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September 23, 2021

Should I utilize a security camera as a baby monitor in Columbus?

Should I utilize a security camera as a baby monitor in Columbus?

In the process of assembling your child’s first room, you built the crib, covered the walls with a soothing pastel, and created a fully-stocked diaper-changing area. You’re now ready to determine how you're going to watch your baby sleep. You have the option of going with the conventional monitor that allows you to hear through a connected audio receiver, or you might go high-tech and use high-definition video, two-direction communications, and instant activation through motion detection.

The higher tech alternative kind of sounds like video surveillance found in a comprehensive home security system, but can you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Columbus? 

What are you looking for in a baby monitor in Columbus?

In previous generations of parenting, a baby monitor was pretty simple. You place a component with a microphone in close contact to your child’s bed, which transmits an audio feed to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. Fortunately, baby monitors now provide additional benefits. For example, many monitors now include HD video and two-direction communications. You may even link many monitors to Wi-Fi so you are able to move around wherever you want. The leading baby monitors in Columbus are so sophisticated that they resemble indoor security cameras in both features and price.

Would you swap out a baby monitor for a home security camera?

Knowing that baby monitors and surveillance systems share many of the same features, you have numerous residents in Columbus connecting their baby's room to their comprehensive home security package. So it makes sense -- specifically if you have to Vivint smart home technology -- as your baby monitor will give you access to:

HD video with low-light capability: Your monitoring device should include 1080p high-definition imaging, and infrared functionality for acceptable viewing of darkened rooms.

Two-way talk: Sometimes, you don't need to go to the nursery to get your newborn back to sleep. Your calming voice might be the only thing needed to keep your little one asleep.

Sensors and alerts: While it’s an option to have your surveillance system continuously carefully watch your newborn, your own alertness could start to lag. However, when your security camera detects unexpected movements, then you can get a notification on your phone. Perfect when your adventurous newborn quietly scrambles out of the crib or if your curious cat wanders into the room.

Video recordings: Many baby monitors aren’t able to save the video. Now you have the ability to send a brief sample to a relative or family friend to let them see what a peaceful, precious baby you have.

Smartphone access: Instead of having to lug a separate device wherever you go, you may now supervise your little one from your smart home mobile app. You can even check in on your tot and babysitter if you’re able to get a date night.

Your security camera baby monitor is part of your smart home installation

The nice thing about implementing a security camera as a baby monitor in Columbus is that you can connect it to your additional home security and home automation devices. So, for example, if you notice that your little one is particularly restless, you can adjust your integrated thermostat from your smartphone app to make it more comfortable. Or when they rouse for a late-night snack, you can gently raise the nursery’s smart lighting to show you will be there soon. If you by chance have at least two small children in unconnected areas, you could furnish each one an indoor security camera and monitor the images in the same smartphone app.

An indoor security camera in Columbus is included in your comprehensive home defense plan

If you want a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or you just need to upgrade your residential protection, get started by contacting Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint professional will guide you through the available choices and help you get the right home defense package for your unique needs. Just call (614) 368-9896 or fill out the following form.