Nanny cameras?

HereToday

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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?
 

stav

New Member
errr nope can't think why i would need one.... um, do you? and what are you watching? (The mind boggles)
 

HereToday

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I saw a sequence on the news where a woman at work was accessing her nanny cam and saw three kids burglarizing her house, and she was on the phone to the coppers giving them a play-by-play of what was going on. She got really hysterical when one of the burglars picked up her son's wii game. :eek:
 

stav

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I guess it is a case of 'be careful what you wish for as you might get it'

It is almost as if you are expecting to be robbed and want to watch!

It is a strange world out there!
 

HereToday

New Member
No doubt, Stavvy. About all of value anyone could steal from us is my husband's musical equipment, but one look at my husband would dissuade any caser from trying it. So I don't worry about it.
 

stav

New Member
lol

I have things worth stealing, but i'm not going to spend the rest of my life worrying about it... and i'm certainly not going to install cameras and watch the place while i am elsewhere.. that is VERY odd...
 

tater03

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I seen that on the news. I don't see anything wrong with one if your children are being babysat by someone. No matter how good you check someone out you just never know what may be going on when you are not home. I am lucky in that so far I am home when my boys are and my Mom watches them if I do need a babysitter.
 

stav

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but if you require a babysitter, that implies you are out somewhere and too busy to watch them yourself, so when would you find time to sit in front of the computer and watch them? You might as well sit at home with them! I can't imagine being at a show or dinner out, and you dragging out your laptop to see what the kids are doing...
 

tater03

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I am talking about parents that are at work and can check the camera. I have a friend that did the background checks and all that on a person who she had known in the neighborhood that was going to watch her son for a couple of hours when she went to work until her husband would be home. I mainly was talking about situations such as that.
 

HereToday

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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. Most folks don't have trusted members of the family to watch their babies, and they've also not got alot of money to hire someone. I can understand someone resorting to a little snooping to make sure the kids are alright with the baby sitter.
 

katharina

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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.
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.

Certainly a lot better than going off to work and imagining horrible things that could be going on, yes?
 

jason

Administrator
I've looked into getting cameras for the home. But more for security. We have had problems in the past with kids egging cars and homes in the area and though it would be good to have them to catch them in the act. Along with one or two inside the home in case we ever get broken into so we could have a video recording of who did it.

However, the setups I was looking at were a bit more expensive then I wanted. You can look at technologies such as x10, or Linksys makes some home camera models. However, these aren't going to be the small, replace an eye on a teddy bear models.
 

chris1203

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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 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.
 

justontime

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I don't have one and I would not get one. I think it is a step too far, there has to be a degree of trust and I am not impressed with the way the world is now where everyone expects you to be constantly contactable . It makes us feel as if we should be constantly in control. I had to work when my children were younger, they went to a childminder, I had done careful checks and I had spent time with her, I trusted her and I talked to my children daily about their day and what they had being doing. I trusted her and I have had no reason to ever doubt her, the children are much older now but they still love her very much. I would not spy on my older children or on my husband, they have never let me down and if I can't trust them then we really don't have much of a relationship.
 

SageMother

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I wouldn't mind being watched by a nanny cam as long as I was being paid extra for my image being recorded. After all, you don't know what will happen to what's shown, years down the road.

I would be sure to ask about being "observed" before taking the job, though.

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.
 
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justontime

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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.
I like that idea too, I get really annoyed with all the people who come to my door uninvited.
 

stav

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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.
 

justontime

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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.
That sounds very sensible, it is making her life easier and it should help her to feel safe too.
 

stav

New Member
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..
 

justontime

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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..
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!
 
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