Baby monitors are mainly used for three purposes- sleep time monitoring when baby is in a different room, as nanny cam- to keep an eye on the baby when parents are at work and finally movement monitors who alert the parents when the monitor doesn’t detect a set number of movements in a minute. Nanny cams usually have an accompanying mobile app that allows parents and caretakers to view the feed from anywhere through their mobile. It can be used for night time monitoring too.
Motorola MBP 36
This baby video monitor comes with a 2.4 inch LCD screen, infrared night vision, remote camera control and temperature monitor. The best part about this monitor is its ability to pan the camera all over the room remotely, loud audio feed and 2 way audio transmissions.
Philips Avent DECT Baby Monitor
DECT is Philips’s technology that guarantees zero interference with other transmitting devices like cellphone, Television. With up to 300 meter range, variable volume control and parent unit that runs on battery as well as direct power supply, Philips Avent DECT baby monitor is a great choice of audio monitor. The monitor is fairly sensitive and stops the alert once the sound level in the baby’s room goes below the trigger threshold. So, you don’t end up running to the baby’s room every time he/she whimpers in sleep.
D3D wireless indoor security camera
A highly rated security camera that has all features of a nanny cam and is economical too. Using the mobile app, you can remotely control the camera as well as talk with the baby thanks to two way-audio facilities. The infrared vision and motion detection helps keep a watch over the home during night as well. The speed and quality of the video feed is also good. As it supports up to 128 gb micro SD card, you can record your baby’s videos even when you are not home. But if you want to view those videos, you will have to take out the SD card and view it. There is no option to download it directly from the camera to the mobile app.
Snuza portable baby monitor
Unlike Angelcare monitors with sensory pads, you do not have to worry about the baby moving out of the pad and ticking off the alarm with Snuza because it is clipped on to the baby’s diaper for monitoring. The parent is alerted if less than 8 movements is detected in a minute. If there are no movements for continuous 15 seconds, Snuza gently vibrates to rouse the baby. A complaint however observed by a few is that the monitor works correctly only when it touches the baby’s tummy. So, once your baby starts sleeping on his side, you may receive quite some false alarms.