Home Security Cameras Watch House Cleaners

Home Security Cameras Watch House Cleaners

Home security cameras, they are in every house you clean now, and we are going to talk about that today. Hi there, I’m Angela Brown and this is Ask
a House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house cleaning question and I get to help you find an answer. Now home security cameras are on the front of house cleaners minds, especially one that called me this last week, irate, because her rights had been violated by being videotaped while she was cleaning. Okay, we live in an era of home security cameras. Now people’s home is their most prized possession,
for most people this is the biggest financial asset that they have, and they want to protect
their home from theft and from breakage and from all different kinds of things, that they
can then watch and observe while they’re away, via their smartphone. All right, so home security cameras are really common, you can pick them up now for a fraction of the cost that they used to be. Some of them are connected to services that,
if you break into a house or something, it sets off an alarm and it calls the police. There are home security cameras just where the person can watch you to make sure that you’re actually cleaning while you’re there. This particular house cleaner was fired from
a job because she was on her smartphone doing social media, and hanging out and taking selfies while she should be cleaning, and the customer picked her up on a home security camera, and then confronted her with it. She denied the allegations and the customer
said, “No, no, no, I have it right here on my phone,” and played back the videotape of
her sitting there for over half an hour on social media, when she should have been cleaning. So she lost the job and now wants to sue the
homeowner for violating her rights. Okay, that’s not going to happen. How it happens is this. People have a right to videotape their own
home. This is their private space, it’s in their
name, they’re purchasing the property, it belongs to them by all records of the state, if they want to put a video camera up, that’s fine. Now, there are about 200 different types of
hidden cameras, I’ve made a list if you want the hidden cameras, the link will be in the
show notes. Click on it, a little window pops up, you
can plug in your email address and we’ll automatically send it to you and you can see pictures of
all the different types of hidden security cameras that people have inside their houses, that house cleaners are completely unaware of. They are little things like coat racks, and
there are toilet paper holders and things like that, that will not expose a person,
but they will show a person cleaning, or a person breaking in, or whatever, different
things going on in the house from a variety of different angles. They’re not all designed for house cleaners,
sometimes it’s because the homeowners have troubled teenagers that are doing drugs in
different parts of the house, or they’re bringing groups of friends over, or individual friends
or they’re sneaking out windows at night and things like that. There are things that a house cleaner can’t
possibly take personally, but again, the homeowner is protecting their space and their family,
and they have a right to do that. So when you go into a customer’s space and
they have their home security cameras on, you have to just assume everyone has a camera,
and you are on camera at all times, under all circumstances. If you look like a million bucks, and you
are an amazing house cleaner and you are doing your work, it will be a pleasure watching
you clean their home. Now, I will share this with you as well. If you are efficient, if you are thorough,
and if you do an excellent job, your video tapes become your demo reels. Now in the acting arena, we have what’s called
demo reels where actors will grab little different clips, the bits that they’ve done in performances,
and they will piece them together and they will send them to casting directors. The casting directors look at that and say,
“Wow, that’s an awesome job, I would like to have that person in the movie or the TV
show that I’m directing or casting.” It is the same with homeowners who have house
cleaners that come to their house. They show these to the people they have at
work. “So check out my house cleaner, did you know
that she pulls up the rugs and she sweeps underneath them?” Their friends say, “Well I don’t think my
house cleaner’s ever cleaned underneath my rug. I’ve got to hire the girl that you have,
or the guy that you have.” That becomes your demo reel. So when you show up to a customer’s house,
instead of getting all high and mighty and, “I don’t want to be on camera because that
violates my rights.” No! No, no, no, no, this is your demo reel, you
are auditioning for the job, and the work that you leave behind is your showcase. All right that’s my two cents for today and
until we meet again, leave the world a cleaner place than when you found it.

9 Replies to “Home Security Cameras Watch House Cleaners”

  1. Absolutely!!!! I think its great that people have cameras. I dont have anything to hide, so I hide nothing. I actually go into my jobs assuming that there are cameras….. makes me push myself to be on my "A" game all the time. 😁

  2. How do you feel about home security cameras watching house cleaners?
    A: Do you hate it and put post-its over them, or rotate the cameras so they can't view you
    B: Don't care and just ignore them
    C: Try to find or wave to the cameras
    D: Always assume you are being watched

  3. I wanna know what kinds of camera there are for me to hide around my house lol but D…. always assume you are being watched

  4. I have absolutely no problem with security cameras! I always work like someone is watching anyway. I have nothing to hide, and if being watched means people bringing their A game then all the better πŸ‘πŸ»

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