Top 5 Most Unusual Hidden Cameras And Places To Use Them

The market for hidden spy cameras is ever popular, and thanks to the demand for covert surveillance equipment, the types of hidden spy cameras available are getting more and more bizarre. Hidden spy cameras are no longer limited to small CCTV systems or tiny cameras hidden in nooks and crannies.  The hidden spy cameras on offer today are quite inspired by recent designs, including a tiny camera disguised in a fully functional toothpaste dispenser. However, a novel concept, filming someone in a bathroom, is not the most ethical use of a hidden spy camera, and what mischief could someone get up to in a bathroom anyway?

Other unusual hidden spy cameras which offer more novelty value than practical value include roll-on deodorant, which, although very cunning, can easily be moved about and tidied away, leaving you recording the inside of a bathroom cupboard.  Of course, we can build this on-demand, although, as mentioned above, from a moral point of view, we don't see the need. At the Online Spy Shop, we have a huge range of hidden spy cameras which are practical and cunningly disguised.  We check out the best on offer below...

Air freshener

No one likes a fume-filled room, so air fresheners are popular for keeping the home smelling nice.  The common use of air fresheners makes them the perfect disguise for a hidden camera.  The hidden wireless camera air freshener is portable, so you can place it wherever you like in your home or even at the office.  This hidden spy camera is also remote-controlled, so you won't arouse any suspicion by constantly fiddling with the air freshener!

Lady's handbag

If you're a lady on a mission to discover the truth, then you could arm yourself with a hidden spy camera disguised in a handbag.

All ladies use handbags, so if you're out to catch your man cheating or want to catch someone in the office or at a meeting up to no good, your intentions can stay undercover with this spy camera handbag. As it's fully portable, you can take it into any situation and look natural.  You can even use this around the home to monitor your house while you're out by switching to motion detection.

Ladies brooch

Is it a stunning fashion accessory or a hidden spy camera documenting a suspect's every move?  Using the smartly hidden spy camera brooch in formal situations such as meetings or even confronting a spouse, you can record the evidence of any confessions!


Just like the air freshener, the hidden wireless camera potpourri is one of the most natural disguises for capturing wrongdoings in the home or office.  Thanks to wireless technology, the potpourri gives off a lovely smelling odour and can be moved into any room or space in the home or office.


Who would suspect a very ordinary-looking book as a hidden spy camera?  Not many people would think that one of the books in a regular bookcase is not what it seems.  The hidden spy camera book is the perfect way to ensure your house is being monitored while you're out. Now we've looked at some clever spy cameras available. We take a look at the most innovative uses for spy cameras...

Nursing homes

If you're worried about how an elderly relative is being treated while in a care home, you can set your mind at rest by leaving a subtly hidden camera to keep you informed.

Holiday home

Owning a holiday home is a dream for most people as you can escape for a weekend away whenever you fancy it.  If you're worried that your empty holiday home is a target for vandalism or squatters, then install a couple of hidden cameras to keep an eye on things.  You could even put a sign up to inform potential intruders that hidden cameras are monitoring your home.


You can't be with your children every minute of the day, so if they have their own playroom in the house, install a hidden camera to keep an eye on them while you're in other areas of the home.


Farm buildings, garages, and sheds are vulnerable to burglars as they are usually outside the security system of the main house.  Invest in hidden cameras to ensure that no one intrudes into your buildings or vandals your property.

House staff

If you employ staff such as a nanny, chef or cleaner to help you run your home, you could be trusting someone you don't know very well.  At the start of their employment with you, it may give you peace of mind to monitor what they get up to, particularly when you're not home. For more inspiration about where to hide hidden spy cameras, then check out TV programmes such as Big Brother, Trigger Happy TV and The Real Hustle, which rely on hidden cameras for the shows to work and have some innovative ideas for disguising covert activity.

To invest in your hidden spy camera, check out our selection of wired and wireless hidden cameras at the Online Spy Shop.