When having friends around, having a smart camera such as Withings Home enables you to spend time with your guests while also resting assured that your baby is safe and sound.
Withings Home has great care of your baby, doing so much more than monitoring him visually and acoustically. It’s actually an intelligent device with super-sensitive sensors that can also monitor the environment your baby is in, so you can make adjustments, if necessary.
More precisely, the Withings Home smart camera includes a VOC (Volatile Organic Coumpounds) sensor that can tell if there are any potentially harmful airborne organic chemicals in the air. In order to reduce the risk of asthma, you need to make sure that the quality of the indoor air is maintained at high standards. In case the smart camera alerts you that there are too many air contaminants, you will need to air the room.
Secondly, the device packs a temperature sensor that alerts you if the indoor temperature is too high or too low for your baby. Both these extremes could prove harmful for your baby’s health. Withings Home also comes with a humidity sensor, as this is yet another aspect that could influence your baby’s wellbeing.
Whenever the sensors pick up abnormal values, alerts are sent to your iPhone. Unfortunately, there’s no Android app available at the moment, but I hope that Withings is considering creating one. You can easily adjust the levels when the alerts are triggered, as adults and babies have different needs.
Withings Home is great not only as a baby monitor, but also as a surveillance camera. It is able to detect movement and can be set to send alerts on your smartphone whenever the presence of a person is detected. And just in case you don’t have a baby yet, it can send you a live stream of your pet, to see if he’s napping or fooling around while you’re away.
At $219.95, Withings Home is a pretty expensive smart camera/baby monitor, but if you want to have the latest and the greatest tech, then there’s a price to pay. Overall, this device is a Jack of all trades, as it performs multiple functions. If you were to buy separate devices for each of its functions, you would probably end up paying more than $220, so in the end this might not be a bad deal.