Cloud Baby Monitor Review

By Erika Holme

What is cloud baby monitor?

Cloud baby monitor is a popular option for you to set up baby monitor cameras through the use of your phone. This is an inexpensive option for those who do not want to purchase a video baby monitor.

You need to install Cloud Baby Monitor app in one of your old phones to be the baby monitor “camera” and in your current phone to function as the parent unit “monitor”.

You can install Cloud Baby Monitor app in iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. If you are using iOS, you can install on up to 5 devices with your Apple ID. Note that if you have devices across different platforms e.g. iOS, Android, and Mac, you will need to pay a one-time fee per platform as their app is submitted separately.

For example, if you have an old Android phone that you are using as the baby monitor camera and you are using iOS phone as the parent monitor, this will require you to pay 2 one-time fees for the app instead of 1.

Even so, the one-time fee is inexpensive and can be downloaded for $5.49.

It gives you the ability to broadcast video/audio, which allows you to monitor noise in the baby’s room and your baby’s movement. It has lullabies and white noise to soothe your baby to sleep at night. It also has a night light function. All of these can be controlled remotely.

How to Setup with Cloud Baby Monitor?

Depending on how many old phones you have at your disposal, you can choose to have 1 of the camera pointing at the baby crib and the other one to have an overview of the baby room. You have different options to secure the phones either through the use of a tripod or a stand. Or you can mount it on the wall or simply place it on a shelf.

For older babies who can move around the room, you do need to watch out for the cables and wires to avoid strangulation risks as your baby monitor phone will need to be plugged in. We advise using cable cord covers.

Once you have it properly mounted or securely placed, other than the one-time app download fee and your old phones, you are essentially paying nothing except the use of your wifi network and electricity cost. Make sure it is plugged in so that it doesn’t run out of battery.

Once all is done, you have a hacked together baby monitor at your disposal.

Security and Health of Your Baby

For a start, you have to be careful when you are downloading apps to your phone due to it exposing your phone to be hacked. You can also get hacked when data is being transmitted through Wifi networks so please ensure that you have done the necessary precaution to protect your Wifi network by choosing a secured password.

It is really dependant on your trust in the app that you are downloading. Cloud Baby Monitor app ensures that the data transmitted is always secure, interference-free, and protected by industry-standard encryption. Also, enable the app’s enhanced security to keep your data feeds private to you.

Also, do note that phones and devices that use wireless connection emit EMF. Currently, more research is still being done on the impact of EMF on babies but if you will like to be safe, do keep these devices away from your child. This also means that you try not to mount cameras on the baby’s crib so as to keep a safe distance.

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