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September 23, 2021

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in York?

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in York?

In the process of assembling your child’s first room, you built the crib, painted the space a soft, lighter shade, and established the ultimate diaper changing station. Now it's time to decide how you intend to watch your baby sleep. You might go with the typical baby monitor that allows you to supervise through a connected audio receiver, or you can improve your technology and use high-def video feeds, two-way talk, and activation motion detection.

The high-tech version kind of sounds like surveillance systems found in a complete home protection plan, but can you use a security camera as a baby monitor in York? 

What are you looking for in a baby monitor in York?

In the olden days, a baby monitor was pretty simple. You install a microphone-type device in close contact to the sleeping area, transmitting sound to a receiver that looks like a walkie talkie. Fortunately, baby monitors now have more options. To illustrate, many monitors now include HD video and two-direction communications. You may even hook your monitors to your wireless network so you can wander wherever you want. The top baby monitors in York are so elaborate that they resemble interior surveillance systems in both capabilities and price.

Can you swap out a baby monitor with an integrated surveillance system?

Knowing that baby monitors and indoor security cameras share similar capabilities, you will find quite a few parents in York integrating their baby's room to their comprehensive home security package. So it makes sense -- especially if you’re upgrading to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor will give you access to:

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

2-way communications: Sometimes, you don't need to go into the room to quiet your baby back to a gentle slumber. Your reassuring words could be the only thing needed to keep them sleeping.

Motion sensors: Even though you can have your monitoring device continuously carefully watch your newborn, your attention may diminish over time. However, when your video surveillance identifies unusual activity, it can be programmed to send a text alert to your mobile device. You will appreciate this if your child soundlessly scales out of the crib or when your family dog sneaks into the room.

Video recordings: The majority of baby monitors aren’t able to save portions of video. Now you have the ability to send a short segment to a relative or family friend to let them see what a special, sleepy child you have.

Watch on your mobile device: In lieu of carrying an external monitor wherever you go, you are now able to watch from your smart home mobile app. You might even say hello to your child and sitter if you’re able to get a night out.

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

The great part about using a security camera as a baby monitor in York is that you can connect it to your additional smart home components. As an illustration, if you see that your baby is struggling to sleep, you can adjust your smart thermostat from your smartphone app to get a more pleasant temperature. Or when they awaken for their midnight feeding, you can slowly illuminate the room's smart bulbs to signal that you're on your way. And if you have two or more babies in different rooms, you could furnish each one a camera and monitor the video in the same mobile app.

An indoor security camera in York is an important aspect of your comprehensive home defense plan

Whether you would like a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or you just need to upgrade your residential protection, get started by contacting Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint expert will carefully explain the available choices and assist in getting the right home defense package for you. Just call (717) 256-1592 or fill out the form on this page.