April 1, 2021

My sister is worried about her baby monitor (Owlet Cam)

Hello! My sister has a baby monitor that was bought for her and it is scaring her badly.
It is the Owlet Cam, and she uses an app to watch her baby. Lately the camera has been switching back and forth from night vision to regular, making a clicking noise as it does so, and then it sends her a notification for motion detected. Also, when they are physically in the room it does not detect them speaking or moving around, so does not notify her. The camera has a red light to signify somebody is watching the feed, and the light has been staying on even after she has closed the app for several seconds (15-30 seconds) which she says was not doing before. She said the speaker has also been making a low clicking sound occasionally.

I guessed that a lot of this could be delay between the wifi and the device, but I don’t know a whole lot about these things and my poor sister has been in tears worried that somebody is watching her baby, but not wanting to just not use such an expensive gift. The monitor itself says that it has wifi encryption?

So, I was wondering if anybody knew anything about these devices and could help me to understand how at-risk this is for someone to be hacking and watching my nephew?

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