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September 23, 2021

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in Salt Lake City?

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in Salt Lake City?

In loving preparation of your child’s first room, you built the crib, painted the walls a soothing pastel, and installed the greatest diaper changing space ever. Now it's time to figure out the manner in which you intend to keep an eye on your newborn. You could go with the standard baby monitor that allows you to hear on a separate listening device, or you could go high-tech and utilize high-def video feeds, two-direction communications, and instant activation through motion detection.

The higher tech alternative is equivalent to the surveillance systems found in a modern home security package, but should you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Salt Lake City? 

What do you want in a baby monitor in Salt Lake City?

In the olden days, a baby monitor was really straightforward. You place a component with a microphone on a table next to the crib, which transmits an audio feed to a receiver that looks like a walkie talkie. Thankfully, baby monitors now have more options. For instance, today’s monitors now include high-definition video feeds and 2-way communication. You can even connect many monitors to Wi-Fi so you can move around all over the house. The top baby monitors in Salt Lake City are so sophisticated that they are similar to interior surveillance systems in both features and price.

Should you switch baby monitor for an indoor security camera?

Knowing that baby monitors and home defense cameras incorporate many of the same features, you have numerous residents in Salt Lake City linking their child’s bedroom to their overall home defense. So it makes sense -- specifically if you’re upgrading to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor will give you access to:

HD video with low-light capability: Your surveillance system should have at least 1080p HD resolution, and infrared LED technology for acceptable viewing of darkened rooms.

Two-way talk: Sometimes, you don't need to go to the nursery to quiet your baby back to a gentle slumber. A comforting word might be the only thing needed to keep your little one peaceful and resting.

Sensors and alerts: While it’s an option to have your surveillance system continuously watch your baby sleep, your attentiveness may start to lag. But if your camera identifies unusual activity, it can be programmed to send a text alert to your mobile device. You will appreciate this when the baby silently tries to climb out of the crib or if your curious cat wanders into the space.

Recording capabilities: Many baby monitors do not capture video footage. Today’s modern devices allow you to transmit a brief sample to friends or family members to show them what a peaceful, precious baby you have.

Watch on your mobile device: In lieu of having to lug an external monitor wherever you go, you may now supervise your little one from your smart home mobile app. You can even touch base with your young one and babysitter when you go for a date night.

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

The great part about using a security camera as a baby monitor in Salt Lake City is that it can link to your other home automation and security components. For instance, if you notice that your newborn is struggling to sleep, you are able to make adjustments to your integrated thermostat from the security app to make it more comfortable. In addition, as they wake up for a late-night snack, you have the chance to gently raise the room's smart bulbs to signal you will be there soon. And if you have at least two small children in separate spaces, you could give each one a security camera and monitor the video in a unified smartphone app.

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

If you would like a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or you simply want to enhance your residential protection, begin by reaching out to Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint professional will carefully explain your options and assist in getting the ideal security plan for your property. Just call (801) 895-2509 or fill out the following form.