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September 23, 2021

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

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

When setting up your baby’s room, you put together the cradle, covered the walls with a soothing pastel, and established a fully-stocked diaper-changing area. Now it's time to decide the way you intend to watch over your precious one. You might go with the standard baby monitor that gives you the ability to hear through a connected audio receiver, or you might go high-tech and get high-definition video, two-direction communications, and initialization through motion sensing.

This advanced option kind of sounds like cameras found in a comprehensive home security system, but can you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Wausau? 

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

In previous generations of parenting, a baby monitor was really straightforward. You install a component with a microphone in close contact to the crib, which sends audio signals to a receiver that looks like a walkie talkie. Thankfully, baby monitors now offer many more features. To illustrate, today’s monitors now include HD video and two-way talk. You can also connect some monitors to Wi-Fi so you may wander throughout your home. The latest baby monitors in Wausau are so sophisticated that they are similar to indoor security cameras in both functionality and price.

Would you swap out a baby monitor for an integrated surveillance system?

Since baby monitors and surveillance systems have many of the same features, you will find numerous residents in Wausau connecting their baby's room to their overall home defense. So it makes sense -- specifically if you’re upgrading to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor will include:

Night vision video: Your surveillance system should include 1080p HD resolution, and infrared functionality for night vision.

Two-direction audio: You won’t always have to go into the room to soothe your baby back to sleep. A comforting word could be the only requirement to keep bundle of joy asleep.

Sensors and alerts: While you can have your surveillance system stay on constantly to carefully watch your newborn, your attention might start to lag. But if your video surveillance identifies unexpected movements, then you can get a message to your mobile device. Perfect when your adventurous newborn quietly scrambles up the crib or if your curious cat sneaks into the room.

Video recordings: Most baby monitors do not capture portions of video. Today’s modern devices allow you to deliver a short segment to grandparents to allow them a glimpse of what a special, sleepy child you have.

Smartphone access: In lieu of carrying monitoring equipment wherever you go, you can view your child from your home security app. You can even touch base with your child and sitter if you’re lucky enough to have a date night.

A security camera baby monitor may be part of a larger smart home

The nice thing about implementing a security camera as a baby monitor in Wausau is that it can link to your other home automation and security products. So, for example, if you observe that your little one is struggling to sleep, you are able to adjust your thermostat from the security app to make it more comfortable. In addition, as they wake up for a 2 a.m. bottle, you can slowly illuminate the space’s smart lights to signal you will be there soon. In the event you have at least two small children in unconnected areas, you have the ability to furnish each one a camera and monitor the images in a unified mobile app.

An indoor security camera in Wausau is a key component of your overall home security system

Whether you are looking for a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or just want one for your general security, start by calling Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint professional will walk you through your options and work hard to configure the ideal security plan for you. Just call (715) 256-7915 or submit the following form.