In today’s economy, most parents need to be working just to make ends meet, not to mention the additional house chores on top of an already long to-do list. When you add a baby into that scenario? Uh-oh. Parents need a little help, but of course not everyone can afford a full time, stay at home nanny who will take care of the baby 24/7. And even if you can, I doubt the peace of mind you have will be the same as when it is you who is taking care of the baby.
How do we rectify that kind of situation? I may just have a solution for you.
ARLO BABY MONITOR REVIEW
Name: Arlo Baby Monitor
Price: 115.97 US DOLLARS
My Rating: 10 out of 10
At Peace and At Ease
In this busy and bustling generation, it is not uncommon for parents to have trouble balancing life at work and home. Challenges are prevalent especially for newer parents with precious newborns. A child’s safety and security are of one of the most immediate and pressing concerns for parents. How do we stay up to date with what’s happening at home? How do we really know our babysitters aren’t being negligent? What can we do to stay ensured and aware of how our children are when we are away?
Fortunately, with the myriad of technological advances, there have come about a number of ways to stay connected and updated about how things are at home without actually needing to physically be around. Let’s get real here, is our child’s safety and security is something we would really want to compromise and risk when there are several options out there to help us stay on top of things?
The Arlo Baby Monitor is one of these advances that may prove to be invaluable when it comes to just that and is arguably one of the best baby monitoring devices out there despite being pricier options out on the market.
The Arlo Baby Monitor comes in a cute, family-friendly design. Along with it comes a quick start guide, power cable and supply, and wall mounting accessories. It boasts a 1080p camera at 30 frames per second and night vision with a range of up to 15 feet. It even has an adjustable field of view from 90 up to 130 degrees.
It is a wi-fi monitor device, which means you can access it and see what’s happening from anywhere in the world in real time as long as you have an internet connection.
There are two ways that you can set up the camera. You can choose to remove the legs and mount it to a wall or have it standing normally on a flat surface. Arlo also sells additional mounting accessory should you want more options to set up your baby monitor device.
One of the key functions and appeal of the Arlo Baby Monitor is that it offers both motion and sound detection. A convenient feature that it includes in conjunction with that is that makes this product stand out from the rest is that as soon as it detects any form of sound or movement from your child within the camera’s field of view, it instantly sends a notification to your phone alerting you real time. It also records short clips of what’s happening that you can hold on to and save for future reference. This provides a whole new level of utility for those parents that have babies that are sensitive and easily woken while they’re sleeping and allows the parents to do whatever they need to like work(or play) outside of the room where the baby is sleeping with the assurance that they’d be able to respond and attend to the baby as soon as anything happens, be it a cause for concern or not.
For those of us that aren’t exactly excited about our phones ringing every time something is detected, fear not. The option exists to control the monitor’s level of sensitivity to motion detection. You won’t need to worry about random things in the background that aren’t your child triggering the alarm and spamming you with notifications.
STORAGE AND RECORDING
Going back to what I mentioned earlier about the automatically recorded clips, the Arlo Baby Monitor allows up to one gigabyte’s worth of cloud storage. The clips are stored for a maximum of seven days for your review before they are automatically deleted from the storage library. While this default set up is completely free of charge, Arlo also provides additional storage options that include increasing the capacity for up to 30 days of cloud storage or even a 14 day full, uninterrupted recording.
There is also a two-way audio, push-to-talk functionality. You also have the option to dim the camera according to your preference. The Arlo Baby Monitor also supports multi camera monitoring so you can keep track of multiple areas or angles of interest in your home. You also have the option to grant and assign access to multiple members of your family so that they too have control and information of any events of the baby monitor.
The Arlo Baby Monitor comes with a rechargable battery. Arlo recommends to have the power toggle located on the bottom of the battery switched on at all times in the event of an unforeseen power outage. It can also be used to add a sort of portability to your Arlo Baby Monitor in the event that there aren’t any available outlets within the immediate proximity or if you end up forgetting to bring your power cable.
For even more added utility and functionality, Arlo is also selling a separate 7 inch touchscreen display monitor that pairs with the Arlo Baby Monitor. This provides you a separate dedicated monitor that streams a constant feed giving you real time continuous uninterrupted monitoring, and saving your phone some battery and effectively extending its lifespan if you don’t want to use your phone for that function(which we probably wouldn’t recommend doing to begin with).
To summarize all of this. The Arlo Baby Monitor will be your helpful eye. It will help you connect with your baby while you are away. Enjoy the freedom and the peace of mind if you are at work or just in another part of the house.
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