Hiring a nanny or babysitter for your little one can be stressful. The resume may look wonderful, and the references may be outstanding, but that may not always put your mind at ease. In some cases, you may want to turn to installing nursery security cameras as an added precaution if something should go wrong. Before you start buying up a series of cameras and monitors, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Don't Buy Toy Security Camera Options
One of the most common options is to go with a toy security camera, such as a camera hidden in a doll or bear. These seem like a great idea, but there are a few downsides to the option. The first being that it is a toy. Your child, or older children, will naturally want to play with it. It looks like the rest of their toys and therefore may be confused as one.
This could pose a danger if there are batteries, wires, or other security features you don't want damaged or causing damage to your child. Another issue is that sense these options are so common, most babysitters will already know about to look for them and therefore may alter their behavior around them.
Don't Try to Set it Up Yourself
You can buy security cameras that are in boxed sets and billed as wireless options or easy to install options. Though these may be affordable, they also may not offer the security features you need. By installing a security system yourself, you could end up overlooking a feature that will allow someone to access the camera and your baby's nursery area.
Do Find Remote Options
Having a security camera in your nursery is ideal if you want to keep an eye on things throughout the day, but some cameras only allow you to rewatch footage. Instead, look for an option that let's you access the camera remotely from an app on your phone or a computer website that only you and the security company have access to. This will allow to see what's going on, anytime of day or night, from any location.
Do Connect to an Emergency System
You may have the option of connecting the security camera to a local emergency system, such as the police. Consider doing this for cases where you are away from home and an emergency or violent situation does break out. Though you don't want to think about the worst case scenario, you will want to have the proper emergency response if the worst case happens.
These are just a few of the things to keep in mind when purchasing and installing a security camera system in your baby's nursery. For more options, consider a consultation with your local security camera company.