Covert surveillance at home or the office can mean the difference between uncovering wrongdoing and allowing it to continue unabated. BrickHouse Security gives you the upper hand by way of its Camscura line of black box hidden cameras. Camscura used to be known as ‘Blackbox'; they are the original black box hidden camera that made BrickHouse a leading name in security and surveillance equipment.
The Camscura line includes four different models with various features and price points. All can be found on the BrickHouse website. Before you settle on just any hidden surveillance camera, check out the Camscura line. They give you the most for your money in a package that is rugged, reliable and discrete.
Camscura Micro Hidden Camera
The Camscura Micro Hidden Camera was the original everyone else tries to copy. This best-in-class hidden camera is small enough to be concealed nearly anywhere without compromising shot integrity. It is compact enough to be stored on a shelf without being noticed and just as easy to hide in a tissue box or behind a picture. However, small does not mean limited. The Camscura Micro is packed full of features you are going to love.
For starters, you can choose from among five different recording modes: motion, audio or vibration activation, or timed or continuous recording. The Micro offers both 720p and 360p resolutions, a 62° sensor viewing angle, and support for micro SD storage of up to 64 MB. Maximum recording time is 10 hours; maximum standby time is 90 days.
Everything you need to start keeping track of your home or office is contained in the Camscura Micro black box hidden camera. Just charge the battery, set your recording mode and you are ready to go. Covert surveillance has never been easier.
Buy Now: $89.00
Camscura Pro Hidden Camera
If you are looking for a black box hidden camera with the same great features of the Micro but with more recording time, the Camscura Pro Hidden Camera is your best choice. You get up to 36 hours of recording per battery charge, giving you quite a bit more flexibility for deployment. Just like the Micro, the Pro is small and discreet enough to be used just about anywhere. Use it to keep an eye on the office storage closet or to verify the babysitter is performing as expected in your home.
The Camscura Pro is about the same size as your average smartphone. Its sleek, black box styling is nondescript enough that you could place it on an end table along with some books and knickknacks without most people even giving it a second thought. Yet inside that little black box is a lot of power. The Pro offers adjustable resolutions of 1280×720 and 640×360, frame rates of 20 FPS and 6 FPS, micro SD capacity of 32 MB (upgradeable to 64 MB), a 90° field of view, and both day and night modes.
You can set the Pro to begin recording on detection of motion, noise, vibration, or body heat. You can also choose a predetermined time frame or just turn the camera on and allow it to record continuously. The Camscura Pro puts all the control in your hands.
Buy Now: $169
Camscura Tilt Hidden Camera
There are times when covert surveillance requires a hidden camera with a pivoting lens. At those times, the Camscura Tilt Hidden Camera gets the job done with ease. The Tilt gives you all of the raw power and reliability of the Micro and Pro models but with the added benefit of a pivoting lens that can be adjusted to take advantage of a full 160° viewing angle.
Resolution choices on this model are 720p (1280×720) and 360p (640×360); the sensor resolution is set at 1280 x 960. You get a maximum recording time of 10 hours on a fully charged battery along with 90 days of standby time as well. Activation modes include voice, motion or vibration. You can time your recording or let it run continuously if you prefer.
The Camscura Tilt hidden camera gives you a view of the entire room with its adjustable, pivoting lines. This is the model to choose if you need the broadest possible viewing angle without compromising the small size and discretion of a hidden black box camera.
Buy Now: $99
Camscura Lux Night Vision Hidden Camera
The most technologically advanced camera in the Camscura line is the Lux Night Vision hidden camera. With this surveillance powerhouse, you never have to miss a shot at any time of the day or night – even in complete darkness! The Lux Night Vision camera uses invisible white IR to provide the necessary illumination for nighttime surveillance and extreme low light conditions.
Most people buy the Lux Night Vision specifically for its nighttime recording capabilities. However, this camera offers an awful lot at any time of the day or night. For example, the wide-angle lens gives you a 160° viewing angle for complete surveillance of an entire room. You can even attach the camera to external sensors for automatic activation. Connect it to a window sensor to begin recording if the window is broken. Connect it to a door sensor to start recording as soon as someone enters the room.
The Lux Night Vision gives you 24 hours of continuous recording on a single battery charge; maximum standby time is 180 days. Without external sensors, you can set the camera to activate on motion, voice, body heat, or vibration. As always, you can also set the recording time or turn it on and let it run.
Camscura is the first name in hidden surveillance cameras. Whether you need to keep track of something at home or the office, Camscura gives you four great models to choose from. Each comes with everything you need to start recording out of the box. The Camscura line is affordable, reliable, effective, and very easy to use.
Please note that the Camscura line supports only Mac and PCs running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8. In addition, none of the cameras records audio despite having voice activation capabilities. Audio cannot be recorded covertly in the U.S. as per federal regulations.