A black box camera is a spycam in the form of a small black box, hence the name "black box". This camera is a commonly used spycam because everything is incorporated in one box. The lens, battery, recording unit and any WiFi antenna. We offer various black box spy camera models in our webshop which can be ordered directly.
When to choose a black box camera?
Due to the all-in-one design, a black box camera is in many cases a good choice when you need hidden camera surveillance. Depending on the model, the lens is built into the black box itself or is slightly extended so that you can hide it. It is often best to determine for yourself whether the location where you want to place the spycam has the option of hiding a black box camera or whether you should choose a different spycam model.
Alternatives to a black box spycam
When placing a black box camera with an internal lens or with an extended version is not possible at the location where you want to place a spycam, there are many alternatives. We offer various spy cameras for sale which are already built into an object. You can think of a camera in a clock, smoke detector, weather station, air freshener and many more models.
How does the system work?
Apart from differences in the design, there is also a difference in the operation between the different black box surveillance cameras. There are models with WiFi and models with only local recording.
- SD card recording
With this blackbox model, you must insert an SD card to record the images. You set the camera to film with movement or continuously. To view the recorded images, remove the SD card or connect the black box camera to a PC with a USB cable. The advantage of a black box camera with SD card recording compared to a WiFi model is that you can film much longer on a battery.
Adding a WiFi antenna to a black box camera makes it possible to access the camera from a different location with internet when you have connected the black box to WiFi. Viewing the images is done via an App on your smartphone. Furthermore, the WiFi models also have an SD card slot for local recording.
Which models of black box spy cameras are available?
Black box cameras are based on the black box design, but often differ in design and functionalities.
- With internal lens
Most black box cameras also have the lens incorporated in the black box. This has the advantage that it can be placed and aligned quickly, but can have the disadvantage that it cannot be placed inconspicuously or that installation is difficult.
- With external lens
The model with external lens has an extended cord of often about 10 centimeters where the camera lens is at the end. The advantage of this black box camera model is that you can place the black box somewhere and direct the lens next to it. However, with this version you need a little more time with placement, because the lens must of course be fixed and you must be sure that it films in the right direction.
Buy a black box security camera
The models shown on this page can be ordered directly online and will often be delivered the next day. We work with high own stocks and also have several stores. You are also welcome here if you have any questions. For the current opening hours of our stores, please refer to our store pages.