Best Nanny and Sitter Cams

Indoor cameras for checking up on the house are a normal thing, and nanny cams are nothing more or less than that except, it is used by parents to check up on their kids and their nannies. Nanny cams can be used to not only check up on nannies but also to make sure everything at home is fine when you are away. When it comes to nanny cams, there are two basic types.

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Hidden Nanny Cams

These are used to check up on the baby or how the nanny is taking care of the baby without the nanny knowing. They are usually tucked away inside alarm clocks, or teddy bears, and are completely legal in all fifty states of the United States of America. However, if you end up installing one in the bathroom or the babysitter’s bedroom, it is considered illegal, and the installer can face legal consequences. It is also illegal if the device records audio. If you want to record audio you will need permission from the babysitter.

Non-Hidden Nanny Cams

Anyone at home can see them and has knowledge of them. Although these are exposed, some of the rules of hidden cameras apply here as well. The installers of the camera cannot record any audio without written permission or documentation from the babysitter. It is usually recommended that the owners go through this legal binding in front of the camera so there is no problem with it later on.

Like every other device on the planet, this too has some downsides to it. Just like how you can use the internet and technology to keep an eye on your kids, and maybe even talk to them through it, if hacked, others can do the same. Unnerving incidences of music coming from the kid’s room or the hackers speaking to the children have happened, and it all occurred because of hacked Wi-Fi.

One of the ways you can avoid such incidences is by registering your nanny cam, so the manufacturer can let you in on security flaws. You should also opt for really strong passwords since Wi-Fi is one of the easiest ways these hackers make their way to your home. One can also try to encrypt your Wi-Fi, and make sure that your wireless cameras are equipped with firmware since these protect the wireless technology more than other forms.

PANORAXY Ms.Cube Mini Wifi Spy Hidden Camera

When it comes to hidden cameras, the PANORAXY Ms.Cube Mini Wifi Spy Hidden Camera takes the cake. This device records videos at 720p on an SD card and has night vision that extends up to 8 meters but looks nothing short of a clock for your kid. Let them decorate it with the stickers it comes with to camouflage it further. Another hidden camera worth mentioning on a budget is the Spy Vision Hidden Spy Camera/USB Charger Camera. This functions like a real USB, but stores videos on an SD card as well.

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YI 1080p Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System

The YI 1080p Home Camera Wireless IP Security Surveillance System is a great option for those who want a non-hidden camera. This one is affordable, records at 1080 pixels, has the option of zooming in 4x, can detect crying, and offers night vision as well. Parents can stream real time to their phone, or use the two-way audio to talk to their kids or nanny.

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For those looking for something outdoors to double function as a security camera, look no further than the Maximus Video Security Camera & Outdoor Light. This fully operates as a light, as well as records videos at 720 pixels with its wide angle lens. This camera also features a smart light, two-way intercom and an outdoor alarm.

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