Scary Grid: Baby Monitor Hacked to Play ‘Eerie Music,’ Tell Parent ‘You Are Being Watched’

By Melissa Dykes

The smart grid is getting dumber all the time.

A family from southwestern Ontario would likely agree after someone hacked their baby monitor to prank them in a way that seems like it is straight out of a horror film.

A parent was rocking a young kid to sleep when the camera on the couple’s baby monitor remotely activated.

Ontario Provincial Police Constable Liz Melvin told the National Post“The camera played some eerie music and a voice could be heard indicating the parent and child were being watched.” 

Sounds fun, right?

Sure, it’s one thing to read about this in a news article, but consider how that would feel if it happened to you. It’s the middle of the night and you are rocking your baby to sleep. All of a sudden, creepy music starts playing and your technological gadget tells you that you are being watched.

After this happened, the police issued a statement reminding people that, yes, these cameras can indeed be hacked (and apparently easily), as can any security cameras and home monitoring systems people buy and hook up to Wi-Fi these days.

The point to take away from the story according to the police constable is that people should realize nothing connected to the Internet is secure. Nothing.

Now think about how they want people to connect their entire homes (and thus, lives) to the Internet to be part of the unfolding smart grid.

Things like Nest home thermostat controls that can be remotely accessed via the Internet. Wi-Fi home security camera systems that would give a hacker the complete, real-time layout of your home and possessions. “Smart” appliances… everything from TVs with voice recognition software that spy on their owners to ovens with built-in cameras so people can record time lapses of cookies baking. Even China was caught bugging ordinary appliances like clothes irons in order to spy on Russian citizens.

The bottom line? The smart grid will know everything about you from inside your home. 

Former CIA Director David Petraeus was basically drooling with excitement when discussing the smart home’s “effect on clandestine tradecraft” back in 2012.

Via Wired:

Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said, “the latter now going to cloud computing, in many areas greater and greater supercomputing, and, ultimately, heading to quantum computing.”

Again, sounds fun.

How can people not see this?

While your nose was buried in your smart phone accessing Facebook to share that new picture of your cat Fluffy with all the friends you’ve facially recognized for the system, that system was busy building an electronic concentration grid all around you where privacy isn’t just limited, it’s nonexistent. When the Bildberberg Group asked, “Does privacy exist?” last year, the question was rhetorical.

The more you choose to spy on yourself, the more you will by spied upon.

Melissa Dykes (formerly Melton) is a co-founder of She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.

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4 Comments on "Scary Grid: Baby Monitor Hacked to Play ‘Eerie Music,’ Tell Parent ‘You Are Being Watched’"

  1. Parents shouldn’t use these monitors anyway because it exposes the child to dangerous levels of microwave/rf energy.

  2. I have about 800 LF of category 5 E shielded twisted pair wire remaining in s box. Why? When wifi … wireless began I warned my customers by pure logical deduction that these intercept events would occur. Everything will be hacked n whacked for control. The guys that install security systems are excons or thieves not yet caught. Maybe before u save $$$ consider hiring a real electrician to run shielded wire for the smart home, set up a panic room, a farraday cage area, and consult with you on how to deactivate the EMP from a smart meter (WAN, LAN, MAN) system. Sure will piss off Edison management to send out a meter reader … but since they’re already a monopoly in violation of the Sherman antitrust act….WTF!!! They don’t want that can of worms opened. BTW …. u won’t be able to access my system from your android to adjust anything. It’s a closed boobytrap system that could result in serious physical injury to any thief trying to defeat it. The schematics aren’t published and are inaccessible from a plan room. Not even CAD drawings … old school drafting. This even prevents NSA types from a soft BE.

    • I may be an ex con, but I’m not a thief! Been installing alarms, surveillance, etc. for 23 years and I agree totally with the apprehension about smart homes, technology, etc. You can’t hack into my systems either. For the retail and residential customers that require remote viewing I always advise to change passwords frequently, and always bring up the possibility of being hacked. I also advise against anything wifi, and against installing cameras inside one’s residence.

  3. Frances McCandless | July 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm |

    WiFi in your home causes sleeping disorders. I unplug every night so that this dirty electricity does not interrupt my sleep. I also unplug when I leave home during the day so it does not affect my dogs. I keep a land line but it is not as easy to talk on the phone and cordless phones produce dirty energy as well. All this technology is probably designed to shorten our lives.

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