No one likes to leave their little ones behind when they have to go to work. In-home childcare and babysitters are a part of daily life for many parents. Parents love their children and sometimes they simply need a small break. Nannies and babysitters offer their child care services to mind the children while parents are away (either at play or work). Most often, the children and the childcare professional get along well; but unfortunately, there are times when the relationship is strained or becomes uncomfortable. Surveillance cameras, “nanny cams,” or CCTV cameras help to record all day-to-day activity between the child, care provider, or the nanny and provide helpful evidence and information in the event of any possible wrongdoings.
- What area of the house do you want to record?
- What area of the home do the children and nanny/babysitters spend the most time in?
- What are your expectations for the Nanny Cam? What do you want to see or catch?
- Pick a concealed camera or camera that blends into your surroundings – for example, do not place a teddy bear camera on your kitchen counter or use an alarm clock camera in the living room.
- Double and triple check the laws in your area regarding surveillance consent and whether or not you must notify parties of recorded video
- Keep recording devices used to record your cameras away from plain sight.
- Any monitoring devices should not be visible to your babysitters or nannies.