by Max Bellamy
Spy cams are becoming a profitable new industry and are beginning to be used more regularly worldwide. Spy cams are often used for security or surveillance, but they are used for other means as well. A spy cam is simply a small camera that can be hidden and is very hard to notice or trace.
Spy cam technology varies from model to model. There are some spy cams on the market that are as small as a battery, while other cameras cam be hidden inside a pen. Specialized shops sell a wide variety of spy cams that are versatile enough to be used in any way the buyer sees fit. Spy cam equipment can vary in price from 10 dollars for old models bought secondhand, to thousands of dollars for state of the art technology that includes a monitor and other accessories.
Many people believe that this boom in spy cam technology started off with Allen Hunt's famous words: "Smile, You're on Candid Camera". Fans of the famous TV program Candid Camera were among the first consumers to realize that spy cams could be used for purposes other than security and surveillance, and people started to understand the potential that this technology offers. Unfortunately, many problems arose as spy cam use increased, leading people to debate the topic of "Spy Cams - friend or foe". Many people value their privacy and do not like the idea that others can use small spy cams to watch, and broadcast, their every move. Other people see spy cams as simple harmless fun.
Spy cam use is widespread, some of the many industries that use them include security companies, limo services, private detectives, and concerned parents who want to watch their babysitter. Many employers use spy cams to keep tabs on their employees and make sure that they are working efficiently.
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