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September 23, 2021

Can I use a security camera as a baby monitor in Manchester?

Can I use a security camera as a baby monitor in Manchester?

In loving preparation of your child’s first room, you put together the cradle, covered the walls with a soothing pastel, and established the ultimate diaper changing station. The next step is to decide the way you intend to watch your baby sleep. You might go with the standard monitoring choice that allows you to supervise through an integrated speaker, or you might improve your technology and use high-def video feeds, 2-way communication, and instant activation through motion detection.

The high-tech version kind of sounds like cameras found in a complete home protection plan, but would you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Manchester? 

What do you want in a baby monitor in Manchester?

In the olden days, a baby monitor was pretty simple. You put a microphone-type device in close proximity to the sleeping area, which transmits an audio feed to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. Thankfully, baby monitors now have more options. For example, many monitors now offer HD video and 2-way communication. You can even hook some monitors to your wireless network so you may wander throughout your home. The latest baby monitors in Manchester are so elaborate that they are similar to inside surveillance in both features and expense.

Can you swap out a baby monitor for an indoor security camera?

Since baby monitors and indoor security cameras share similar capabilities, you will find quite a few parents in Manchester integrating their child’s bedroom to their home security system. This approach is beneficial -- particularly if you have to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor now has:

HD video with low-light capability: Your surveillance system should have at minimum 1080p HD resolution, and infrared LED technology for night vision.

Two-way talk: Now you don’t need to go into the room to soothe your baby back to a restful state. A comforting word could be all you need to keep them asleep.

Motion activation: While it’s possible to have your camera stay on constantly to watch your baby sleep, your attention may begin to waver. Conversely, if your security camera detects unexpected movements, then you can get a text alert on your phone. Perfect when the baby soundlessly scales up the crib or if a pet wanders into the space.

Video recordings: Most baby monitors aren’t able to save video footage. You can now send a brief sample to a relative or family friend to show them what a special, sleepy child you have.

Mobile phone monitor: Instead of lugging an external monitor around, you are now able to view your child from your home security app. You can even touch base with your child and sitter if you’re able to get an evening away.

A security camera baby monitor can be part of your integrated smart home plan

One important benefit about implementing a security camera as a baby monitor in Manchester is that it will work in unison with your corresponding home security and home automation products. For instance, if you observe that your newborn is struggling to sleep, you are able to make adjustments to your integrated thermostat from your smartphone app to increase the room’s comfort. Additionally, when they awaken for a 2 a.m. bottle, you have the chance to increase the brightness of the space’s smart lights to show that you're on your way. If you by chance have at least two small children in different rooms, you have the ability to give each one a camera and monitor the feeds in the same mobile app.

An indoor security camera in Manchester is an important aspect of 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 residential protection, start by calling Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint specialist will guide you through all the possibilities and help you get the right security plan for your property. Just call (603) 932-7598 or complete the following form.