The popularity of a nanny camera has steadily risen. With the increased need of two income families, the need for reliable baby sitter and nannies has increased. This is the reason for the increase in use of these cameras for the home.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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The popularity of a nanny camera has steadily risen. With the increased need of
two income families, the need for reliable baby sitter and nannies has increased.
This is the reason for the increase in use of these cameras for the home. The use
of a nanny camera gives parents a sense of security and safety for their children.
Concealed nanny cameras for video surveillance are legal in all fifty states. Using
one with audio capabilities should be used with caution. The legality of audio
recording without permission can create legal difficulties. A nanny camera can be
hidden in many different ways. They are available disguised as clock radios,
computer speaker and other small items that are routinely found in the home. A
nanny camera can be used discreetly and are difficult to detect. A newer nanny
camera can have DVD capabilities that allow the homeowner to view the day's
happenings without the aid of additional devices. Older cameras for the home
may need to be hooked up to a DVD or other device to view. The confidence that
a child is being safely cared for is very important to the parent. The media have
reported on many instances of child abuse that have been documented with
these cameras. The evidence of abuse has been used in court cases against the
nanny. There are several opinions on whether or not the nanny should be alerted
as to the use of a nanny camera. One theory is that if the nanny knows that there
are hidden cameras in the home, she or he would be less likely to mistreat a child.
The other opinion is that it should be confidential. The issue that is voiced with
the confidentiality issue is that it does not prevent abuse, but merely documents
it. Both sides have valid issues. A nanny cam is a valuable tool to use to protect
children. If abuse is suspected, the video is proof of that abuse. It will show
neglect as well as overt abuse such as spanking, pinching or excessive scolding
without the use of audio. If prevention is the primary reason for a hidden camera
of this kind, it may be advisable to inform the nanny or babysitter that there are
cameras in use. Valuable information is available on the internet. A search for
different types of cameras and the many different reasons to have them in the
home will provide the consumer with a large number of options as to prices and
styles that can be used to suit the needs of the family. If research is done before
purchase, it can be a rewarding experience.