WiFi Baby Monitor: Full Version
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Transmission of data between the Sender-Device and Receiver-Device
As Sender-Device, we denote the device on which this app is started as Sender. Typically, the Sender-Device is placed in the baby's sleeping room. The Sender-Device records a number of data such as the loudness of the baby and transmits this data to the Receiver-Device.
As Receiver-Device, we denote the device on which this app is started as Receiver. Typically, the Receiver-Device is carried along by the parents or placed near the parents. It serves mainly for receiving the data transmitted by the Sender-Device and presenting this data to the parents.
On the Sender-Device, the app accesses the microphone for recording the sound level of the surrounding environment that it then transmits to the Receiver-Device. Further, audio is recorded and transmitted to the Receiver-Device where it is played back, such as when the baby cries. On the Receiver-Device, the app accesses the microphone only while the talk-back button is pressed by the user. In this case, the voice of the parents is recorded on the Receiver-Device and transmitted to the Sender-Device where it is played back. Microphone data is not stored permanently.
The camera is accessed on the Sender-Device only. A preview image is shown on the Sender-Device. This supports the parents in adjusting the orientation of the camera to their needs. The parents can use the Receiver-Device to start and stop the transmission of camera images from the Sender-Device to the Receiver-Device. Further, the parents can control the camera light of the Sender-Device from the Receiver-Device. The camera image that was transmitted last stays active on the Receiver-Device until it is overwritten by a new image or until the app is closed. Camera images are not stored permanently.
Temperature Sensors and Humidity Sensors
If the Sender-Device has a supported temperature sensor or humidity sensor, the temperature and humidity of the surrounding can be recorded. This data is transmitted from the Sender-Device to the Receiver-Device where it is presented on screen. The latest transmitted sensor values stay active on the Receiver-Device until they are overwritten by new data or until the app is closed. Sensor data is not stored permanently.
Battery level is monitored on both the Sender-Device and Receiver-Device. Doing so, a warning can be shown in case battery level drops below a predefined limit. Further, the battery level of the Sender-Device is transmitted to the Receiver-Device where it is presented on screen. The latest battery level received stays active on the Receiver-Device until it is overwritten by new data or until the app is closed. Battery level data is not stored permanently.
The app is intented to by used within a private and secured network, such as at your home. Therefore, the transmission of data is unencrypted by default. The user may also activate an end-to-end-encryption using a custom password. Doing so, audio and video data will be encrypted using the custom password before transmission. The custom password is encrypted and stored locally on the respective device.
Detection of Connectivity Issues
In order to ensure the functionality of the connection between the Sender-Device and Receiver-Device, small status messages are transmitted between the two devices regularily. This supports for the quick detection of connectivity issue and the notification of the user about such issues with a warning dialog. The connectivity status is not stored permanently.
Automatic Discovery of the Sender-Device
The Receiver-Device can automatically discover the Sender-Device on a network with the help of Multicast. Doing so, the Receiver-Device broadcasts a respective message to the network and the Sender-Device responds with its IP. The Sender-Device responds to respective messages only if it is not currently connected to a Receiver-Device. The Receiver-Device stores the IP of the last Sender-Device it was connected to in order to ensure a faster connection on its next start.
Acquisition and Usage of Further Data
The app can access the WiFi state of the respective device. Thus, the app can active or deactivate the WiFi adapter and it can establish a direct WiFi connection between the devices. Doing so, the app has no access to the password of the regular WiFi network. With this permission, the app can activate the WiFi adapter once it is started as Sender or Receiver, for example.
If the app was downloaded and installed from our website, the app may include an update check feature. Thereby, the app can check for new version by querying our server. A respective message about new versions is presented to the user. If the app was downloaded through an app store, the update policy of the respective app store is in effect. Please contact the respective app store for further information on the respective update process and the data collected and stored within this process.
Transmission of Bugs or Feature Requests
The app provides you with the opportunity of informing us about bugs or sending us feature requests. Doing so, an e-mail template with our e-mail address as receiver is shown. In order to send us bugs or feature requests, you enter this information in the e-mail template. By sending the e-mail, the information is transmitted to us. Because this is a normal e-mail, we will see the e-mail address that you sent the message from.
Saving Properties and Settings
Properties can be changed within the app. Examples are the playback sound level or transmission duration of videos. Those properties and settings are stored locally on the respective device.
Acquisition of Data by App Stores
The app is offered through a number of app stores. The app stores manage app downloads and purchases by themselves. Please refer to the information provided by the respective app stores on which data they collect and how they process data.
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