Safety Elements of Different Types of Baby Monitors

Baby monitors are among modern technology’s various gifts to humanity. As the rules of nature as well as science have all along been one of continuous progression, baby safety monitors have evolved through the same path, bringing into the market newer and newer models every year, making child care easier.
With the joint family system disappearing over the horizon and nuclear families jumping into the fray, young parents get limited help these days in caring for their babies. The advent of these monitors fills to a certain extent the vacuums created by the changing patterns of family life and evolving career choices.

Wireless and Wired Baby Monitors

Baby safety monitors, whether they are conventional one way monitors, or are the more advanced two way baby safety monitors or video monitors, are of two basic patterns – they will be either wired monitors or wireless videos monitors. There will be no difference in the transmission capabilities of baby monitors whether they are wired or not. The difference is only in their ability to be carried around.

In wired sound baby monitors the device is connected through wires so that the ends can be moved only across limited ranges, which is generally what is allowed by the length of the cord. This means that the receiver would remain more or less fixed to one place. As different from this, the wireless ones can be carried around everywhere in the house, up and down, and to the front gate or to the back yard. Most people may prefer a wireless one, though for some its budget could be a constraint.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Wireless Technology

The advantages of wireless baby monitors are obvious. If you are using a wired one, to be able to keep watch over the baby, you will have to restrict your activities to just that one room where the receiver is fixed. With wireless baby monitors there is no restriction on movement.

Wireless safety monitors are also easy to install and can be set up anywhere in the room. And since there is no cord dragging along, the appearance of the room is also not spoiled. Wireless monitors also lend themselves to easy shifting from one room to another. When the baby sleeps the monitor can be put near its crib. When the baby is awake and playing in another room it can be shifted there as well.

Though wireless monitors have all these advantages, it is not without its quota of disadvantages. Crackling static is a routine cross while using a baby monitor. Sometimes there will be interferences from other wireless equipments in a home like a router or a telephone, or a neighbor’s router or baby monitor.

In those wireless monitors that have video facilities, the picture may not be clear at times. Range availability is also sometimes a problem. The interference problems can often be rectified by changing the frequency. So far as the parent or caregiver need not have to move out of a room, a wired one can also be an excellent choice.

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