It is a trend these days to install CCTV cameras around the houses but some people have taken up the idea of installing them inside their homes as well. Reasons are not specified but it is said that this is being done to monitor any kind of mishap or casualty that takes place inside the home.
Well! I am apprehensive about this and I do not go positive with the idea of installing CCTV cameras inside the home. Why according to me having cameras inside one’s home is uncool is because-
IT WILL SNATCH AWAY THE FREEDOM
First of all your home is not a Big Boss show that you need to monitor every movement or catch every reaction. Your home is the only place in the world where you can even drink tea in a beer glass probably even wearing just the underwear. Yes exactly! Home is the place to be yourself and do whatever the hell you feel like.
IT WILL STEAL AWAY THE JOY
Who in the world wants to be monitored while doing the silliest and craziest things? Cameras will make people mechanized and ultimately brush away the originality. People will begin to be cautious of their actions where it isn’t required.
HOME IS NOT A PLACE TO BE JUDGED
Cameras will rule out feelings that one is being judged. The recording will make the residents uneasy and will most probably put them under pressure. It might generate negativities as well because a feeling of accountability may arise and that too at a place where you worship your naughtiness.
IT WON’T FEEL LIKE HOME ANYMORE
It’s your home! Your home is where you live with your siblings and parents and share the most important moments of your lives. Those emotions and gestures shouldn’t be recorded. And most importantly putting cameras in your home makes it more of an office than a home!
I would put to note that it makes absolutely sense if the cameras are fitted around the exteriors of the house at all primary places of entry and exits as it is indeed a precautionary measure for residents’ safety and security and must be effectively incorporated. But a camera inside the home doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. It is a private area and the families should rejoice being in that space instead of fixing cameras.
Ashwathi is an enthusiastic traveller and dancer with a passion for movies and music. Hailing from an Army background, she considers herself fortunate enough to have experienced the diverse cultures that India boasts of. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked in print, radio and television.