It’s normal for parents to struggle with trust when a babysitter comes to the home — our loved ones are our most prized possessions, after all. Nanny cams are one way to ease anxiety, since they allow parents to monitor from afar. Hidden cameras can also help catch a thief in the act, whether it be a nanny or other home-based employee.
Nanny horror stories and tragic headlines help justify the use of recording at home, yet secret cameras can still feel intrusive and creepy. Plus, there are videotaping laws to consider before you hit record.
We surveyed 1,500 Americans to see how they felt about nanny cams. Here’s what we found out:
- 4 in 5 Americans would record a nanny or pet sitter inside their home (79%)
- 38% would record a sitter without consent; 41% would notify the sitter of the cameras
- 21% think it’s an invasion of privacy and would not record
We also dug into the state data around the legality of nanny cams. Keep reading to discover what’s legal in your state and how nanny cams may put money back in your wallet with your home insurance policy.