The decision to get a baby monitor is an easy one to make. However, deciding which baby monitor product to buy can be quite a tough task. There are many different baby monitor products out there, and even a single brand can have different baby monitor models to choose from.
One of the key considerations on what makes a good baby monitor is its smart features, especially integration with Internet of Things products such as Google Home. With Google Home integration, you can continue to enjoy your music on the go, weather updates, voice-enabled search, voice-enabled commands, home automation, and lots more in addition to using Google Assistant to operate your baby monitor.
And so, in this article, I am going to list some of the top baby monitors that are compatible with Google Home.
Please note that this list is not a comparison of best baby monitor products, and that the list is not ordered according to superiority.
Let’s get right to it.
Baby Monitors Compatible With Google Home
1. Google Indoor Nest Security Cam
Of course. After all, it’s Google Home we’re talking about here. So, it makes sense that Google Nest makes an appearance on our list.
You see, even though Google Nest does not advertise itself as a baby monitor, it is exactly what you need to monitor your baby round the clock. Here’s why:
Google Nest cam has built-in intelligence to tell the difference between a human, an animal, a toy, a vehicle, and so on. It then sends alerts directly through the Google Home app where necessary.
One thing you would love about this and appreciate even more when you get to learn about other baby monitors on this list, is that you do not need a subscription to use Google Nest and its integration with Google Home.
Google Nest offers the superior 1080P HDR video with night vision, and you can see what you missed with three hours of free events video history.
Oh, and if your Wi-Fi goes down, Google Nest cam will store up to one hour of recorded events so that you can see what you missed.
It offers the standard two way audio so that you can hear your baby and also speak or sing to your baby if the need arises.
Integration with Google Home also allows you to call your local emergency service if need be. However, this feature will require a Nest Aware subscription.
Another thing I love about this product is that you can specify which areas of your home that you want to receive phone notifications for.
To use Google Nest, all you need is the Google Home app and a free google account.
- Seamless integration with Google Home, which is expected, given the fact that there is no need for 3rd party application integrations.
- Streaming of live video feeds on compatible smart displays with Google Assistant, and compatible smart displays, smart TV’s, and tablets with Amazon Alexa
- Most of the features do not require any subscription. You can set up when to turn the Nest off and on so that it does not continuously run even when you do not need it to.
- Offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Superior intelligence to differentiate between persons, animals, and objects so that it only sends relevant notifications to you
- It would have been nice if the feature to contact emergency services did not require a subscription. But we can’t have it all. I personally think that the free features of the Google Nest cam are more than enough for your baby monitoring needs.
2. KASA Smart Security Camera For Baby Monitor
The KASA smart security camera is also allows integration with both Google Home and Alexa.
This baby monitor offers several features including motion detection, cloud and SD card storage, night vision, and of course the two-way audio which I think is a basic requirement of baby monitors anyway.
The product also sends alerts to your smartphone whenever motion or sound is detected even at night, and at up to 30 feet. Just like the Google Nest, you can customize activity zones although it is limited to just four with the KASA baby monitor.
As I mentioned earlier, you can save the videos locally or on AWS cloud. By default, the baby monitor continuously records and stores footage on a local SD card up to 64GB. You can also view up to 30 days of video history.
What I think is a standout feature of the KASA baby monitor is the fact that you can set it to turn your lights on when the camera detects motion.
- Night vision of up to 30 feet
- Advanced encryption using the latest WPA2
- Local and cloud storage
- Very affordable
- 30 days video history
- 64 gigabytes can only save so much footage. You are most likely to need cloud storage in the long term
- Offers only Wi-Fi connectivity and no Bluetooth connectivity
3. Geeni Smart Home Pets And Baby Monitor
Even Google features this baby monitor, and that says a lot. The Geeni smart home baby monitor is the perfect blend of functionality, appearance, features, and costs.
It looks like a Geeni but there is a lot of technological advancement behind the scenes.
Geeni allows you to view an entire room all at once by panning and tilting the view using the Geeni app.
It also has an enhanced night vision and daytime colour imagery.
The baby monitor is very easy to set up and allows integration with Alexa in addition to Google Assistant.
As expected, it has a two way audio so you can always communicate with your baby and, as it says, your pet.
Geeni not only offers motion detection but also cry alerts. But what’s great about it is that it has temperature monitoring and built in lullabies so that you can keep your baby soothed while you get on with other things.
- Pan, tilt, and zoom for 360-degree view using the Geeni app
- Temperature monitoring and inbuilt lullabies in addition to two-way radio
- Bright range of colours, advanced lighting effects, and brightness control
- Offers only Wi-Fi connectivity
- Sound quality can be better
4. TP-Link Tapo
Like the KASA, the TP-Link Tapo offers both SD card and cloud storage. It also offers up to 30 feet of night vision and is compatible with both Alexa and Google Home. This integration extends to devices like Echo Show and Google Chromecast which allows you to display live footage on a larger TV display.
One thing I love about this TP link product is the built-in siren which ensures that you not only get alerts to your mobile device, but also get instant feedback from the baby’s room via the siren.
- Built-in siren
- Unlimited customizable activity zones
- You can set a schedule to check video periodically. The camera will automatically record videos based on your schedule
- The TP-Link app shows four cameras on one screen and supports up to 32 cameras
- Customer support could be better
5. Panasonic Baby Monitor
It is pricey but by all accounts, it is more than worth it. The Panasonic baby monitor takes baby monitoring to the next level. It has some of the longest coverage ranges: up to 1500 feet.
It comes with a rechargeable battery which provides a solid 13 hours standby or five hours of constant use.
It also offers pan, tilt, and zoom using the up.
Unlike most other baby monitors, the Panasonic baby monitor sends alerts even when the baby wakes, in addition to when the baby cries. It also alerts you if the room temperature changes outside the range that you have preset.
Instead of the common Wi-Fi radio technology, video and audio on the Panasonic baby monitor are transmitted through secure DECT technology. This ensures that other devices cannot connect to this baby camera even if your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth are compromised.
The baby monitor also has built-in lullabies and white noise to calm the baby and encourage healthy brain activity
It is expandable to up to four cameras.
- Outstanding coverage range
- White noise in addition to lullabies
- Extra secure transmission, and it does not require Wi-Fi to set up
- Extraordinary motion sensor to detect and alert when baby wakes
- Noise suppression
- Vivid night vision even in a pitch-black environment
I genuinely don’t know of any