Baby's First Surveillance

Everyone is familiar with baby monitors, the little receivers you put by a baby's head so you can hear, from another room, when he's crying, choking, coughing or murmuring the other parent's name in his sleep.If the audio baby monitor was helpful, cute and a darned clever way to spy on house guests, the sneaky observation industry has just gone one better. Fix your hair, look up and say hello to Ultrak Inc.'s Smart Choice BabyCam.Using infrared and wireless technology, the BabyCam allows parents to keep tabs on their young from up to 100 feet. The camera mounts with clip-on or permanent brackets and the five-inch black-and-white monitor is lightweight and portable. So, if you think that when you shut the door that helpless little thing in his crib starts organizing a stolen credit-card ring, you can catch him in the act. The BabyCam will not only show you when there is real trouble, but also when there are false alarms so you don't go racing into the room for nothing. Jumpy new parents can stay put through sighs and whispers. It's a sneaky venue to peace of mind. And what price peace? About $349, suggested retail. But isn't it worth it to be able to just look up and make sure that Chuckie the doll hasn't come to life and started menacing your progeny? And think of the long-term investment value of a device like BabyCam. You can be keeping tabs on the same child well into his teens and not have to bother with any of that iffy "Tell me the truth" nonsense. You'll know the truth. It'll be on TV. Call (214) 280-9675 for more information.

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