Devices that function wirelessly have a tendency to portray interference problems, some of these gadgets can be household devices and baby monitors of which the Summer Baby Monitor could fall under this category. Most times they can interfere with your cellphone or other wireless gadgets.
About Wireless Interference
Interference can show up in the form of static, humming or buzzing sounds. Also, if your monitor has a video monitoring capability, then you could have interference in the form of a fuzzy reception. Another known issue with interference is that you could also pick up your neighbors monitor unit, their baby could wake you up in the middle of the night, this could turn out to be a detrimental problem as it makes it difficult for you to detect or hear any sound coming from your baby's nursery.
Wireless Interference – How to fix it
The good news about the issue of interference is that there is a solution, and the following provides tips on how to avoid or reduce the problem of interference in your home.
Always consider your other wireless gadgets in the home
When choosing your monitor, make sure you pick one that works on a different frequency band from your existing household gadgets. Nowadays, most cordless phones operate on the 2.4GHz frequency band. Therefore, if you use the same channel for your monitoring unit, some of the summer baby monitor devices use this channel, you will encounter problems with the signal.
Adjust the channel
The majority of modern wireless devices allow the changing of channels in an attempt to fix interference issues. It may be as easy as sliding a switch or pushing a button. So, if you're using a wireless router, for example, you'll have to use your computer in order to resolve the problem. You must remember not to set your router to the lowest or uppermost frequency bands if you're using an analog phone that's set in 2.4GHz.
Opt for wireless gadgets that use the 1.9GHz or 5.8GHz band
Most baby monitors operates on the 900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands, so it would be a good idea to choose gadgets with frequencies 1.9GHz or 5.8GHz channel as these channels are not as commonly utilized as the 2.4GHz frequency band and are less prone to interference.
Power up the baby monitor first
In order for you to get the best possible reception and transmission from a 900MHz or 2.4GHz baby monitor with video capability, switch off all 900MHz or 2.4GHz devices in your house. Follow on by switching on your baby monitor and then your wireless router, if you have one. Once you've carried this out you can switch on any other wireless gadget in the house. By following this step-by-step method, the monitor gets to capture the initial accessible signal that will give out the best reception and not impinge on the other wireless gadgets in the process.
Consider purchasing a digital baby monitor
In order to prevent your next-door neighbors transmitted sounds being picked up by your monitor, it would be better if you purchase a digital monitor as the 900MHz or 2.4GHz digital technology ensures sound clarity and prevents interference from occurring.
Stay at a safe distance
Once you've carried out the frequency band adjustments and you're still experiencing interference, keep the differing wireless appliances as distant from each other as possible. If this doesn't work, then go get a replacement of the product.
The summer baby monitor operates in the 900MHz or 2.4GHz digital technology, has at least two channel selection and is an example of a type of baby monitor that you can always do something about, i.e. switch to another channel, if for some reason it suffers from interference with other wireless devices in your home or other monitors in your neighborhood.