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September 23, 2021

Can I use a security camera as a baby monitor in Oklahoma City?

Can I use a security camera as a baby monitor in Oklahoma City?

When setting up your baby’s room, you built the crib, painted the space a delicate, lighter hue, and created a fully-stocked diaper-changing area. Now it's time to determine the way you're going to watch your baby sleep. You have the option of going with the conventional baby monitor that allows you to hear through an integrated speaker, or you could go high-tech and utilize HD video, two-direction communications, and instant activation through motion detection.

The higher tech alternative may make you think of video surveillance found in a modern home security package, but should you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Oklahoma City? 

What do you want in a baby monitor in Oklahoma City?

In previous generations of parenting, a baby monitor was really straightforward. You install a a device with a built-in microphone on a table next to your child’s bed, transmitting sound to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. Fortunately, baby monitors now offer many more features. To illustrate, today’s monitors now include high-definition video feeds and 2-way communication. You may even link some monitors to your home’s wireless signal so you can wander throughout your home. The leading baby monitors in Oklahoma City are so sophisticated that they resemble interior surveillance systems in both capabilities and expense.

Should you replace your baby monitor with a home security camera?

Knowing that baby monitors and indoor security cameras share many of the same features, you have many people in Oklahoma City connecting their nursery to their comprehensive home security package. This approach is beneficial -- especially if you have to Vivint smart home technology -- as your baby monitor now has:

Night vision video: Your monitoring device should have at minimum 1080p high-definition imaging, and infrared LED technology for reliable low-light performance.

Two-way talk: You won’t always have to go into the room to get your newborn back to a gentle slumber. A comforting word may be all you need to keep your little one sleeping.

Motion activation: While it’s possible to have your surveillance system continuously carefully watch your newborn, your own alertness may start to lag. However, when your security camera detects anything unusual, you can configure it to deliver a message to your mobile device. Perfect if your child quietly scrambles out of the crib or when your family dog wanders into the room.

Recording capabilities: Many baby monitors do not capture the video. Today’s modern devices allow you to deliver a short segment to a relative or family friend to show them what a special, sleepy child you have.

Mobile phone monitor: In lieu of lugging monitoring equipment wherever you go, you can watch from your smart home mobile app. You might even say hello to your tot and babysitter when you go for a night out.

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

One important benefit about using a security camera as a baby monitor in Oklahoma City is that it can link to your corresponding smart home components. For instance, if you see that your baby is having trouble falling asleep, you have the ability to adjust your thermostat from your smartphone app to get a more pleasant temperature. Or when they rouse for their midnight feeding, you have the chance to increase the brightness of the space’s smart lights to signal you’re coming. If you by chance have multiple babies in separate spaces, you have the ability to give each one an indoor security camera and monitor the video in a unified smartphone app.

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

If you want a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or just want one for your residential protection, begin by reaching out to Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint professional will carefully explain your options and help you get the most suitable home defense package for your unique needs. Simply dial (405) 347-5898 or submit the following form.