Hidden Spy Cameras A Must For Difficult Cases
If you are parents and you leave your child with a baby sitter or nanny; or if you own a business, especially a retail shop; or if your parents live in a long-term care facility or nursing home, you are likely candidate for a hidden camera. Here’s why!
For a retail business, if you suspect an employee is stealing from you, one of the most difficult things to do is get enough evidence to hold up in court. That evidence can come in the form of a video from a hidden camera. By and large, it is irrefutable. Two of the most difficult cases to prove are elder abuse and child abuse.
In the case of child abuse against a household employee, such as a nanny or babysitter, it often may end up as a “he said, she said” and the same is true of caretakers in a nursing home. Getting evidence from a small child is difficult, if not impossible. And in cases of elder abuse, it is often difficult to get evidence from patients who have dementia or otherwise can’t remember what happened. Video evidence from a hidden camera alone will often unhinge the culprits.
In today’s article, we will share with you stories from the headlines about how hidden cameras were used in several types of difficult cases.
In Cedar Falls, Iowa police used hidden cameras in a sting operation to catch bike thieves. In 2015 more than 80 bikes were reported stolen, many of them near the University of Northern Iowa campus or at apartment complexes. In addition to hidden cameras, police have been using GPS devices and geo-fencing technology to investigate the thefts. That’s what we call high tech surveillance.
In Winter Haven, Florida the family of a resident in a nursing home placed a hidden camera inside a clock in the resident’s room after they noted bruising on his body. The perpetrator was a former certified nursing assistant. She was charged with one count of battery and sentenced to five months in jail and five years on probation. I don’t think she’ll be in that line of work anymore.
Two nursing assistants have been arrested and eight more fired after hidden cameras allegedly revealed abuse in a Minnesota nursing home. Families of the residents placed the cameras in their rooms after noticing cuts and bruises. Currently, five states allow the use of hidden cameras in nursing homes. They are Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Washington and now Illinois. When is your state going to get on board?
In a story from the San Francisco Globe about a woman from Uganda who will serve a four-year sentence after pleading guilty to charges of child abuse caught on a hidden camera that was placed in the room of the 18-month-old toddler.
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How do you protect your child when away from the home? How do you protect your parents in a nursing home? Share your stories with us!