5 Must Have Spy Gadgets
Do you need to spy on someone? Whether you want to spy for fun or if you have a purpose, you can use many tools. Perform a standard internet search with the phrase “spy gadgets,” and you will be surprised just how many tools are available for sale. So, what should you buy? The decision is yours, but there are 5 items in particular that all spies should have, especially those spying to catch a liar, a cheater, or to get to the bottom of a problem.
What are they?
1 – Binoculars
Binoculars are a simple tool, often used for hunting or bird watching. They are an amazing tool for spies. If this is your first time spying on someone, it is easy to get separated. Following a person in a large crowd can be difficult and so can following a car. You want to stay far enough back that you are not detected, but you may lose the person in the commotion. In that case, take a step back, find a safe and secure location, and use your binoculars to scout the scene. Binoculars enable you to look far away, meaning it will be easy to find your target again.
When buying binoculars, you have many options. There are binoculars designed for private investigators and spying, but you do not need to have these. A pair of $20 binoculars from your local department store will do the job.
2 – Night Vision
Rarely does spying only occur during the day. In fact, most people spy at night. Unfortunately, it can be too dark to make out figures. This is where night vision comes in handy. You can get night vision through special goggles or scopes. To raise less suspicion, opt for scopes or goggles that you can just hold in front of your head. If someone notices you spying, especially the target, you want to be able to pull the night vision away from your face and quickly.
Always read reviews online when buying night vision. Most products do allow you to see in the dark, but some only provide you with a basic outline. Others, you can see the person’s face or read what their shirt says. As expected, night vision can be expensive. Compare prices, look for sales, or buy used to save money.
3 – Video Recorders
If you are trying to catch a cheating spouse or a neighbor who likes to break into your home, a video recorder is necessary. These video recorders come in a number of different formats. Opt for those that are hidden, to prevent detection. Hidden cameras are installed in a wide range of products, including clothes, clothing accessories, clocks, smoke detectors, pens, and more.
Always compare prices when buying hidden video recorders. They can be expensive, so save money whenever you can. Also, if operating on a budget, opt for a traditional camcorder. You can disguise it with clothing or another object to prevent detection. This option is ideal if you already own a camcorder, as there are no extra expenses.
4 – Digital Cameras
It is best if you have both a digital camera and a video recorder, but if you cannot afford both, opt for the digital camera. They are affordable and you have many buying options. Digital cameras allow you to catch someone doing something or being somewhere they shouldn’t be, like a cheating spouse or a neighbor illegally on your property.
When buying digital cameras, checkout those designed for spying. They are compact and some are hidden in everyday items, such as baseball caps and pens. You can use your own personal digital camera, but be cautious when using the flash. At night, activate the night vision feature.
5 – A Good Disguise
Not everyone needs a disguise when spying. If you are trying to catch a neighbor illegally entering your home, you do not even need to be present. Set a video recorder to activate with motion. Moreover, it is your home, so even if you sit outside and lie in wait, you do not need a disguise. You have every right to be there. On the other hand, if you want to catch a cheating spouse, you need a good disguise. This can be as simple as a baseball cap and sunglasses, but you can opt for a wig and new clothes.
A good disguise is ideal for spying because it gives you the element of surprise. Even if your target is your live-in partner, they will not even know it is you behind them.