By Sam Sidoli, (United Kingdom)
I have been really influenced by the influx of reality TV shows that have been on in the past decade, mainly Big Brother and those kind of shows.
I am embarrassed to admit it, but I decided to set up a wireless video surveillance system in my home after watching the scary Paranormal Activity in the theatre a couple of years ago. Haha. I think my mind was playing tricks on me after seeing it as I swear I could hear and see things around my house, hopefully it was a friendly ghost.
Recently my wife and I had a baby, she is a real handful, always trying to climb out of her cot, she is just starting to walk and climb and I have to tell you, we’ve caught all sorts of funny and strange occurrences on the cameras. We decided to by a two-way video baby monitor camera so that we can hear and see her in her nursery and she can also hear our voices.
My girl has this fascination with playing games on my iPhone, I know, she has started young! Anyway, I have this game called Tiny Wings, I’m sure some of you know it, she tries to play it when she can possibly sneak my phone away from me.
Surprising Baby Security Camera Recordings
Anyway, let me explain how I caught my girl red-handed one night, well, I caught her the morning after on the playback action of the wireless home surveillance cameras I had earlier set up. I thought I had misplaced my phone, but I was sure I left it by the bedside, so I went to check on the video feed. I tried to call my phone to see where it was, but it went straight to voicemail, so I was really confused.
I set out to watch the previous night’s recorded video surveillance camera feeds. I thought I was having a paranormal style episode when a figure popped up near my bed, green glaring eyes and all! Luckily after a few minutes of footage, it turns out my baby girl had crawled out of her cot, grabbed my phone and was in hot pursuit of a game on Tiny Wings!
She had fallen asleep with my phone under her and the phone had died, needless to say I haven’t shown her Angry Birds yet after that episode!
It’s so much fun to discover such interesting but unexpected things children can do when they are not being watched. So, in some cases these monitoring devices can really help, even if it is just to help you find your phone.
Obviously it may help you find things that actually matter, like someone trying to rob your house of valuables. My wife and I are also looking out to buy a computer surveillance system that can help us capture the evil genius who throws garbage in our lawn every other nights… lol
So what have we learnt from this story? Hide your phone from your babies and also, both indoor and outdoor home surveillance cameras are very useful.