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Surveillance Cams                              HOME PAGE
Updated: 10-13-2003 05:01:15 PM

Surveillance Cams - Nanny caught abusing a baby, or did she?
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We have very disturbing pictures. A baby girl shaken and tossed around by her nanny.

We showed you the video last week, but now we can bring you an interview with the baby's parents.

Jennifer and Brett Schwartz thought they had taken every precaution, even ordering two background checks of their nanny Claudia Muro.

They installed video cameras after noticing a change in their daughter's behavior.

What the nanny cam caught on tape sent Muro to jail on four felony counts of child abuse.

Brett Schwartz said that, "even though we did everything we possibly could, people need to maintain their suspicion because a stranger with a resume and a good reference is still a stranger in your house."

Installing a video camera is one thing, but how about watching that camera while you are at work?

That technology is available right here in the Twin Cities.    HOME PAGE

And we found its more affordable than you think.

Home video monitoring is nothing new. The technology that allows you to view an online camera from any on line computer has been around for about five years.

What has changed is the quality is better and its now more affordable.

The cameras that you place in your home and hook to your computer are now only about $30 each, a fourth of what they cost a few years ago.

You can hook up the camera and move it from the other side of the world, as long as you are connected online.

More businesses and daycares are using them, and it is now a popular choice for parents of latchkey kids.

For a one room system, you can get installation and service for a year for under $300.

Steve cook owns 3-2-1 Cam www.321Cam.com and www.NannyCam.net and says some people are still hesitant. "A lot of people don't like technology that looks into the home....they don't realize that they can protect it so nobody can get there."

Only those who know the password can view the online cameras.

You can even share that password with others, like grandparents, so they can look in your home when they want.

You can even record still pictures of what the camera sees every ten seconds.

For most users, itís a peace of mind when parents, and not Big Brother, is watching.

 

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