February 18, 2020
What are the best video baby monitors

What are the best video baby monitors of 2020?

Purchase guide

The video Nest Cam Baby Monitor are now available in several models all as interesting as each other. How to recognize the model that suits your uses and your security requirements? Let’s examine in this buying guide the technical criteria that can come into play in your final choice.

Why choose a video baby monitor to watch your little one from a distance? Because this type of baby monitor offers the advantage of being multi-purpose. It gives you the possibility of ensuring optimal monitoring of your baby, when you are outside his room.

In addition to its quality camera to capture all the actions of your child on video, it is often equipped with a walkie-talkie function, a lullaby function, a panorama function, night vision by infrared, an ambient temperature display, a pilot light and a reception control function. All these features make this material particularly practical for staying in contact with your toddler while doing housework, preparing meals or resting at home.

Wireless video baby monitors do not clutter up your interior: the baby unit is often connected to the mains and the parents unit to a rechargeable battery. They can embark on Eco mode which is used to reduce energy consumption and the emission power of waves. They offer a high definition digital image and better sound quality.

These device variants offer a long range of up to 300 meters or more, to cover the entire surface of your home. You can take the monitor with you and view your baby, whether you are in your bedroom, living room, kitchen or on the terrace. Some very handy models have a volume control so that you can easily hear the sounds made by your child.

Long range baby monitor or wifi baby monitor: the differences

The wifi baby monitor works on the same system as all the technological equipment based on this connection. The transmitter located in the room or in the room of your choice will send waves by integrated wifi to the receiver, a priori your phone or tablet. So you don’t have to have a case with you since your mobile replaces it. In addition, the wifi connection does not impose a maximum distance. It supports audio and video communications.

The long-range baby monitor uses DECT, FHSS, and newly CARE technologies. The transmitter placed near baby communicates with a receiver box that you keep on or near you. If the equipment has several channels, this will allow you to receive the signal more easily without interfering with other waves present, if your neighbors are close for example or if you have several devices of this type. Spans can be up to 1000 meters, and only audio communications are supported.

Some models offer an eco option which makes it possible to reduce the waves emitted, in case you fear the exposure of your child. There are also low frequency models, which transmit at 800-900 MHZ. In all cases, the greater the range, the greater the waves emitted, so it is advisable to choose the appropriate baby monitor corresponding to your needs.

To conclude, the main differences between wifi and long range lie in the range distance, format and application equipment (independent or connected to the smartphone) which will depend on your preferences.

My advice to improve the range of a baby monitor

Whatever the range provided by your long range baby monitor, you will get better results by respecting a few rules.

Keep in mind when investing in your equipment that it has been tested in an open space under optimal conditions. Your use in an apartment or house will be hampered by walls and furniture, so prefer a slightly higher range than less than your needs.

A long-range baby monitor consumes a lot of energy, regularly check that it is connected correctly or that the batteries are not empty, in which case it could see its effectiveness greatly reduced. Ideally opt for a mains connection.

Electrical devices interfere with the waves, especially wifi. Keep the baby monitor as far away as possible from sources of interference and metallic structures.

Finally, place it in such a way that it captures the noises emitted by the baby as best as possible in front of the cradle, far from any source of nuisance (washing machine, heating, etc.).

 

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