Security cameras are more and more common in just about everywhere we go. It’s safe to assume if you’re in a public space that there is a camera nearby filming everyone’s actions. But what about inside the home? With children, baby monitors allow us to watch over our children while they sleep and play. If something happens in the middle of the night or while we are out of the home, we can rewind the footage for answers. The same could be true of your aging loved one who is living independently.
Installing an in-home camera in the home can help you in a variety of different ways, allowing you oversight of their care and a direct way to check in on them on a moment’s notice. Learn about the many benefits of using a “granny cam” inside your aging loved one’s home.
Peace of Mind – An in-home security camera will provide you with overall peace of mind regarding the care of your loved one. You will have a system in place to alert you of emergencies and document actions. If anything should happen, your camera could provide key footage to help solve the mystery and confirm suspicions.
Security – Certain camera have features that will instantly alert you if there is sound or movement. This is a great security feature that you can set for the nighttime hours or if your loved one is away from the home. This way you can be aware if they need help in the middle of the night or if someone enters the house when no one should be home.
Instant Check-In – If you ever want to check in on your loved one, an in-home camera allows you to do so instantly. If your loved one fails to answer the phone, the camera can confirm that they are at least in the home and safe, rather than leaving you worried and wondering. You can also confirm what your loved one is doing, if they’re happy and how they are being cared for.
Documentation – Should something seem amiss in the home or with your loved one, a camera give you documentation of what may have caused the situation. You can rewind the footage from the day to see what took place in the home. Even if the camera itself doesn’t capture what happened, it could pick up audio from another room that could give you some key clues.
When using a security camera inside your home, it’s important to let anyone else in the home know you are filming. Notify your caregivers so you have complete transparency, for their rights and yours.
Do you use a granny cam to watch over your aging loved one? What are the pros and cons you have experienced? Share by leaving a comment below!