A pen camera is an ordinary looking luxury pen containing a mini security camera. For many years we have been offering different types in our online shop to order online. Below we describe which things we advise you to pay attention to when buying a pen with a camera.
When to use a pen with a camera?
A pen security camera works on battery and when you put it in your shirt pocket or jacket, for example, you film forward. As a result, pen cameras are often used to record important conversations or to collect evidence in the event of stalking or nuisance. It is of course also possible to place the pen with camera in a pen tray somewhere and thus film the room. However, you should take into account the usually limited battery life.
What are the pros and cons of pen cameras?
The advantages of the pen camera are that it films in reasonably high quality, has no extra cables and the images can be read directly on the computer. There are also no difficult settings to make in a menu or certain actions to start filming. You just press the button on top of the pen for 2 seconds and it will start filming.
The possible drawbacks
A pen with a security camera is therefore not suitable for all situations where you wish to use hidden cameras. For example, a pen with a camera has a relatively short battery life due to its battery operation and its small size. However, this type of camera model is very suitable for filming conversations that you conduct yourself. Because a pen camera has a small size, all parts must also be very small. In a pen with a camera, outside part of the normal writing area, there is a mini camera, battery and circuit board with possible recording. As a result, the battery cannot be large in size. A film duration on a full battery is therefore, depending on the type of pen with camera, between 1 and 2 hours.
Different models of pen cameras
Quite a lot of pens with surveillance cameras are offered on the internet. Unfortunately, most pen cameras are not of the best quality. These can therefore be seen more as a gadget and are not suitable for applications for which our pen cameras are intended, such as recording an important conversation. In our range you have 2 types:
- With SD memory
The most common pen camera model has the camera, battery and internal memory incorporated in the pen. This pen therefore has no cords. You charge the pen with camera via the built-in USB connection and view the images on a computer.
- With App and Android smartphone
However, there is also a model where the pen camera is connected to a smartphone with a USB cable and this smartphone can be operated via an app. The disadvantage of this is that a cable runs from the pen with camera, but the advantage, on the other hand, is the enormous increase in functionalities. You can immediately see the images of the pen on the smartphone and check whether you are filming in the right direction. Furthermore, settings such as exposure and the like can be adjusted via the smartphone App. With this USB pen camera it is also possible to watch the images of the pen from another location via the internet. The smartphone of the pen camera set is connected to a server, which can be logged in via another Android smartphone or PC. For this it is necessary that a SIM card is placed in the smartphone or that a connection is made to a Wi-Fi network.
Buying a pen camera online or in the store?
We would like to welcome you in one of our stores to go through the various models with you and show you how they work. Of course you can also order online. On the product page we have a detailed description of the operation. You can buy the pen with camera online in our webshop and you will usually receive it the next day.