Nanny cams get their name from parents who want to monitor their children’s caretakers. Parents admit that leaving their children with an absolute stranger or even a friend or relative is pretty stressful. Nanny cams give them some piece of mind.
The internet is awash with numerous debates on the ethics of having a nanny cam. There are those who feel it’s a great way to use technology to monitor and ensure your child’s safety; mostly because it’s impossible to watch them 24/7.
Others feel it’s a breach of privacy especially because the person being watched is unaware. Your parental instinct is rarely off, so if you are thinking of getting a nanny cam, think of it as having an extra set of eyes. It also a way of ensuring your family’s overall security.
Hidden Pen Camera (Get it Here) – (KSh. 3,999)
- 30FPS for 1280*720 HD AVI video output,Real 720P HD (the world’s most clear)
- Support for camera features, photo formats JPG, resolution of 2560*1440
- PC camera function
- Manual and sound activated recording
- Mobile U disk and Card Reader function
- External TF card, maximum support 32G memory card
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Wireless Wifi HD mini surveillance robot + Smart Home &Business Usage
Support up to 64GB Memory + Two way audio communication system
True Day/Night IR colour camera with infrared + remote viewing via smart phone
Wireless HD Nanny Camera (Get it Here) – (KSh. 7,199)
- Day&Night: Auto
- Min Illumination: Olux (IR ON)
- WiFi Protocol: IEEE802.11.b/g/n
- Two-way Voice: Support
- Motion Detection: Support
- Alarm Action: Motion Detection-activated Alarm Video
Can’t decide which one to pick? Below are some of the important features by Safeweise to keep in mind when choosing home security cameras.
1. Motion Detection
Cameras with motion detection can send you notifications when the camera observes motion within its field of view. These notifications can alert you to suspicious activity, so you can monitor the situation.
2. Field of View
Field of View refers to the width of area a camera can record. This is important because it will affect how many cameras you’ll need and where you should place them.
The sound feature can refer to your camera receiving sound via a microphone, emitting sound via a speaker, or both. Cameras with both can double as an intercom.
Resolution defines how clear the image from your camera will be. A clearly visible image is very helpful when trying to identify faces or items in the images your camera records.
5. WiFi Capability
A camera with WiFi can communicate with your home network wirelessly which can be very handy for installation, but is also less susceptible to being disabled, because it doesn’t have wires which could be cut.
6. Night Vision
The distance to which your camera can record images in low to no light situations can have a great impact on its effectiveness because often criminal activity can happen at night.
A camera that can pan and/or tilt may be able to record a larger area than a static camera and therefor reduce the total number of cameras needed to observe a particular area.
Obviously, if a camera costs so much that you can no longer afford the valuables you’re trying to protect with it, then it doesn’t serve a purpose. Cost is a factor for every purchasing decision.