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Camera Choices Determine the Best Wifi Monitor Placement

Camera Choices Determine the Best Wifi Monitor Placement

The brand and model of your WiFi baby monitor is important to consider when deciding where you’ll be placing the device. The features of a monitoring camera are also something to consider when determining what you are trying to view, whether it’d be your baby sleeping in the crib, sitter, or the family room.

 

When you select the MobiCam HDX HD WiFi Pan & Tilt Monitoring System, you have more leeway. That’s because the pan, tilt and zoom features mean you can re-center the image and then take a close look at whatever concerns or interests you. This WiFi monitor has a range of useful features, including these:

  • Easy access to the feed from your iOS or Android smartphone
  • Secure video encryption that locks out unauthorized users
  • Two-way audio for listening in and talking back
  • Ability to see up to 40 feet in the dark
  • 1280x720 HD resolution
  • Ability to authorize up to 15 others to see the feed
  • 120-degree tilt and 355-degree pan for the most complete view
  • Possibility of creating a system of up to 16 cameras
  • And more.

 

Wifi Baby Monitor Placement Advice

 

As with any WiFi baby monitor, placement is crucial to getting the best image from your MobiCam HDX. Here are a few pieces of advice that will make it easier to place your device in just the right position:

 

Avoid Mounting to the Crib. This is essential advice – you don’t want the device to get into the hands of your little one. Avoid a disappointing and limited view by choosing a location other than the crib for mounting your WiFi baby monitor.

 

Camera Distance. Concerned parenting gurus sometimes recommend placing video baby monitors at least several feet from the crib to avoid radiation risks. Today’s modern WiFi baby monitors like the MobiCam HDX comply with strict safety guidelines and governmental regulations. Still, placing a camera with a zoom feature at a distance makes sense –sometimes you want to see the whole picture of who’s in the room and what everyone is doing rather than just your child’s precious face.

 

Think About the Angle. Perfect placement of your WiFi baby monitor depends on many factors, but you need an unobstructed view in all cases. In many situations, your best bet is to place the device up high. That means you may want to mount it near the top of the room – at least 7 to 8 feet high – or place it on top of a tall bookcase. When you move furnishings, reconsider placement to make sure it still meets your needs.

 

Consider Multiple Cameras. Having multiple cameras helps ensure that you can always see what you want to see. This is especially important if those who watch your child while you’re away sometimes put the baby down to sleep in a room other than the nursery. Multiple cameras also mean you can find the babysitter more easily if he or she is out of the room. The MobiCam HDX can be used as part of a system of up to 16 cameras.

 

Other Pieces of Advice

 

While not related to placement, we have a couple of other pieces of advice about having a WiFi home monitoring system in your home.

 

First, you might want to consider letting anyone who may enter your home about the cameras. This includes friends with keys or grandparents, for example. While some may hassle you about invading their privacy or taking too many precautions, remember that it’s your home and your family – and your responsibility to protect them. Making sure everyone knows about the cameras helps prevent some embarrassing situations too.

 

Second, don’t forget about the security of your feed. While the MobiCam HDX WiFi monitor has built-in encryption and is designed with security in mind, anything that passes through your home WiFi network is only as secure as its firewall, passwords and other security measures. Do everything you can to keep unauthorized users out of your home network. There’s much more than your video baby monitor feed at stake.

 

When you select, place and use one or more WiFi baby monitors smartly, you get unmatched peace of mind. And for a parent, there’s not much that’s more important than that.

Feature-Rich Digital Thermometer Helps Ensure Your Pulse Is in Check

Feature-Rich Digital Thermometer Helps Ensure Your Pulse Is in Check

An elevated body temperature is a sign of certain illnesses, but an elevated heart rate can also be an indication of illness or disease. Having a device at home that can check your heart rate – also called your pulse – can help you detect problems as well as follow your doctor’s instructions to monitor issues that have been detected in the past.

 

We recommend that every family have a MOBI DualScan Ultra Pulse Talking Ear and Forehead Digital Thermometer, which includes a built-in fingertip pulse checker. This accurate and reliable device has other features that include:

  • A flashlight so you can see results in the dark
  • A bright screen with a back-light that’s easy to read
  • Ability to detect body temperature using ear or forehead method
  • Temperature readings in 3 languages
  • Normal and high fever indicators
  • Memory that recalls the last 30 readings
  • Ability to provide results in 1 second
  • And more.

 

What Is A Normal Pulse?

 

Many factors can impact your pulse, but there are some general guidelines. For anyone over the age of 10 – including senior adults – the normal resting pulse is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. In general, the heart rate gets slower through childhood. A newborn can have a resting pulse of 70 to 190 bpm while a child of age 9, for example, should not have a resting pulse of over 110 in most cases.

 

Only your doctor can help you decide what your pulse should be. Stress, medications and certain medical conditions impact heart rate, and so do genetics. Those with well-trained bodies – like professional athletes or exercise fanatics, may have a resting heart rate of only 40 to 60.

 

Concerns About A High Pulse

 

When your pulse is consistently above 100 even when you’re sitting quietly, it could be a sign of a heart rhythm disorder. A high heart rate can be a symptom of a virus or other medical problem that’s forcing your heart to beat more often to pump adequate blood to keep the body healthy.

