Hidden Cameras and Child Abuse

Hidden cameras (Nanny Cams) help many parents to view potential child abuse while they are not home and left their child with a baby sitter or “nanny”. More and more parents are using hidden cameras to watch their children and their caregivers.

All of us have been reading news articles and watching TV about the increase in sexual and physical abuse towards children. In a lot of cases, the abuse has been ongoing for a long time before being discovered with the abuser being known to the child. Many times it is a family member or someone that has gained the trust of the child and the child’s parents. Before hidden cameras, it may have taken years before the abuse was discovered.

Most of the crimes of child abuse went unreported because parents were simply not aware of the abuse going on. It is not until the parent starts to see changes in their child’s behavior or the parent comes across some evidence of child abuse by accident. This all changed once these special cameras became popular.

Concerned parents can now monitor their homes from any location using cameras. The camera allows the parent to view what is going on at home via an internet browser on their computer or cell phone. This gives peace-of-mind that their child is safe while they are not at home.

Hidden cameras come in many varied sizes and shapes. They can be placed anywhere in the parents home. Some cameras have voice control which is able to pick up voices as well as monitor what is going on at home while the parent is not there.

At one time, surveillance equipment was mostly used by private investigators. Today, millions of people are using surveillance cameras (nanny cams) to check on their babysitters, housekeepers, or anyone that is home most of the day when the concerned owner of the home is not there. Surveillance cameras not only keep an eye on homes to catch child abuse, infidelity, or even theft, but businesses use these cameras as well to catch theft.

Surveillance cameras are also popular because they are very easy to install. Most cameras are plug and play or wireless, you can have a camera that only shows black and white or you can have a camera that shows in color. Wired cameras have video cable that runs from the camera to a recording or viewing device such as a DVR, VCR, TV or monitor. Wireless cameras have a built-in transmitter that sends the video signal to a receiver, in turn, the receiver connects to the recording or viewing device. Standard wireless hidden cameras can transmit up to 1000 feet and high-powered wireless cameras can transmit up to 2500 feet.

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