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Hidden Camera Catches Abuse by Babysitter

A young father, wondering why his toddler behaved perfectly around the babysitter but no one else, learned the reason was fear. The man, from Joliet, set up a hidden camera to capture the sitter’s interaction with the child later watched in shock as the woman–a family friend–used physical force to keep the child in tow. According to NBC Chicago, the father, Paul Carlos, stated, “It was the most amazing thing I ever saw in my life. It was horrible.”

The camera, disguised as a clock radio, was triggered by a motion sensor. The sitter was caught beating the 2-year-old boy because she couldn’t find the TV remote control. The sitter, Erin Denny, actually lived with Carlos’s mother. She’s been arrested and jailed on felony aggravated batter charges and parole violation.

When Carlos went to work each day, he would drop his son off at his mom’s house on the way to work. Denny would watch the boy. Carlos installed the hidden camera because he thought it was strange that the boy listened to the sitter, but didn’t listen to anyone else.

It was out of fear.

Hidden cameras, or “nanny cams” have been employed to catch suspected cases of babysitter abuse, theft, and other criminal activities. Some, like the one used by Mr. Carlos, capture video footage for later viewing. Others provide real-time footage that can be accessed from any computer–even while a parent is working.

Do You Need a Nanny Cam?

Adding a nanny cam, or in-home surveillance system, used to be for detecting cases of child abuse or endangerment. However, even if you don’t have any concerns over abuse, an indoor surveillance camera and DVR may provide information on your sitter’s, or children’s, accountability.

As technology’s gotten better, the price for in-home surveillance has actually leveled out, or in some cases, prices have lowered. Nanny cams provide piece of mind for parents who work long hours; often, the wireless recorders can be accessed from a work computer, allowing a parent that misses their child to remain in contact with their child’s life.

Child neglect, or abuse, can happen. Some of the warning signs include unexplained bruises or cuts and fear when the sitter, or nanny, arrives. Fussy, or abnormal outbursts are also cause for concern. A child whose disposition has changed drastically may be a child who is being neglected. If you suspect that something is going on that you are not aware of, no price is too much to pay to ensure your loved-ones safety.

Wireless surveillance, and DVR systems, are easy to set up, and are virtually undetectable.  Even if you don’t expect any foul play, an in-home surveillance system is a way to ensure that your child is safe and those who are in your home while you’re away are accountable for their actions. Even if it means feeding the dog while you’re away on vacation.

In most cases, you’ll find that most people act with responsibility and have good intentions. Yet, a casual view, or review, of home activities while away may lead to behaviors that need to be rewarded or addressed. First-hand knowledge of an activity is always the best evidence, and is much more satisfying than conjecture or second-guessing.

The Toothbrush Cam? A Joke, or Something a Bit Sinister?

Security and surveillance cameras come in all shapes and sizes; as technology has increased, the size of our electronics has decreased. Hidden cameras, also known as Spy cams or, in some cases, Nanny Cams, are sold one of two ways; the first is as a ready to use product. In other words, let’s say that the needed to be placed in a home to monitor the activities of older teenagers after school. To keep the camera “a secret,” a customer would simply purchase an item like a wall clock with the camera already installed. The second method is to buy a camera and install it where needed. This is a method that could be used in almost any situation as long as the installer had some experience on the most effective location to perform the install.

Today, hidden cameras are available in items like wrist watches, ballpoint pens, MP3 docking stations, clock radios, wall radios, jump drives, and other common items. As cameras grow steadily smaller, so do the items in which they can be installed; which, depending on the camera’s use, is a positive. Yet, as with all technology, there will be those that use advances in technology for immoral, and criminal, activities.

It’s safe to assume that no one wants to be filmed using the bathroom, so the technicians and managers at USpy Store aren’t quite sure what to make of a toothbrush camera. If it’s not being used to make sure that your 7-year old brushes his teeth, it’s suspected that this camera will be utilized for recording sexual exploits without raising suspicion. USpy Store’s staff of security and surveillance experts felt it was our duty to pass this on to ensure that our customers and friends were aware of this camera.

Per the distributor (we will not condone their product by adding a lindo anyone justice by mentioning them) it is packaged in an Packaged in a Braun Oral B toothbrush casing, both the camera and DVR are huosed in that single case. Creatively named the ” Pinhole Spy Toothbrush,” the device is capable of 4-to-5 hours of continuous use, provides 640×480 video in AVI, and carried  8GB of flash memory. It is packaged in an ORAL B toothbrush casing and costs $243.

U-Spy is here to serve you: If you think that you’re being monitored without your knowledge USpy can provide recommendations and advice on counter-surveillance equipment, like bug and camera detectors. If you need advice on how these items operate, please either check our website; www.uspystore.com, send an email; info@uspystore.com or give us a call at 773-529-2SPY (2779). We are open from 9am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday, CST.