At last a wifi video monitor compatible with my iPhone and iPad! The BabyPing Wi-Fi Baby Video Monitor is used with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, it is the next generation of video baby monitors. You can easily view your child at any time time of day, from anywhere, using your iOS device. All you need is a wifi, 3G or 4G Internet connection. You do not need a separate monitor or to turn your pc on, you do not need a charging dock and you do not need to worry about loss of signal – it even works with wifi range extenders. If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you can view your baby with ease.
Rest assured, setting up this video monitor is easy and the support available from BabyPing is second to none should you require assistance. There are five easy steps to set this up:
- Download the BabyPing app to your iOS device (no need to open the app just yet).
- Using the network cable provided, plug one end into your router and one into the camera.
- Plug the camera in and turn it on
- Ensure your iOS device is connected to your wifi (not 3G or 4G)
- Open the BabyPing app on your iOS device, this will find the connected camera and automatically set it up for you. The Baby Ping will now work with your wireless network.
Only devices that are connected to your wireless internet network have access to view the monitor, for additional security you can add password protection. If you would like access through 3G or 4G, you will need the readily downloadable BabyPing+ app and must create a password. The great thing about this is you can give the password to friends and family should you wish – this is particularly helpful if you have a family member living overseas. As an admin user you are able to view the log in times and dates of other members and revoke access should you wish. Once you are connected and your app is up and running, there is nothing else you have to do, in fact, the app continues to run in the background so should you need to be made aware of something (such as your baby crying or a connection problem), this will pop up as a notification on your iOS device.
The BabyPing camera is mains powered only so you never have to worry about replacing or recharging batteries, you shouldn’t have any problems locating a nearby plug socket as the cable length is 3 metres long. The built in high definition microphone can be set so you hear every murmur, movement, gurgle and cry or can be adjusted using built in ‘smart filter’ technology to enable only sounds above a set volume to register. Unlike other video or audio baby monitors, there is no background noise. The images are crystal clear thanks to the high definition camera and even the automatic night vision has a clarity and definition which is beyond that offered by standard video monitors, I am really pleased to see that no light is emitted around the lens when in night vision mode (as is the case with most video monitors) – switching automatically to night vision will not disturb your sleeping baby. And of course it is not just your baby who shouldn’t be disturbed unnecessarily, the app, which is constantly connected and continuously running in the background allows you to choose how you want to be notified of such alerts with options of a silent alert or vibration alert available. It was only a matter of time before something this good was made available for iOS users. Baby Ping have kept everything that is great about video monitors and made it better. Here’s some feedback from customers:
- The image quality is brilliant even in the night vision mode
- I’ve been able to give access to the camera to my mum who lives overseas
- If one of us goes to bed and the other stays up we can both watch the baby on our iPhones and/or iPad
- Superb picture quality and very sensitive to noise.
- The design has an Apple device feel to it and the set up is very straight forward
- I was amazed by the simplicity of the set up process.
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- You can not buy a standalone monitor to go with it, but the app does run in the background of your iPhone/iPad etc so it’s not too important
- It doesn’t have talk back or a built in room thermometer.
What’s in the Box?
- BabyPing Monitor
- Monitor stand
- 3m Power supply
- 2m iDevice extension power cable
- 1m Network cable
- Allen key
- Pack of cable clips
- Attachable rubber feet
- Mounted screws
For the technically minded
310,000 Pixel 1/4″ CMOS lens.
60°(H) 45°(V) viewing angle.
30fps @ 640×480 resolution. Built-in microphone.
- Night Vision:
30 invisible infrared LEDs with viewing distance of 10m.
- Network Connections:
Ethernet and Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n).
- Wi-Fi Security:
WEP (64/128 bit), WPA-PSK (AES/TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES/TKIP).
- Mains Operated Power:
100-240V AC. 3m power supply
with UK/US/EU attachments
- Power Consumption:
- Monitor Weight: 150g.
- Dimensions: 85mm x 85mm x 30mm.
Manufacturers Product Description
BabyPing is a high quality video baby monitor for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, allowing parents to utilise the latest technology to see and hear their baby 24/7 through a secure, interference-free, wireless WiFi. Combining a Wi-Fi video and audio device, our free dedicated app, and the power of the Apple iOS devices, parents can now enjoy using a functional sleek product that fits in to their lifestyle. BabyPing isn’t designed to just watch your baby occasionally, BabyPing is the first device designed to reassure and give confidence in replacing old-style monitors with the latest modern, safe, technology.
Who is it good for?
If you have an iOS device and you are looking for a video baby monitor, this really could be for you. It doesn’t monitor the room temperature or have a talk back function (which I can honestly say I never used) but that really isn’t as big a deal as it sounds. Step into the future and monitor your baby whilst you watch love film or catch up on some emails. The fact you can view this whilst away from home (think date night, a long day at work or distant relatives) is a real selling point for me. If you have an iOS device you quite often use in the evenings, don’t clutter your house with a standard video baby monitor, parent unit and charger dock. You just don’t need to anymore!
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