Best Baby Monitors
When it comes to the best baby monitors we all want to make sure that they are reliable, safe and work well in our homes. These days baby monitors can work over WiFi, Bluetooth and over signals that can become intermittent if your house is big enough. Baby Monitors are also a lot more advanced in today's day and age; you can have monitors with video screens, download apps to your phone and lots of other features you may have not even considered. So today we are going to look at some of the best baby monitors on the market and discuss some of their crucial features.
WiFi Baby Monitors
WiFi allows us to transmit high-amounts of data over the internet and when it comes to baby monitors, that means instead of getting a poor, low quality crackling signal, we can actually now stream live video, sound and it all be in crystal clear quality. WiFi signals used to have periods of unreliability, but today we can have powerful routers which have a wide reaching signal, meaning you have WiFi covering your entire house.
WiFi Baby Monitors that come with video can also be used to stream different quality video directly to your phone or even comes with an included monitor. The stream quality will vary depending on the device, but today you can pick up an affordable baby monitor with a 1080p HD camera for less than a $100.
Baby Monitor Features To Look Out For
A simple baby monitor will usually provide a two-way audio communication feed over a frequency like DECT. With advances in technology, today baby monitors can provide you with many more features that you may find useful such as:
Night Vision - If you have a baby monitor that also provides a video feed, night vision is one such feature that is perfect for making sure your baby is sleeping soundly. Night vision uses infrared to light up even the darkest of rooms so you can have worry-free evenings at all times.
Temperature Monitoring - Some monitors come with their own installed thermometer that can read the temperature of the baby's room. Perfect for allowing you to adjust how comfortable your baby is sleeping on hot nights or on winter days.
Music Player - Play lullabies and other calm relaxing music directly from your monitor to help get your tiny people off to sleep. Some allow you to load your own songs and others come pre-installed with a selection of classical lullabies.
Controllable Camera - Some video baby monitors allow you to control the angle of the camera so you can do sweeping views of your baby's room or even zoom in to get a closer look.
Alerts and Notifications - Monitors can also alert you with sound alarms when it detects baby crying or in distress. You can set them to either go straight to your phone or they come from the monitor in your own room. More reliable than if you've tuned out your baby crying.
Pair Up Cameras - Some baby monitors allow you to use multiple different cameras, so you can have the whole room covered or even multiple rooms if you have multiple children to check up on.
Storage - Storing video feed on either the Cloud or a Micro-SD allows you to view footage back that you may have missed. Cloud Storage can allow you to check it from anywhere on your phone and review it if the initial hard drive is damaged.
The Best Baby Monitors
Let's take a look at some of the best baby monitors currently on the market. We've chosen a wide-range of featured monitors that hopefully can appeal to a wide range of people. If you've got any suggestions, we'd love to hear from you so post a comment below.
This HelloBaby Monitor does not need WiFi to operate; instead it runs on a separate 2.4ghz signal and has a range of 1000 ft or 300 meters. The device can be operated from the 3.2 inch monitor, including rotating the camera 355 degrees. It has 2-way audio, meaning you can use it to communicate with your baby or loved one in the room. It also has a thermometer to check the room temperature at your bedside.
Features3.2 inch LCD display
Rotating Camera 355 degrees
This audio baby monitor has 1000 ft range that allows you to listen over DECT 6.0 for crystal clear transmissions. There are sound adjustments on the monitor, allowing you to pick up the quietest of sounds and reduce white noise. The 2 way audio allows you to talk to your baby and reassure them. This radio also comes with rechargable batteries that give up to 18 hours of use (you can also use AAA batteries instead).
Features1000 ft range
DECT 6.0 audio
If you ever wanted crystal clear video from your baby monitor, then the Victure Baby monitor is for you. It provides 1080p video, with night vision using infrared so you can see anything going on in your baby's room. It also has a smart-motion detection feature, which will send alerts to your phone should it notice anything. This monitor also supports cloud and SD storage, so you can check footage back whenever you need to. It also provides 2-way audio so you can always comfort your baby.
Features1080p video + night vision
Cloud Storage/SD Storage
LeFun have produced this Wireless IP baby monitor that allows you to pan and tilt the camera directly from your smart phone. You just simply download the app and can control the device from anywhere that has a WiFi signal. There is also cloud and card storage for playback of recorded video, including night vision. The camera resolution is 720p, but there are also 1080p versions and more available. This device is also compatible with Alexa Show, allowing you to view the video directly on your Alexa device.
Features720p Video + Night vision
Rotating Camera controls
The Vava Baby Monitor comes equipped with lots of features to help you keep an eye on your baby and give you peace of mind. The camera captures 720p footage and can be viewed on the 5 inch HD display monitor that comes with the camera. It also has thermal monitor and night vision, allowing you to see everything in the room. It includes 2-way audio and uses WiFi over a 480-900 ft range for smooth video delivery.
Features720p + Night Vision + Thermal Monitor
480-900 ft range
5inch Monitor included
The HeimVision HM136 provides 720p video footage directly to the monitor without the need for WiFi. The camera itself can pan 355 degrees and tilt 110 degrees to make sure you always get the perfect angle of your baby. It can be linked to 4 other cameras at a time. It includes a rechargeable battery, with the screen lasting up to 5 hours on a full charge. It also has other features such as two-way audio, feeding reminder, lullabies and more.
Rotation & Tilt feature