With the arrival of your new bundle of joy comes a host of potential dangers as well. As a new parent, you are fully responsible for the protection and well-being of a new life completely unable to fend for itself. This means that every open window or even just your baby’s stuffed animal may pose a significant threat: that window might let more than a fresh breeze in, and that cute toy bear might topple over and suffocate your infant. Even of greater concern is the fact that your new baby does not have the ability to detect these dangers, let alone alert you to them. Your baby practically needs your full attention at all times, but that is neither practical nor realistic.
A home alarm and monitoring system goes a long way in helping you meet that need. One feature of such a system that is of particular great use to new parents is audio and video monitoring. You could set up a system where you can check in on your baby from your bedroom or anywhere else in your house, and you can sleep better at night knowing that you at least have an eye, albeit an electronic one, on your baby. This is also useful as a “nanny monitor” for when you have to leave your baby with someone.
Such a monitoring and alarm system is also useful if you have older kids. Your child does not have the judicious sense of an adult, and may inadvertently set something on fire while he is playing or even while doing an experiment for school. Your young child might not be aware that “that bad smell” is actually a gas leak. As a parent, your children are the most important things in the world, and their safety is your number one concern. For many parents, the primary reason in having a monitored police and fire alarm system is their kids.