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Upstate tech company warns buyers the dangers of wireless video cameras

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An image that appeared on a home surveillance system had one Maryland woman puzzled. "I see this little girl and I'm like, what is this?" said Sandie Kaplanis.

Kaplanis doesn't have a little girl, and the image was not coming from inside her home. She had a "nanny cam" made by Vivitar set up in her house to watch her dog, who has kidney failure.  One day when she logged in on her phone, she saw a young girl in a crib instead of her ailing dog. 

"I wanted people to know that there's a chance that if you buy this, and set it up for your little baby, that somebody else could be watching," said Kaplanis.

Fortunately, Kaplanis didn't have any ill intentions, but the vice president at Liquid Video Technologies in Greenville said anyone could be watching your home cameras.

"I can have a nanny cam and you can have a nanny cam and if we're close to each other, I can see your cameras and you can see mine," said Deveren Werne.

It's likely not the first thing a shopper thinks of when buying a home surveillance system, but Werne said you can be on the same frequency as someone else.

"It's not advisable to have wireless cameras from Best Buy or from HH Greg or any of those places because they're all wide open... there's no security whatsoever," said Werne. 

He said it's best to have a system installed by a company like Liquid Video Technologies, to make sure only you can see what's going on behind closed doors.

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