Ecobee’s home security SmartCamera now acts as an always-on audio monitor for use in a nursery. The device after getting some recent upgrades includes a Baby Monitor Mode in the setup menu. This mode gives parents and guardians more features like an always-on audio option that works in the background even if your phone is locked.
The Camera has a 180-degree field of view and captures video in 1080p. It additionally uses two-factor authentication and locally analyzes footage using an eight-core processor. In a security setting, it can upload video when armed and sensing motion.
Furthermore, you can open the app to check the video feed to see if your baby is wide awake or still sleeping. Thoughtfully, the setting dims the LED lights on the front of the camera and keep you from mistakenly triggering the Siren alarm. The feed and the audio are only available via the Ecobee app. The SmartCamera is currently on sale at Amazon for $99.