baby monitor safety

Baby Monitor Safety - How Nanit Solves Common Safety Issues

Having a new baby comes with a whole lot of worries, from the big stuff (what’s the best way to deal with teething?) to the small stuff (how many selfies with baby are just too much?).

One thing you should never have to worry about, though? Whether or not you have a safe baby monitor. After all, your monitor should give you peace of mind, not keep you up at night worrying. And yet many baby monitors on the market simply come up short when it comes to safety and security.

Not Nanit. Nothing is more important to us than your little one’s health and wellbeing, which is why we designed Nanit to be the safest baby monitor on the block.

Just take a look at a few of the ways Nanit is light years ahead when it comes to baby monitor safety and security…

Baby Monitor Safety – Smart cord management

When we set out to create Nanit, we sat down with parents and analyzed their current baby monitor situations. Time and again, we discovered that many digital baby monitors and IOT cameras had cords, cables and plugs that posed potential safety hazards in the nursery. That’s why we specifically designed Nanit with an innovative cord management system that keeps wires under control and stored away from baby. Brilliantly simple and completely safe.

Baby Monitor Safety – A tip-proof stand like no other

Nanit’s unique stand gives you an unobstructed, top-down, bird’s eye view of baby in the crib. In our research, we noticed that a lot of parents were jury rigging stands in order to get a similar view, leading to unstable setups that could easily tip over. Nanit’s stand is different. It has weighted legs for maximum stability – in other words, it’ll never budge. And, Nanit’s camera and stand go behind the crib, never coming in contact with your baby or the crib. A 2-year-old in the 90th percentile of growth (aka baby LeBron James!) wouldn’t be able to reach Nanit, even if standing with arms outstretched.

Baby Monitor Safety – Bye-Bye, Hackers

Many parents can’t help but wonder, “Are video baby monitors safe?” And for good reason. You hear a lot of stories about video monitors getting hacked. Nanit, though, was designed to be secure. Our IT infrastructure also utilizes AWS cloud computing. That means our servers are protected by top-notch physical and digital security measures, and constantly audited for compliance. (P.S. If you find yourself asking “Is Nanit down?” you can check our system status at any time!)

Wondering how else Nanit stacks up against the competition? Check out the many reasons why Nanit is making other baby monitors nervous!

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Natalie Barnett, PhD serves as VP of Clinical Research at Nanit. Natalie initiated sleep research collaborations at Nanit and in her current role, Natalie oversees collaborations with researchers at hospitals and universities around the world who use the Nanit camera to better understand pediatric sleep and leads the internal sleep and development research programs at Nanit. Natalie holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of New England in Australia and a Postgraduate Certificate in Pediatric Sleep Science from the University of Western Australia. Natalie was an Assistant Professor in the Neurogenetics Unit at NYU School of Medicine prior to joining Nanit. Natalie is also the voice of Nanit's science-backed, personalized sleep tips delivered to users throughout their baby's first few years.

Kristy Ojala is Nanit’s Digital Content Director. She spends way too much time looking at maps and weather forecasts and pictures of Devon Rex cats and no-cook dinners. A former sleep champion, she strives to share trustworthy somnabulism tips with other parents—praying for that one fine day when no tiny humans wake her up while it’s still dark out. Her kids highly recommend 3 books, approximately 600 stuffies, Chopin’s “Nocturnes,” and the Nanit Sound + Light for bedtime success.

Mackenzie Sangster is on the Brand and Community team at Nanit. She supports content development and editing for Nanit’s Parent Confidently blog as well as other marketing initiatives. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, cooking, being active, and using the Pro + Flex Duo to keep an eye on her fur-baby, Poppy!