The other day I was touring a home with some buyers when I noticed a camera on one of the book shelves. The camera was plugged in but I am familiar with the particular model and I don’t think anyone was watching us or recording because the little green light wasn’t blinking.
These cameras are popular as baby monitors and can be set up as motion detectors that will send an email to the owners who can activate an app on their tablet or smart phone or use a computer to get the same view the camera is getting.
In other words a homeowner could be away and watching people inside their home. The cameras can see and hear, zoom in or out and pan the room.
This picture is coming from a camera placed near the ceiling on a cabinet. It automatically adjusts to gray scale in low light situations so that it even works in the dark.