I keep mine plugged into a portable charger which seconds as a stand, because theirs sucks. It records for 3 minutes or photos. But if you try to take a picture at night the flash WILL reflect off the glass and you end up with FLASH SHOT. So do not use picture option at night IF you're trying thru glass. Also, night videos have a purple "hue" instead of black and white, but everyone is clearly visible! Hey, I got mine at Walmart for $29.99. It's no security "SYSTEM" but it will video or take pics with surprisingly VERY clear audio. I have currently caught my neighbor trespassing twice this week and PRAYING I catch him doing what I already know he's doing ON VIDEO!
Daytime security is much better just because of the glass/flash issue. I've put it inside my truck and videoed. I've put it outside under a table. It did what I expected. Hiding it with the portable charger was the biggest challenge.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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