My wife and I are looking for some advice! We are expecting our baby girl to arrive at the end of March! Yay! With that said, I’m a huge techy and want to leverage technology to our advantage.
We have been talking about adding cameras to the house so we have video surveillance. This way we can check on things such as the dogs, while we are at work. I’ve done a ton of research on this category and am having a hard time picking a solution.
We also want to have a video camera for the nursery so we can keep an eye on the little one. I’ve read where ST users advise away from going with an integrated solution just for reliability on the platform with something as sensitive as a baby. I have no qualms with that, I’m just trying to figure out what the best, most efficient method would be? Should I be looking at IP cameras for both home surveillance and the nursery? Should I ditch the IP camera in the nursery and go with one of those expensive motorola baby-specific video monitors? Either way, we would need some device that could be on at all times so we can view the nursery camera (I was thinking a cheap tablet with smarttiles or something of that nature). This way, while the baby is sleeping, I can have the monitor propped up on the coffee table or wherever we are.
ST community, what have you or would you do in my scenario?
P.S. - I have the capability of going with wireless or wired cameras as I have put in a structured networking rack with a 24-port managed switch etc (networking is my career lol). I don’t have jacks or runs to nursery yet (or bedrooms) but I can make that happen! Just wanted to throw that out there so you know what options I’m compatible with for possible solutions.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!