iPad2 + iPod Touch 4g facetime for baby monitor

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Aqua Bliss, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2010
    I have iPad2 and iPod Touch 4g, would like to use facetime and the combination of the 2 for a video baby monitor.

    I'm going to place the iPod Touch in the babies room on the crib with a gorilla tripod like this one:

    Then carry the iPad2 with me in the kitchen, around the house and monitor the baby this way.

    This seems to work OK in the daytime with standard functionality, but at night I'd like to have it work with nightvision type camera. There is a night vision app that works pretty well on my iPod Touch 4g, and would like to get the same night-vision view translated via facetime and viewable on my iPad.

    Any idea if this is feasible?
  2. annewilts macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2011
    macrumors regular Join Date: Dec 2010 iPad2 + iPod Touch 4g facetime for baby mon

    Your solution sounds like it could work but you'd want to be wary of a couple of things. You may have seen in February that there was a recall of Summer Baby Monitors due to strangulation death from cords getting tangled up with the babies. If you planned to plug your iPod touch in by the crib to keep in charged you'd want to make sure the cord was well away from those little hands. There are wireless camera options available (full disclosure I'm a Mom who works for iWatchLife, a company offering one).

    You may also find this consumer reports article interesting, it compares a few models and tells you what to look for, it might give you some ideas that may be less complex than what you are proposing. You could for example use your smart phone to monitor your baby which is perhaps a little less cumbersome that carrying an iPad around. Hope it helps.

    Link to story on recall: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/wireStory?id=12893800
    Link to consumer report: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/consumer&id=7999564
    Link to iWatchLife, Is Your Baby Safe Blog:http://blog.iwatchlife.com/blog/bid/28320/Is-Your-Baby-Monitor-Smart-Safe-and-Secure-MSNBC-News
  3. dubbs macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    Not a bad idea, I've seen people wanting to do this to check their front doors to check for package deliveries and stuff...but the question I have regarding these uses is: doesn't the iPod Touch have to accept the FaceTime request? If so, doesn't this make it a bit inferior or cumbersome to normal baby monitors?

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