Do you trust your nanny or child care giver? Obviously you do or you wouldn’t have them watching your child. What happens when you hire the wrong one? How can you tell you hired a bad caregiver? For one mother, it wasn’t until she was giving her 2 year old son a bath when she realized something went wrong. According to WPIX, a Long Island, NY mother noticed the boy’s hand was red and he appeared to be in a lot of pain. When asked what happened, the boy replied that the nanny had burned him with an iron. Luckily, she had a home security camera installed and reviewed the footage. Her son’s story was unfortunately true. The nanny could be seen on the disturbing video pressing a hot curling iron on the 2 year olds hand and leg. The nanny has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault.
This should be a wake up call to anyone with children in the home. Although these disturbing events do not happen often, they can happen to you. Home security cameras have come a long way since their inception and are relatively inexpensive, easy to install and viewable on most smart phones. Of course having a home security cam won’t prevent an incident, but it sure can give you the evidence you need to prove what events took place. In some of my future blogs, I’ll be taking a look at some of the more popular security cams and sharing their pros and cons, as well as tips on how to use them effectively. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions on which camera systems you would like to see me review, drop me a line.