Just wondering are 1.8ghz baby monitors ok to work besides wifi signals, cordless phones etc or do they interfere with each other?
That is the DECT frequency.
Nothing should interfere with it and alot of these units possibly all ,encrypt the data too .
Eek, I never even thought of checking anything like that when I was buying our monitor. Our/ neighbours wifi/ handsfree phones etc have never interefered with it
Ok, thats good to know, I just asked because i know that a video sender we have is terribly affected by the microwave oven and wifi router.
Was worried that might happen.
So bought this:
It's a Foscam FI8918W wireless IP camera, and it cost €57 on ebay including shipping. Does infra-red at night (with inbuild illumination), pan, tilt, zoom and audio; and you can set it up so it can be watched on the internet (with usernames and passwords and different levels of control from passive watching to active control of the camera) for grandparents and godparents to get their babywatching fix. You can watch the video on your laptop from an ordinary webpage, and there are also apps for android and iphones and if you want a dedicated screen to watch it on and don't have anything you can use, well, there are cheap android tablets on ebay. It hooks into your wifi at home (and you can plug it in to a normal router as well if you have one).
It seems to be working fine; give me a fortnight and I'll tell you how well it works as a baby monitor (But for €60 compared to mothercare's €300-400 for a video baby monitor, it's got to be worth trying...)
It's working quite well for a video link for both parents and grandparents to PCs, iPads, iPhones and android phones both on the house wifi and outside on the 3G network, but we've discovered we're too fond of Sparks 2.0 to put him in the nursery just yet and since I mounted the webcam on the cot that's our primary changing platform, I've turned it off for now. But I'm not planning on buying a replacement!
routers generally broadcast on 2.4ghz or 5ghz or both for the newer ones, so you should be fine with the wifi signal.
you can even set them up to upload to an FTP site on the net for extra security if you thought you might need it.
EDIT: Can you tell me which vendor you bought it from on eBay?
if you look through some of the ebay adverts, some of the more honest sellers will tell you how to spot the fake ones.
Just came across this. We used this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-camera-2-ways-Mobile-Viewing/dp/B00432J56G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top with wifi and android tablet and is amazing. With our last child we got this, http://www.bellababy.ie/slim-secure-digital-video-monitor-p-1939.html?osCsid=30d8b45742009e4d5266816753636be2 . Was great as no fiddling about setting things up, best money you will ever spend.