If you worried about goings on in your home or place of work when you are not there, a hidden camera is the perfect solution, giving you an extra pair of eyes and ears. There is certainly no shortage of hidden cameras on the market, but have you ever came across a camera that offers more than purely surveillance benefits? By doubling as a hidden camera and a fully functional alarm clock, the iShot Alarm Clock Hidden Cam provides the best of both world – a high-quality inconspicuous spy camera and a ringing alarm to wake you up on a morning.
- Simple Setup, Just Charge & Record Anywhere
- 10-Hour Battery Life & 30 Days of Standby Power
- Motion-Activated High Resolution Video
In The Box
When shopping around for a hidden camera, the number one feature that anyone should look for is a device that blends in to its environment, and what does this better than an alarm clock? A working functional alarm clock looks equally at home on a bedside table or work desk and even a trained spy would have trouble detecting that this device is anything more than it appears to be.
The alarm clock itself is small and minimalistic in design, featuring the necessary mode, shift, + and – buttons that are required to set the time and alarm on the clock. It has also been designed to run on a rechargeable battery, making it easy to carry around without the worry of cables and wall sockets.
Packed in the box with the iShot comes a AC adaptor for charging up the device, a handy little remote control, a USB cable for connecting the hidden camera to a PC to review footage, a user’s guide, and a driver disc for webcam.
Using the Device
Makers’ BrickHouse Security has a reputation for manufacturing surveillance equipment that is slick and easy to use (check out the AC Adaptor and Black Box Micro Hidden Camera for proof of this) and the iShot is no different. Setting up the camera can be done in four easy steps:
- Charge it up
- Insert a micro SD card of up to 32GB
- Switch it on
- Press the record button on the remote control to activate motion detection
One charge of the Alarm Clock gives you plenty of battery life to take it anywhere and everywhere, with around 10 hours recording time and a massive 30 days standby time. If you want to record for lengthy periods it is wise to get a decent sized SD card as 40 minutes of footage equates to 1GB.
The iShot Alarm Clock Hidden Cam kicks in to action once it detects motion and allows you to record audio and video or audio only, saving all recordings on to the Micro SD. You can then review the footage on any PC by inserting the SD card, or connecting the supplied USB cable.
If there is one thing that routinely lets down hidden cameras, it is the quality of the camera itself. With a 1280 x 960 video resolution recording @29fps, the iShot offers HD quality footage with a sharpness that defies its price.
- Video Format: AVI
- Video Resolution: 1280 x 960
- Frame Rate: 29 FPS
- Photo Resolution: 2048×1536
- Record Time: 10 Hours
- Standby Time: About 30 Days
- Memory: Micro SD up to 32 GB (not included)
- Memory Usage: 40 minutes/GB
The iShot Alarm Clock Hidden Cam is a really high-quality piece of kit, offering ultra-clear audio and video. With the quality of the alarm clock, it is easy to forget that this device is also a fully operational alarm clock – an area in which it also succeeds. This may well be the finest hidden cam on the market right now.