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Oh, Baby! An Easy and Safe Baby Monitor With No Wireless EMF Radiation
Looking for the Best Baby Monitor?At Tech Wellness we’re all about finding ways to limit EMF exposure – a task that’s become increasingly challenging in our “Wireless World”. We’ve had a lot of viewers writing in asking about baby monitors and if their little ones are being exposed to dangerous energy coming from these cameras. And that's why we think the best baby monitor is a wired baby monitor.
Wireless . . . EverywhereWe will be releasing our Bebecare Baby Monitor Review next month!
Spoiler alert: In order to have the camera function and whenever the audio is accessed, the Bebecare does emit wireless EMF radiation!As you might imagine, the majority of baby monitors on the market are wireless; running off WiFi or Bluetooth. Parents like them because frankly, that's what's on the market and in stores--plus wireless monitors are easy to set up and allow them keep an eye on their baby from just about anywhere.
Detox your home of EMF radiation from other sources
Being EMF sensitive or ES, I've created an EMF free home. I use these fabulous RF and EMF meters to guide my electromagnetic radiation exposure. You can work toward a more RF radiation- free environment by wiring up as much as possible.
I mention in the Wired Baby Monitor EMF Demo video that I'm going to put this little meter on the site--because it's super easy to use. No numbers. Just a simple Low to Extreme reading with color coded lights.
We Think the Best Baby Monitor... is a Wired Baby MonitorWe recommend adults stay far from their WiFi router, turn if off at night with a WiFi Switch and toggle phones to airplane mode while sleeping – yet unknowing parents will plop a wireless camera on their child’s crib without thinking twice about the energy these wireless devices emit.
After measuring several of the popular baby monitors (all wireless), we started searching for a “wired” solution – and it turns out they’re pretty hard to find! We'll let you know when one is available. Meanwhile . . .
We found a great DIY solution!
We have a step by step video guide showing how to take a wireless camera and make it a Zero EMF emission Camera and use your computer, phone or tablet and turn them into the Zero EMF radiation Monitors!
The DIY Wired Baby Monitor OverviewHow does this work, you ask? The LINKS follow this summary. Then the step by step guide.
- The camera itself is built as a wireless Camera EXCEPT it has a special FUNCTIONALITY that let's it become WIRED by connecting to a long Ethernet cable which works through ADAPTERS that plug into regular power outlets.
- Next, the video signal is transmitted via those ADAPTERS through your home's power lines--or household wiring-- to a hub in another room.
- The video signal broadcasts the live video feed to the "MONITOR" which is simply your Computer or Tablet or Phone via the Camera APP you download.
Start with this D-Link Camera
Make sure you get the correct D-link model. The company told us that both the DCS5030L (shown here)-BUT NOW ONLY AVAILABLE USED and the DCS 5222L automatically shut off the wireless connection when the ethernet cable is plugged in.
The company told us the DCS-9330 does not broadcast WiFi- but it cannot be accessed remotely. That means you can't see it on phones or tablets.
You’ll need 2 D-Link Powerline adapters
NOTE: Don't Buy the Power Line Adapters if You Have Ethernet or Internet Access Points Built In--As Shown Below.
And You'll Need 2 Shielded Ethernet Cables
Step 1: If you have wired Ethernet outlets in your home
Plug one end of the shielded cable into the wall and plug the other end into the D-link camera. Done!
Step 1: If you DON'T have these wired Ethernet outlets
Take Shielded Cable and plug it into your Router
Plug the other end of the Shielded Cable Into The First D-link Adapter And Plug the Adapter Into The Closest Electrical Socket.
Take the Second Shielded Cable, Plug it into the Second D Link Adapter.
Then Plug the Adapter it into the an Electrical Socket close to where the Camera will be located in babies room.
Plug The Other End of The Shielded Cable into the Camera and WiFi is automatically disabled.
Download the app to easily manage your camera.
The App is free and the set up is a breeze. We used the Mydlink Lite version, but they just came up with a baby monitor version. We have both Linked at the bottom of this page! You can use your Smartphone or tablet as the "monitor" Be sure to use our lightening adapter/Ethernet cable fix to use your cellphone, laptop and tablet without wireless energy!!
We Tested For Sound and EMF This video at the top of this blog shows you how it works as well. No RF radiation wireless exposure and camera and sound looked great!!!
And word about Dirty Electricity.
Yes, there will be dirty electricity as a result of sending signal over the wires via the adapters. Our point of view is that it is the lesser of two EMF evils. Here, Larry Gust, one of the most qualified experts on EMF mitigation in the world, explains:
"One has to choose one’s poison or decide to do away with man-made electricity– because all of it has had very significant effects on the health of Man-kind (The Invisible Rainbow by A. Firstenberg)Do you want the family to be hit by a huge hammer (Wireless connections to TV and PC, cordless phone, your smart phone) or run the small signal over the wires–Ethernet over power line). The signal on the wires could be considered dirty electricity, but its mostly on the wires and does not project into the room very far and the power densities are weak. That situation compared to purposely filling the air with wireless energy is no comparison at all. If you have got to have the modern stuff than you can't do away with man-made electrical energies.One can also choose to install Ethernet wires all over the house and use those rather than running the Internet signal over the house power wiring. BTW there is a tiny DE signal from Ethernet too. Probably less than from Ethernet over power line. "
IMPORTANT: Make sure you get the correct D-link model. This one automatically shuts off the wireless connection when you plug the ethernet cable in. The company told us the DCS-9330 does not broadcast WiFi- but it cannot be accessed remotely. That means you can't see it on phones or tablets.
