Love it or Hate it the technology continually develops. I remember being amazed by the existence of a first video baby monitor with a small yet big black and white TV. Fast forward a few years and now this is what the new generation of a baby monitor looks like this:
What’s on the other end? Your smartphone – fits in your pocket and is with you at all times.
Just as piggyback I shared my new gadget with a neighbor, he said the following: Didn’t you hear on the TV about these? Somebody can hack into your WI-FI system and watch your baby. Change your password immediately.
If security is the reason you haven’t bought a WIFI baby monitor, let me give you three tips to keep your Wi-Fi experience pleasant and home super safe:
Secure your network
Most networks are secured by the technician who sets up your home internet, but if you want to add an extra level of security, consider hiding your network, so it isn’t even seen by anyone who is looking to piggyback on somebody else’s WIFI Change your password.
Change your Password Often
Change your passwords. Put it on your calendar to change passwords once a year and stick with it. Your security is own responsibility.
“123456” beat out “password” to top the list of 25 most commonly used and worst passwords back in 2013. Make sure that you password only makes sense to you – use a combination of lower case characters, caps, and special symbols.
And if you want to see the top 25 worst passwords of 2015, check it out here and learn what not to have as your WIFI password.
Gynoii Baby Monitor
This WIFI enabled baby monitor comes in a box ready to be plugged in. Download an app on your smartphone and connect to the monitor from anywhere
This unit was sent to us by Gynoii, and as you can see, the box comes with a camera and the instruction booklet. Where is the baby monitor itself you would ask – it’s in your smartphone. All you have to do is download …. app and now you can see your child from just about anywhere. Do you know what that means for me? I can leave my child with my husband yet still keep an eye on them. If you have a smartphone you no longer use, you can set it up as a stationary home monitor. My son spends a lot of time with his grandma, who doesn’t believe in smartphones (but she does find YouTube and Facebook very entertaining). Guess what, my old smartphone is now grandma’s baby monitor – she loves the color – I love the convenience!
What Else Should You Know About the Gynoii Unit?
It comes with a Two Way-Talk, Night Vision, Lullaby player and other fancy features, but this one is probably one of my favorites – Time-Lapse (see an example here). My one-year-old is a sensitive sleeper, and if I want to check on him, I will most likely wake him up by opening the door into the bedroom. Not only this baby monitor makes checking up easier, but it also allows me to record up to 160 minutes and even turn it into a short 40-second video clip.
You can also activate a guest mode and disconnect it whenever you want to. Learn more about the Gynoii on Amazon and see if this is the right solution for your family.