Home security cameras have come a long way since the Nanny Cam, haven’t they? There are now light switches, bird houses, peepholes, and wireless doorbells that also record what’s happening around them. It’s all starting to feel a little Big Brother to me, but I have to admit the added security does come in handy. I’ve used the feed from a camera more than once to prove I was the one telling the truth about something, which I might not have been able to do had no footage existed.

Zone Shield has come up with a virtually undetectable hidden camera, and while it has its limits it seems infinitely useful for a lot of people. It looks like an AC adapter, but it’s one that won’t actually charge anything. Instead, the standard-issue wall wart sports a cleverly hidden camera so you can keep an eye on things when you’re not around.

Named the Zone Shield AC Adaptor (which bugs me, because the word is adapter, but whatever), it plugs into any standard outlet and appears to be a charger just waiting for its gadget. In reality, the “power cord” doesn’t actually do anything and is just there for looks. The pinhole camera is a wide angle 70 degree FOV at 1280 X 720P HD resolution, and offers either continuous or motion activated recording. The recording is time- and date-stamped, so you always know when something happened. It comes with an 8GB SD card (it’ll support up to a 32GB card), on which the oldest file is recorded over as it fills. If you need to keep your footage, you can easily transfer your video from the card to another storage device.


I can’t get over how very much this thing looks like a regular AC adapter! MSRP on the Zone Shield AC Adaptor is $295.00 US, but you can pick one up for $169.99 US.

Source: The Gadgeteer

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