Best Wireless Hidden Camera – 2019 Recommendations

Most hidden cameras have to be placed in your chosen hiding place, and then retrieved after the incriminating recordings have been made. But what if you can live-view the hidden camera remotely, from anywhere on Earth?

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Enter wireless hidden cameras, which connect to your home Wi-Fi. So all you need to do is use a smartphone app to connect to your hidden camera wirelessly and live-view or download recorded photos and clips. Without having to access the hidden camera physically. Now that’s the next level of hidden cameras!

We have rounded up the best wireless hidden cameras you can get today. They come in a variety of shapes and capabilities, so we have put together a quick buying guide below too.

The Best Wireless Hidden Camera Recommendations

What to look for in a Wireless Hidden Camera

  • Live stream to mobile – The main advantage of a wireless hidden camera over a standalone hidden camera is its ability to stream video in real time to a smartphone app.
  • 1080p resolution – Full HD resolution is now pretty much the standard for wireless hidden cameras. 720p is not enough to give you a detailed enough video.
  • Pre-record feature – When motion is detected, the camera should be able to record for a certain duration to an SD card. The best camera will have a pre-record feature so that you can see what happened a few seconds before motion was detected also
  • Audio recording and recording trigger – Not all wireless hidden cameras record audio. Even rarer is the ability to detect sounds and start recording to the SD card.
  • Battery backup – Battery power either as the main power source or as a backup is an essential feature of a hidden wireless camera. The higher the energy capacity (mAh) rating, the longer the battery will last before it needs a recharge.
  • Charge battery and record at the same time – If you intend to hook up the hidden camera to AC power, as in the case of a deck clock it should charge the battery while it is recording.
  • Infrared LEDs – Some IR LEDs have a wavelength that can be detected by human eyes. Some manufacturers use higher wavelength LEDs that do not visibly glow but those tend to have poor illumination. 850 nm is the most common – this is at the edge of what we can detect but also gives good illumination. So while the ‘no glow’ feature may sound like its undetectable, in perfect darkness you can actually make it out if you look for it.
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Wireless Hidden Camera Alarm Clock with Wi-Fi


Alarm clocks are the perfect hidden camera device. Its perfectly normal to have one on your bedside. This hidden camera disguised as an alarm clock is capable of real-time streaming without physical access to the device. The Wi-Fi feature and the mobile app are what makes this feature possible.

The image sensor is 1080p and will give you clear and sharp video. Motion detection is performed by the built-in software, there is no PIR/heat sensor. Audio is recorded by the built-in microphone.

While setting up the device, make sure you connect to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. This spy camera does not support the newer 5GHz frequency band that you increasingly see in homes and businesses.

Hidden cameras need a wide angle lens and this camera is no exception. It has a viewing angle of 90° giving decent scene coverage.

Night vision is available with the “no glow “InfraRed LEDs that cannot be easily detected by the naked eye. Pop in an SD card of up to 64GB, turn on loop recording and the camera will record non-stop for up to 4 hours. Or you can set it for motion detection recording to maximise battery life. When the 2000mAh battery runs out, recharge it and you are back in business.

The camera can record while the battery is being charged. In other words, you don’t have to worry about the battery running out. If the power does fail or if someone accidentally unplugs it, the battery will keep the clock and the camera running.

Set up the camera with the mobile app and you can get push notifications to your phone whenever motion is detected. Viewing the recorded clips and deleting them is achieved through the app too.

In case you are wondering, yes its a full-fledged alarm clock. One feature that would have been great is a PIR sensor for true and accurate motion detection. Another down-side is that only the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band is supported. There is no audio-triggered recording either.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p CMOS image sensor
  • 90° Viewing Angle
  • Night vision
  • Microphone
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • 2000 mAh rechargeable battery
  • Can record and charge simultaneously
  • 4 hours recording time
  • SD card up to 64GB

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Alarm Clock Speaker with Wi-Fi


Here’s another alarm clock which is also a hidden camera. This handsome cube is also a wirelesss Bluetooth 4.2 speaker with FM radio. The 5W speaker can do duty as your Bluetooth speaker but don’t expect super heavy bass from it.

The controls for the speaker and the clock are the touch-sensitive type and placed at the top.

The camera lens is well hidden and you won’t find it unless you know where to look. Some surprising features are support for 128GB SD cards which is really good. Wi-Fi is not required for the camera to record to the SD card.

