Do you Suffer from the Baby Monitor Delimma?

Geral and Levi

Where do we hang the baby monitor?

Gerald Beranek is a husband, a dad and fortunately an inventor. Four weeks before their son was born, Gerald Beranek and his wife encountered a problem of modern-day parenting: where to put the baby monitor.

“Before my son Levi was born, my wife and I were getting the nursery ready and the last thing I had to do was hang the camera for the baby monitor,” Beranek recalled. “I was trying to find the best place for it that would offer the best view of the crib, but I didn’t want to put a screw in the wall.”

Having read about the risk of death by strangulation from baby monitor cords, he also did not want to place the monitor on or near the crib. “I remember thinking, there has to be a better way to do this.”

Beranek, who is a mechanical engineer with product design experience, ultimately used his 3-D printer to solve the dilemma. According to Beranek, he made a quick design of an angled corner shelf, 3-D printed it and hung it using 3M Command strips so it could be removed without damaging the wall.

“When other new parents came to see the baby they all noticed the little shelf holding the baby monitor camera that was stuck in a corner of the nursery and they wanted to know where they could get one,” said Beranek. “So I started printing more on my 3-D printer and began selling the shelf which is now know as VuSee, Universal Baby Monitor Shelf.”

VuSee is manufactured by BeraTek Industries in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Vusee now hangs in more than 15,000 nurseries around the country, including Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.

VuSee is available for purchase on vusee.co, Amazon, Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and Walmart.

“As a dad, I’m happy I can help other moms and dads eliminate the baby monitor dilemma and offer them VuSee as a simple and easy-to-use solution. At the end of the day, it is all about keeping our little ones safe,” said Beranek.

How to Mount VuSee Baby Monitor Mount in Nursery

VuSee is quick and easy to install

VuSee is quick and easy to install in your nursery. VuSee offers three options for mounting to the wall. Which you use will depend on the type of wall you have and the method you’re most comfortable with.

3M Command Strips

The most popular option for mounting the VuSee shelf is with the included 3M Command Strips. When using this method it’s important to first wipe the area with rubbing alcohol. Do not use household cleaners because they can leave a residue that will decrease the strips’ holding power.

While this option is preferable for damage-free installation, there may be some circumstances for which these strips are unsuitable including:

– Wallpaper, dark colored or freshly painted walls (check the paint manufacturer’s instructions for cure time)
– Brick, textured, or certain plaster walls
– An area near a heat source, or in direct sunlight
– Improperly painted or damaged walls
– Monitors that weigh over two pounds
– Installation during hot, humid weather

It’s important to follow all installation instructions carefully and test the shelf before placing your baby monitor on it. The Command Strips cannot be reused so be sure to determine exactly where you want it before applying it to the wall.

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Mount with Screws

If your walls aren’t suited for the 3M Strips, the corner VuSee offers you the option of screw slots, and a flexible corner for secure placement and a more permanent hold. Use #8 or #10 drywall screws and fasten into a corner stud to avoid damage to your monitor or walls.

Other Wall Adhesives

If neither of the first two options work for you, there are alternate mounting tapes available. Scotch makes
several different types, including several heavy-duty, permanent ones. Be sure to read the packaging if you’re looking for removable tape and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation.

Being a parent is one of the most challenging roles you’ll ever play. That’s why the VuSee team strives
to offer simple, unique products and exceptional service to make your life and those of your family safer,
easier and just all around better.

Best Baby Video Monitors in 2016

Mount your baby monitor on VuSee and always keep an eye on your little one.

Keeping your little one safe is a top priority for parents. Thanks to technology and use of a baby video monitor, parents can have peace of mind and always have watchful eye on their babe, especially as they sleep in the nursery. But with so many models available, how do parents choose? Here are a few of our favorite top parent-recommended baby video monitors.

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

This baby video monitor is one of the most popular and is highly recommended by parents. The Infant Optics DXR-8 features a large 3.5 full color LCD display and sound-activated LED display. It was the first-ever monitor with interchangeable optical lens capability- allowing you to customize the viewing angle and zoom. This monitor offers a long battery life and its 10 hours power-saving mode is a bonus.

Motorola MBP853CONNECT Digital Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Internet Viewing

This wireless monitor allows you to watch your little one on the parent unit with a 3.5-inch diagonal color screen, as well as on compatible smartphones, tablets and computers with the free Wi-Fi Hubble app. The monitor features remote pan, tilt, and zoom; and two-way communication. The two-way communication feature allows you to communicate with your little one without being in the same room. Use the free Hubble app on your compatible viewing device and receive sound, motion and temperature notifications so you’re sure to always stay connected to what’s going on.

Summer Infant In View Digital Color Video Monitor

This Summer Infant baby monitor is popular with parents since it features a large 5” flat-screen color LCD video monitor with digital zoom, swivel camera and sound activated LED lights. Digital technology ensures privacy and security, with a range up to 600-fee. Sound activated LED lights indicate the noise level coming from baby’s nursery. The included camera features automatic black and white night vision, so parents clearly see baby in a darkened room. A basic monitor with good video and a good price.

Samsung SEW-3037W SafeView Baby Monitoring System

Never miss a sight or sound in your little one’s nursery with this wireless Samsung monitor. The baby monitoring system has a high-resolution 3.5-inch LCD monitor and wireless night-vision camera with invisible infrared LEDs for advanced night-time monitoring. The video monitor’s resolution offers clear image quality and a sleep mode so the screen doesn’t keep you awake. A built-in mic and speaker on the camera allows two-way communication between your baby at a long-range transmission of up to 900-ft.

Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe Plus

This Angelcare baby monitor offers both sound and movement monitoring in one device. With a range of up 820 feet and eight channels to minimize interference, the monitor offers continuous or voice activated sound transmission and will sound an alarm when no movement is detected for 20 seconds. For convenience, the monitor features a temperature display and sound and movement indicator lights. The deluxe plus system includes two parent units and two “under the mattress” sensor pads.

Lorex Sweet Peep Baby Monitor

The Lorex Sweet Peep baby monitor was recently voted Best Value by BabyGear Lab. The monitor features good sound, long battery life and offers a lot of features for a budget-friendly price. It offers sound activation, a nightlight, lullabies, talk to baby and digital zoom. Rest assured this video baby monitor will keep you tuned in to your bundle of joy, no matter where you are in the house.

Once you select the perfect monitor for your nursery, rest assured you will be able to mount the monitor quickly, easily and safely with VuSee. To request a discount code enter your email below.

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