Should You Hide a Nanny-Cam?

The Controversial Debate – Should You Hide a Nanny-Cam in Your Home?

 

Nanny-cams are a new parenting trend, in which parents hide a nanny-cam somewhere in there home to spy on their nannies. These special little cameras record videos of what your nanny does when you’re not around, allowing you to see who they really are. The videos can be watched live via a computer or saved for enjoyment later – the choice is yours.

However, the debate has become “Should you really hide a nanny-cam?” While the subject is definitely controversial and up for debate, many parents are saying that they are, in fact, a good idea. If you’re on the fence, don’t worry. Below we’ll describe some of the pros and cons to hiding a nanny-cam in your home.

Advantages of Using a Nanny-Cam

Obviously, the main advantage of installing a nanny-cam is the ability to see what is going on inside your home while you’re away. If you long to know every single detail of your child’s day, a nanny-cam can help you achieve this goal. If you’re anywhere near a computer while you’re away, you can tune in and watch a live feed. This allows you to see how your nanny interacts and disciplines your child. Moreover, you can watch your nanny and see how he or she treats your child, home and belongings.

Another reason many families choose to install a nanny-cam is for the surveillance aspect. Families can essentially spy on their maids or anyone who works in the home. In addition, the nanny-cam can work as a general security camera, which can be helpful in scary events, such as a home burglary.

There are many different types of nanny-cams available on the market, ranging from $100 to $500 in price. Single cameras can be placed in one room, like the living room, kitchen or child’s bedroom. If you have a larger budget, these nanny-cams can be installed in every room of the home. Each nanny-cam comes with a digital system, which offers a live feed. If you’re looking for a camera which is hidden, smaller versions are available and can be placed in stuffed animals.

Disadvantages of Using a Nanny-Cam

While a nanny-cam does pose many benefits, it also has some drawbacks. For one, nanny-cams are a bit pricey, and may not even give you the results you were hoping for. Plus, anyone who has technical skills can hack into your feeds, allowing them to see what is going on inside your home – that’s a scary thought! Not to mention, if your nanny finds out about your secret cameras you will have a huge trust problem.

If you feel the need to install a nanny-cam, it’s important that you weigh the pros and cons carefully. If you do decide to use a nanny-cam, you may choose to create “no camera” zones. Good places to install a nanny-cam include the living room, play room or child’s bedroom. Before you install any nanny-cam, check your local laws. While they are legal in all 50 states, some cities you may need the permission of your nanny.

In the end, it all comes down to a parents preference. Nanny-cams can definitely provide parents with a feeling of confidence. But, at what cost? Remember, you hired your nanny to take care of your children – and there’s trust involved in that. Whatever your personal decision is, the ultimate goal is to ensure your child is safe. Think about what is in their best interest.

So what do YOU think? Do you think it’s okay to hide a nanny-cam?

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