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Need to put in nanny cam. Any suggestions?

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A big consideration here is whether the camera is hidden and unknown to the patient and caregivers, or its exposed and known to all. I would think many caregivers would nor appreciate being spied on. Are these people suspect in some way?
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I am looking for specific systems. Phillips. General Electric. Give me some specific cameras that you've used successfully
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I also posted this question a while back. I was advised to talk with my mother and get her permission to install the camera. Excellent advise. Mom felt the camera was an invasion of her privacy and would not allow one.
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Even though it is in your own home, I would get a legal consult with an attorney before installing anything. There are laws, state and federal, about recording others without their knowledge, especially audio. I would make sure you are not violating any law. I can understand your concerns for her welfare.
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I did some research on this and there is a great variety of gadgets out there. The key for me was to be able to access the video remotely, since I wouldn't be there at the time.

I paid attention to the reviews from folks who already bought the items and learned a lot about the features that way. Things to think about: do you want audio and video? Capability to record? Does it work on a battery or need plugged in? Does it have a backup battery? Night vision ability? Motion activated or constant running? How wide a "shot" do you want it to take?

We ended up not putting one in, but had settled on an alarm clock version that would go on her desk and have a pretty wide view of the living room & kitchen. There were lots of choices, tissue box covers, stuffed animals, plugs for outlets, and more.
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We are getting sitters to come in with husband's mom. Need to have a sense of what's going on. She will not be able to give honest picture.
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If it's for your loved one you're caring for, I DO have a suggestion. Don't.

I put one in mom's room for night time use. Other end of the unit in our bedroom. I heard every little sound she made. She often talked to herself during the night or very early in the morning. The story she told about Chicken Little early one morning would curl your hair. I returned it to the store after two weeks of sleepless nights.

Even nursing homes who have 24-hour staff don't put monitors in patient's rooms. A caregiver needs SLEEP. Uninterrupted unless absolutely necessary.

If you're having trouble with your loved one being ambulatory, there are good solutions for that. A monitor shouldn't, in my opinion, be one of them.
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