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Nanny Cams

Posted in: Links and Resources, Stuff and Gadgets by Kalman Groner on June 26, 2013

We needed some extra help around the house but it was hard for my wife to be stuck in the house with the cleaning help…
My wife an I felt really uncomfortable leaving a strange woman our house all alone. Nanny Camera to the rescue?? Which one? What’s the diff?
I tried many.
With my current setup the camera sends me an email alert with pictures every-time it senses movement in the kitchen and I can click on the link to actually see live video..
Whether your concern is making sure your kitchen stays kosher, making sure your children are safe or your physical possessions….. A nanny cam can help give you that sense of security that your gut is just aching for.
There are many families that may have a nanny or a housekeeper at home during the day by themselves, without any way of checking up on them. But why….?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Is it difficult to setup?
There are many options out there… Here I will review 3 cameras, they range from fairly easy to SUPER easy to setup and range in price from $80 to $160
A  great benefit of these nanny cams is  that  they uses WiFi to connect to the Internet, so no wires running across the house to a router. All you need is a neerby outlet.
one of them took me less than 3 minutes to have up and running.
The others took me a little longer, ill explain the options below
16 GB SD Card: NOTE: If you want to record video you will also need an SD card
Pros: Lots of helpful features, Good picture quality, pan & tild, two way audio, record video to SD card, watch online, email alerts
Cons: Takes a little tech know-how to set up.
Setup Time: 15-20 minutes for your first one, 5-10 minute for additional cameras.
This in my opinion is the best option from the 3 as its the best quality picture and you don’t need a subscription to any service like most of the other nanny cams out there.
it also has some cool features like remote pan and tilt, audio…
But it takes a little bit of tech know how to set it up…
Pros: Price, Lots of helpful features, pan & tild, two way audio, watch online, email photo alerts.
Cons:Image Quality is not super, no video recording on device.
Setup Time: 15-20 minutes for your first one, 5-10 minute for additional cameras.
Black :
Very similar to the one above, but no HD video, also no recording to device. the images are not so clear, but it still does the trick, its an older version…
Also no subscription require.
Dropcam HD Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera 
Pros: Super Easy Setup, It’s Pretty, Audio, Easy to use, Alerts
Cons: No Pan and Tilt, $10/Monthly Subscription to record video.
Setup Time: 5 minutes flat
Now my wife is free to go about her day without the need for me to work from home that day. Wheww..
Whatever you do, Stay safe!
I really hope this information is helpful
Signing off,
Kalman Groner