Baby monitor out of smartphones: 6 reasons in favor of this solution

Modern life requires technological solutions even to solve everyday problems. In 2020, many people no longer ask themselves: “Do I need a baby monitor?” This useful tool is used not only for monitoring a child or their babysitter, but also the elderly, sick people, pets, or just a room.

Screenshot from the Faceter application

Today, users are faced with the question of choosing a surveillance system. We suggest considering the simplest option: the free Faceter app and an old smartphone.

What is a baby monitor for? 6 reasons to get a baby monitor

A baby monitor out of a smartphone is not a tribute to fashion, it is a silent assistant, the principle of which is as simple as possible.

The following factors speak in favor of a remote video monitoring system:

  1. Wide range of applications. With the help of a baby monitor, you can remotely control any room, monitor the behavior of children, elderly family members, sick relatives and pets. Also, a baby monitor is used to monitor the service workers (teachers, babysitters, builders, repairmen, cleaners).
  2. Affordable and easy to install. A baby monitor made out of two smartphones is an assistant that can be set up in 5-10 minutes. To do this, you need to download a free mobile application for two phones, install one smartphone at the monitoring point and start recording. The second phone is in the viewer’s hands in the monitor mode. The system is ready to go.
  3. Assistance. A baby monitor via smartphone makes life much easier for young parents, guardians of elderly and/or sick relatives, as well as owners of naughty pets. A portable device can silently monitor any desired room round-the-clock. At the same time, the viewer can go about their business, and the factor of parental/guardian control will not be lost.
  4. Protection. Do you want to ensure the good attitude of the service staff towards your elderly and/or sick relatives? Do you want to not worry about the physical and psychological state of your child when they are in the hands of a teacher? A baby monitor via smartphone is a modern protector.
  5. Possibility of self-development of the child, but under invisible control. Any child needs personal space and time, when they can be alone with their favorite toys and activities. Give this opportunity to your son/daughter under the supervision of a baby monitor. Having analyzed the child’s behavior while alone, the development vector can be adjusted.
  6. Availability of archived videos. With the help of a baby monitor, you can get the opportunity to view the archive of records, up to two days, completely free of charge. Details here.

When leaving your house, use an old phone with the special Faceter video surveillance program as a baby monitor, and you will always be aware of what is happening in your absence.

Smartphone surveillance capabilities

We live in an era of rapid technological development, and every family has one or several outdated smartphones lying around. But a slow operating system and an outdated appearance are not valid reasons to write off a phone.

Smartphone video surveillance

An outdated smartphone can come in handy and become a full-fledged video surveillance device if it has a camera, processor, screen and battery all in working order. And if you urgently need a baby monitor out of two android smartphones, then you can set up a video monitoring system in just a matter of minutes.

Algorithm of actions:

  1. Check the condition of two phones (camera, screen).
  2. Download the free Faceter mobile application from Google Play or the App Store, taking into account the operating system.
  3. Place one smartphone at the desired point. If necessary, plug the phone into a power outlet so it is always operational. Launch the camera mode and start recording.
  4. Turn on the monitor mode on your second phone and take it with you for video monitoring.

A baby monitor from your smartphones is ready to go. More details here.

All the capabilities of old mobile technology are described in detail in the article “What to do with an old smartphone: 5 examples of useful applications.”

Exceptional benefits of the Faceter video surveillance system

The main advantages of using the Faceter baby monitor are:

  1. Availability.

This video monitoring system is available to absolutely anyone who has two smartphones and access to the Internet to download the mobile application. Both phones can even be outdated.

     2. Free of charge.

The baby monitor app from Faceter is completely free. For the system to work, you do not need to purchase a special baby monitor device, IP cameras or any other equipment.

      3. Simplicity and speed of installation.

It will take no more than 15-30 minutes to install the baby monitor system and put it to use.

      4. Security.

Faceter ensures 100% safety of your recordings. The archive is stored encrypted in the cloud. Data transmission from the phone to the server and back (for viewing) is encrypted and cannot be viewed or deleted by third parties.

      5. Multifunctionality.

Use the Faceter baby monitor for more than just monitoring babies. It is advisable to set up a device to monitor workers, elderly relatives, sick family members and pets. You will have a clear picture with sound, even if the room is dark.


Faceter removes most of the barriers and prejudices about home video surveillance. You don’t need expensive devices with a lot of unnecessary features. Two smartphones, a free mobile application and just 10-15 minutes to set everything up and your baby monitor is ready to go. And the simple and intuitive user interface does not require any special skills. The future is already here. Welcome to Faceter.

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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