How to Secure a Video Baby Monitor

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Video baby monitors are a convenient tool for parents to keep an eye and ear on their little one without having to be in the same room as the baby. Finding the right surface to place a video monitor can be difficult, as infants grow into toddlers and grab everything within their reach. Wall-mounting a video baby monitor with an included or after-market wall mount is a straightforward way to secure your monitor and keep watch without having to worry about the monitor being accidentally bumped or adjusted.

Things You'll Need

  • Wall mount kit
  • Automatic drill
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Purchase a wall mount that is made for small cameras, if one was not included with your video baby monitor. Many of the ones on the market that are designed for mounting a security camera hold cameras that are 3 to 6 inches in width or are manufactured specifically to attach to a hole in the base of the camera.

  • Find a spot on the wall that gives you the best view of the area you want the monitor to cover. Corners should give you the widest possible visual angle. You want to choose a spot that is high enough on the wall to remain out of reach during your infant’s toddler years, but not so high that the picture loses clarity. Mark the spot with a pencil, and use a ruler or leveler to denote a horizontal line so that your monitor does not get mounted askew.

  • Anchor the camera to the mount in the appropriate manner, either through the bottom of the camera or bracing it the mount’s structure. Tighten the screws securely.

  • Drill quarter-inch starter holes in the wall where your screws will go. Place the mount over the starter holes and drill in screws to secure it to the wall. Wipe away any drywall dust from the monitor’s lens with a lens cloth or a terry cloth towel.

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  • "Your Baby's First Year Week by Week"; Glade B. Curtis and Judith Schuler; 2010

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