Should you will need to partially conceal your cameras from view, wireless security cameras are the way to go. Locations such as banks use a combination of wireless and wired, visible and hidden cameras to intimidate potential robbers, but continue photographing them if they disable the wired cameras.
Las Vegas casinos do exactly the same. Look around you the next time you enter a casino or a financial institution. There are cameras clear and all these are for “publicity” functions. In other words, they are there to intimidate a possible robbery or petty burglar out of doing anything, realizing that their activities are being recorded. The proprietors of those establishments would like you to see these cameras and they would like you to think twice about doing anything naughty in their areas of business.
Then there are the hidden cameras. Almost always wireless so that they can be placed everywhere, they photograph through little holes in the ceilings or walls, or from specially designed normal devices you would expect to find in the place. Wireless security cameras are those which provide information to the police about who might have committed some crime as soon as they disabled the observable systems.
Wireless cameras can be battery operated. That is, they’re utilized to track the actions of individuals for a limited timeframe. Their advantage is they are sometimes put in many different easily concealed positions, much more so than a camera that requires a cable to be attached to both its power source and a recording device.
They came into popular use to catch babysitters and nanny’s who watch over cherished children who may not be talking yet. Horrible abuse sometimes happens when unbalanced adults are left in charge of toddlers who can’t talk.
Concerned parents started using these devices to record the actions of their adult in charge while they were still gone. Then the couple could play the tapes back and determine what went on in their absence. A few of those tapes were outrageously awful in what they captured on videotape that they led to the prosecution of the adult offender and oftentimes ended up on federal tabloid TV shows. Ever since then they’ve become a built-in, cleverly hidden device that is quite often found in homes where young children are being watched with hired help.