Buying a video
Wireless Operation – A great feature of a video
baby monitoris that it is completely wireless. This means that there is no complicated installation required, and that you can also take the receiver with you anywhere you go. Most units are able to transmit a high quality signal up to around 350 ft and do not interfere with any other wireless devices in your home.
- Color Video – The monitor you purchase should have a receiver equipped with a color LCD screen. The usual screen size for a quality video monitor is approximately 2.5 inches, and this produces a very clear image of your child. Being able to see your sleeping baby in full color really helps put your mind at ease, and allows you to appreciate their beauty even when you aren’t able to be with them.
- Audio – Hearing your child is just as important as seeing your child, so your video monitor should have a quality microphone for transmitting clear sounds. Also, a nice feature that some video monitors have is LED lights on the receiver that re-act to sounds transmitted by the camera. These can visually alert you when your baby is making a noise.
- Night Vision – An impressive feature of these monitors is their ability to transmit video in complete darkness. They are able to do this because they come equipped with Infrared LED lights that will automatically turn on when low light is detected. This allows you to keep an eye on your child even when he or she is sleeping during the night.
Remote Panning – Higher end systems also allow you to control the camera from the receiver. This functionality is referred to as “Remote Panning and Tilting”. Keep an eye out for this feature if you would like to have the ability to change what the
monitor’scamera sees in case your babymoves out of its viewing range.
- Price/Overall Value – Most video monitors with the features I have described can be found in the 50-100 dollar price range, but it is important to note that the more expensive items have much better quality video and sound. I think it is important to find the best monitor possible that you can comfortably afford. Overall, I would say that they are truly a great value for their price. They come with impressive features like night vision, and color video, both of which help to keep your baby safe and your mind at ease.
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