Family First: Baby Monitors

POSTED: Thursday, November 25, 2010 --- 11:15 p.m.

Baby monitors are a great way to keep an eye on the kids when they're in a different room, but they can also let strangers see and hear inside your home.

Experts say many baby monitors transmit sound and video on a very simple frequency.

And many of the more affordable monitors don't have a digital lock, so if it's on-it's transmitting hundreds of feet outside of your home.

The problem is that in that common frequency range 2.4 ghz most of the baby monitors only have four channel options," says police officer Sgt. Devin Ross.

A a state representative in New York has called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FCC to investigate how serious of a security risk baby monitors pose to families.


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