How to Hide a Security Camera in Plain Sight

By Brenton Shields

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue box
  • Utility knife
  • Wireless receiver
  • Composite video cable
  • Monitor

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • 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.