Nanny cameras, commonly referred to as nanny cams, have gained significant recognition and caused more than a few eyebrow raises in the last few years.
News stories about nanny cams catching nannies and babysitters "in the act" have caused many parents to buy a nanny cam of their own to keep an eye on things.
When it comes to establishing intent, the audio function could have helped determine whether or not malice was involved.
But should the camera’s audio functions be turned on or off?
Groups like Toronto-based Advocacy Centre for the Elderly have recommended keeping audio off, since it is an offence under the Criminal Code to record a private conversation without the consent of at least one party.
As well, the audio could potentially record conversations that are unrelated to a nursing home resident’s care.
And people like myself, who are all for these cameras, we know from research already with police, that if you have a camera people are less likely to do dangerous things.
So yes, I think we should have sound.” Audio not recorded When Camille Parent set up a hidden camera in his mother’s room at St.