Caught on camera can mean a lot.
Most people when they read the phrase caught on camera think about funny home videos, but this phase also has a dark side that we need to show.
There is an other side of the caught on camera phrase that is not so funny.
Lately in the news there are more and more items about that dark side of the hidden camera.
- Baby sitters getting caught doing things they are not suppose to do.
- Nurses in nursing homes abusing their elderly patients.
- And something not as harmful, but still alarming, shoplifters caught on camera.
While about everyone is aware of the fact, that most stores use hidden or even visible camera systems, to watch their stores. It still surprises me how many people get caught shoplifting on camera.
The use of hidden video cameras is wide spread and in some cities even the police use them.
My local bank has cameras installed inside and outside. Even at the ATM I can see a camera watching me.
A simple search on the internet for caught on camera under the search for news brought me these numbers.
Caught on camera shows 5320 websites
Caught on tape shows 2460 websites
Caught on video camera 1510 websites.
This means that all these sites are talking or have something on them about spy cameras and the use of them.
There are al lot of cameras used for commercial purposes.
What if you would like to use one at home?
Although every hidden camera system comes with a price tag, it is my opinion that there is an affordable system available for about every budget.
First you have to decide what you will use the camera for.
Is it a hidden camera system to catch someone doing something, or a visible camera system to show people that you watch your property?
Visible security cameras are usually installed and maintained by a security company. They monitor the system in a control room, and alert the police or you in case of an alarm.
A what sometimes is called a hidden nanny camera however is a different story.
Although you could hire a company to install a system, it is most likely more affordable to buy one and install it yourself.
The latest technology gave the option to place cameras in objects that we use on a daily basis in our home or business.
The easiest to use and install yourself, are hidden cameras with DVR.
There is wide range of products available that have these hidden DVR cameras build in.
The new DVR technology provides us with a recording device that has no moving parts anymore.
Everything is digital recorded on a build in DVR, in the object we use as a hidden nanny camera.
I have seen hidden cameras seen build in many products.
Here is a short list of hidden cameras with DVR and the products they come in.
- Wall clock
- Alarm clock
- Air freshener
- Exit sign
- Electrical outlet
- Air purifier
- Teddy bear
Another big advantage of these hidden cameras with build in DVR, is that you can watch the recording on your computer or TV.
Most of the time you can either take the memory card out, or connect the whole system to your TV or computer.
What I think is one of the best features, and I would advise you to look for that, is the motion activation feature.
This will make the camera only record when there is actually something happening.
This feature will save you from going through hours and hours of footage with nothing to see.
A sum up of the benefits of a hidden cameras with DVR.
- Easy to set up
- No technical skill required
- No wires
- Watch it on TV or computer.
- No empty recordings.
This link will take you to an article and a video. This man taped a FedEx delivery.
Unfortunately the delivery guy did not take his job to serious.
Fedex delivery Caught On Camera.
Or you can watch the video here.
Here are links to more articles about the hidden cameras on our website.
Hidden Cameras For Your Home
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