Fuvision Electrical Outlet Hidden Spy Camera Review
Worried about what’s going on at your back? Why keep worrying and stressing yourself out when you have a cool way to find out the truth. Whether you want keep an eye on your house or ensure that your babysitter treats your little one well, the Fuvision Electrical Outlet Hidden Spy Camera can help. You just need to install this smart hidden security cam in the room where the nanny spends most of the time with your baby to see how your baby is looked after in your absence.
We really like the smart concept and cool design of this non-functional electrical outlet that does the work of a hidden spy camera. Who would guess that a pretty harmless and ordinary looking electrical outlet might actually be recording their moves?
This hidden cam is actually a wonderful choice if you are seeking long term surveillance. It gives you 15 days of amazing battery life when put on PIR motion activation mode. It gives you the freedom from constantly recharging the battery. It also comes with a spare rechargeable battery. So, if you are going out for a weekend and you keep the camera on to keep your house under surveillance, you still have a replaceable battery when you come back.
Setting up the device is pretty easy. It comes with a nice manual with easy to understand instructions. You can either screw it to any wall or fix it with the Stick it 3M mounting tape. The cover plates are easy to remove and it gives you access to the Memory card slot. Although it comes with a default 16 GB memory card, it can support up to 64 GB cards.
The camera is capable of recording 1920x1080p FHD videos. It can also record sound, which is a plus. We liked the quality of video and sound which appears to be decent for a security cam. The recorded sound has good audibility that further strengthens the value of the recordings. To view the footages, you simply need to attach the device to your PC or Mac. However check your local laws before recording audio because it is considered illegal in many states.
The motion detection ability of the cam saves a lot on battery power. It means no more useless blank recording that eat up the memory. The recording begins automatically only when the built-in sensors detect motion around it.
While the device comes with some really useful features, it lacks night vision sensors and loop recording functionality. In the absence of loop recording feature, the device will have restrictions on how much it can record. After the maximum storage space has been utilized it will stop recording as it cannot overwrite the older videos, so you will miss the latest activities.
- Measures 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.9 inches
- Weighs 2.2 ounces
- 1920×1080 video resolutions @25 FPS
- FHD covert surveillance
- Removable storage
- 66 Degrees FOV
- PIR Trigger recording
- LED indicators
- Up to 32GB memory card capacity
- 12 months limited warranty
- Looks like an ordinary electrical outlet with undetectable camera
- Comes with two face plates for different situations
- LED indicators signals green light when you set it correctly
- Easy installation with screws or 4-sided adhesive tape
- Second replaceable and rechargeable battery comes with the package
- Background sound quality is good
- Video and picture quality is decent
- Good performance, works as advertised
- Quality is good, not cheap and flimsy
- Motion detector works well and saves battery
- Video comes with date and time stamp
- Lacks night vision sensors so it cannot record in low light conditions
- Camera cannot be adjusted up and down
- It lacks real time monitoring
- There’s no app that can connect your smartphone to the device
- Slightly expensive for its capabilities
The Fuvision Electrical Outlet Hidden Spy Camera looks like an ordinary electrical outlet from the outside but it’s more than what meets the eye. It has a hidden security camera enclosed inside. It boasts of a long battery life of up to 15 days when put on PIR activation mode. Setting up the device will not take more than a few minutes and it blends well with your home or office décor. Your nanny or employees will never be able to guess that there’s a hidden camera behind the electrical outlet.
This security cam offers good video and audio quality. While it comes with some really cool features, it lacks loop recording functionality and night vision which somewhat limits its use.
When we compared the device with similar products in this category such as the FreedomFox Electronics Nanny Cam and EXCEPRO Spy Hidden Nanny, we found some striking differences. The FreedomFox cam costs much less than Fuvision spy cam and it also comes with a built-in 32GB memory card which is more than what is offered by the product in review. The EXCEPRO spy cam also costs less than Fuvision cam, and comes equipped with enhanced night vision capabilities. Thus, we feel that the product in review falls short in features but still costs more than its competitors.
If we have to pick the one thing that we like best about this product then it would be the ability of the battery to last up to 15 days on PIR activation mode, without needing charge. This one feature could make this product sell as people going on long vacations would really want a security camera that keeps their house under surveillance while they are away. The second thing would be the two batteries that come with this product. You can easily replace the exhausted battery with the replaceable and rechargeable battery without having to wait for the first one to get fully charged.
While the device has a good concealing exterior and delivers a decent performance, it falls short in terms of features when matched with competitor products. We also feel that it is pricier than other similar products in the market. You can get better value and products at this price.
Overall, we feel the Fuvision Electrical Outlet Hidden Spy Camera is good for those who frequently go on long trips and want a security cam that lasts really long to keep an eye what’s going on at home. Other than that, we don’t find any other genuine reason to vouch for this device.