Normally when we hear the words baby monitor, we think of the analogue audio monitors of old, yet baby monitoring has significantly advanced with the arrival of digital technology. Digital signals have ensured vastly improved audio and the interference problems with the old analogue models have been eradicated.
And nowadays, the addition of video to the baby monitor devices has brought an entire new dimension to this technology. Now not only are you able to hear your baby at a distance but watch over them visually too. Although video monitors are now commonplace, the models continue to upgrade and improve their features all the time.
Video monitors allow you to relax and take care of other tasks without having to constantly worry about listening out for the sound of your baby. Normally if a sound-only monitor is being used, you may constantly be going back and forth into your baby’s room to check on them if no sound is heard for a period of time.
The reason for this is since the parent unit of the sound monitor is all you have to judge from, you don’t know exactly what your baby is doing, and also may worry about the unit not transmitting the sound properly etc. So video monitors obviously take care of this problem by providing a constant visual display of your child in their room.
But not only do video devices provide this benefit, they also now carry a range of other useful features such as:
LED night vision, enabling you to view your baby even if the room is in darkness.
Remotely activated pan and scan functions, so you can zoom in to get a closer view.
Record functions so that you can save still photographs and footage.
Multi camera devices for monitoring twins and triplets.
Room temperature readings sent to the parent unit.
And as with audio monitors there is the talkback communication feature, enabling you to talk to and reassure your child, and also a built in selection of lullabies, soothing melodies to gently send them to sleep.
Although more costly than the more basic audio sound devices, video monitors are a sure bet to give you that added comfort and peace of mind you desire when it comes to ensuring your baby’s safety and wellbeing.
As stated earlier, video monitors continue to improve in quality all the time and come in a range of different brands and models.