This is what they're used for, yes. It wouldn't mean that someone would need to sit there and keep a hawk-eye on the camera... but it's a comfort to know they *could* make sure the babies and toddlers are being taken care of properly.You've seen those horrible web cam films of babysitters and nannies slapping little babies because they were crying? That makes a nanny cam worthwhile to people who must work outside the home.
I don't have one and don't plan on getting one. Those things give me the creeps. I think, though it has been used for good (catching a nanny's bad actions, for instance) for the most part, I think that it's just sneaky snooping.Anybody have those little movie cameras you can hide, and then check on what's been going on while you've been gone?
Where do you have them, and what are you monitoring?
I like that idea too, I get really annoyed with all the people who come to my door uninvited.For my own purposes, I'd rather have a camera and intercom set up at my front and back doors so I wouldn't have to go right up to the door to find out who's on the other side of a peep hole. I could talk to whoever is outside without ever opening the door.
That sounds very sensible, it is making her life easier and it should help her to feel safe too.just had one of those put in for my aging mum... she is in a second floor apartment and it is getting harder for her to rush down the stairs to answer before whoever it is gets fed up and goes away.. so we had this installed along with a buzzer that lets her release the door lock from her living room, if it is someone she knows and is expecting, saving her having to go dowstairs at all. Much more secure as well.
Rushing downstairs could cause an accident so I can see how useful this is. I get bothered by lots of unwanted callers, I have a large sign on my door telling them to go away!It has made a big difference to her justontime... she was always being bothered by cold callers selling whatever, and jehovahs witnesses etc. She always had to go down to see who it was as she couldn't see the door from her window... so she'd have the stress of trying to rush down so as not to miss someone important and then the frustration (as well as sometimes intimidation) of having to get rid of an unwanted doorstepper..