Baby monitors can transmit audio, audio and movement, or audio and video signals (depending on type). Read on to see which baby monitor is perfect for your budget and requirements.
Types of Baby Monitors
Kinds of Baby Monitors include the following:
Audio baby monitors
Audio baby monitors capture audio signals only.
Some models come with two receivers that allow two people (both parents to listen in.
They are the cheapest, most basic baby monitors.
Audio and movement baby monitors
Audio and movement baby monitors consist of a movement pad, a transmitter, and a receiver. They capture sound and movement.
The movement pad is usually placed underneath the baby’s mattress. The transmitter is positioned anywhere within the same room where the movement pad is. The receiver has a screen that displays the baby's movements. It is available in a handheld or tabletop design.
Audio and video monitors
Audio and video monitors capture the baby's continuous movements.They transmit audio and video signals, allowing the parents to see and hear their baby.
The transmitter has a small camera. Some use infrared light to capture videos in the dark. The captured video is then sent to the receiver with a built-in screen.
Choosing Baby Monitors (Buying tips)
Frequency: Choose a baby monitor that uses a high frequency (about 900 MHz or more) to prevent signal interference.