A New Way to Use Your Baby Monitor- Take it on the Go!

I always talked about how great it would be to have a camera hooked to the car head rest that would stream live images straight to our smart phones.  You see, two little rear facing tikes in the back of the car were impossible to check up on.  Those back seat mirrors just weren’t good enough- I wanted the ability to zoom in, did she spit up? How is her neck?.  You should have seen some of the crazy Yoga moves I did just to check on those two munchkins in their rear facing car seats (while dad was driving of course!)   In their first months, any gurgle or hiccup sent us into some frenzied panic to park on the side of the road and check on those two. 

Now, two years of research and design down the road, we are proud to say that this monitor is much more.  In fact, Totokan is quite revolutionary in the way that you can use it.  It is no longer just for in car usage, we built Totokan to be portable and rugged enough for you to use outdoors.  Unlike traditional baby monitors you can take this one on the go in your diaper bag, use it at a play date, or in the garden with the sprinklers on.    Have you been caught in a situation where you’re at a friend’s house, the older one is playing with her friends, but baby fell asleep and needs to borrow a quiet room for a nap? Yup!

There are many many monitors that market themselves as powerful and technologically advance. Here are some tips to keep in mind when shopping for a high tech baby monitor:

What a high tech camera should have:

Local/Offline View
Yes, wifi is great.   We can’t live without it. But it can still be so unreliable.  Does your camera give you the option of streaming offline?

I can’t stress enough how important this is in terms of safety! Does your unit overheat? Has the brand opted for the safest battery distributor?

We’ve all read the scary hacker incident that happened recently to one family.  How safe is your IP camera? Many smaller brands tend to buy their cameras wholesale and slap their logos on them without knowing how secure their cloud streaming functions are. 

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to design and build a dream monitor.  Babies don’t just stay in their nurseries; your monitor shouldn’t have to stay there either.  Please join our mailing list to get the most up to date news on Totokan.  Contact us with any thoughts, questions, ideas; we’d love to hear from you!  

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