more if you knew what was happening.

To Catch Someone Red-Handed
In relation to protecting your property, if something does get stolen, a spy pen camera would allow you to catch who the thief was. If, however, something gets lost or misplaced, your spy pen can also help you retrace your actions and find the item.

To Serve As A Warning
People tend to behave themselves better when they know someone is watching. Just think of all the things you would do if you thought you won’t get caught. It’s human nature. So, if you want to warn people and have them back off any plan they have of misbehaving in any way, you can actually have it known that a spy pen camera is in the room somewhere. It would still be good to have an actual spy pen that actually captures data, just in case someone disregards your warning or doesn’t care.

Top 3 Places To Hide A Spy Pen Camera

Since a spy pen camera is mostly for the purpose of secretly capturing data (images, videos, or audio), it should be well-hidden. People should not know that you have a camera somewhere, recording whatever they are doing. It aside from being well-hidden, it should also be strategically hidden. This means that it should be positioned in a way that it has a clear view of the area, or at least of the particular place where you are protecting something. For example, if you have a safe in your office, you can position the camera in a way that is has a clear view of the whole office, or at least the place where the safe is.

In Your Pocket
A lot of people normally have a pen (or several pens) in their chest pockets. These people just want to be prepared that way. Having a spy pen camera in your chest pocket would not look suspicious. It would be better to have other normal pens as well, to make the discretion work even better.

On Your Office Desk
A spy pen camera would fit in on any office desk. Just make sure that you are able to position the spy pen strategically, as explained above. It would work best to include it in a collection of pens that all vary in terms of brand and appearance.

On A Book Shelf
It is quite normal to have a container with several pens in it on a book shelf. As long as the spy pen camera is not alone, it won’t look suspicious. As long as the book shelf allows the spy pen a good view, then there should be nothing to worry about. Pens are, thankfully, very common objects, so a spy pen camera would be fairly easy to hide.