Every parent’s first priority is safeguarding their children against the many dangers of the world. Unfortunately for many parents they have no choice but to leave their children in the care of others for portions of the day which makes it hard to determine if their children are being well cared for. No matter how well you interview a nanny or caregiver, you can never really be sure that your child is safe in their care unless you turn to a nanny camera for peace of mind. A nanny cam allows you to see exactly what is going on in your home with your child while you are not home and ensures that your child is safe and cared for in a way that you approve of.
If you are one of the many parents that turn to a nanny to care for their children, chances are you have though about a nanny cam but may have dismissed the thought because they seem like an expensive undertaking. The truth is that a nanny cam that will allow you to see exactly how your child is being cared for and will provide you with priceless peace of mind can cost as little as one hundred dollars. Installation is also easy and most people can even install nanny camera entirely by themselves from picking the location to setting up the transmitter and monitoring device.
If you are considering a nanny camera to protect your child, there are a few factors to consider before making your purchase. You do not have to spend a fortune or have your nanny camera professionally installed, but there are still many features that you may or may not need. Before you purchase your nanny camera think about if you want your nanny cam hidden, how you want to watch the video feed, where you want to place your nanny cam, and how many cameras you will need.
Many parents use nanny cameras that are hidden because then they get to see what a nanny is like when they think no one is watching. There are many types of nanny cams that are designed to be hidden and come in a variety of appearances such as radios, clocks, smoke detectors, plants and even toys. Small cameras can also easily be concealed even without being embedded in other objects.
When you buy a nanny camera you must also think about how you want to watch the video feed. Most cameras allow you to use a recording device that allows you to transmit the video to a recorded for later viewing as well as transmitting to a computer or TV so that you can view the video in real time. Whichever method you prefer make sure the nanny camera you choose is compatible with your preferred viewing method.
You will also want to decide if you want a wired or wireless camera. A wireless camera can be put in a variety of different places and is more discreet. Wired cameras will also work with a regular electrical outlet but a wireless camera relies on batteries that must be changed or recharged periodically.
Can Hidden/Nanny Cams be legally used in your home?
Currently, it is legal in all states to make a video-only recording of anything happening in your home, at any time, without informing anyone. Because the camera is hidden has no effect on this concept. As long as your camera is video only (no sound is being recorded), then you can do whatever you want with it, in your own home.
It is illegal to record someone’s voice without their permission in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington State. If you live in any of these states, be sure the hidden camera/nanny camera DOES NOT record sound before buying one.
Can Hidden/Nanny Cams be legally used in the workplace?
This depends on your employer’s intentions. The main issues are where the employer wants to put the cameras and why. Employers must have a reasonable, legitimate business reason for wanting to monitor employees by camera, such as for security reasons or to prevent theft. Some states have made certain areas of the workplace off-limits to cameras, such as restrooms.
A very important thing to know about cameras in your workplace is that your employer is required to let you know that they are there.