You don’t need to be a paranoid home owner to want to have a hidden security camera. Whether you spend most of your time at the office or you’re headed out on vacation, being able to keep an eye on your house is important. Regardless of whether you want to catch an intruder or simply keep an eye on your pet, these cameras make it easy to keep tabs on both your valuables and your loved ones.
Of course you probably don’t want to turn your living room into some type of evil Bond Villain lair in which unwitting guests are subjected to secretive surveillance 24/7, but there are certain times when added discretion is required for your surveillance. Perhaps you’re trying to ensure that your new babysitter is following all of your house rules while you’re away, or maybe you’ve been dying to play a prank on your unwitting cousin who happens to be spending the week with you.
Regardless of your specific (and hopefully not too nefarious) intents and requirements, sometimes you need a security camera that’s truly hidden—so hidden that your guests won’t even be able to see it if they’re looking directly at it.
There are plenty of hidden home cameras to choose from, many of which take the form of everyday household objects such as clocks and USB drives. And to make your search easier, we’ve listed some of the best hidden cameras on the market right here. From tiny cameras to hidden décor, these are our five favorite cameras available today.