Buying Guide: How To Choose The Best Spy Camera Glasses
If you want a pair of professional spy glasses then you will want to follow our buying guide. Our guide will help you choose which pair of spy glasses will be the best for you so you don't get caught spying on your target.
Your spy camera glasses obviously need to look like real glasses with the camera well hidden. It is not wise to choose a pair of spy spectacles that are not designed to look normal. Even fashionable glasses are ok as long as they don't look like spy glasses and the camera cannot be seen up close.
When choosing a good pair of spy cam glasses you will want to make sure that the field of view angle is reasonably wide to help reduce the need for having to move your head too much. Moving your head too much while wearing the glasses causes camera shake and poor video recordings. Also, the unnatural behavior of having to keep looking directly at the target will make you stand out.
As spy eyewear is generally worn, being able to easily turn the video record function on and off is important. Ideally you should be able to turn the glasses recording function on and off whilst wearing them but its fine to have to take the glasses off to do this, as long as it's still a simple process. You can just pretend to be cleaning the lenses when doing so.
Ideally you could have a pair of spy camera glasses that would record for long periods of time but we are more realistic than that. In order to have long recording time you will need a powerful battery source and large built-in storage for recordings. We don't recommend using this type of spy gear if you need to record for very long periods. Its primary function would be to capture video for relatively short moments on the go; but you still want the best recording time you can get.
Video / Audio Playback Quality
We touched on quality of recording earlier when talking about field of view. Quality of recording can be spoilt by both lack of practice in using the spy glasses but also in manufacturing quality. Your spying spectacles should have good quality playback recordings of both video and sound (if the glasses come with audio). You will want HD High Definition spy glasses.
We always recommend getting spy equipment that has the date and time stamped on the recordings and hidden camera glasses are no exception. Being able to produce surveillance video with the date and time is a best practice of surveillance training.
Video / Audio Transfer
Once you've got your recording you will want to be able to transfer it to computer. Do not buy a pair of spy camera glasses where you cannot transfer the files. It doesn't matter if your spy glasses have a fixed built-in memory card or storage disc, you still want to be able to transfer your video and audio files to computer.