We never wanted to go with a camera based baby monitor due to all the stories about botnets and creepers accessing the camera feed. But after 4 weeks in the hospital and the ability to always check in via a camera (baby is 10 weeks premature) when I am at work. We’re now so used to that ability, that I’m now looking at a safe baby monitor camera or different camera solution for when the baby does come home.
First question for me would be how do you check if an baby monitor/camera is safe (in an IT sense), where can I check if a device has known vulnerabilities etc.
Second question would be is there another way to have that function. I’m already thinking about a Unifi camera but that would also mean upgrading some of my network gear. And I’m not really feeling something like the Nest camera’s.
At home I have a Unifi network based on a USG (the square one) and a gen1 Cloudkey. So at least I should look at creating a second VLAN to keep any camera separate from my other devices.