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September 23, 2021

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

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

When setting up your child’s first room, you built the crib, covered the walls with a soft, lighter shade, and installed the greatest diaper changing space ever. The next step is to figure out how you want to watch over your precious one. You have the option of going with the conventional monitor that lets you listen in through a connected audio receiver, or you could step up the tech and utilize HD video, 2-way communication, and activation motion detection.

The higher tech alternative is equivalent to the video surveillance found in a complete home protection plan, but would you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Springfield? 

What features do you need in a baby monitor in Springfield?

In years past, a baby monitor was pretty simple. You put a component with a microphone in close proximity to your child’s bed, transmitting sound to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. Fortunately, baby monitors now provide additional benefits. For example, today’s monitors now include clear HD video capability and 2-way communication. You can even hook many monitors to your home’s wireless signal so you may wander throughout your home. The leading baby monitors in Springfield are so elaborate that they are similar to interior surveillance systems in both features and expense.

Should you swap out a baby monitor with a home security camera?

Since baby monitors and home defense cameras incorporate similar capabilities, you have many people in Springfield integrating their nursery to their home security system. So it makes sense -- specifically if you have to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor will include:

Night vision video: Your monitoring device should include 1080p HD resolution, and infrared functionality for acceptable viewing of darkened rooms.

Two-direction audio: Sometimes, you don't need to go inside the bedroom to get your child back to a restful state. A comforting word may be all you need to keep bundle of joy sleeping.

Motion sensors: While it’s possible to have your monitoring device stay on constantly to carefully watch your newborn, your own alertness could begin to waver. However, when your camera notices unexpected movements, you can configure it to deliver a notification on your phone. Perfect when your adventurous newborn soundlessly scales up the crib or when your family dog wanders into the nursery.

Video recordings: The majority of baby monitors don’t record the video. You can now send a short segment to grandparents to allow them a glimpse of what a beautiful sleeping baby you have.

Watch on your mobile device: Instead of having to lug a separate device wherever you go, you can watch from your home security app. You could even check in on your young one and babysitter when you go for a date night.

Your security camera baby monitor can be part of a larger smart home

One important benefit about implementing a security camera as a baby monitor in Springfield is that it will work in unison with your other home security and home automation components. For instance, if you see that your newborn is particularly restless, you can adjust your integrated thermostat from the security app to increase the room’s comfort. Or when they wake up for their midnight feeding, you can gently raise the space’s smart lights to show that you're on your way. And if you have at least two kids in separate spaces, you could give each one an indoor security camera and monitor the images in the same cell phone application.

An indoor security camera in Springfield is included in your home’s complete security and automation package

Whether you would like a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or you just need to upgrade your general security, start by calling Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint specialist will walk you through your options and assist in getting the most suitable security system for your property. Place a call to (217) 765-0085 or fill out the following form.