When its dark, the spy camera will automatically switch to night vision using the “no glow” IR LEDs.

Of course it has all the standard features such as motion triggered recording, loop recording, and mobile app connectivity for real time streaming. The mobile app gets special mention as it is very easy to use, is very reliable and a treat to use.

Make sure you connect the camera to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, just like any other wireless hidden camera it doesn’t support the 5GHz band.

A unique addition to the camera is a USB port so that you can charge your mobile devices right at your bedside.

Now the biggest downside of this camera – the camera is mains powered and does not have a battery. However, there is a small backup battery inside so that the clock keeps time if power fails.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p CMOS image sensor
  • Night vision with 30 feet range
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Schedule, Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • SD card up to 128 GB
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • USB port for charging mobiles
  • 3 dimmer levels for LCD Display

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: No
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Clothes Hook with Wi-Fi


Want something a bit more discreet? Here’s something that nobody will ever suspect of being a hidden camera. This clothes hook hidden camera even sports 1080p,night vision and can take a microSD card of up to 128GB capacity.

The camera supports only 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n, so do remember to choose the right network when you first set it up.


Features:

  • Product Dimension: 4.9*2.7*0.3 inch
  • Full HD 1920×1080/JPEG
  • Video Resolution: 1080P, 720P, 640P, 480P (adjustable)
  • Video Format: ASF
  • Frame Rate: 25 fps
  • Wifi: 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
  • Available capacity: Micro SD up to 128GB
  • USB Output: 5V/500mA
  • Working voltage: AC 100V-240V

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Wall Clock with Wi-Fi


A wall clock is an excellent object to place a hidden camera in. Better still, here’s a wall clock that comes with a hidden camera already installed in it.

What’s more you can position it to get an excellent view of the whole room without any issues, hey after all what better place to be a hidden camera than the fly on the wall approach. The 1080p sensor gives clear visuals and you can also adjust the resolution downwards to double the storage recording time.

The clock of course functions like a regular clock and nobody will suspect it has a lens hidden in the dial face. It can do either loop recording, automatically overwriting old footage or do motion detection recording.

The rechargeable battery has 220mAh capacity and can shoot video for 3-5 hours continuously. Motion detection range is 6 metres.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p CMOS image sensor
  • 90° Viewing Angle
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • 2200 mAh rechargeable battery
  • Up to 5 hours recording time
  • SD card up to 128GB

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Smoke Detector with Wi-Fi (AC Powered)


A smoke detector has the advantage of a unique vantage point. It’s also something that nobody is going to suspect contains a security camera! Plus you have the advantage of wiring it to AC power.

This smoke detector hidden camera has Wi-Fi support and a smartphone app. Using the app you can live-view in real time, receive push notifications of motion alerts, and access recorded clips.

You can add up to a 64GB SD card for storage of recorded clips. If the power fails, the built-in battery can power the camera for up to 3 hours.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p CMOS image sensor
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • AC power, Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Up to 3 hours recording time
  • SD card up to 64GB

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Keychain with Wi-Fi


Want something a bit more portable? Something a bit more discreet? This humble keychain is a powerhouse of a hidden camera. With 1080p resolution, a 128GB SD card capacity and live-stream to mobile apps, these guys have thought of everything.

The camera can also live-stream or record to the SD card when it is plugged in for charging. So you won’t miss a minute of the action.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p 1/3″ progressive CMOS sensor
  • Sensor sensitivity 3.3 Lux @ F 2.0
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Angle of View 66°
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Motion detection or schedule recording
  • AC power, Built-in rechargeable battery
  • Continuous Record Time 70 Wi-Fi On,90 minutes Wi-Fi Off
  • microSD card up to 128GB
  • Vibration Alert Power on/off and Recording
  • File Format MP4 and JPEG
  • Power Input DC 5V
  • 3.7V/550 mA battery

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Wall Charger with Wi-Fi


A very innocuous looking wall charger could be hiding a lot more you may think. This hidden wireless camera packs quite a punch with 1080p Full HD resolution, real-time viewing through a mobile app, motion detection alerts, and video loop recording.

Oh, it will also charge your smartphone just like a regular wall charger.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p CMOS image sensor
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • AC power, Built-in rechargeable battery
  • SD card up to 64GB

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: No
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Photo Frame with Wi-Fi



A photo frame has the advantage of being unobtrusively placed in virtually any room. Its also the perfect angle to capture the entire scene and you can also orient the frame without drawing suspicion.

