The Secure View baby monitor comes with a high quality camera that could be placed on top of tables and mounted on walls. It has a 2x digital zoom and it cable of recording under night time conditions. The camera also comes with a temperature sensor that can be set to alert you if the temperate drops or rises too much. It is powered by A/C power or by 3 (AA) batteries. You can link up to four cameras to the Secure View 's parent unit.