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September 23, 2021

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in Fort Collins?

Could I install a security camera as a baby monitor in Fort Collins?

In loving preparation of the nursery, you built the crib, covered the walls with a soothing pastel, and installed the ultimate diaper changing station. Now it's time to determine how you intend to watch your baby sleep. You could go with the standard baby monitor that allows you to listen in through an integrated speaker, or you could go high-tech and get high-def video feeds, two-way talk, and initialization through motion sensing.

The higher tech alternative kind of sounds like video surveillance found in a comprehensive home security system, but would you use a security camera as a baby monitor in Fort Collins? 

What are you looking for in a baby monitor in Fort Collins?

In years past, a baby monitor was really straightforward. You place a a device with a built-in microphone in close contact to your child’s bed, which sends audio signals to a walkie-talkie-looking receiver. However, baby monitors now offer many more features. For example, many monitors now have clear HD video capability and two-way talk. You may even link some monitors to Wi-Fi so you are able to roam all over the house. The leading baby monitors in Fort Collins are so advanced that they mimic interior surveillance systems in both functionality and price.

Can you switch baby monitor with an integrated surveillance system?

Knowing that baby monitors and surveillance systems have many of the same features, you will find numerous residents in Fort Collins connecting their child’s bedroom to their comprehensive home security package. It’s a smart approach -- especially if you have to a Vivint smart home -- as your baby monitor now has:

HD video with low-light capability: Your surveillance system should have at minimum 1080p HD resolution, and infrared functionality for night vision.

2-way communications: You won’t always have to go inside the bedroom to get your baby back to a restful state. A comforting word could be the only thing needed to keep your little one peaceful and resting.

Motion activation: Even though you can have your surveillance system continuously carefully watch your newborn, your attention could diminish over time. Conversely, if your video surveillance identifies unusual activity, then you can get a message on your phone. Perfect when the baby silently tries to climb up the crib or if a pet wanders into the room.

Recording capabilities: Most baby monitors do not capture video footage. Today’s modern devices allow you to deliver a 20-second clip to a relative or family friend to let them see what a beautiful sleeping baby you have.

Mobile phone monitor: As an alternative to lugging a separate device wherever you go, you are now able to view your child from your smart home mobile app. You might even check in on your tot and babysitter when you go for a date night.

A security camera baby monitor can be part of your smart home installation

The nice thing about utilizing a security camera as a baby monitor in Fort Collins is that it can link to your additional smart home products. As an illustration, if you notice that your baby is having trouble falling asleep, you have the ability to tweak your smart thermostat from mobile security application to make it more comfortable. Or when they wake up for a late-night snack, you might gently raise the nursery’s smart lighting to indicate that you're on your way. If you by chance have multiple small children in unconnected areas, you have the ability to give each one an indoor security camera and monitor the video in a single smartphone app.

An indoor security camera in Fort Collins is an important aspect of your comprehensive home defense plan

Whether you would like a home security camera to use as a baby monitor or you simply want to enhance your general security, start by calling Secure24 Alarm Systems. A Vivint specialist will guide you through your options and work hard to configure the right security system for your property. Place a call to (970) 316-5674 or submit the form below.