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How do baby monitors work?Updated a year ago

Baby monitors typically consist of two main components: a transmitter (baby unit) and a receiver (parent unit). Here's a general overview of how baby monitors work:

Baby Unit: The baby unit is placed near the baby or in the nursery. It contains a microphone to capture sounds and a camera (in video monitors) to capture video footage. Some baby units also have additional sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, or movement.

Transmission: The baby unit transmits the audio or video signals wirelessly to the parent unit using either analog or digital technology. Analog monitors use radio frequencies to transmit signals, while digital monitors use digital signals for transmission.

Wireless Transmission: The baby unit sends the audio or video signals wirelessly through either radio waves or Wi-Fi. Radio waves are used in traditional analog monitors, while digital monitors may utilize DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) technology or Wi-Fi for transmission.

Parent Unit: The parent unit receives the signals from the baby unit and plays the audio or displays the video on its screen. It typically has a speaker to reproduce the sounds and may have additional features like a display screen, volume controls, and buttons to navigate through settings.

Power Source: Baby monitors can be powered either by batteries or through an electrical outlet. Both the baby unit and the parent unit require a power source to operate.

Range: Baby monitors have a limited range within which the transmission can occur. The range varies depending on the model and can be affected by obstacles like walls or interference from other devices.

It's important to carefully read the user manual provided with your specific baby monitor model, as the setup and functionality may vary between wired baby monitors and wifi baby monitors, even though the setup steps are simple. Understanding the instructions and guidelines will help you make the most of your ChildAngle baby monitor and ensure the safety and well-being of your child.

Check this article for more baby monitor FAQs.

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