Thursday, February 17, 2011

Did you know that baby monitors open a window into your home?

What's the frequency: Monitors transmit video of unknowing families starts with:

The saying goes, "never wake a sleeping baby." But what if that baby is broadcast for all the neighbors to see?

From Ballard to Queen Anne and Greenlake to Phinney Ridge, KOMO News found unsuspecting families transmitting what's inside their homes without even knowing it.

And they're broadcasting through video baby monitors -- devices designed to give parents peace of mind. But a Problem Solvers investigation found these security devices can be anything but secure.


We've used baby monitors in the past.  I think we'll be more careful now.

(Hat tip: Instapundit)

1 comment:

CarolynM said...

We used to pick up neighbors' conversations on their cordless telephones with our baby monitor (audio receiver). We assumed that would work both ways, so we were very careful to turn off the microphone unit when we didn't need it.