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September 23, 2021

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

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

When setting up your baby’s room, you carefully followed steps to build the crib, painted the space a soothing pastel, and created a fully-stocked diaper-changing area. The next step is to figure out how you're going to watch your baby sleep. You could go with the conventional monitor that gives you the ability to listen in through an integrated speaker, or you can go high-tech and utilize HD video, two-way talk, and initialization through motion sensing.

This advanced option may make you think of surveillance systems incorporated in a comprehensive home security system, but should you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Memphis? 

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

In years past, a baby monitor was pretty simple. You place a a device with a built-in microphone in close proximity to the crib, transmitting sound to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. However, baby monitors now offer many more features. For instance, many monitors now include high-definition video feeds and two-way talk. You may even connect your monitors to your wireless network so you may move around throughout your home. The latest baby monitors in Memphis are so sophisticated that they resemble indoor security cameras in both features and cost.

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

Since baby monitors and surveillance systems share comparable functionality, you will find quite a few parents in Memphis integrating their child’s bedroom to their home security system. So it makes sense -- particularly if you have to Vivint smart home technology -- 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 acceptable viewing of darkened rooms.

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

Motion sensors: While it’s an option to have your surveillance system continuously keep a close eye on your child, your own alertness may start to lag. But if your camera detects anything unusual, it can be programmed to send a text alert to your mobile device. This is helpful when your adventurous newborn silently tries to climb up the crib or when your family dog noses into the space.

Save and send recordings: The majority of baby monitors aren’t able to save the video. Now you have the ability to deliver a 20-second clip to friends or family members to show them what a peaceful, precious baby you have.

Smartphone access: As an alternative to carrying an external monitor wherever you go, you are now able to watch from your smart home mobile app. You might even touch base with your child and sitter if you’re lucky enough to have an evening away.

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

The nice thing about implementing a security camera as a baby monitor in Memphis is that it will work in unison with your corresponding smart home components. For instance, if you observe that your little one is having trouble falling asleep, you have the ability to adjust your smart thermostat from the security app to get a more pleasant temperature. Or when they wake up for a 2 a.m. bottle, you have the chance to gently raise the space’s smart lights to indicate that you're on your way. If you by chance have at least two kids in separate spaces, you have the ability to furnish each one a security camera and monitor the feeds in a unified cell phone application.

An indoor security camera in Memphis is included in your overall home security system

Whether you want a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or just want one for your home defense, start by calling Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint specialist will carefully explain the available choices and work hard to configure the right home defense package for you. Place a call to (901) 250-6841 or fill out the form below.