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September 23, 2021

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in El Paso?

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in El Paso?

In loving preparation of the nursery, you put together the cradle, painted the walls a soft, lighter shade, and established the ultimate diaper changing station. You’re now ready to determine the way you intend to watch over your precious one. You might go with the conventional monitor that lets you supervise on a separate listening device, or you can go high-tech and utilize high-definition video, two-way talk, and activation motion detection.

The high-tech version is equivalent to the cameras incorporated in a comprehensive home security system, but can you use a security camera as a baby monitor in El Paso? 

What features do you need in a baby monitor in El Paso?

In years past, a baby monitor was quite basic. You place a a device with a built-in microphone on a table next to your child’s bed, transmitting sound to a receiver that looks like a walkie talkie. However, baby monitors now provide additional benefits. To illustrate, today’s monitors now have clear HD video capability and 2-way communication. You may even link some monitors to your home’s wireless signal so you may move around wherever you want. The latest baby monitors in El Paso are so sophisticated that they mimic inside surveillance in both capabilities and price.

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

Knowing that baby monitors and home defense cameras share many of the same features, you have quite a few parents in El Paso integrating their child’s bedroom to their comprehensive home security package. It’s a smart approach -- specifically when using to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor now has:

Clear video with night vision: Your security camera should have at least 1080p high-definition imaging, and infrared LED technology for reliable low-light performance.

Two-way talk: Sometimes, you don't need to go into the room to quiet your newborn back to a gentle slumber. Your calming voice may be the only thing needed to keep bundle of joy asleep.

Sensors and alerts: Even though it’s possible to have your surveillance system stay on constantly to watch your baby sleep, your attentiveness might diminish over time. However, when your camera detects unexpected movements, you can configure it to deliver a text alert on your phone. This is helpful when your adventurous newborn quietly scrambles over the crib or if your curious cat wanders into the room.

Save and send recordings: Many baby monitors aren’t able to save portions of video. You can now transmit a 20-second clip to a relative or family friend to show them what a beautiful sleeping baby you have.

Watch on your mobile device: Instead of lugging monitoring equipment wherever you go, you may now view your child from a simple smartphone app. You could even check in on your child and sitter if you’re lucky enough to have a night out.

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

The great part about implementing a security camera as a baby monitor in El Paso is that it can link to your other home automation and security components. For instance, if you observe that your baby is particularly restless, 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 nursery’s smart lighting to indicate you will be there soon. If you by chance have at least two small children in separate spaces, you have the ability to give each one an indoor security camera and monitor the video in a single cell phone application.

An indoor security camera in El Paso is an important aspect 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 specialist will walk you through the available choices and work hard to configure the right home defense package for you. Place a call to (915) 233-0687 or fill out the following form.