WiFi DIY Hidden Camera Kit – build your own covert camera
Full covert camera system. Everything you need to build your own covert camera.
FREE UK delivery & 1 year warranty.
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WiFi DIY Hidden Camera Kit – build your own covert camera Information
This hidden wifi spy camera DIY kit allows you to build your own hidden spy camera into any item you choose. This DIY covert camera system features WiFi so you can view the live video footage from your camera via your mobile phone or tablet. The DIY system includes the camera lens, WiFi module & antenna, rechargeable 5000mA battery with mini USB charging port, micro SD card slot and an on/off switch.
All you have to do is charge up the battery (or power the camera system directly via USB or the mains power adaptor supplied), download the free HDSmartIPC app, switch the covert camera system on and decide where you will hide it!
There are many different objects or items that you could turn into a spy camera, providing the kit will fit inside and you can make a hole for the lens to "see out" you're pretty much home and dry!
The system records to micro SD card (not supplied) and maximum capacity of 128G can be used. Click here to see our range of micro SD cards.
Via the HDSmartIPC app you can set up motion detection recording or start & stop recording manually if you're watching live. The app also allows you take a snapshot/photo, change the video quality, switch audio on & off, reverse the lens view, set the time & date etc - these are just some of the features available at the touch of your mobile phone or tablet screen.
How long will the battery last?
The 5000mA battery can run the covert spy camera system for around 8-10 hours from a full charge.
Remember you can also power the camera directly via USB or from the main power adaptor supplied for unlimited running time.
How do I charge the battery for the DIY covert camera?
You can charge the battery via any USB port or the mains power adaptor (supplied).
Can I view the footage from the covert camera whilst the battery is charging?
Yes, you can. You can also disconnect the battery completely and power the covert camera system via a USB cable or the mains power adaptor if you want to.
Is the WiFi set up easy?
Yes it is and we have written our own step by step guide to help you with this, just click on the Instructions & WiFi Set Up tab above (these instructions will also be supplied in hard copy with the product).
Remember, your camera will need to be within range of your internet router in order for you to be able to see the live video from anywhere you may be. If it is not within range of a router then it is still possible to view live on your mobile phone via the app but you would need to be within WiFi range of the camera.
Is the app free to install and use?
Yes, the HDSmartIPC app is completely free to install and use on any android or apple mobile phone.
What recording options are available for the DIY covert camera system?
You can set up motion activated recording or manually start and stop the recording yourself. Alternatively you can set the recording to start and stop at certain times of day.
Worldwide WiFi Live Streaming video
Motion Detection Video Recording & Alerts
Chipset: Hi3518E V200
Video Resolution(on APP) : 1920 x 1080
Photo Resolution: 1280 x 720
H.264 compressed format
Lens angle: 110 degree
Support Micro SD card: up to 128GB
Charging time: 8 hours approximately
Battery life: approximately 8-10 hours with the 5000mA battery
Mobile phone operation system: Android/iOS
This camera does not have any infrared for night vision and it will not "see" in complete darkness. It does work fairly well in low light conditions but the brighter the camera location the better the video quality will be.
M001 DIY WiFi Camera Kit – Instructions
You have 3 options for powering the system:
1. From the battery
2. From the main power adaptor
3. From a USB port
If you intend to power the camera from the battery supplied then you will need to give it a full charge. Connect the battery to the main system (red plug & play connectors) and then give it a full charge using the USB cable supplied. A small red indicator light coming from the mini USB socket on the main camera body will show when charging and go out when fully charged.
Have the on/off switch to the OFF position whilst charging for a quicker charge.
You do not need to connect the battery to the system if you plan to power it using the main power adaptor or via a USB port.
The USB cable supplied can be connected to a USB port and then directly into the camera’s mini USB socket or you can connect the USB cable to the main power adaptor and then into the camera’s mini USB socket.
Powering from the mains will give you unlimited running time and so is always recommended whenever possible.
Once the battery is fully charged (or if you are powering from USB or mains), insert your micro SD card (128G max) and move the switch to the ON position. If you don’t want to record but only want to view live video then a micro SD card is not required.
Now please follow the instructions below to enable remote live viewing via your mobile phone.
Always be patient when going through the WiFi set up as sometimes it will take a minute or so for your router to see the camera and vice versa.
The HDSmartIPC App
Search for and install the HDSmartIPC app from the App Store or Play Store.
Open the app on your mobile phone or tablet and add a new camera by tapping “Add device”.
Tap “Scan QR code” (this is much simpler than inputting long UID manually)
Scan the QR Code on the label attached to your camera.
Once the QR Code has scanned you will see the app home screen and your camera’s UID (unique ID) overlaying the default image.
Now leave the app and go to Settings on your phone.
Select your UID in the list of WiFi devices.
Leave Settings and go back to the app and about a minute later your will see the status underneath the default image change from Offline to Online.
You can now tap the image to see the live video from your camera.
Tap the back arrow in the top left hand corner to drop back to the home screen.
Now tap the cog icon on the right hand side beneath the camera image.
Tap Device Settings.
Tap WiFi Config and select your router in the list.
You will now be asked to enter your router password. Enter the password and tap OK.
The device will now reboot.
Tap the back button to go to the previous screen and then tap the back button again to bring you back out to the home screen.
Your camera is currently rebooting so the status will be Offline for a couple of minutes before changing to Online.
You are now set up and ready to view via the app whenever you want.
Remember, the quality/speed/smoothness of the video will be dependent upon the internet connection your mobile device is able to pick up and also the speed of the connection at the camera location. It also depends upon the resolution you have set, the higher the quality the more bandwidth required etc.