CCTV, or closed-circuit television, uses video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, usually viewed over monitors. CCTV is most often used for survelliance purposes and utilizes digital video recorders (DVRs) to record the scene.
Hidden cameras are a form of CCTV; the main difference is that hidden cameras are used to record or film people and situations without their knowledge. Cameras are hidden throughout a room, or on a person, or built into other common objects, and thus stay hidden from the people on site.
On of Eio’s main manufacturers of CCTV, both security and hidden cameras, is COP-USA. They strive to provide the most up-to-date technology in the CCTV world.
COP-USA’s hidden camera line-up
One of COP-USA’s most popular spy camera, the SDR35 is a dual smoke-detector/camera. It is a wired camera with a DC 12V power supply. It has a slowshutter speed option and records video and picture. Please note that this product does not include a built-in DVR recorder. Customer must purchase a separate DVR system to record.
The ALC-DVR32SL is a dual alarm clock/hidden camera. It includes a remote control and 4GB SD card to record. It also comes fully loaded with DVR recording system, and has motion sensors to detect a person’s movement to begin recording. You can also schedule (via alarm) when it should begin recording.
The CH21C-E is a motion detector camera. It is less covert and hidden than the other products, but still gets the job done if you need covert recording. It begins recording as soon as it detects motion in its near vicinity. It has a 3.7mm pinhole lens, but does not come with built-in DVR capability. Customer needs to buy their own DVR.