When you use the the D-link Adapters to send the WiFi signal through the electrical wires in your home, there will be resulting dirty electricity. Larry Gust explains that having dirty electricity on your wiring compares much more favorably to having the Electromagnetic Radiation exposures to baby and family that come from wireless baby monitors.
Wired Baby Monitor Privacy and Security
When it comes to your footage and how and where it's stored it's best to use the dLink app or the mydlink.com website. These are both encrypted delivery systems.
Remember, bad actors and hackers can access your data through your WiFi connection. Please change your passwords often and name your WiFi router something clever. Avoid using you address or name.
You can also access the footage through your browser with a password-but we don't recommend that method as it's not encrypted and vulnerable to hackers.
See the review of wireless cameras from Consumer Reports:
". . . In contrast, D-Link doesn't store video from the DCS-2630L in the cloud. Instead, the camera has its own, onboard web server, which can deliver video to the user in different ways.
Users can view the video using an app, mydlink Lite. The video is encrypted, and it travels from the camera through D-Link’s corporate servers, and ultimately to the user’s phone. Users can also access the same encrypted video feed through a company web page, mydlink.com Those are both secure methods of accessing the video.
But the D-Link camera also lets you bypass the D-Link corporate servers and access the video directly through a web browser on a laptop or other device. If you do this, the web server on the camera doesn’t encrypt the video."
As we are immersed in the IOT (internet of things) with more and more smart devices in our homes and businesses, it's important to be aware that hacking is a real by-product. What can you do? Change those passwords often. The latest anti-hacking password advice from Tech Wellness Cyber Expert Bryan Neumeister--Use sentences or phrases that begin with numbers.
Other Wired Camera Options:
We're constantly scouring the marketplace for options to Wireless Baby Monitors and we expect there will be others on the market soon. There once was the BabyMoov, which we purchased and tested, the video is still on YouTube, but the company stopped manufacturing it.
We found the Matop Camera online, which claims it has an ethernet/WiFi option. But the reviews are not good. We only recommend and do demo's detecting EMF for products that consumers find worthy.
Also, the marketplace for wired baby monitors is confusing. When you search them in Amazon, products like the Angel Care and the Nanit come up. We've tested them both- see the videos below- Spoiler Alert:
They are not low EMF, which is sad that for some strange reason, Amazon or unknowing Moms and Dads, think they are.
Baby Monitors Aren’t The Only Source of EMF in Your Home
All wireless devices emit RF radiation a type of EMF. Today in our wireless obsessed world, our radiation exposures to EMF shave never before been this continual and intense.
Here's a list of what's in a typical babie's home-A list of things baby shouldn't be too close too.
- Cordless Phones
- Smart Meters
- Smart TVs
- Nest Wireless Air and Heat Controls
- Wireless Security System
- Wireless Printers
- WiFi Routers
- Wireless Modems
- Digital Alarm Clocks
- Anything with Bluetooth
- Smartphones and Cell Phones
Wire UP When You Can!
Did you know you can hard wire your smartphone? Yes you can! I like to hard wire my smartphone when I'm at home or at the office. My husband actually had this idea. Here' a link to how to wire up your phone for fast, secure and EMF-free texting, social media and internet browsing. And and here's the video:
And when you do use that smartphone for calls or listening to podcasts or music- please consider using our very pretty Airtube Anti-Radiation Headphones. The wires are shielded and they come in Rose Gold, Gold or Black
Rose Gold Headset and Matching Faraday Bag
(for NO EMF and complete Privacy)
Still Think a Wireless Baby Monitor is Best?
We think this DIY wired alternative is excellent, and it's what Jeromy Johnson recommends on his emfanalysis site too--BUT, if you must use a wireless baby monitor, here's important information you should know.
- Wireless Baby Monitors Constantly emit EMF microwave radiation while switched on (both the base and the parent handset)
- Wireless Baby Monitors Come with warnings in their packaging: Keep them at a distance, like 20 cm, or just under 8 inches, from the body
- Babies brains are just developing. Children absorb more RF radiation than adults from wireless baby monitors because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller.
- There are Privacy Issues with Wireless Baby Monitors as the signal may not be secure.
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The Angel Care Audio Baby Monitor EMF Radiation DEMO
The Infant Optics Wireless Baby Monitor EMF Radiation Demo
The Snuza Baby Movement EMF Detection Demo
It's been my sincere pleasure to help you find a great alternative to wireless baby monitors and the toxins they expose the whole family to. Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing the video and information-it make me and everyone here at Tech Wellness very proud to be a part of our passion and our mission.
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