This photo frame has a hidden wireless camera on the top bezel of the frame. Note that it is designed to hang on a wall or angled on a desk with a 15° downward tilt angle for the lens.

You can connect to the camera over Wi-Fi from a smartphone and live-view the camera video stream. You can also browse motion-tiggered recorded clips and download them.

The 720p sensor has a lens has a viewing angle of 65° giving acceptable scene coverage. Infrared night vision of the “no glow” variety is provided, it has 20 feet range to your phone gallery.

A standout feature on this spy camera is the PIR motion sensor which detects heat for motion detection. This is more accurate than software based motion detection and will reduce the number o false alerts you receive.

When motion is detected, the camera will send an alert to your smartphone and record a short 10-60 seconds clip of the event to the microSD Card.

Another stunner is the massive 10,000 mAh battery that can last for up to a year with motion detection recording.


Features:

  • 1MP 720p CMOS image sensor
  • Viewing angle of 65°
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • PIR heat detection sensor
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • Built-in 10,000mAh rechargeable battery
  • Up to 30 hours daytime / 10 hours night time continuous recording
  • microSD card up to 128GB

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Wireless Hidden Camera Camera Bank with Wi-Fi



Stuffing a wireless spy camera inside a power bank is ingenious. Huge amount of power available? Check. Can be left lying around randomly? Check. Enough power to run night vision? Check. Very long operation time? Yes!

That’s why this spy camera can record 1080p video for over 7 hours. It can also stream this video in real-time to your smartphone.

A very unique feature is the view and control option from a computer.

It’s also a fully functioning power bank and can charge up to 4 devices at the same time over the two full-size and two mini-USB ports


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p CMOS image sensor
  • Viewing angle of 120°
  • Fully functioning power back with 4 USB charging ports
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Night-vision, 15 feet range
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • View and control option from a computer
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • 5,000mAh rechargeable battery
  • Can record while charging
  • SD card up to 64GB

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No
  • Smartphone app: HDMiniCam or P2PLiveCam

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Wireless Hidden Camera LED Light Bulb with Wi-Fi


Another brilliant application of a hidden wireless camera is the humble light bulb. Of course it has to be LED, and this particular camera does a great job at that also. This is the highest resolution camera we have seen yet and is justified by the panoramic 360° viewing angle.

There’s a lot of features you would expect at this price range and its all there – night vision, 2-way audio, built-in mic and speaker, and microSD card support up to 128GB.

There is no battery backup though.


Features:

  • 3MP 1536p CMOS image sensor
  • Panoramic viewing angle of 360°
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • Night vision IR LED with IR-cut filter
  • 34 White LEDs, 1W power consumption
  • Standard E27 bulb base
  • Push notifications and camera control through 360eye app
  • 2-way audio, built-in speaker
  • Dual-microphones with noise reduction
  • Live-view and light control on mobile app
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • AC power
  • SD card up to 128GB
  • 2-3 years service life
  • Operating Temperature: 0-60 ℃

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: No
  • Smart home compatibility: No
  • Smartphone App: 360eye

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Wireless Hidden Camera Desktop Speakers with Wi-Fi


This is the only good hidden wireless spy camera we found that supports the ONVIF protocol. So you can connect this camera to your existing ONVIF-compliant NVR or to a PC using software like Blur Iris.

There is 16GB internal memory but no SD card slot. The speakers are functional and you can connect to it using Bluetooth.

The LED lamp can be switched off in the smartphone app if you don’t like it.


Features:

  • 2MP 1080p 1/2.8″ CMOS image sensor
  • Viewing angle of 80°
  • Functional Bluetooth speaker
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz)
  • 0.01Lux low light sensitivity
  • Sensor is 940nm InfraRed sensitive
  • ONVIF compliant
  • 16GB internal memory
  • Works with iSpyConnect, AnyCam, Blue Iris
  • Works with Synology/QNAP Surveillance Station
  • Live-view on mobile app
  • Motion detection or continuous loop recording
  • AC power

Verdict:

  • Local storage available: Yes
  • Cloud reliant: No
  • Battery backup: Yes
  • Smart home compatibility: No

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Conclusion

Hidden cameras with the Wi-Fi feature let you view what the camera sees in real-time, without physically accessing the device. This is a game-changer when it comes to hidden cameras.

How have you used a wireless hidden camera to keep your family or home safe? Tell us in the comments below!

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