A nanny camera is a hidden video camera that has been installed in a home or office or just about wherever your imagination would like such a device installed. They are almost invisible to spot as they can take on the shape of the most normal looking objects of their environment. You do not need to be a trained espionage agent or spy to utilize the covert surveillance features of a nanny camera .

In today’s dangerous and often dishonest world it is a secure feeling to know that your dear loved ones or your valuables are being protected. Many of the old folks rest homes are benefiting their patients by providing a 24 hour visual care. This allows the caregivers to spend more time serving those that truly require their assistance. A service like this would be of a great relief for concerned family and friends. Also businesses can make sure that inventory is not being removed by dishonest employees. Or maybe the night watchman is not actually watching anything. He likes to sleep a bit on the job.

There are a huge variety of features to explore when deciding on what is the best system for your needs. They have both wired or wireless units of which some offer a built-in DVR that is useful for retrieving visual and audio information when required. The key is to find a product that is not too confusing or overwhelming for the average homeowner.

As you can imagine, there is a large variety of products to chose from. The Internet is probably your best place to start your investigation to the one best suited for you. Prices obviously will vary accordingly. Just remember that like anything else… you get what you pay for.

Parents, obviously are often the most concerned about the care of their children. Even if you’ve interviewed a new babysitter, done a background check and called all of her references… trusting your child with a complete stranger can produce feelings of discomfort. Finding a caregiver that is trustworthy is no small task. And once you have  walked out that door, the only peace of mind that you may have is knowing that your nanny camera is keeping an eye on little Johnny.

It is true that maybe we are relying too much on technology to protect our children. It was not too long ago when Grandma and Grandpa were the ones that would be there to help out. Or maybe we could ask Uncle Harry for a favor to spend a night with his favorite nephew. Not some hidden eye spying from behind a crystal glass vase.

So if you decide for whatever reason to purchase a Nanny camera, just remember to have the unit installed by professionals. Have the company explain to you all of the features and how to use them. Make sure that they offer in-home service when your Nanny cam has shut down. Otherwise who will you get to watch over your babysitter while you drive downtown to have your broken Nanny cam fixed?


There is one main benefit that I would like to discuss in this article. This very important benefit is peace of mind knowing that your children are protected from those who would take advantage of them while you are away.

Unfortunately, we are living in critical times that are very hard to deal with. People today may not be whom they seem. They appear honest and moral on the outside but inside they may be cruel and evil. There really is no way to know for sure in today’s society. That is where the nanny cam comes into the picture.

If you leave your children with a babysitter, whether it is a relative or a family friend, it is comforting to know that you will be able to produce any evidence should the need arise. The nanny cam will be able to record the every move of the one who has the responsibility of caring for your precious children.

Hopefully, there will never be any issues of sexual or physical abuse, but if there is you can feel somewhat at peace knowing that the wrongful act is fully recordable.


Nanny Cameras Under $100

On August 20, 2010, in Hidden Nanny Cameras, by Sam The Security Man

Today, I am going to be covering some of your options for nanny cameras that are under 100 dollars. While you can get much more complex and better hidden cameras, I completely understand that higher priced cameras can be out of the price range of many people.

Just because you can’t afford a higher priced nanny camera system certainly doesn’t mean you care any less about your children. For that reason, I am going to try and give you as many possible options as I can.

If there is something that you know about, but do not see here, please make sure to comment below and let me know. This will also benefit anyone who happens to visit this page after you.

MP3 Player Hidden Camcorder

Covert MP3 CameraThe MP3 player hidden camcorder is a great device that will work in nearly any room in the house. It is a very small unit that can be placed  just about anywhere. I probably wouldn’t recommend a nursery as that

It is very inconspicuous as nearly every household probably has more than one MP3 player.

You just need to place it in such a way as to get as much of the room in question into the view.

Hidden Book Camera

Covert Book CameraThe hidden book camera is great for an office, living room, family room, or just about anywhere that you have a bookshelf.

There are several versions of this hidden camera, but for less than $100 you can only get the wired black and white version of the hidden book camera, so you would need an outlet available.

Once the recording is complete you can plug it into any TV, monitor, or DVR to view the captured recordings.

Smoke Detector Day/Night Hidden Camera

Hidden Smoke Detector CameraThe smoke detector hidden camera is a great addition to any room. It has a fully functioning smoke alarm sound if you press the test button, but is not a  fully functional smoke detector.

Once again, it will take a little extra work if you want to get this one for under $100 as you can only get the wired version. It is however a high quality full color Sony CCD camera that can record in 0.1 lux low light.

This device will power off of a DVR ( Digital Video Recorder) so you can power and record the video using the same source.

iShot Hidden ClockCam with Motion Detection

iShot Hidden Clock CameraThe iShot hidden Clock Camera is another covert security device that can be placed in several locations throughout the house.

The iShot hidden clock camera is a great starter system as it is super simple to setup and start using in no time.

This covert camera is motion activated and will begin taking fast-action surveillance pictures the moment motion is detected.

It will record up to 52,000 640 x 480 full screen color images onto a 2GB SD card.

This hidden clock camera can be used with batteries or can be plugged in for unlimited usage.

The only drawback I see to this camera would be the time it takes to look through the hundreds or thousands of pictures that it could take depending on where it is located.

Lighter Hidden Camera

Lighter Hidden CameraHere’s a hidden camera that will work for anyone who is a smoker. You can leave this hidden nanny camera just about anywhere.

OK, probably not the nursery or the kids’ bedroom, but it will work in nearly any other room in the house.

The hidden camera lighter will record up to 12 hours of high resolution color video with sound on it’s 8GB internal memory. It has one-touch recording with built-in DVR. You can download the recorded video to your computer using the included USB connector.

The only drawback with this covert lighter is that it will only record for 3 hours on a single charge.

Oh, and by the way, it’s not a real lighter, but it is a great covert camera that can be used nearly anywhere you might want to lay it down.

Here’s to keeping the children safe!