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Carer Caught On Spy Camera Abusing Elderly Woman With Dementia

Back in 2017, BBC Radio 4 released a programme on elderly abuse in the UK. Their reports found that a staggering 23,428 abuse cases had been registered UK-wide, with only 15 resulting in prosecution. As a result, more and more concerned families and friends are taking matters into their own hand, obtaining evidence that catches elderly abusers in the act.

That was certainly the action taken by Gina Owen and her family, who placed a spy camera in the living room of her grandmother, 78-year-old Sabrina Marsden. The elderly woman, who suffers from Dementia, was subject to abuse and ridicule by a carer in her own home.

The video, which was streamed live to Ms Owen’s mobile phone, recorded the carer repeatedly hitting the elderly woman and saying “God, you stink,” to her as she snatches away her blanket. Ms Owen then enters the living room to comfort her mother, while demanding the carer leaves her home and that her actions have been recorded as evidence.

Ms Owen told the Independent: “We only put the camera in because we thought she was being lazy. I didn’t expect to see that, I was shocked. I felt sick. When I came into the house to see her, I came in so calm and just said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m going to have to let you leave because I caught you slapping my mum on the camera’.”

The importance of elderly monitoring

It’s sad and distressing accounts such as these that remind us how vulnerable our elderly friends and relatives can be. Abuse can come in many forms – physical, verbal, financial, emotional, etc. Sometimes it’s impossible to tell whether an older person is being subject to abuse, particularly if there are no distinguishing marks or bruises.

If you are concerned about the safety of on elderly family member r friend, you may want to consider catching the abuser in the act by setting up your own indoor spy camera. Spy Equipment UK features a wide range of high-tech, easy to install, UK-manufactured spy cameras to suit any need or requirement. Below is a list of top spy cameras that we particularly recommend when monitoring elderly people.

Top five spy cameras for monitoring the elderly

Digital radio Camera

A favourite among our customers, the DAB Digital Radio spy camera comes with in a stylish design, and functions as a working digital radio. This inconspicuous device has Wi-Fi capabilities meaning you can record in real time or view HD-quality video footage historically from your computer or smartphone for later review.

Special features include:

  • Motion-activated recording 
  • Easy instalment and set up 
  • Completely discreet design 
  • Watch footage remotely from wherever you are in the world 
  • Password protected from individual security · Built-in 32GB internal memory 
  • Windows, Android and MAC compatible

Air Freshener Camera

As featured on the Daily Mail, our popular Air Freshener Camera is great for covert recording. It has been fitted with a HD pinhole camera and is self-contained and battery powered meaning it can be moved around the house without anyone knowing that it’s really a hidden recording device. Place this camera on a shelf in the siting room, on your bedroom table or in an office – it fits in perfectly just about anywhere in the house.

Special features include: 

  • Long recording capability 
  • Motion activated 
  • High-quality recording 
  • Very discreet design (hidden behind a grille) 
  • Simple to use 
  • Rechargeable batteries for extensive use 
  • Night mode option

Tissue Box Camera

Another wonderful hidden spy device, our Tissue Box Holder Camera is perfect for monitoring elderly relatives and friends. No one will suspect that this object contains a spy camera high high-quality 720p recording capabilities. Not only is the design attractive, but it’s fully usable, so fill it up with tissues for some truly covert recording.

Special features include: 

  • Battery powered for easy manoeuvrability 
  • Motion activation recording 
  • Low light recording capability 
  • Automatic time and date stamp (perfect for evidence gathering) 
  • Internal rechargeable batteries 
  • Simple to use and easy to set up 
  • Standard 32GB or 64GB storage space (recorder 16 hours and 32 hours respectively)

Smoke Alarm Camera

Who would ever suspect there is a spy camera in your smoke alarm? Although this device does not double up as a functioning smoke alarm, it’s utter discreteness makes it a popular choice among our clients. With superb Wi-Fi capabilities, this is the perfect recording device for those who want to monitor their elderly relatives when they are on the move or out of the area.

Special features include: 

  • Ideal to use in the home and office 
  • Both live stream or later viewing options 
  • Global remote access to footage 
  • High definition recording 
  • Simple to set up 
  • Manufactured in the UK 
  • Multiple cameras can be added for full monitoring experience

Table Lamp Camera

Looks like a normal table lamp, right? Think again. It in fact cleverly disguises a high-quality spy camera and digital recording system, making it ideal for covert room surveillance. Perfect for home environments and relaxed office spaces, this fully functioning, classic table lamp could be the answer to your monitoring needs. With the light in use, you may even find the quality of your images comes out even better.

Special features include: 

  • Normal lamp functions available 
  • Motion activated 
  • Permanent power from mains supply 
  • Time and date identification for evidence gathering 
  • IR remote control for easy use 
  • 32GB recording capabilities 
  • Overwrite function for continuous recording

Helping to protect the elderly

The safety of your elderly relatives and friends is extremely important to us. That’s why we have created an extensive range of monitoring devices for you to use should you have any concerns that they are not receiving the care and love they deserve.

If you have any questions about our products, or you are undecided about which item would work best in your circumstance, get in touch with Spy Equipment UK today and we can help. Call us on +4424 76 236024 or send us a message via our direct online commenting service and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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