Updated: Mar 22
A hidden camera within a someone’s home show that a particular individual wishes to monitor the person’s actions in their most private of places. This is usually somebody the subject knows, such as a family member or former partner. To monitor someone in this way can be a form of abuse, depriving the victim of privacy and autonomy without the authority to do so.
Hidden cameras can damage mental health in both home and corporate settings. Without the security of privacy, we struggle to relax or focus on personal tasks. This can impact our sense of achievement and our sense of control over our lives, leading to stress, anxiety and depression.
While being bugged may seem unlikely, spy cameras are becoming cheaper and easier to hide. The idea that secret monitoring devices are unlikely can fuel self-doubt in the victim. This may deter them from sharing their fears or seeking help for fear of being laughed at or called ‘crazy’. However, keeping these fears bottled up can increase stress. Seeking help is a way to take control of the situation.
How Has Hidden Cameras Usage Affected Our Daily Life
The world we live today is continuously open to the spontaneous occurrence of perilous activities, malevolent doings, nefarious intentions, and unlawful practices; but thanks to the technology relevance of hidden cameras, as they seem to have reduced the alarming rate of the free will to commit crime and have changed the lackadaisical approach to which people conduct themselves or obey law and order. It is true to say that everything that has an advantage also has its inadequacy, but it is better to put it that; whatever has an advantage, its disadvantage can be worked upon if its advantage seems to be more critical for everyday living.
The installation of surveillance cameras, spying on almost everything we do is seen to affect our daily living directly or indirectly, communication is now less vocal, people prefer to meet in a more discrete place than public places that most probably will have a spy camera installed. Privacy has now become a concern with the rampant use of these spy cameras but we can’t take away its positive impact from our daily living routines, rather; we should be looking at how we can socially manage the use of these gadgets. Therefore, the point here is for us to appraise the use of these spy cameras and give recommendations about managing its negative effects.
The Positive Side of Using Hidden Cameras
Video Surveillance Improves Public Safety
Crime Rate Reduced to Minimal
Public Video Surveillance Helps Catch Criminals
Helps Home Security in Gathering Evidence
Helps Improves Convenience through Smart Monitoring Systems
The Negative Effects of Hidden Cameras
What’s wrong with using hidden cameras in public and private places? There are few disapproving instances to the use of these gadgets, but they can be detrimental to our social lifestyle.
Exploitation in the Use of Hidden Camera
The abuse in the use of hidden cameras is vastly becoming a critical issue to look into. There have been several cases reported daily on the lackadaisical use of these gadgets, such as seen are in the cases of voyeurism where women are been captured in private enclosures like bathrooms, toilets, changing rooms, this is quite an issue that needs to be dealt with. Other cases include misuse by some dubious law enforcement officials for blackmailing.
In tackling this major problem, there should be a monitoring system that paves way for only specialized sets of people in being able to purchase hidden cameras, and also, not every store out there should be given a legal license in the sale and distribution of these devices.
People No Longer Feel Safe about Their Privacy
Imagine a life that if it’s not enough that your phone is tracking you, surveillance cameras in shops and streets are tracking you. Cameras are everywhere out there, there are even sites like the “inseam” which generally people can log into and view surveillance cameras showing details of specific places like restaurants, bar and other public places from different states, city, zones. So, out of the box; it’s not a surprise when you yourself on the internet, on the news or newspaper.
However, the question should ask ourselves is; what do we do when everyone is being monitored or watched? Should we just shake our heads, and try to forget it happening, try to go on with our lives and ignore the constant worry that we’re being watched?