Monitoring the Baby Over Your iPhone or iPad

By Tracey E. Schelmetic December 02, 2011

You already know what you can do with your iPhone and your iPad. You can stream video, have video conferences, check your e-mail, play music, edit your own video content, play games and Web surf.

But monitor your baby? That's a new one.

A company called BabyPing will shortly debut a new high security Wi-Fi baby monitoring system that will allow parents to hear and see their baby on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, according to GizMag. The BabyPing system features can alerts parent via their iOS gadgets if the baby cries, and uses a proprietary technology called Constant-Connect to notify the listener if the Wi-Fi connection drops out or if their iOS device is out of range, reports Ubergizmo.

The free app will use a base unit that goes into the child's room in a similar manner to traditional baby monitors. But instead of toting around a bulky, poorly designed radio device, as with regular baby monitors, the “other end” will be an app on your portable iOS devices. 

In addition to audio, (there are audio and video baby monitors on the market, but they tend to be pricey), the app will offer parents the ability to watch their baby in full-color, 640 x 480 video over WiFi, as well. The base monitor will feature Smart Filter technology added to reduce background noise and static.

Though the product and the app that accompany it are not slated to be released until February 2012, you can sign up on the company's website to be notified when it comes available.

Tracey Schelmetic is a contributing editor for TechZone360. To read more of Tracey's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

TechZone360 Contributor

Related Articles

The World is His Oyster: Connected Solutions Enable Daniel Ward to See Food

By: Paula Bernier    3/16/2018

Fresh seafood can taste great, but if it is not handled properly, people can get sick, and that can lead to business closures and lost revenues. That'…

Read More

How to Get Ready for GDPR if You've Waited Until the Last Minute

By: Special Guest    3/14/2018

With less than two months until the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline, many companies have already started making sure that their bu…

Read More

How Fintech is Helping Create Global Businesses

By: Special Guest    3/14/2018

The growth of Fintech probably has not escaped your attention. Whether you're a customer making contactless payments or an investor weighing up CFD tr…

Read More

Are We Prepared for Automation?

By: Special Guest    3/13/2018

We are barreling toward a future of automation. A great proportion of the six million US manufacturing jobs that have disappeared over the last few de…

Read More

The Dark Web - A Hot Bed for Cybercrime

By: Special Guest    3/12/2018

There is a corner of the internet that is cloaked from every day users. Beneath the typical search engines and web browsers, an illegal marketplace is…

Read More