When parents bring a newborn into their home, there
are many products they buy for the safety of their baby and to make
their lives as easy as possible during this big change. A wireless baby
monitor is often one of those products. But they do so not knowing about
the possible dangers of these seemingly harmless devices.
Imagine what would happen if someone nearby could
listen in to conversations going on in your house. Think about all the
sensitive information you talk about that you wouldn't want others to
hear. Think about the ways a potential thief or kidnapper could benefit
from knowing this information along your daily routine.
By putting one of the top selling wireless baby
monitors in your house, you are essentially "bugging" your own home so
anyone with a scanner or even a cordless phone can listen in on your
You won't find many wireless baby monitors that use
secure digital technology. Some claim to be digital, but the only thing
digital is the display on the base unit. They still communicate via
unsecured, analog technology.
The security risk is only one weakness of these
analog units. They are also highly susceptible to all forms of
interference. Imagine trying to sleep if your baby monitor produces
snaps and pops all night long. Not only won't you be able to tell which
is noise and which is the baby, you'll want to sleep with earplugs to
drown out the noise. That defeats the purpose of the baby monitor.
There is a solution to these problems and it's one
that provides secure and clear conversations. The solution isn't really
a baby monitor at all. It's a high quality wireless intercom system.
One system that makes a great baby monitor is
WireFree WireFree Intercom System. The WireFree wireless
intercom system has a "Monitor" mode that lets you put a unit into voice
or sound activated mode. This mode lets you hear the baby. Since the
unit provides digital security, you won't have to worry about anyone
Besides providing secure conversations, another big
benefit of the WireFree over most one-way baby monitors is that it
provides two-way communication. You can talk back to the baby even while
listening to the audio from the unit being monitored. Maybe all your
baby needs to get back to sleep is to hear your soothing voice. That
lets you get back to sleep yourself.
What's better about the WireFree than most baby
monitors is that you can even adjust the sensitivity so you don't have
to hear every little noise the baby makes if you choose not to. If the
sensitivity of a baby monitor is too high, you may not be able to sleep
at all since you'll hear even the tiniest noises. For most situations
you don't need a high sensitivity. Most babies have a loud way of
letting you know when they need your attention.
The WireFree also provides longer range than
typical baby monitor systems. The top selling baby monitors only have a
range of 400 feet. The WireFree wireless system can cover larger homes
or remote areas of your yard since it has a range of up to 1000 feet.
Most wireless baby monitors are also not fully
wireless. They require you to plug in an AC power wall adapter. The
WireFree system works without an AC adapter if you want. In normal
intercom mode the WireFree will run up to one year on just four AA
batteries. In baby monitor mode it will run up to four months of
continuous usage. But if you want you could still choose to put the
baby's room on an optional AC adapter.
Another benefit of the WireFree system is that if
you decide you don't want to carry your monitor from room to room, you
can add additional monitors. Each room can have its own baby monitor.
Remember that the WireFree is an intercom system too so in this case
these extra units serve dual purpose.
So even though the WireFree is a little more
expensive than your average wireless baby monitor, you won't have to
throw it out when you get to the point you no longer need a baby
With the WireFree system you'll still be able to
use it as an intercom system for your house. The WireFree Wireless
system is so easy to use, you can keep it in your child's room and he or
she can use it to communicate with you both day and night. Or you can
put it in the "play" room to monitor the children's activities. You'll
find lots of uses for communicating with your spouse too.
Before you take the plunge and purchase a wireless
baby monitor, seriously consider how you will be using it. Are you
concerned about the security issues with cheaper wireless baby monitors?
Can you live with the interference problems that analog technology baby
monitors have? Would it find it beneficial to you to invest in a system
you can use beyond your baby's infancy?
Answering these questions honestly will help you
decide what type of baby monitor system is right for you.