When new parents ask me about baby monitors these days, I often suggest that they expand their search from simple baby monitors to actual security cameras—especially the kinds that you can monitor from your phone through an app, like the one Brickhouse Security sells.
After all, these security cameras can do what baby monitors do—allow you to listen in to the baby—but with these specialized WiFi HD security cameras, you can peek in from anywhere…no more being tethered to a certain amount of feet from the base monitor.
Then, when you no longer need to listen for a baby waking up in the middle of the night, you can continue to use the camera and monitoring option for other ways to take care of the child. Heck, you could use it all the way through their teens and then, even when they’re out of the house, you can use that security camera to help protect your property.
The camera is fixed and uses a wall outlet for power. It connects through WiFi or Ethernet connections in a simple set up procedure. Then, you can peek in live or watch everything later if you need to check on something.
I have friends who use security cameras to monitor their front door so that they can decide without even getting up from their couch whether they want to answer the door…and they have a camera set up to monitor their toddler’s sleep…they even have one set up to keep an eye over their mother who lives in an assisted living home.
The possibilities are endless. And it’s affordable. The cameras vary in price, depending on which model you get (features like night vision are more expensive), but you can purchase a camera and have it up and running for about $150. Monitoring is about $10 more a month. It records video as long as it registers movement.
You can event set it up to get a text whenever someone opens the door or even pulls into your driveway. The text can include a video link showing it happening, as well.
You can set up passwords so that only the people you want to see it will have access, and up to 10 people can be viewing it at a time.
Pretty awesome, right?
Now think about how great it would be if you travel, too. You could check in from anywhere, any time.
So cool, right?