 

Most commonly, however, a raised heart rate is caused by factors that don’t directly relate to the heart. This could include a fever – that’s why MOBI includes a pulse checker as part of the Ultra Pulse digital health thermometer – or perhaps a low blood cell count, a thyroid issue or the overuse of caffeine or another stimulant. Being in bad physical shape or experiencing anxiety can also cause a high heart rate.

 

Additional Factors Influencing Your Pulse

 

Other factors can have a significant impact on your heart rate, including these circumstances that may not be the first to come to mind when considering the issue:

 

Air temperature and humidity. When the temperatures and humidity soar outside, your heart is likely to pump more blood, but the increase should not be more than 5 to 10 bpm.

 

Body positioning. While you sit, stand or rest, your pulse should remain about the same. But for some people, the first 15 to 20 seconds after standing the pulse is elevated. This should correct itself within a minute or two.

 

Emotional state. Extreme emotions can cause a rise in heart rate. This includes both positive and negative situations, including being stressed or anxious or being very happy or very sad. You may feel this change happen when you experience strong emotions.

 

Body size. Generally, the normal resting pulse rate is the same for people of all sizes. There are exceptions, however. A person who is extremely obese may see a higher resting heart rate than a person with a more average-sized body. Still, a pulse over 100 would be unusual and unhealthy.

 

Certain medications. If you take a medication that blocks adrenaline (called a beta-blocker), your pulse will likely slow somewhat. It is also possible to experience an increase in pulse rate from too much thyroid medication.

 

Whatever your medical situation may be, a feature-rich digital health thermometer like the MOBI DualScan Ultra Pulse Talking Ear and Forehead Digital Thermometer can help you stay ahead of your situation so you have the best chance of a great outcome.

Fever Detection Can Be a Lifesaver this Early, Flu Season

Fever Detection Can Be a Lifesaver this Early, Flu Season

The latest news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t good. The 2019-2020 flu season has started early. There are things you can do to protect your family – including getting a flu shot, wearing protective masks when visiting medical facilities, washing your hands regularly and checking for fever any time you believe someone in your household is ill.

 

Flu season also means cold season, and the secondary allergy season is well underway in many areas as well, but the flu usually causes sudden and severe. Detecting a fever with a digital thermometer like the DualScan PRIME Ear & Forehead Digital Thermometer is one way to help determine if your loved ones have the flu or a cold.

 

A Concerning Flu Season

 

Flu season in the United States continues to worsen, according to experts. All portions of the nation are experiencing elevated levels of flu and similar illnesses. Reports have come in from at least 30 states and Puerto Rico.

 

So far, the CDC is estimating that there have been 3.7 million flu cases resulting in 32,000 people being admitted to a hospital. Since 2010, it has impacted about 49 million people annually.

 

While predicting the flu is challenging for even the most experienced public health officials, most expect that flu activity will continue on the rise over the next few weeks. Perhaps, peaking earlier than normal due to the early start. The season can go until March or even April, although a peak in February is most common.

 

A flu shot is usually recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months. The nasal vaccine is recommended in some cases. The best time for the vaccine is in late September, but getting it later in the season can still prevent illness or reduce its symptoms and impact.

 

Symptoms of The Flu

 

Flu can be mild to severe. Unlike a cold, symptoms usually come on suddenly and can include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Runny or stuffed-up nose
  • Overall body aches and muscle aches
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea and vomiting, which is more common in children.

 

Not everyone with a cold will have a fever, so a high fever is a good indication that an illness is the flu rather than a cold. If you don’t have a digital health thermometer, it can be difficult to make a fever determination – and that means it may be hard to decide when to get medical help.

 

Here are some tips that can help you differentiate between the flu and a cold to prevent escalation:

  • Symptoms start gradually with a cold but abruptly with the flu.
  • Fever is rare with a cold but usual with the flu, lasting 3 to 4 days.
  • Aches are slight with a cold but usual and often severe with the flu.
  • Chills are uncommon with a cold but fairly common with the flu.
  • Weakness and fatigue may happen with a cold but usually happen with the flu.
  • Sneezing, a stuffy nose and sore throat are common with a cold but happen only sometimes with the flu.
  • Chest discomfort and coughing are mild to moderate with a cold but can be severe with the flu.
  • Headaches are rare with a cold but common with the flu.

 

While anyone can get the flu – even people who are completely healthy – serious complications are possible at any age, the old and the young are most at risk of serious complications. This includes people over the age of 65 and those under the age of 5 as well as people with diabetes, heart disease, asthma and other serious health concerns.

 

Don’t Take Chances with Your Family’s Health

 

To check for fever symptoms, consider using the DualScan PRIME Ear & Forehead Digital Thermometer. You can check for temperature at the ear or on the forehead. Using this well-made and affordable thermometer is a smart first step for determining if your loved one has the flu. When in doubt, of course, you should always get medical attention since no advice substitutes for the training and experience of a physician.

 

Talk to your doctor about a flu shot. During flu season, you simply can’t be too careful so make sure to wash your hands. There’s never any reason to take chances with your family’s health.

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