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Using the Baby Monitor feature on your SmartCamera with voice control

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Your ecobee SmartCamera with voice control can now be used as a baby monitor by enabling Baby Monitor mode. When Baby Monitor mode is enabled:

  • The "Play Siren" button will be replaced with a Audio monitoring button. Tapping this button will offer a live audio feed of the SmartCamera from your phone, even when the ecobee app is running in the background
  • The LEDs and infrared lights on the SmartCamera will be dimmed so as not to disturb your baby's sleep
  • Window Mode will not be available
  • If you are a Haven subscriber, the camera will be removed from Haven armed monitoring

How to enable Baby Monitor mode

If you have not registered your SmartCamera:

  • Select Baby monitor after the camera is finished registering/verifying, and follow the on-screen instructions.

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If you have already registered your camera:

  1. Select the SmartCamera from the app and tap the gear icon
  2. Select Device Settings
  3. Tap Camera Mode and then select Baby monitor

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Placing your SmartCamera

If you are placing your SmartCamera on a surface:

  • Place the SmartCamera on an elevated surface away from the crib, such as a bookshelf or dresser
  • Place the SmartCamera at least 2 feet away from other nearby walls for maximum viewing capability
  • Ensure the cord is tucked away and is more than 3 feet away from the reach of children

If you are mounting your SmartCamera on a wall:

  • Place the SmartCamera at least 3 feet above the sleeping area
  • Place the SmartCamera at least 2 feet away from other nearby walls for maximum viewing capability
  • Ensure the cord is tucked away and is more than 3 feet away from the reach of children

Note: Power cords are a potential strangulation hazard. ecobee recommends keeping the SmartCamera power cord at least 3 feet (0.9m) out of reach of children.

 

Using your SmartCamera in Baby Monitor mode

Audio Monitoring

By pressing the Audio monitoring button, the ecobee SmartCamera will enter audio monitoring mode. In this mode, the ecobee app will offer a live audio feed of the SmartCamera from your phone, even when the ecobee app is running in the background.

Video Monitoring

By tapping the Pan button you can pan, tilt and zoom the camera to get a better view and ensure your baby is safe and sound.

The Talk button enables two-way communication from your phone and the SmartCamera, so you can talk to your baby from another room.

If you are an active Haven subscriber, you can use the Snapshot and Record features to save photos and videos.

Activity Zones

You can use the Activity Zone to notify you if movement is detected outside of a specified area. For example, you can set an Activity Zone specifically around the perimeter of your baby's crib.

  1. Select the SmartCamera from the app and tap the gear icon
  2. Select Detection Settings and then Activity Zone
  3. Tap the Edit Zone icon in the top right
  4. Drag the white dots to adjust the Activity Zone
  5. Tap the ‘check mark’ icon in the top right to save changes

Play soothing sounds to help your baby sleep

If Alexa is enabled on your SmartCamera, try saying "Alexa, play white noise" or "Alexa, play ocean sounds"

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