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Yeah, a camera could catch your kids in the act of terrorizing the babysitter too--but the babysitter is the one who is most likely to misbehave.

Yeah, a camera could catch your kids in the act of terrorizing the babysitter too–but the babysitter is the one who is most likely to misbehave.

In the past, we’ve talked about how some burglaries are inside jobs. You let someone into your home to do a job. You trust them.

Maybe you even give them a temporary security code.

Then, they arrange a burglary. In this instance? Your alarm system won’t help much.

This is where we turn back to our “layers of security” concept to figure out what will help. Cameras would definitely do the trick, especially if you’ve got them in an unobtrusive, but useful, location.

Recently, we came across a story from earlier in the year. A four year old overturned her babysitter’s fish story about two armed black men showing up to rob the home. The culprits turned out to be the babysitter’s boyfriend, and his best friend.

Abby Dean is certainly an awesome kid, and we don’t want to downplay her accomplishment. We just wouldn’t advocate a four year old’s testimony as a go-to strategy to prevent these sorts of problems in your own home. If the family in the story had the ability to pull up security footage on their smart phones like our customers can, they’d have caught the crooks that much faster.

Of course, this isn’t all about “stuff.” It’s also about lives.

You want to know whether or not your babysitter is hurting your child. Maybe your babysitter isn’t bringing her boyfriend to steal–but maybe she is bringing him over for a makeout session while your toddler runs amok. Cameras can help you put a stop to this kind of behavior, too.

Some people don’t strictly need interior cameras, and that’s fine. But if you’re going to have service providers in your home as a matter of routine it’s a really, really good idea to make the investment.

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