Baby Monitor Camera
Best Baby Monitor Camera
Which baby monitors cameras are best?
Keeping an eye on your baby is important to parents and what better way than with a baby monitor with a camera? In today’s market, there are hundreds of video monitors that can give you the peace of mind that your baby is safe and sound.
One of the best video monitors on the market is the Nanit Pro Smart Baby Monitor. It combines a top-quality camera with a powerful sensor to keep you updated on your baby’s movements, an important thing when they rollover. App-enabled, you can also keep track of your baby from anywhere in the house without worrying about a limited range.
What to know before you buy a baby monitor camera?
The first step is understanding the types of video monitors available. There are the more traditional audio and video monitors, which are the most popular. They typically have a handheld monitor with a limited range, but often feature night vision and zoom. A perk of the traditional audio and video monitors is they are on a closed system, meaning you’re not connected to Wi-Fi.
There are also video monitors that feature health sensors. These typically track temperature and movement, though some have separate accessories to track things like oxygen levels, heartbeat and humidity levels.
Another popular video monitor type are Wi-Fi Baby Monitor Camera. These usually stream a live feed of your baby from the camera to an app through your home’s Wi-Fi. Many of these have features that other baby monitors don’t. However, they open you up to privacy issues. You’ll have to make sure your Wi-Fi network is secured with a heavy-duty password to ensure your privacy. A downside is that if your Wi-Fi glitches, you lose the feed.
While you shouldn’t be swayed by fancy upgrades if you’re simply looking for a basic video monitor, buying one with extra sensors gives you even more aware of the health and wellness of your baby. These can monitor their health and will alert you if something goes wrong.
Wi-Fi vs. Radio frequency
There are tons of benefits to getting a camera that streams via Wi-Fi. They often have more functions and work on any smartphone. It also eliminates the issue of a limited range and lets you check up on your baby if you’re out of town and missing them. However, just like your computer or phone, a camera connected to your Wi-Fi network is open to being hacked.
On the other hand, a digital monitor that connects through radio frequency on a closed system has far fewer privacy issues. All you do is place the camera and turn on the monitor, while many of the Wi-Fi cameras take some work to set up. However, these are more basic and have fewer features.
With a traditional digital monitor, you will have a certain range that you have to stay in. This is only a problem if your room is too far from the baby’s room. In that case, your monitor is effectively useless. On the other hand, a Wi-Fi-connected baby monitor that streams to an app has no range limit.
What to look for in a quality baby monitor with camera Night vision
The best baby monitors with cameras have great night vision. The quality of the night vision is important because that’s typically when you’ll use your monitor the most. If the night vision is grainy or hard to see, your monitor won’t do you any good.
Especially important with a digital video monitor is the battery life of the parent unit and whether or not it runs on a rechargeable battery or disposable batteries. You should ideally have one with enough charge to last through the night.
The best video monitors have remote adjustment, meaning you can adjust the camera remotely either from the parent monitor or from the app on your phone. This will let you see the whole room or get a better angle on your baby.
Multiple camera system
Some video monitor systems will allow you to add additional cameras while other systems don’t. The benefit to having more cameras is always having the best view of your baby throughout the night. It would also give you the option to place a camera in the playroom and stay on the same system, rather than having multiple systems and monitors to keep track of.