The Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor with Sound and Movement Detecting Audio Unit was received for review. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.
Here at Rave & Review, we’ve tested out a good number of baby monitors in our decade of raving and reviewing. So, while at CES, I wasn’t really seeking out baby monitors and almost blew right past the Safety 1st booth. But, then I noticed some really cool features on their new HD WiFi Baby Monitor that made me stop and check them out further. For one, I noticed a curious audio unit that I had never seen before, and I couldn’t wait to check it out further.
The Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor with Sound and Movement Detecting Audio Unit lets you monitor your baby from anywhere in your home. Instead of just a camera to pair with your app, the Safety 1st baby monitor features a unique secondary audio unit that gives you peace of mind, even when your phone is in a pocket or purse, or it is plugged in for the night. The Sound and Movement Detecting Audio Unit gives you an additional way to monitor the baby without feeling like you can’t ever switch off the monitoring app for fear of missing something.
Beautiful and clear streaming
The high definition 720p resolution camera uses less WiFi, less data, and less power than other video baby monitors, which means you can stream live video of your nursery without worrying about the lag of other WiFi video baby monitors.
The camera’s ultra-clear night vision lets you see the full view of the nursery, even in pitch dark rooms. For me this was a big must since I’m usually peeking in during the night when the kids are supposed to be sleeping, so I need to have a clear view of who and what is where they shouldn’t be. I thought the night view was amazing and on-par with what I would expect from an expensive home monitoring camera. Being able to zoom in on the video made a huge difference for me in terms of what I was able to see clearly, and I could see even the smallest detail. I love being able to keep an eye on things even when lighting conditions change quickly, so I especially appreciate how the night vision kicks in quickly without having to do any special settings.
The super wide angle 130° camera minimizes blind spots so you can get a full view of the nursery or crib, all without panning and tilting. We’ve tried a panning and tilting camera before and it ended up being very hard to use to see around the nursery. Our old panning and tilting camera was the first to get donated since it moved too slow and disturbed baby every time it powered up to move. Not exactly what you want in a baby monitor that you are using to peek on a sleeping babe.
Crystal clear sound, hands-free
The one-of-a-kind portable Smart Audio Unit is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in baby monitors for quite a while. I always loved the idea of not having to drag around a tiny screen with you around the house, positioning it just so that you could actually see the baby monitor stream, so I loved when baby monitors started working with smart phones so you could have one less thing to cart around. But, the problem with that is that you have to have your phone constantly out and available in order to get alerts. For someone like me that likes to take periodic tech breaks, this could be a big issue.
But, the Smart Audio Unit solves all that by being the first alert to sound or motion in the nursery, even if your phone is put away. The Smart Audio Unit alerts you to sound and noise by displaying a light ring that you can see, even from across the room. Then you can decide to either just listen via the Audio Unit to what’s happening, turn down sound, or you can choose to open up your phone and see the camera feed.
This gives you hands free monitoring, both audibly and visually alerting you when baby is awake or moving around. The Smart Audio Unit features noise and motion activated technology, which means it stays in quiet mode, without any constant white noise, until sound or motion is detected. When noise is detected, audio is streamed from the nursery to the Smart Audio Unit. The really cool thing is that the Smart Audio Unit is wireless, it features two way talk, and has a 12+ hour extended battery life for assurance throughout the night.
Easy to use mobile app
Confidently monitor your baby, both at home and while on the go, with the Safety 1st Baby Monitor app. Add other Safety 1st products, view a live stream of your nursery, watch and save pre-recorded events up to 24 hours in the past, communicate via two-way talk, take still pictures and zoom in on videos all from your smartphone. I found the app incredibly easy to install and get up and running thanks to easy to scan QR codes and easy pairing, and then my units were all connected in mere minutes.
Never worry about someone peeping in on a baby cam with the Safety 1st HD Wi-Fi Camera since it’s the only video baby monitor that includes an enhanced security chip. This enhanced security chip sets up a separate firewall between the monitor and the home’s internet connection that ensures true privacy. That means that with the Safety 1st HD WiFi video baby monitor, you’ll truly see and hear more, and worry less.
I also love that you can allow caretakers temporary or scheduled access to the app and the camera as needed. It’s eay to add a person to the camera, and it makes me feel better knowing that the kiddos are being diligently watched even when I’m out of the house.
Even though our kiddos are no longer “babies”, we love the Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor and have big plans for it to help keep an eye on naptime, supervise kids playing upstairs when we’re entertaining, and keeping an eye on the house from afar.
- Uses less WiFi and data for more reliable video streaming
- HD 720p crystal clear video quality with 30 frames per second
- 130° wide angle view with no need to pan or tilt and an awesome 5x digital zoom
- Up to 15 feet infrared ultra-clear night vision
- Expandable for use with an unlimited number of cameras
- Noise and motion activated technology
- Streams crystal clear audio sound to your phone and/or Smart Audio Unit
- Up to 12+ hours extended battery life on the Smart Audio Unit
- Light ring alerts to noise or sound activities
- Control sensitivity of motion and noise alerts sent to your phone or Smart Audio Unit
- Share special moments via text, email or social media
- Two-way talk lets you comfort baby from everywhere
- Free cloud storage and 24 hour timeline
- Grant caretakers temporary scheduled access
- Works on both iPhone and Android
- Physical security (encryption chip)
- AES 256-bit data encryption
- Encrypted cloud storage
- Secure web transfer (SSL/TLS)
Find out more at Safety1st.com and see how it can bring you peace of mind for your whole family.