You might have seen the Jetsons-level聽baby monitors聽that are in stores or聽put them on your baby registry. Chances are you聽even have one in your baby鈥檚 nursery right now. But did you know that some of the WiFi-enabled monitors could bring in a hackable threat?

Safety Baby Sleeping

A consumer alert was聽issued by NYC鈥檚 Department of Consumer Affairs in early 2016 after it began an investigation into聽several unnamed video baby monitor manufacturers for potential security risks. This came after a number of consumers reported that hackers had creepily disturbed their families via the video systems. Yikes!

To keep your family safe from potential hacks, here鈥檚 what the experts suggest:

1.聽Do your research.聽Check to see if the monitor you own, or are thinking of purchasing, is on any known lists for having a potential security risk.

2.聽Register your device.聽This way you鈥檒l receive all the necessary software updates in real time to stay one step ahead on all security concerns.

3. Switch up the default password.聽Some monitors come with a default password out of the box to get your device connected and running quickly. Once you have it set up, go back into your account and create a strong password. To be extra-safe, change the password often.

4.聽Keep your WiFi secure.聽If you don鈥檛 already have this setup, make your WiFi tough to hack. For an easy checklist of instructions, check out this FCC聽post on how to protect your wireless network.

5.聽Switch it off. Turn off the baby monitor when you鈥檙e not using it. It鈥檚 easier to hack into something that is always on.

What did you do to secure your baby monitor? Tweet us your tips @BritandCo!聽