Samsung wants to help you look at children – preferably your own – with the new WiFi Baby Monitor, a compact wireless-enabled IP webcam that’s designed to let cautious parents keep a streaming eye on their offspring. Fitting a 1.3-megapixel camera into a 3.15-inch diameter, 1.25-inch thick puck, the Samsung WiFi Baby Monitor streams direct to your laptop, smartphone, tablet or any other internet-connected browser.
The unit can be used free-standing or fixed to the wall with the bundled bracket, while the lens itself can be tilted between 0 and 150 degrees. There’s an integrated microphone and speaker, for two-way audio – ideal for remotely chiding your child – along with IR LEDs for keeping an eye on them when the lights go out.
If movement or sound is spotted, the camera can be set to automatically begin recording and upload the footage to a password-protected YouTube account; meanwhile a notification is sent out to the owner. Free Android and iOS apps are available, and setup is apparently the work of seconds thanks to WPS WiFi pairing and simple account setup through Samsung’s online portal.
The Samsung WiFI Video Baby Monitor will go on sale in March, priced at $149.