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Brief Published: 26 Apr 2017

Next-Gen Baby Monitor: Decco


Next-gen baby-motion monitor Decco lets parents know when their toddler leaves their bedroom or safe space.

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, entrepreneurial Canadian mothers Krista Teare and Lisa Caruso Ruigrok were inspired to create the device when one of their kids left the house in the middle of the night. “We discovered there was nothing on the market to help parents monitor their toddlers after they outgrow their baby monitor,” they wrote on their crowdfunding page.

Designed to hang from a door handle, Decco’s signal can cover a 3,000 sq ft space, and uses sensors and Bluetooth technology to notify parents when their toddler’s on the move. The free app sends alerts to registered users on up to three iPhone or Android phones once movement is detected. Each monitor can be controlled remotely, with options to put the device to sleep or on ‘guard’ mode when at home.

After finding the product to be of particular interest to parents and carers of children with special needs such as autism and Down syndrome, the founders partnered with Changing the Face of Beauty – a US-based organisation advocating the integration of individuals with disabilities into mainstream advertising. The charity will now receive a donation of $2 per unit sold on Kickstarter.

Decco is available on ‘early bird special’ for $70 – $15 less than the planned retail price. Estimated delivery is September 2017.

For more on the child-focused apps, devices and networks aiding everything from conception to birth and beyond, see Decoding Digital Parents.