Nanny Cameras for home have become popular in recent years, in part due to media coverage that has shown how some babysitters have mistreated the children they've been entrusted to care for.
Nanny cams come in all shapes and sizes. Some are mini spy cameras that are as small as a keychain, while other are built into common items such as clocks, picture frames, teddy bears, DVD players, or fans.
In addition to different "form factors" or styles of nanny cameras, there are also several different ways that nanny cams function. Some nanny cameras for home are self-recording, which means that the camera is also a video recorder that saves the video internally, or to a memory card.
Other nanny camears are wireless, which allows the video to be streamed to another location where it can be viewed live. The most common wireless nanny camera is the internet remote view hidden cameras, which allow the nanny cam video stream to be broadcast to the owner over the internet, even to an iPhone or Blackberry.
Who is Using Nanny Cameras:
- Parents who want to make sure their babysitter or nanny takes good care of their children
- Homeowners looking to protect their homes from break-ins or robberies
- Parents who want to monitor what their children are doing or having over when they aren't around
- Businesses that want to increase security and protect against theft and vandalism
- Anyone who wants to protect their home or business with covert video surveillance
Frequently Asked Questions about Nanny Cameras:
Should I get a Self Recording (All-in-One) Nanny Cam or a Wireless Streaming Camera?
The answer really depends on your particular situation and needs. All-in-one/Self Recording hidden cameras are easy to set up and use, but only allow you to see the video after it has been recorded. If you need to be able to watch your video live as it is happening, then a wireless internet remote view hidden camera would be the more appropriate option.
Should I get a night vision nanny cam?
Night vision cameras not only record in total darkness, but they also record very well in low-light situations. If you are looking to monitor a location that has little or no light, then a night vision hidden camera may be a good choice.
Can I view the playback on my TV without needing a computer?
Depending on the model, yes. All of our higher-end nanny cameras come with RCA video connection cables that not only allow you connect the camera to your TV to view recordings, but to also set up optional recording features.
Are any of these nanny cameras Macintosh compatible?
Yes. Any of the nanny cameras that record to a memory card are Macintosh compatible, because you can simply remove the card from the nanny camera. Also, any nanny cameras with built-in memory that are compatible with Mac comptuers will be indicated on the compatibility chart on the respective product pages.