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Parental Home Surveillance Is Easier Than Ever with MobiCams Pan-And-Tilt IP Video Monitor

Parental Home Surveillance Is Easier Than Ever with MobiCams Pan-And-Tilt IP Video Monitor

Today’s inexpensive, easy-to-use web cameras make it easier than ever to keep an eye on children of all ages when they’re in and around your home. Parental surveillance is essential to maintaining the safety and security of your home and family. Whether you’re in another room, at work, or visiting a faraway corner of the world – and no matter who is supposed to be in charge at your house – it never hurts to look in on things and make sure everything’s alright.


Parental surveillance begins when your children are babies, and it usually means purchasing an IP baby monitor. With a single video monitor in the nursery, you can make sure your little one is sleeping. Another great benefit’ making sure the babysitter or relative in charge is giving your little one the attention they need and deserve.


As your child gets older, a WiFi surveillance monitor can keep an eye on their playroom, ensuring that they’re playing safely and being properly supervised at every moment by the adult in charge. The MobiCam HDX HD WiFi Pan & Tilt Monitoring System includes two-way audio capabilities – so you can speak to your child using your cell phone on your end the monitor at home. That means you can put a stop right then and there to activities you don’t like and want to discourage.


The 3 Components of The Perfect Parental Surveillance System


You can stay in control of your home and help keep your family safe with the right equipment and a watchful eye. The perfect starter parental surveillance system includes three components:


IP Camera. The MobiCam HDX is the right choice for your video monitor camera. IP cameras provide a digital stream of video that’s converted into data form to be stored or sent to whoever is authorized to see the feed. There is no videotape or disc necessary, no need for special wiring in your home and no need for hanging or mounting the camera if you have shelf or other flat surface in the right place.


Home Network. Most homes have a home network that includes a wireless router. Connecting the WiFi home monitoring camera to a wireless network is necessary to be able to see the camera’s signal from another location. While the MobiCam HDX can record onto an SD card, the signal must be received by a wireless router for remote viewing.


Smartphone. No special phone type is necessary to view the feed from the MobiCam HDX remotely. All you need is a smart phone with the Android or iOS operating system. From it, you can see up to 4 feeds at once (if you have multiple cameras), record clips that you want to see again, share clips to social media, and talk to anyone who may be within earshot of the WiFi monitor in your home. Up to 15 people can see the feed if you authorize them – but no one can see what’s happening in your home unless you give them access.


With some systems you need special wiring, an unwieldy viewing screen that you must carry with you and more. But these 3 components are all you need for a parental surveillance system when you go with the MobiCam HDX. You can also have a total of 16 cameras on the same system and see the feeds individually or in groups of 4 on your smart phone.


The job of parenting isn’t easy, but technology makes it easier.


Some parents experience guilt at having to be away for several hours or several days during their child’s crucial formative years. Some may even feel guilty about looking in on a babysitter or relative who is watching their child, even with permission. But it’s your home and your family, and there’s no reason to feel guilty. Instead, you have an obligation to take the right actions to make sure your family is always safe, healthy, and happy.

Home Blood Pressure Machine Provides Much-Needed Consistency

Home Blood Pressure Machine Provides Much-Needed Consistency

Having your own blood pressure machine means you can check whenever and wherever you want with accuracy and consistency – because there’s a little-known secret about those manual BP monitors that doctors, nurses and hospitals use: Numbers can vary depending on who takes the reading and how good they are at it.


With a home blood pressure machine like the MOBI Health Arm Blood Pressure Monitor, you can get results that are consistent and reliable every time. While variations are natural, normal and always possible, using the same machine every time means you get accurate results that you can compare to other readings so you can see a trend.


But what about those BP machines in public places that you can use for free? Who knows when they were last checked or repaired and whether they were accurate to begin with. For consistency, it makes sense to use the same machine in the same way every time.


Fluctuations In Blood Pressure Are Normal


As mentioned, some fluctuation in blood pressure is normal. Your numbers naturally vary throughout the day – and that’s one of the best reasons for having a home blood pressure machine. You can check your readings several times a day and average them for a more accurate picture of the situation than you can get in a single doctor’s appointment.


Here are some controllable and not-so-controllable reasons your blood pressure may fluctuate more than usual:


White-coat syndrome. Some research suggests that as many as 20 percent of people believed to have elevated blood pressure suffer from stress that’s related to being at a doctor’s office and don’t have high BP at other times. Testing with a home blood pressure machine can help eliminate white-coat syndrome as the cause of your troubling numbers.


Masked hypertension. Less common than white-coat syndrome, some people have blood pressure readings that are normal at a doctor’s office but dangerously high at other times. Testing at home can give you the data you need to bring masked hypertension to a medical professional’s attention.


Time of the day. Blood pressure readings are usually at a low ebb during sleep and rise for several hours during the day. In late afternoon, they begin to fall again. That means an early afternoon reading that’s higher than an early morning number is usually fine.


Ambient temperature. Blood pressure usually goes up when you’re cold and down when you’re hot. Cold temps constrict blood vessels, making more pressure necessary for your blood to pump throughout your body effectively. In warm temps, blood vessels naturally relax. Humidity and atmospheric pressure can also have an impact on your BP numbers.


