The A - Z Of Smart Baby Monitors: What Makes these Smart?

February 20, 2020 3 min read

The A - Z Of Smart Baby Monitors: What Makes these Smart?

Need to keep an eye on your baby at all times? Baby monitors will look out for your precious one when you're not around. You won't need to peek again, and again, in the nursery as smart features like cameras, two-way communication, and sensors can help you keep an eye from a distance.

If your little one suddenly wakes up from sleep or gets his little foot stuck in the bassinet, you will be alerted in a twinkling.

Most importantly, if your baby has a health issue, you will want to keep an eye on him at all times. This article unwraps the A-Z of smart baby monitors and their unique features.

What is a Baby Monitor?

A baby monitor is a system to remotely monitor the sounds and movements of your baby. It consists of a baby unit with a highly sensitive microphone, installed in the child's room, and a receiver for the parent.

Baby monitors help caretakers to hear when the baby wakes up or cries. It makes use of audio and video to help you look after your baby. The more advanced baby monitors have sensors to keep a check on everything going on with and around your child.

What Makes a Baby Monitor Smart?

If you want more than just a basic baby monitor, a smart baby monitor would be the right choice. A smart baby monitor lets you watch, talk to, and soothe your child from anywhere.

It makes use of a variety of sensors to assess your baby and alert you of any changes. A smart baby monitor can keep track of your baby's sleeping patterns, heart rate, the surrounding temperature, and much more.

Here's a list of a few features that make a baby monitor smart.

  • Night Vision

    You can keep a check on your baby, day and night, with infrared night vision. A smart baby monitor like Motorola MBP844CONNECT features infrared LED lights on the camera to let you see your baby in any lighting condition.

  • Sensors and Alerts

    You may ask, what are the sensors for? A smart baby monitor such as Motorola MBP855CONNECT-2, can sense sound, motion, and room temperature around your baby. This baby monitor with Wi-Fi also lets you receive alerts on the hand-held parent unit, around the house, or outside with the Hubble app on your compatible device.

  • All in One Soother

    Smart baby monitors calm your baby with relaxing sounds and lights. The well known Motorola Halo+ comes with a collection of features to soothe your baby to sleep. It comes with an inbuilt light show, with seven changing colors, to light up your baby's ceiling.

    Moreover, it contains a wide range of soothing sounds, lullabies, and bedtime stories to comfort your baby. Amazingly, you can also keep track of your baby's sleep patterns with Sleep Insights function.

  • Controlled Camera Functions

    Want more control over what you see? A smart baby monitor allows you to control camera functions. The Motorola Comfort85CONNECT gives you a full view of your baby's room with pan-scan and digital tilt.

    You can use the digital zoom to get a closer look at your little human being. You can expand the monitors up to four cameras to keep an eye on multiple rooms in your home.

Ordinary Baby Monitor and Smart Baby Monitor: What's the Difference?

An ordinary baby monitor is a plain radio system that lets you listen to your baby from afar. It consists of a baby monitor camera with a microphone placed near your baby, and a receiver unit held by the caretaker. A few baby monitors are parent talk-backs.

The interactive technology of the smart baby monitor uses a surveillance camera, often called a baby cam. The advanced baby cameras now work over Wi-Fi, so parents can watch babies through their smartphones, tablets, and other compatible devices with apps like Hubble. The app lets you receive alerts on your device.

The baby monitors are getting smarter with time. Now, the smart baby monitors feature advanced characteristics, like temperature and motion sensors. Some also include night lights and built-in lullabies. The smart monitors are battery-powered, so you never lose sight of your baby.


  • Peace of mind
  • Keep an eye on your child from a distance
  • Better sleep tracking
  • Two-way communication


  • Can build a habit of checking too frequently
  • Expensive
  • An electronic gadget in the nursery

Final Words

Smart baby monitors are particularly revolutionary among young parents. They have so much more to offer than ordinary baby monitors. Due to their unique features, parents can get more time to work, run errands, and get a little more sleep at night.

You can easily see, hear, soothe, and talk to your baby through a smart baby monitor. Your little one will always feel your presence around him.

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