Advice 1: Where it is impossible to install hidden cameras

Often people to identify something or observing someone mounted camera. In order to install hidden camera without breaking the law, you should understand some of the nuances.
Where it is impossible to install hidden cameras

Not every camera hidden

Covert surveillance contradict the logic of the article 137 of the Criminal code, which protects the privacy of a person and citizen. This means that criminal punishment threatens to those who not only install but also sell hidden cameras, to commit acts of third parties, without their prior notification about the shooting. Hidden are the cameras if they are concealed in plaster casts of household items, if you have a PIN-HOLE is made the pupil of the lens and if the camera is able to shoot in low light.

Videoglazok, even despite the fact that he looks similar to a peephole, was all fake.

If the camera is in the fire or security the case, it can not be considered hidden. These sensors are not consumer devices, and security system.


It is strictly forbidden to install video surveillance in any room designed for personal hygiene, including in the toilet. And in the hallway, on the street, in the Parking lot on the territory of another's property without the permission of the owner or his property, but pointed at someone else. As an exception, the observation may be obtained with court permission, if not, will have to establish normal, not hidden cameras.

In the locker rooms, baths, toilets, saunas, showers prohibited any surveillance!

Observing all these requirements, you may legitimately install a video surveillance without fear of being accused of invasion of privacy. Having dealt with the rules of installation of CCTV, you will also be able to use your record in a court of law as evidence of any breach.

... and their absence

By the way, there are a number of places where the establishment of covert video surveillance is lawful. For example, on the territory of their property – the apartment, car, house, etc. Even if the nanny that you wish to trace, will give you to court for illegal invasion of privacy, you will be able to prove the legality of such surveillance, because surveillance is carried out on your property. However, there is one caveat of installing hidden cameras in the country, country house camera lens, it is necessary to install so that it does not fall adjacent areas.

To install the camera in the office will require the prior notification and written consent of all members of the office. And visitors will need to hang on the entrance stickers or signs informing about the surveillance.

If videonabljudenie is part of your professional activities (for example, a detective), you must have the appropriate license, and the flow control is set only with the permission of the competent authorities. By the way, it is legal to purchase a hidden camera may not even the detective, because the resolution of the Government No. 770 it is determined that only the Ministry of interior, the Federal organs of state security, the Federal security service, customs bodies, foreign intelligence service, Federal service of execution of punishments, bodies on control over turnover of narcotic and psychotropic substances, can buy and sell non-lethal weapons.

Advice 2: How to hide the webcam

Use of Webcams has become nearly ubiquitous, but not always the owner of the camera wants to advertise its presence on the computer. There are several ways to hide the webcam, depending on whether you want just to turn it off to eliminate the possibility of tracking, or want to create the impression among outsiders that the camera in the computer is missing.
How to hide the webcam
You will need
  • - installed client software to work with web camera.
For a simple off the webcam, open the camera program installed on the computer. In the settings select "Disable". The camera will stop working and tracking you via the computer will be impossible.
Unplug the USB video device in the settings of PC settings. To do this, open "control Panel" then "Hardware and sound". In device Manager, expand "imaging Devices". In the opened topic will be the name of your webcam. Click right mouse button and in the popup menu, select "Disable".
Press the Fn key (usually located next to Ctrl on the left side of the keyboard) and holding in the top row of your keyboard, press the icon of the web camera, if available. The camera is turned off.
Disconnect the portable web camera from the computer or tape built-in opaque tape or duct tape. It's primitive methods, nevertheless, it is working.
Hide the icon for the webcam in the computer. To do this, click on the icon, right-click and "Properties", select "Hidden". Confirm by pressing "OK". If the default is "do Not show hidden files and folders", then the icon will disappear.
If the computer settings are such that hidden folders and files displayed, select "folder", click "Browse" and put a dot next to "do Not show hidden files and folders", click "Apply" and then "OK" (in Windows 7: "control Panel" → "Appearance" → "folder Options" → "Show hidden files and folders"). The icon will be hidden.
If you want to follow someone, leaving the camera to work and selecting the entry, but remove its icon from the folder "My computer", erase the key from the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftwindowscurrentversionexplorermycomputernamespacedelegatefolders{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}. The registry is invoked by the key combination Win+R.
In the box type "regedit" without the quotes. Follow the root sections mentioned above. When you find the desired section (DelegateFolders), open it by double-clicking the mouse. Click on the specified subkey, right-click, in the popup menu, select "Delete". This way, the camera will record all the actions of those who falls into the field of view, but however, it cannot be detected, it becomes as if a hidden recording device.
Use a special program for Webcams that can hide its presence on the computer observe. Install the program then run and follow the instructions on the screen.
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