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RoboNanny

Audio Home Security & Baby Monitor Software

Audio home security and baby monitoring with Internet broadcasting and activity recording.

RoboNanny is an audio home security and baby monitoring tool. It monitors sound level in your room via your computer microphone, broadcasts audio from the microphone over the network, and records surrounding audio, and fires sound alarms.

While connected to the Internet (even a 28.8 modem will do, but DSL or Cable is certainly better), RoboNanny can continuously broadcast your room's sounds. You can listen to what's happening in your home by simply connecting to your home IP with Windows Media Player.

RoboNanny - Audio Home Security & Baby Monitor Software

If configured, RoboNanny can save all sounds louder than a user-defined threshold level to super-small WMA files to the hard drive. An hour of audio takes less than four megabytes of space.

System Requirements

RoboNanny requires a sound card with attached microphone. For optional Internet broadcasting an Internet connection is necessary.

How It Works

RoboNanny works as a home security system by monitoring audio level in your room. It can be used as an audio surveillance tool.

The program uses your computer's microphone in order to watch for any suspicious activity. If noise level exceeds a user-defined maximum, the program starts recording all sounds to a file on your hard disk (it can record everything by simply setting this "maximum threshold" level to zero). The program will record everything while the noise continues, plus 15 seconds after the sound level falls below the threshold.

You can also connect to your computer at any time using a regular Windows Media Player (using the File -> Open URL command) and listen to what is happening in your room. RoboNanny can broadcast every sound in your room to the Internet through a WMA stream (8 kbit per second).

Future Versions

Future versions will include:

  • Alert notifications on e-mail, pager, or by telephone
  • Sound alarms if a noise exceeds certain level and length
  • Customizable sound quality (higher bit rates and sampling frequencies)
  • Organizer for recorded events

Technical Specifications

  Format Windows Media Player WinAmp compatible
Internet broadcast WMA, 8 kHz, 8 kbit/s, Windows Media Player compatible YES YES
Locally saved file format WMA, 8 kHz, 1 KB/s (approx. 3.6 MB per hour) YES YES

Links:

  • Buy it on-line.
  • Download a fully-functional evaluation copy.
Turn your PC into a phone answering center! Call Waiting. When you're on the phone and a local caller calls your line, you will hear a single, soft beep. When a long-distance call comes in you will hear three soft beeps. Re-activates automatically. To de-activate, press 70#.