About Nanny Cams

Nanny cam is a surveillance video camera hidden in a common household item. Nanny cams take the form of different objects designed to blend in with their surroundings, poised them as effective covert surveillance devices. Nanny cams are commonly placed in homes to protect against abuse from nannies or caregivers, they also discreetly monitor any in-home service providers, technicians or employees.

camera hidden in tissue box
A nanny camera hidden in tissue box

We focus on nanny cameras that feature ease of use and convenience. We do not throw every possible nanny camera we can find at you.  Rather, our criteria is designed to mate ease of use with power and features. If you are ready to get started, have a look at our nanny cameras and hidden cameras.

Also known as self-contained nanny cams. The absolute easiest to setup and use nanny cams have built-in digital video recorder, DVRs. These only require the most basic of setup but also are feature rich, to make reviewing recordings easy. Powering the camera is accomplished through a rechargeable battery or with a power adapter. The video is recorded onto an SD card or, at times, on built-in memory.

Centralized Surveillance
Unlike self-contained nanny cams, centralized surveillance systems connect one or more cameras to a single DVR to record videos.  Setup is surprisingly easy with our systems because we use wireless nanny cams. There is no need to run wires or go through special efforts to disguise surveillance technology with a wireless surveillance system.

Recording Options
Settings that change when video is recorded are useful tools in surveillance.  For example, record only when motion is detected will require less memory and reduce the amount of time it takes to review. Some cameras allow you to schedule times for recording, or just to constantly record.  Settings like these are useful in situations where you need to capture everything. Optional night vision cameras see in complete darkness and are ready to record whenever.

Time and Data Overlay
The time is stamped right on the bottom of the video in many of our nanny cams. Imagine if someone discovered your camera and tried to sabotage the video in order to record over some incriminating event. How would you know there was missing video without a time and data stamp? Not only can you see the time of the recording, you can see the actual frame number – which should count up by one every time as long as no tampering occurred – adding more security to your cams.

Video Review
We have a special page that shows all the ways our nanny cams allow you to review video.  Some of our cameras are designed to be connected to TVs, monitors, and computers.  Others do not connect at all.  Instead, they have removable SD cards that you insert into a computer. Still others make online viewing of surveillance videos simple – often not even requiring any special internet settings for your home network or router!

Ready To Look?
Have a look at the Hidden Camera and Nanny Cam page to see the various form factors, prices, and features of nanny cams that meet our hand picked, easy to use cameras. Click here.