The Best Nanny Cams and Apps for iPhones

Looking to turn your smartphone into a spy camera? With a nanny cam and an iPhone, you can help protect your home and family wherever you go.

When away from home, you want to ensure that your children are being well cared for. A nanny cam allows you to keep an eye on your kids from nearly any location with the help of your trusty Apple iPhone.

While nanny cams received their name from parents who used them to spy on caretakers, that’s not the only thing they’re good for.  Nanny cams are a great tool for work-at-home-moms who want to check up on their kids while in the home office, as well as pet parents who want to keep tabs on Fido while away.

Features To Look For

You can find all types of nanny cams available at various price points. Learn what features to look for when shopping for a nanny cam compatible with your iPhone device.

Live Feed

While all nanny cams record video images, not all allow you to watch a feed in real time. Depending on your desired level of involvement, you may want to buy a nanny cam that allows you to watch in real time rather than later on with stored recordings.

Battery Operated or Electrical Power

Most nanny cams are powered in one of two ways: batteries or electrical power. Battery-powered cams can be more convenient and conspicuous, with battery power lasting upwards of 20 hours or more. However, electrical power eliminates the need for frequent battery purchases.

Size

Do you plan to use the nanny cam as a surveillance camera or as a hidden camera? If it’s the latter, you’ll want to choose a small size camera that won’t be easily spotted. However, know that there are hidden camera laws in every state that you must follow.

Panoraxy Hidden Spy Nanny Camera

Panoraxy Hidden Spy Nanny Camera

For a nanny camera that blends in effortlessly in nearly any room, try the Panoraxy Hidden Spy Nanny Camera. The 3.1 inch cube-shaped camera is designed to look like an ordinary clock but really contains a camera lens and embedded SD card slot. Full video playback is achieved by inserting the SD cart into your computer or through a Wi-Fi connection.

With the nifty nanny cam, you can record in HD 720P the area in your home or office you want recorded using an IOS or Android smartphone or tablet. It can also record video at night thanks to the two LEDs and enhanced night vision capabilities.

“What better place to have a hidden camera than in a clock?” says VeryWell Family. “You can easily place the Ms.Cube Mini WiFi Spy Hidden Camera in your children’s bedroom or playroom to keep an eye on them, and no one will be the wiser.”

Things to Keep in Mind

The nanny cam requires a 2600mAh rechargeable battery. Along with the camera you’ll receive a rechargeable battery and DC adapter.

Who’s it Best for?

The Panoraxy Hidden Spy Nanny Camera is a great choice for parents who want a convenient and conspicuous camera that works both day and night.

Faleemi HD Home Security Surveillance Camera

Faleemi HD Home Security Surveillance Camera

Perfect for surveilling babies, pets, offices, and more, the Faleemi HD Home Security Surveillance Camera offers high resolution video imaging for a fraction of the price of similar cameras.

The nanny cam provides high-quality HD 720P resolution with recording and playback features via a micro SD card. With super wide viewing angles, it’s easy to monitor any room of your home both day and night.

The Faleemi nanny cam takes just a few minutes to install and it’s ready to use on your iPhone. Along with the camera, you’ll receive a power adapter, ceiling or wall mounting bracket, mounting screws and plugs, software CD, quick start guide, and a thank you card.

Things to Keep in Mind

With the Faleemi app, you can link several cameras together and feed them to one screen where four cameras can play simultaneously. The camera also supports several mobile phones, tablets, or PCs, allowing both parents to connect at the same time.

Who’s it Best for?

The nanny cam is a great option for parents who want an inexpensive surveillance camera that is easy to set up and start using.

LeFun Wi-Fi Camera

LeFun Wi-Fi Camera

This number one best seller will help keep you connected to your home and children through fully functional video monitoring. The LeFun Wi-Fi Camera uses a Wi-Fi connection to allow parents to view their children, pets, or home through their phone or tablet. The versatile camera offers 350 degrees pan and 100 degrees tilt, as well as IR led night vision.

Two-way audio via a built-in microphone and speaker allows you to stay in touch with your kids while you’re away. The nanny cam requires a quick setup with 2.4G Wi-Fi connected to your Android, IOS, PC, or tablet within minutes. The camera also supports financial level encryption technology that ensures your imaging remains safe and secure.

Things to Keep in Mind

The surveillance camera allows multiple viewers to access the camera feed when the users are all connected under an account.

Who’s it Best for?

Selling under $50, the LeFun Wi-Fi Camera is an excellent option for parents who want a budget-friendly option equipped with two-way audio.

Spy-See Hidden Security Camera Wall Charger

Spy-See Hidden Security Camera Wall Charger

While it may look like an ordinary wall charger, it’s actually a high resolution camera that supports a 128GB SD memory card. The Spy-See Hidden Security Camera Wall Charger senses activity up to 20 feet away and with angles of 90 degrees. When properly installed, parents can see real time video from their smartphone or tablet using a compatible app.

Things to Keep in Mind

The nanny cam must be plugged into an outlet. The 128GB SD memory card is not included but is able to record 16 to 24 hours of footage.

Who’s it Best for?

If you want to record in real time, this versatile nanny cam is for you.

AOBO Mini Spy Camera

AOBO Mini Spy Camera

For a live stream of video directly on your iPhone, you’ll want the AOBO Mini Spy Camera. The tiny nanny cam uses a Wi-Fi connection to stream live video to your tablet or smartphone for remote viewing whenever you leave the house.

Using the camera is a cinch. Just insert the micro SD card and turn it on. You can then place the mini camera anywhere, from your living room to your office.

The high-quality spy cam features a 150 degree wide-angle lens that shoots 1920 x 1080p 30fps high resolution video. The nanny cam also supports loop recording, as well as easy playback using the micro SD card. Inside the camera are six hidden infrared LEDs that allow you to record at night without lighting.

Things to Keep in Mind

This nanny cam requires a SD memory card that is not included with your purchase.

Who’s it Best for?

The Mini Spy Camera is the perfect solution for parents who want a hidden camera with motion detection capabilities. When motion is detected, the camera takes a picture and sends it as a message to your phone.

Leaving your children alone with a caregiver can leave parents anxious, no matter how capable the babysitter is. Rest easy knowing that you can gain access to your children’s whereabouts and well-being at any time with the help of an iPhone compatible nanny cam.

 

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Liz Coyle

Liz is a Scottsdale-based writer and mom to a three-year old boy. She is a lover of cooking, travel, and racing hot wheels with her son. As the mom of an only child, Liz has a unique perspective on parenting. She loves to share her experiences of being a high strung, type a mom in an imperfect world.

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