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Custom Built Hidden Cameras

Custom Built Hidden Cameras

Custom Built Hidden Cameras are widely used by home owners as a home security product, particularly for renters that can’t run cables. They are also used by businesses to identify theft from staff and clients.

One of the main issues now is that people can search and see what hidden cameras look like. So if you are serious about your investment, a custom built covert camera may be the go.

We purchase normal common household items, like power outlets (GPOs), smoke detectors, fake plants, and more and make custom built hidden cameras with them, so it’s harder for people to detect them as hidden camera.

We also have a service that you can bring in a household item and we will fit a camera into it, making it much harder to be found.

They are generally easy to use and quick to set up making them a great solution for fast deployment in most situations.

Ease of Use

All of our Custom Cameras are relatively easy to use. All of our WIFI units support remote view. Each model comes with a manual, and the manual is available on the product page to download.

Custom built cameras are often a good choice when you need it to blend in. We buy real products, remove the insides and replace with a spy camera module.

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Custom Built Hidden Cams Resolution

Custom Built Hidden Camera resolution is normally either 1080p (2MP) or 4K (8MP) and with either resolution you will be surprised just how clear the footage is. Simply plug the Custom Built Hidden Camera into your computer via the included USB and transfer the video files to your computer for easy playback. You may have an IP version, where you will access the files via your local area network. If you have trouble playing back the recording try downloading VLC Player and use that. If the unit has WIFI then you can normally log in via the app to view and playback.

Motion Detection

Most Custom Built Hidden Cameras have several recording modes, one of which is Motion Detection. Setting this up will allow the unit to only record when things are moving. Motion detection will save you storage but you may miss things far away if they don’t trigger it.


Custom Built Hidden Cams normally normally take an SD card, or they have internal memory. Each product that takes an SD card has it’s own SD maximum size limit so it’s important to check that. Another important thing to know it that most Custom Built Hidden Cameras need a Class10 SD card formatted to FAT32. Larger cards come formatted to other formats, so you will need to change it to FAT32 if you have any issues with the card. Some units will allow you to format it inside the device, and some will require you to do it on a PC.

Night Vision

Most Custom Built Hidden Cams do not have night vision, it important to remember that night vision from a Custom Built Hidden Camera compared to a CCTV camera, could possibly be a little disappointing. Generally the night vision from a normal Hidden Camera goes between 1-6 meters depending on the product. It is also often a little dull due to the pinhole lens not letting enough light in. The issue is also amplified by the fact that the IR is hidden behind a plate and does not illuminate efficiently. Night Vision also makes Concealed Cams a lot easier to detect which are some of the reasons we do not add night vision.

Remote View

If you are looking for a product that has remote view, look for Custom Built Hidden Cameras that have built in WIFI. That way you can connect the required app to view from anywhere in the world. Please note most Custom Built Hidden Cameras with WIFI require a 2.4Ghz WIFI connection. 2.4Ghz is the most common, so if you have difficulties connecting, please check your WIFI is 2.4. Custom Built Hidden Cameras normally cannot connect to 5Ghz WIFI.

Push Notifications

Most Custom Built Hidden Cams support push notifications. Push notifications are when the Camera detects movement it will notify you via the app. It is important to note that some phones and Telcos don’t handle push notifications well. This means push notifications are not always 100% reliable, but are still useful.


Virtually all Custom Built Hidden Cams have a built in mic, so as you record video, you also record the audio with it. It is important to remember that most Custom Built Hidden Cameras with audio don’t perform as well as a Voice Recorder. So if super clear audio is needed, we recommend a voice recorder to go with it.

Two-Way Talk

Some Custom Built Hidden Cams have two-way talk built in. This means you can not only listen remotely, but talk back. It is worth noting that most Custom Built Hidden Cameras with two-way talk are limited by the size of the unit and internal speaker. Custom Built Hidden Cameras are primarily cameras, and most other add on features can be limited in performance.

Wide Angle Lens

Most Custom Built Hidden Cameras have a lens width of between 60 degrees and 110 degrees. When selecting a product, keep in mid that once you reach around 90 degrees, your image will show a little curvature, which is quite normal. Some curvature in the image is not normally a big issue, but keep in mind if the Custom Built Hidden Cams has a lens over about 90 degrees you may see this.

Power Requirements

The majority of Custom Built Hidden Cams use USB 5v for power. This means you can use standard phone chargers, your PC or even a USB Power Bank. You can also use a USB Power bank to run them for extended periods where you don’t have power. Please note that phone fast chargers are 9v so these can damage standard USB devices. Most units can also run permanently powered so it’s worth checking that in the specs.


Our standard warranty for Custom Built Hidden Cameras is 12 months back to base from date of purchase. Please check the information tab to see what the exact warranty period is for specific devices.

WIFI or Not

Most Custom Built Hidden Cameras that are listed as wifi will have motion detection with push, remote view, and sound and video recording. If you are looking for a camera without remote (WIFI) and is undetectable with normal bug detection equipment, select a non wifi camera.

If you need help, try our Spy Camera Buyers Guide

Most of our cameras have the manual on the web page so you can see how it works prior to purchasing.

We pride ourselves on our range, with Australia’s largest and most unique range. We also sell custom made models which are much harder to detect and exclusive to OzSpy.

See our range of Custom Built Hidden Cameras above, and these pages.

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