Covert Camera Options & Liabilities?

Family residence. Mom and dad with 3 teenage kids want to add a few covert cameras inside the entry/exits (ceiling mounted) aimed at the entry/exit but also one inside aimed at the entrance to the master suite and one in the upstairs hallway where the kids bedrooms are. They go out of town sometimes and want to keep tabs on the kids.

FIRST CAMERA QUESTIONS

We'll probably use Milestone Essentials+ free version (8 cameras or less) and will need a camera that works well with that. We love Axis cameras (just not their profit margins), but I've never installed covert ones before and am not familiar with their modular lines.

Regarding Axis it doesn't seem they have a smoke detector housing only their F8255. This may not. be covert enough especially for teenagers. I'm going to show them a picture tomorrow to see if it's enough for them.

Are there other brands that work well and have better housing options?

If we stick with Axis then what the heck is the difference between the F1025 vs FA1125 vs P1245 (other the slight FoV diff.)?

Also which came first the P12 series or F/FA series?

SECOND LIABILITY DISCUSSION

Are there any concerns I need to have them sign off on regarding privacy to cover myself? Of course we'll discuss the possibility of stolen access to the cameras facing the Internet regardless of how good our firewall is, etc.

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