How to View a Hidden Camera on Your TV

by Stephen A. Powell
spy camera image by dinostock from

Placing a hidden camera somewhere in your home or workplace can allow you to observe certain actions and events to which you would not otherwise have access. After installing your camera in a hidden location and running its video output cable back toward your television, you will need to decide on an input channel. Once you have chosen an input port on your television, you will be able to view your hidden camera's video at any time.

Step 1

Set up the hidden camera in your desired location. Run the hidden camera's video cable back to your television so that the cable is not conspicuous.

Step 2

Insert your hidden camera's RCA video output cable into one of your television's available video input ports. Connect the hidden camera's cable to a yellow RCA input jack, as this is the video component. Remember the input port's name---such as "Input 2," "Aux" or "Component"---you will need to turn your television's mode to view it.

Step 3

Turn the television on.

Change the television's input mode to whichever mode you have connected the hidden camera's video output cable---such as "Input 3," "Aux" or "Component." Your hidden camera's video will display on the television's screen.


Photo Credits

About the Author

Stephen A. Powell is a tenured, versatile music writer based in New York. After honing his skills at St. John's University and City College (CUNY), Powell took his writing and media development services to XXL Magazine, SiTV and One Networks among other media outlets. Powell's love of language arts and desire to help others realize their full creative potential are pervasive throughout his work.

More Articles