Stress level. The stresses of the day can cause temporarily elevated blood pressure. This can include work and personal stress as well as stress related to your health. To get this under control, try to eliminate stressers and try relaxation techniques, meditation and behavioral and attitude shifts.


OTC cold medicines. Many people are surprised to learn that over-the-counter cold medicines can raise blood pressure. Some that might have this impact are pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine and oxymetazoline.


A variety of other factors. There are a large number of other factors and situations that can raise blood pressure temporarily, including:

  • Exercise, in particular weightlifting
  • A full bladder, which can raise the first number by 10 to15mmHg
  • Foods containing tyramine, including strong aged cheeses, beer and processed meat
  • Drugs including isocarboxazid, phenelzine, selegiline and tranylcypromine
  • Caffeine, which has potentially dramatic effects
  • And many others.


The Right Home Blood Pressure Machine For You


The MOBI Health Arm Blood Pressure Monitor is light, portable and easy to use, making it convenient to take your blood pressure whenever you think is best and wherever you are. This home blood pressure monitor has 120-reading memory capacity with time and date stamp, hypertension indicator alerts when your BP is over internationally recognized guidelines and also provides a pulse reading.


The unit can detect irregular heartbeats, is nearly silent and shuts down automatically to save power. It even comes with a carrying case, making it perfect for travel.


If you have a particularly large or small arm, get better results without discomfort with the MOBI Health Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor. The unit is also ultra-discreet and quiet, so you can use it in a public place and the people around you may not notice.


Taking your blood pressure yourself under consistent conditions can help you determine if you really have high BP, keep a check on it if you do, and comply with your doctor’s instructions when you’re taking blood pressure medication. Simply put, a home blood pressure machine makes it easy for you to do the right thing.

Digital Health Thermometers: Really Useful Advice And Shopping Tips

Digital Health Thermometers: Really Useful Advice And Shopping Tips

When you think that you or someone you care about is sick, one of the first things you need to do is check for a fever. You need to accurately determine if the body temperature is elevated – and how high it is. Running a slight temperature for 2 or 3 days probably means it’s time to talk to a doctor. A temperature of 103 or 104 means immediate action is necessary. High temperatures can even cause seizures in small children.


We don’t give health advice (you’ll need to see a medical practitioner for that), but we can help you choose the right thermometer for staying on top of the health of you and your family. From infrared health thermometers, to digital stick thermometers, and even old-fashioned models; there are many choices on the market. The best ones are accurate every time, easy to use and have features that add to their usefulness.


Before you make a purchase, consider the type of thermometer you want. While safe, modern choices have largely replaced glass thermometers, there are many design options available. Digital stick and infrared thermometers are the most common. Others include reusable forehead thermometer strips, digital pacifier thermometers and wearable or sticker thermometers for kids.


While digital stick thermometers are the cheapest, an infrared tympanic or non-contact thermometer can be a better choice. Infrared thermometers give readouts in 1 to 3 seconds; less time than any other type of thermometer. Some can be reasonable in price.


An infrared tympanic thermometer takes your temperature inside your ear canal. Children often prefer ear or forehead thermometers to those they have to hold in their mouth. Non-contact thermometers work by holding them an inch or two away from the forehead; which can be ideal for a fussy baby.  


Digital Thermometer Shopping Tips


What should you look for in the digital thermometer you and your family can rely on? Here are some shopping tips that can help you make a smart decision:


Look for features. Some of the features of popular infrared digital health thermometers include the ability to check milk, food and bathwater temp, an ambient room temp reading, a built-in flashlight and auto-shutoff. Make sure the device you select has all the features you want.


Go with a quick response time. In decades past, it took several minutes to get a fever reading, then digital sticks made it possible to get a reading in 10 to 80 seconds. Now, however, the industry standard is an infrared device that gives a readout in as little as a second. When you’re trying to get a reading on a squirming, grumpy child who isn’t feeling well, every second counts.


Think about safety. Removable probe covers can be a hazard for young children, and other accessories may be a concern as well. Remember that if the digital health thermometer you select has small parts, keep those away from children at all times.


Consider getting an extra. Whether for the car, for traveling or for that upstairs bedroom, having an extra thermometer is never a bad idea. If you have a tendency to misplace things, having two can also make it more likely you will have what you need at your fingertips.


MOBI Makes A Smart Pick


To simplify your shopping process, why not go with a trusted MOBI product? The DualScan Health Check Ear & Forehead Digital Thermometer with Medication Reminder is trusted for its accuracy and uses the latest technology. It includes a reminder alarm so you know when it’s time to check again and can read in today’s two most popular ways: at the ear and on the forehead.


Other features include a built-in flashlight to help you avoid disturbing your patient, a bathwater scan feature and the ability to check food and bottle temps as well. An indicator feature also shows when fever is detected.


Additionally, the unit can display room temperature – in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Perhaps the best feature is the speed: Results are available in only 1-3 seconds, no matter whether you check at the ear or on the forehead. Not to mention, there are no dangerous, small parts to worry about.


When you or a member of your family isn’t feeling well, waiting minute after minute for a reading from a glass thermometer isn’t necessary anymore. With the MOBI DualScan Health Check Ear & Forehead Digital Thermometer, you can get accurate results in less than 3 seconds and get peace of mind or the information you need to take action right away.




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