3.5 inch display
Effective distance: no interference 300M
Times have certainly changed and now you can not only hear your baby, but can see what your little one is up to any time you want. For some parents this is a great feature as it gives them peace of mind, but others think it’s a waste of time and money.
Video baby monitors come with a parent unit which is usually portable so you can carry it around with you from room to room. Some you can even attach to your belt or waistband to be hands-free, allowing you to do things like gardening or washing the car.
Video screens come in different sizes, from a small 1.8″ screen to a huge 7″ screen, although I think around 3.5″ is perfectly adequate. You place the camera in your baby’s room on level surface like chest of drawers or shelf, so it doesn’t drop, at least three or more feet away from the crib for safety reason. Another option is to wall mount the camera with screws and bracket that is usually included. Remotely controlled, cameras can pan around the room, zoom in, tilt and even scan between rooms if you’ve got multiple cameras depending on the model.
Again, depending on the model, you can have additional features such as night lights, temperature sensors, voice activated alerts, sound light alert, lullabies and even be able to take snap shots. Perhaps the best feature of them all is the automatic night vision capability. As the light in your baby’s room gets low, the built-in LED lights on the camera allows you to have clear black and white vision.
Like audio baby monitors, video monitors are also open to interference. Not only that, there have been reports that parents can see other neighbors babies through their monitors, especially if they have one that is on a similar frequency. If you’re thinking of buying a video baby monitor then it would be useful to check out your neighbors to see if the have one and if so, on what frequency it transmits so you can avoid it. The good news is that frequency hopping and data encryption technology offers an interference free and secure signal. As you can imagine this technology comes at a price, but this may be worth considering for peace of mind.