Secret spy cameras can be used to keep tabs on babysitters, to make sure significant others aren’t straying or to catch someone in a lie. If you’re thinking about installing a secret spy camera in your home, it’s important to keep your cool so your subject won’t catch onto your secret before you’re ready to reveal that you’ve been watching them. Use these tips make the most of your secret spy camera:
1. Have a focal point in the room.
When it comes to secret cameras, people have a tendency to continually look at them to make sure they’re in place and unobstructed, or, they work diligently to avoid looking at the camera. Both options are risky and both will be highly suspicious to your subject. Instead, choose a focal point in the room that you can look towards when you’re tempted to check the camera. A television, vase of flowers or child’s play area are all great options.
2. Avoid watching spy camera footage until the end of the day.
The best way to avoid thinking about your camera is to simply ignore it. That means you should avoid watching footage until the end of the day or until the end of your observation period. The less you check on the camera and peek at the footage, the better. As the saying goes, out of sight, out of mind.
3. Assume the subject is innocent until proven guilty.
If you’ve installed a spy camera, you’re obviously suspicious of the person you’re spying on. However, in order to keep your interactions natural and to not raise suspicion, it helps if you can assume the subject is innocent until proven guilty. Don’t try to press them for answers or trick them into admitting something. Act natural, and try your best to give them the benefit of the doubt.
4. Avoid the subject if necessary.
If you can’t give the person you’re spying on the benefit of the doubt because you’re convinced they’re doing something wrong, try avoiding them while you record their activities. Avoiding the subject is the easiest way to prevent yourself from accidentally showing your hand and letting them know that there’s a spy camera installed in the room. Fake an illness, make up a meeting or just find reasons to be in another room when they’re around.
5. Recruit a friend for help.
If you’re not a good actor, you may need to bring in outside help. Recruit a friend to get you out of the house or to help you keep your cool so you don’t prematurely confront the subject and blow your cover. Having the support of a friend can help immensely as you prepare to make some tough decisions.
Use these tips to make the most from your secret spy camera so your subject doesn’t know what you’re up to. Once you have the footage you need, you can confront the person you’re recording and demand answers. Good luck and may you get the footage you need!
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