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New Technology Promises to Keep Our Kids Safe

Colorado Parent's "tech dad" talks about the newest innovation in baby monitors.

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Every year at the big Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I see more and more focus on technology that helps families. This year was no exception. It was clear that tech companies want to improve our lives and help us keep our kids safe.

One example displayed at the show this year was a new baby monitor from Motorola. The Motorola Halo+ is an over-the-crib camera that gives parents a wide-angle view of the entire crib from above. The angle is a better view so parents know that baby is safe. It also has 1080p resolution and infrared light so you get a crystal clear image whether the lights are on or off.

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What’s really cool is the ring around the camera that can emit a soft light that changes colors. It’s like a customizable nightlight built right into the camera. In addition to all of that, a projector on the back projects a kaleidoscope-like light show on the ceiling.

The camera portion can be moved around the house during the day. A video monitor is included, but you can also use its smartphone app to check in on the baby and control the camera, lights, and projector. The Motorola Halo+ baby monitor is available for $300.

Clearly, we’ve come a long way since I had my first kid 10 years ago. This seems like a cool option for new parents and I can’t wait to see what they’ll think of next to keep our babies safe.

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