Spy Technology – Top 5 Gadgets Available to the Public

Throughout the years, there have been many dazzling bits of spy technology that have wowed the crowds and left them wondering, “what if that was possible?” In many cases, this equipment has become a reality and is available in stores and online to any customer willing to make the purchase. Some types of “spy technology” are used in our daily lives.

The Top Gadgets Available

There are five primary espionage movie gadgets available to the public for purchase. These include:

1. Microchips
2. Flashlights with extra features
3. Incredible watches
4. Remote monitoring equipment
5. Mobile phones


Microchips are becoming smaller and smaller. As a result, they are in nearly every piece of equipment around. In espionage movies, microchips would act as a “homing beacon” or global positioning system (GPS) to track the hero. They would typically be embedded in his jacket or on another other article of clothing. Although this type of “spy technology” isn’t standard in microchipping a human, many animal shelters provide this service. GPS systems are available in most mobile devices to track where your friends or children are currently located.

Flashlights with Extra Features

In the movies, the hero had a flashlight that had many functions. Currently available to consumers are flashlights that also work as a two-way radio in the case of an emergency. Other common elements found on a flashlights include laser pointers, UV lighting, laser sights, sirens, mobile device chargers and blinking lights for emergencies.

Incredible Watches

Watches in espionage movies always had to be flashy while multifunctional. Current watches provide audio recording and display video with microcard expansion storage. Other features include small weapons, a USB drive, a mobile phone and a screen to play recordings. The bulkier the watch, the more features it can provide.

Remote Monitoring Equipment

Espionage movies often show a hero monitoring a villain from some type of device. Remote monitoring equipment currently serves many purposes in modern society. Web cams and home surveillance equipment can help you see into your residence from a remote location. This is also beneficial for businesses, banks, laboratories or any other type of area that needs monitoring. There’s even an entire industry devoted to hidden cameras.

Mobile Phones

Mobile devices are used by most of us daily. We live in a fast-moving, need-an-answer now society. Mobile communication allows us to be connected at all times and has had a major impact on all societies. Previous spy technology depicted in movies involved shoe phones, small two-way buttons to click and chat and satellite phones. Although advanced at the time, mobile phones have evolved beyond that technology to offer so many more features. Mobile phones offer games, cameras, texting, video recording, video chat, internet access, email access and much other advancement from the shoe phone.

The gadgets used in various espionage movies over the years have surpassed our wildest dreams. The equipment of the future has become the advancements of today. Who knows, the gear we are impressed with in movies today, could be available to consumers in the near future.