Baby monitors have become incredibly high-tech in the 21st Century. No longer are you limited to listening to the sounds of baby’s nursery through a crackling walkie-talkie – now with the easy availability of video monitors, you can see what’s going on in real time. It really wasn’t very long ago that I was using a dial-up Internet connection and watching the choppiest, postage-stamp-sized videos, so I am continually amazed by how fast technology has evolved!
The Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor from Summer Infant takes this to yet another level. This isn’t just a standalone video monitor – it’s also an Internet Viewing System, which means you can also view the video stream from your smartphone, computer, or tablet. The set comes with one video camera and one touchscreen, handheld video monitor. The monitor includes two-way communication, and can be moved around to any room of the house with you.
The video camera itself can be watched in the daytime and at night or in low light, controlled remotely to turn left or right, move up and down or zoom in, with its video encrypted for peace of mind. If you’re not at home, you can also use the Summer Link WiFi app for viewing video with the ability to receive alerts on your phone. This is great for giving parents peace of mind if the kids are with Grandma while they go on a dinner date, or if one parent is traveling and just wants to check in.
I brought this over for my cousin and her family to try out, and they were super excited about all the features. They’d been wanting to upgrade to a video monitor, and this is perfect for letting Baby J play in the living room while his mom cooks in the kitchen, since she’ll be able to keep an eye on him. Our big helper “Read” the directions for us while sitting in his new Summer Infant Bentwood High Chair!
The Baby Touch WiFi Video Monitor & Internet Viewing System retails for $299.99 and is available at major retailers and online; visit Summer Infant on Twitter and Facebook for more on the company and their products.