This functional 5000mA Power Bank doubles as a hidden surveillance device as it has a built in covert spy camera. This spy camera is controlled completely wirelessly via the TinyCam app. So you can view live video and change settings etc all from your mobile phone or tablet.
It has 2 USB outputs so it can be used as a standard power bank for charging/powering other devices. It’s small and neat, so perfect for covert video recording when a portable camera is needed and the built in 5000mA battery means around 7-8 hours of running time (7-8 hours daytime video recording, about 2-3 hours for night time video recording).
Covert Video & Audio Recording Day & Night
Great for covert video surveillance from a desk in any office or working environment or anywhere around the home too. The camera has built in infrared for night vision recording in low light or dark conditions, the infrared has a range of around 4-5m. Daytime video will be in colour, night time recording will be in black & white.
Once set up, which is a very simple process, you can view live video from your mobile phone or tablet from wherever you may be. You just connect the WiFi power bank camera to your router and you can connect from anywhere with a decent internet connection. We supply our own set up and instruction sheet to make this a very easy process for you, you do not have to rely on only the manufacturers information.
You can install and use the TinyCam app free of charge and this app can be installed on Apple or Android devices. You will find it in the App Store or the Play Store.
Micro SD Card Required
The covert power bank camera requires a micro SD card if you wish to record the video footage and it can take a maximum capacity of 128G.
A UK mains power adaptor and USB cable are supplied for recharging the built in 5000mA battery, charging time for a fully discharged battery is around 4 hours.
What is the size of the Power Bank Spy Camera?
Dimensions are 10cm x 6cm x 2cm (approximately).
What is the angle of view of the camera lens?
120 degrees approximately.
WiFi Powerbank Camera (Model Number: AI-IP032)
Set Up Instructions & Information
This product is a functional Powerbank with a hidden camera built in.
It has 2 USB output sockets for connecting/powering/charging other devices and a mini USB input socket for the charging of the built in 5000mA battery.
If you slide down the hatch that covers the USB port end of the Powerbank you will find the ON/OFF switch, a reset button and the micro SD card slot (plus some indicator lights).
You will need to insert a micro SD card (128G max) if you wish to record any video footage.
If you do not need to record then you can just use the camera as a live viewing device.
To charge the built in 5000mA battery please connect the Powerbank to a mains 3 pin outlet using the USB cable and UK power adaptor supplied. All 4 battery indicator lights on the side of the Powerbank will be solid blue (not flashing) once the battery is fully charged.
Switching On & Off
Hold down the power button for about 5 seconds to switch the camera on or off.
The reset button can be accessed and pushed using the small pin device supplied.
The TinyCam App
Search for and install the TinyCam 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 “Add device manually”
Tap “Scan QR code” (this is much simpler than inputting long Device ID manually)
Scan the QR Code on the camera and you will see “loading” on the screen once the code has been scanned.
A few seconds later you will be asked to enter the password, default factory password is 888888.
You can also enter a camera “location” at this point if you wish to such as office or kitchen etc.
Setting your camera up to allow viewing on your mobile phone or tablet:
Once you have installed the TinyCam app and added your camera as per the information above, now leave the app and go to the Settings on your mobile phone and you will see a list of routers that are within range, after 2-3 minutes you should also see your camera in the list.
It will show in the list as the ID (a series of numbers & letters) that you will find on the QR code label on the camera itself. Select the camera from the list.
Now go back into the TinyCam app and tap the spanner icon to enter the Settings menu.
Now tap WiFi Config and then tap SSID and find your router in the list, tap your router and then enter your router password. Tap Confirm at the bottom of the screen.
You can now access the live view from the camera from anywhere you may be.
The time/date & temperature on the digital clock display will now set itself too.
Always be patient whilst your router and camera are trying to “see” each other, sometimes the procedures above can take two or three minutes!
When you tap on the TinyCam app icon from your mobile phone screen:
You will first see the app intro screen.
In the top left you’ll see a file icon, you can view recorded footage here.
Above the camera view image you’ll also see a “search” icon (magnifying glass) to search for other cameras you may have connected to the app.
Also, you’ll see the + sign if you want to add another camera.
Below the last image that came through from you camera on your previous viewing, you’ll see a micro SD card icon, here you can view all recordings on your card.
Next to that is the Alerts icon, tap it and you’ll see a list of all camera alerts that have occurred.
The weather/refresh icon does exactly that, i.e. it refreshes the temperature showing on the clock (this is synchronized with the internet for up to date information).
The spanner icon takes you into the Setting menu where you can:
add a Device Name,
Password – see the device ID,
share the camera with another persons mobile phone via QR Code,
set up the Wi-Fi Configuration,
set up the Alarm Configuration (turn on/off motion detection & change the alarm interval setting)
choose your micro SD card recording settings,
change the Password,
remove the device completely from the app.
In the centre of the image you can tap the Play icon to move to the Live View screen.
In the Live View screen you’ll not only see the live view from your camera but also a number of icons. Above the camera view you can change the video resolution, the higher the resolution you set the more bandwidth is needed so you may find that the live view is slightly slower or more delayed when using the higher resolution settings than the lower ones.
Below the live camera view you can see (from left to right):
file icon, for viewing recorded footage
a light bulb, for turning the infrared on/off (image will change to black & white when infrared is on)
the jump to “full screen” icon
camera & video camera icons that allow you to manually take a photo or start/stop a video recording
icon allowing you to switch “listen in” feature on & off
icon allowing you to switch two way voice on & off (not compatible with all cameras so you may just hear a loud squeaking noise if this option is not enabled on your camera).
To exit the live view at any point just tap the back arrow in the top left.