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September 23, 2021

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

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

When setting up your child’s first room, you built the crib, painted the space a soft, lighter shade, and installed the greatest diaper changing space ever. Now it's time to decide the way you're going to watch your baby sleep. You might go with the standard baby monitor that lets you listen in on a separate listening device, or you might step up the tech and utilize HD video, two-direction communications, and activation motion detection.

The higher tech alternative is equivalent to the cameras incorporated in a modern home security package, but would you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Charleston? 

What do you want in a baby monitor in Charleston?

In previous generations of parenting, a baby monitor was quite basic. You put a a device with a built-in microphone in close proximity to your child’s bed, transmitting sound to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. Thankfully, baby monitors now have more options. To illustrate, many monitors now offer clear HD video capability and two-way talk. You may even link your monitors to your home’s wireless signal so you can move around throughout your home. The top baby monitors in Charleston are so advanced that they resemble interior surveillance systems in both features and price.

Can you replace your baby monitor for a home security camera?

Since baby monitors and surveillance systems incorporate similar capabilities, there are quite a few parents in Charleston connecting their nursery to their home security system. It’s a smart approach -- especially if you have to Vivint smart home technology -- as your baby monitor will give you access to:

Night vision video: Your security camera should include 1080p high-definition imaging, and infrared LED technology for night vision.

2-way communications: Now you don’t need to go to the nursery to soothe your newborn back to a restful state. A comforting word could be the only thing needed to keep your little one sleeping.

Motion sensors: Even though it’s an option to have your camera stay on constantly to watch your baby sleep, your own alertness might begin to waver. Conversely, if your security camera detects unexpected movements, you can configure it to deliver a text alert to your mobile device. Perfect when your adventurous newborn silently tries to climb up the crib or when your family dog sneaks into the room.

Recording capabilities: The majority of baby monitors don’t record video footage. Now you have the ability to send a brief sample to friends or family members to allow them a glimpse of what a peaceful, precious baby you have.

Smartphone access: Instead of carrying an external monitor around, you can view your child from a simple smartphone app. You could even check in on your tot and babysitter if you’re lucky enough to have a night out.

Your security camera baby monitor may be part of your smart home installation

The great part about utilizing a security camera as a baby monitor in Charleston is that it can link to your other home security and home automation products. So, for example, if you observe that your baby is particularly restless, you can make adjustments to your integrated thermostat from the security app to increase the room’s comfort. Or when they wake up for a 2 a.m. bottle, you might slowly illuminate the room's smart bulbs to show that you're on your way. If you by chance have multiple babies in different rooms, you could give each one an indoor security camera and monitor the images in the same smartphone app.

An indoor security camera in Charleston is a key component of your home’s complete security and automation package

Whether you want a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or you just need to upgrade your general security, get started by contacting Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint expert will guide you through the available choices and assist in getting the most suitable security system for your unique needs. Simply dial (843) 305-8663 or fill out the form on this page.