This covert camera system is hidden inside a non functional internet router. It’s WiFi enabled which means that you can view live video on your mobile phone or tablet from wherever you might be. The camera has built in covert infrared for up to 5m night vision, allowing you to view live and/or record video footage in low light or dark conditions and is has a completely hidden 120 degree wide angle lens.
WiFi set up for remote viewing on your mobile phone or tablet is easy and we supply our own step by step guide to walk you through the set up, this takes less than 2 minutes.
The covert camera system is then completely controlled via the free to download TinyCam app which is available for any apple or android mobile device.
The WiFi router covert camera can be powered from any 3 pin mains socket (power adaptor supplied) or from a USB port (link cable supplied).
Via the TinyCam app it’s possible to set up motion activated recording and alerts. You can also start and stop recording manually yourself should you need to. The router camera can take up to a 128G micro SD card (not supplied) to store any recorded video footage and this video is recorded in AVI file format at 1280 x 720 resolution (15fps).
This covert camera could sit perfectly on an office desk, table at home, shelf or pretty much anywhere else you may site an internet router and it would go completely unnoticed. Ideal for any covert surveillance application at work or home.
Plug the router camera into a mains power outlet or USB port using the power adaptor and/or USB cable supplied. You will see the power light on the back of the router illuminate green when the camera has power.
Should you wish to record the video footage you will see the micro SD card slot on the back of the router too. The maximum micro SD card the router camera can take is 128G.
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 go to the Settings on your mobile phone and you will see a list of routers within range, after a few 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 these procedures above can take a minute or two!
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 image 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 WiFi 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 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.
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.