Welcome to Wireless Nanny Cams!
Nanny cams have come a long way in recent years. One of the best options is a wireless camera because it's so easy to install and get running quickly even if you don't have a lot of technical ability or experience.
A nanny cam can be disguised as almost any object. It can look like an innocent boom box, pencil sharpener, clock, ipod charging station, smoke detector, tissue box and more. All you have to do is set it in the room you want to monitor and turn it on.
A mini-camera is hidden in these disguised, normal looking objects. It's usually using an SD flash memory card - just like you'd use in a regular camera. The recorder is built into the camera. When you get home, you simply put the SD card into any card reader on your computer and watch the 'movie'. It doesn't matter if you have a PC or a Mac.
The new models allow you to actually log-on from any computer and see what's happening at your home in real time. They provide streaming video coverage of whichever room you have placed your camera. They use a newer type of technology that makes use of the electrical wiring that's already in your house. You won't have to wire anything or drill any holes. A color video image is sent to you over the internet and you can watch it or have the option of recording it as well.
Some cameras are motion-activated and aren't on all the time. These types are handy if there's a room your nanny shouldn't be in - like your bedroom or home office for instance. It will automatically turn itself on and then send you an email alert to let you know there's been activity in that room. These types of cams have no battery drain on them while they are on standby and so a battery or charge will last longer.