Smart baby monitors:
- No longer simply a glorified walkie-talkie, monitors are now multitasking. Added functions include night vision cameras, intruder alarms, room thermometers, nightlights, ambient lighting, light projectors, motion sensors, built-in music functions, mp3 players, Skype capabilities, talkback functions, timers to monitor both nap length and feed times and SD card recording.
- In addition to the standard listening in, new designs alert parents to changes in the room by combinations of flashing lights, vibrations and alarms.
- Rather than using the traditional parent unit monitors are being paired with smart phones.