My aunt thinks some of her family is coming in her house when she is
I have suggested she use a camera clock I have seen on the Internet.
Can someone that has used one suggest features to look for?
I am sure it should be motion activated and hold a few hours of video.
Super Circuits has clocks with motion recorders for about 400 but you
have an AC plug comming out of it and its a commercial style, they
have what looks like a motion sensor for maybe 150 with a memory card.
there is a new one out that looks like a table radio that is cheaper,
Google around. You record then put the memory card in the computer
Why all the cloak and dagger stuff? How about changing the locks on the doors
and the combination on the garage door remote keypad (if present)?
Is her intent to IDENTIFY the intruders or to keep them out?
With a "camera clock" (huh?), she may photograph an intruder but what then?
There are such devices in hunting supply catalogs. They are expensive and NOT
unobtrusive when activated. (Translation: The device's presence is revealed
when it "goes off". The intruder would simply then steal the device.)
She needs to contact her local law enforcement agency or mental health
Cloak and dagger stuff is handy when people you trust turn out to be
An awful lot of folks, especially elderly, give keys to trusted
relatives or neighbors. I just threw out keys
to three other people's homes that were given to me long ago to check
house while they were gone or
to look in on elderly friend. If someone is coming in when they are not
authorized, it is certainly a good
idea to get proof and then deal with it or ease worries ... cheaper than
a shrink and much more conclusive.
Try a game camera, you can get them for $75 on ebay and they will take
pictures of moving warm objects. When you are done you can sell it for
most of what you paid for it.
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If it's only 1 person doing the comings and goings, then the others who
don't should have keys.
Another thing, my mother in law says people come in her house and "switch"
things. For example, they switch wood supports in the basement, furnace
ducts, hubcaps on the car, her nice coat. She says they're replaced with
Once her toilet flushed on it's own. She said that there was a man on the
roof with a wire that connected to the handle, and he flushed it.
You probably already know this, deep down, but if your MIL is saying
stuff like that with a straight face (versus just yanking your chain),
she should not be living alone, and she definitely should not be
driving. Time for a complete physical checkup for her, to rule out
chemical problems, and then a family meeting to discuss what to do next.
Heh! I once complained to a girlfriend that someone had broken into my house
and replaced virtually all my stuff with other stuff that looked exactly
like my original stuff! I went into great detail ("They didn't know about
the scratch on the bottom of the night-stand drawer...").
I never heard from her again.
More stuff to be replaced.
Here are 59 covert cams:
What are your plans to record the video? VHS... DVR??
Do you need low light / complete darkness capability?
And of course, what is the budget?
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