I have a question to ask you and I’d love to have some feedback.
Have you ever thought of using a hidden camera in your home or perhaps even your small business?
How would you feel about the use of one in your home to say keep an eye on your nannies activities while you are working, or perhaps even to watch your child while they are using the computer?
What if you found out someone was secretly taping you? How would that make you feel? Would it depend on the reason behind the secret taping or would you feel violated no matter what the reason?
The reason I’m asking these questions is that I recently came across and new type of taping system called the StealthCam Hidden Camera. It has no wires or even wireless signals, it’s easy to use and set up and you can playback your video on the TV or your PC.
A quote from the Brickhouse Security website:
With our new patent pending stealth recording technology in our StealthCam, we have eliminated the requirement of additional recording equipment for a covert system. Sporting Mpeg4, 30fps, Motion detection, and Time & Date stamp, the hidden camera records directly to a SD card for storage and it can easily be played back on your PC. Capable of being built into different styles and featuring a knockout price, Stealth Cam is the only all-in-one solution.
I’m looking at the products that the StealthCam is embedded in – one type of product is a digital clock with a color or black and white recording Stealthcam built right into the clock; and the second product is an air purifier with a built in Black and White or Color camera built in to it too.
Looking at the products I can see why they claim that no one would ever know that they were being recorded because the products that the camera is embedded in are common ones that you will find in many houses throughout North America.
I think I would feel violated and exposed if I found out that say Chris was taping me at home while he was off at work.
I can see a need for the camera in certain situations such as the case of parents who suspect that their childs caretaker or nanny is slacking off and not caring for their child properly or even abusing the child.
I can also think of one situations where I might have considered having one of these StealthCams in my own home and that would have been when we had the Boarder from Hell living with us this past summer. She was stealing food, ruined the computer we let her use and then was sneaking onto my own computer. It got to the point where either Chris or I had to be awake and in the house 24 hours a day to keep an eye on her. A camera could have kept an eye on her and given us the proof we needed to get her kicked out of our home.
So tell me- how do you feel about the StealthCam now that you know a little bit more about it? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.