No one would deny the value and importance of using a good
No parent can expect to be by their baby’s side the whole time. You need your own space, you need to eat, relax, bathe, sleep. A good, well chosen
As any parent knows, it’s usually a good deal easier to comfort and settle a baby who is merely whimpering than dealing with an all out lung bursting wail.
There are some fairly obvious concerns regarding monitors. For example, how do you know if the batteries are low, or whether your baby is simply being quiet? How do you know if your
There are of course solutions to all of these. Monitor manufacturers have designed solutions which help reassure parents in all three of these scenarios. From battery indicators to an alert if the unit is out of range, and light indicators which show visually what level of sound can be heard.
But there are some less obvious issues which it is important to be aware of. And they’re not pleasant.
Are you starting to see where this is going?
Yes, it is true that some monitors are much more of a security risk than parents realise. I have personally known someone who was regularly able to hear their neighbours’ telephone conversations as both houses had similar
It’s important to remember that a
How comfortable do you feel about anyone in the neighbourhood potentially being able to watch your baby, or see you as you go into the nursery? How comfortable do you feel about speaking on the phone, having a private conversation or even just singing to your baby suspecting that you were being heard or seen by any neighbour in the area?
Now, before you become scared off the idea of using a
The thing to remember is that some
There are two types of monitor which I would especially recommend if you’re concerned about security. The first type is the monitor which uses DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology. This is the same technology used in cordless telephones. These digital audio
The second type of monitor I would recommend is one which connects using your existing home wireless network. These include, but are not limited to smartphone
By using your home wireless network all broadcasts, both audio and video, are every bit as secure as the data on your computer network, and assuming that you have correctly configured the WPA/WEP security on your router, you’ll be perfectly secure.
So in conclusion, I think it is essential that you are aware of the potential security issues regarding some monitors, and make your purchase choice based upon an understanding of both the risks, and the solutions.