Digital baby monitors are the new gadgets that are being preferred by many mothers due to the many additional features they come with. Using them, you would be able to transmit live video, monitor temperature and get very accurate readings of the baby?s pulse as well as heartbeats.
One huge benefit with these baby monitors is that they are much less sensitive to other interferences caused by devices of the wireless kinds. This ensures that you get uninterrupted and accurate data at all times. They work by digitizing the signals and by then breaking up these signals in packet form before sending to the receiver unit, the chances of data getting fudged or lost is virtually eliminated.
Modern baby monitors also come with unique identification numbers and the digital packets are encrypted using this ID, which the receiver unit with the capability of decrypting it will then process the output accordingly. This encryption thus ensures privacy and solves the problem of interference as well. Digital baby monitors are also smart in being able to use available frequency bands effectively. If a particular band is not free, they can intelligently use the other available frequencies to ensure uninterrupted operations.
Digital baby monitors normally work on the 2.4 GHz frequency though there are other models which also use the 1.9 GHz band with very similar output and performance. Within digital baby monitors, it is possible to classify them based on the data they are able to or capable of transmitting.
The sound only baby monitors for instance would indicate the crying of the baby and provide alerts accordingly while the video baby monitors would be able to transmit clear audio and video signals from the nursery. Parents are thus able to know what the baby is up to at any time of the day though child experts do caution the use of extensive video monitoring of infants.
Then you have very sensitive movement baby monitors that have sensors which are able to make out movement changes due to the breathing patterns of the baby and produce alerts. For example, if a baby is still or is not breathing for say over 20 seconds, the monitor will immediately sound the alert. This is a very useful feature for parents particularly in the first six months as this is when the probability of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is at its peak. The alert can thus help doctors to quickly attend to the baby and prevent anything untoward from happening.