How to Hide a Security Camera in Plain Sight

Security cameras are used by homeowners to monitor children, look out for intruders and generally keep a watch over a home. Many homeowners seek ways to hide these cameras, but fail miserably. By using a tissue box and a little ingenuity, you can hide a camera that is placed out in the open and no one will be the wiser.

Step 1

Remove all the tissues from the tissue box through the top and using a utility knife place a small pinhole in the side of the box.

Step 2

Place the security camera into the box, making sure that its lens is pointed out the hole in the side.

Step 3

Place the tissues back into the box, hiding the camera.

Step 4

Attach the video output of the wireless receiver to the video input of the monitor using the composite video cable.

Step 5

Turn on all devices, including the camera by sticking your hand down into the tissue box and flipping the switch.

Step 6

Synchronize the frequency of the camera to that of the wireless receiver by tuning the receiver until the image captured from the camera appears on the monitor.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue box

  • Utility knife

  • Wireless receiver

  • Composite video cable

  • Monitor


If you wish to record the images that the camera captures, simply hook the video output of the wireless receiver to the video input of a VCR. From there, use another composite video cable to hook the VCR's output to the monitor's input. By using a blank or recordable tape, you'll be able to record images using the VCR.


Remember to consult with your local or federal authorities before using spy or security cameras, so as not to break any privacy laws.