We all worry about our children. More specifically, we worry about them the most when we can’t see them. This shared fear among parents is what birthed the modern day baby monitor, originally invented in 1937. These baby monitors provided some overdue relief for parents who didn't always find themselves in the same room as their child(ren). Just being able to hear them provides a sense of relief, but our fear remains with what we’re unable to see; enter the baby cam.

The baby cam provides the best possible modern day solution for monitoring your children.  Like baby monitors, they either provide one or two-way audio, but with the additional benefit of a real-time video feed. Have you ever heard a noise followed almost immediately by crying?  What would you give to know instantly what happened? The baby cam is your answer.

Multiple Ways to View

Baby cams transmit both audio and video simultaneously in real-time to almost any device.  A list of these devices include: desktop computers, laptop computers, any tablet (iPad, Galaxy, etc...), and any smartphone.  This means that you won’t need to buy any additional items in order for this to work (i.e. no special monitor/TV).

Installation and Setup are EASY

Installation is easy, even for the “technologically impaired." Your only requirement, other than a device to view and listen on, is internet access. After connecting the baby cam to a power source and your network (router/switch/modem), it’s a simple matter of entering the provided IP address into your internet browser. From here, you’ll be able to login and you are officially done with the installation.  Was it already mentioned that after you’re done installing your baby cam you’ll be able to view and listen from anywhere? As long as you have internet access (or 3G/4G access with your smartphones), you’ll be able to see and hear your children from anywhere in the world.


No Cable with Wireless

If you want to avoid running cables, or drilling any holes, almost all baby cams have a built-in wireless feature. With today’s wireless technology, you’ll notice very little difference between your wired and wireless viewing. However, wired will always provide the best results. Some things you may encounter with wireless, depending on distances and bandwidth, are delays in video/audio feed (approximately 1 to 5 seconds) and a slight loss in the video’s fluidity (frame rate). Some will experience no difference at all.

Below is a comparison between a 1.3 megapixel baby cam and a 700TVL analog camera:

Megapixel Comparison to 700TVL Resolution


Here's something else...

One of the biggest advantages of ordinary security cameras are their ability to act as a deterrent.  A baby cam will act similarly in that aspect. With many households having both parents working these days, nannies and/or baby sitters are very popular.  While there isn't anything wrong with this, parents aren't always comfortable with complete strangers being alone with their children. Unfortunately, we hear all too often about children suffering abuse from their supposed caregivers. We've mentioned in the past that those thinking about doing harm tend to rethink their decision as soon as they see that cameras are present. While a baby cam is intended to monitor children, it will also do quite nicely for keeping an eye on anyone and everything else.


Don Stephens is a Technical Support Manager at CCTV Camera World, a leading Security Camera distributor located in Buffalo, NY. His area of expertise is in designing professional security camera systems for medium and large scale businesses, schools, and government projects.

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