Hello, this is a spy camera geek and I’m going to show you how to install a spy camera into a ceiling tile or drywall.
The reason we’re doing this is that a lot of times you can’t change the decor of the room by putting up a motion detector or teddy bear or cloth or smoke detector.
If you can install a camera into drywall.
You can have a look into a little pinhole, so, you’re not changing the room aesthetically.
After installing the camera in the ceiling, I am looking for an angle, in which, I hope to capture a straight down shot into our cash register to help catch theft.
Starting the right way…
We’re going to be using a standard piece of green drywall to show you how to hide your camera all right.
The first thing you’re going to do is lay down the piece of drywall or ceiling tile on a flat surface and put the camera down, and draw the edges around the camera. Or you can just use a ruler and measure out the width of the camera.
Once you have the edges drawn out. You want to take a razor blade or “x-acto” knife and cut around that square.
Be sure not to go too deep into the drywall.
What we’re trying to do, is carve into this drywall, so we can lay the camera in this little tray.
We don’t want to go all the way through so we can have a pinhole at the very end of this for the camera see through.
All right, at this step, you can just pull the drywall out and start chipping it out.
Remember not to cut too deep into it so we can have a pinhole at the very end just a side note here the pinhole camera that you use make sure it has a cone lens like this one in the picture.
For this reason, you want that when you’ve carved into the drywall it comes to a point where if you’re using flat pinhole lenses like these, it would be harder to achieve the goal.
Now that the dangerous part is done…
Once you’ve finished carving out the hole it should look like this. If you notice that we haven’t gone too deep and we’ve left a real thin on the bottom.
Almost paper thin, that way our camera will fit right into a little tray and then we can line it up so it’s looking right, through the pinhole.
Choosing the right spy camera and inserting it.
So, here’s the lens and all you’re going to have on this outside part of the wall is just a tiny little pinhole. Now, to secure this camera behind the hole we’re going to use velcro tape.
What will we do is peel the tape off on each side and then you’re going to strap it on there just like a band-aid strap and hold.
These are the same types kind of cameras used for this specific operation :
The Result of all our work.
Now, when it’s all finished and then you should have on the other side of the pinhole the other side of the drywall just a little pinhole for the camera to see through.
All right, here’s the finished product with the pinhole camera looking through the drywall.
As you can see the cheap spy camera can see what’s behind the drywall but the people from the other side of the drywall cannot see the spy camera.