You don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for an infrared camera. A cheap infrared camera can be a great buy for those who are dipping their toe in the waters of surveillance or ghost hunting.

The camera could also be used for night time surveillance outside the home. If you’ve been plagued by vandals or thieves, a day/night surveillance camera can catch a thief in the act. You’d be surprised how many times the thief is a neighbor. With the camera as proof, you can notify the police and have the thief arrested. The D-Link Wireless Day/Night Network Surveillance Camera can be hidden in an out-of-the-way corner of the house like on the roof of the porch. The cost of the camera is $45.79, which is inexpensive when it could land a thief in jail.

The VideoSecu Home Video CCTV Security High Resolution with IR is an inexpensive video system that uses a built-in sensor to activate the infrared camera. It has dozens of infrared illuminators that will help with night vision surveillance. This outdoor all-weather camera can be purchased for $19.99, which is an incredible price for a surveillance system. If you have a home that you believe is haunted, you can leave this camera running to catch movement that will be recorded by the camera. It’s a good buy for catching thieves outside the home too.

If you want a camera that can double as a nanny-cam, baby monitor or pet monitor, the Belkin NetCam Wireless IP Camera for Tablet or Smartphone is a terrific buy at $67.23. The wide angle will allow you to see much of the space, and you can watch the video on your smartphone or tablet in another room. It could be used as a pet monitor while you’re at work too. The camera has digital audio capabilities as well as night vision.

Anyone who has trouble with vandals or thieves will want to invest in a cheap infrared camera to catch the troublemakers in the act. A camera is perfect for monitoring both outside and indoor activities in your home too.