What’s The Best Baby Cam for iPhone?
Published: November 9, 2017
If you want to have a life while your baby’s sleeping in another room, a baby cam is a no-brainer. While it’s possible to keep the door open and listen out for the baby, this means that you’ll have to watch your noise levels or you can wake him up. To truly be able to comfortably shut the door and leave the room, a good baby cam is the only way. Here are three top picks for wireless baby cams that are compatible with the iPhone.
When it comes to picking the right baby cam, the top feature is going to be what you’re able to see from your iPhone. How wide is the camera angle? Is night vision enabled? Can you move the camera around? Security is another important feature – how advanced is the video encryption? Is video footage of your baby being stored up in the cloud and are you okay with that?
Once you get those basics out of the way, you’re going to want to know whether you’ll be alerted of any sudden motion or sound. When your baby cries or when there’s a bump in the night (how many times is she going to drop Sophie the Giraffe?), will you receive a push notification?
Finally, it’s important for a lot of parents to have two-way audio, so that they can communicate with their baby from another room. Even a simple “mommy’s on the way” can help calm a baby before you’re able to get to the room.
Best Baby Cam for iPhone
Along with all the features mentioned above, the iBaby’s latest update has humidity and temperature sensors. Other extra features include the ability to play music, short stories or your own pre-recorded voice. A sleep mode enables you to have privacy with your child so others will not see. This is especially useful if you want privacy while you breastfeed, for example.
The iBaby’s camera has 360-degree vision and can be tilted up to a 110-degree angle. Installation is quick and easy, and as many users as wanted can be added to view the camera footage. The M6T iBaby is a little more advanced than the M6 because of its humidity and temperature control. However, it’s not as advanced as the M6S, which also includes air quality control.
If the idea of time lapse appeals to you, the Gynoii may be just for you. You can condense 160 minutes of footage in 40 minutes, which is great if you don’t enjoy watching paint dry. In addition to this feature, you can share snapshots and video clips of your little one easily through social media. You can even add graphics and music!
For someone like me who had a ton of family members constantly asking for new videos of the baby, this would be a useful feature. This is another camera that allows you to add multiple users, and it has guest permissions so that they can watch without talking to your baby or playing music. Just like the iBaby, the Gynoii boasts of an easy 60-second set-up. Worried about security? This camera has bank-level encryption.
For those not comfortable with storing video footage in the cloud. The ComfortCam may be for you. The cam communicates directly with your mobile device without utilizing cloud storage.
If you don’t want to be limited by distance, for $9.99 you can access the cam from anywhere. Another neat feature is being able to video multiple cameras at a time simultaneously on a split screen (for up to four cameras).
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