SAMi is an intelligent, configurable, video based nighttime movement detection system. Through the use of specialized software and an infrared camera, a parent or caregiver is alerted on their IOS device to unusual movement in the monitored location. Events are recorded and archived for further use.
While the SAMi monitor works well for many people, here are things to consider.
- The SAMi monitor is only for monitoring during sleep. You need to have a place to mount the monitor in the bedroom pointed at the sleeping location.
- SAMi alarms on motion. The motion can be small and it does not need to be repetitive, but it must continue for at least 15 seconds. You can adjust the length of time before the alarm sounds, but if you set it shorter than about 15 seconds you will probably get more false alarms than you would like.
- If your child is a very restless sleeper or shares a bed, or if there is a family pet or service dog sleeping with the child, you may get lots of false alarms.
- SAMi has visible lights on the front. There is a bright power light which can be easily covered but there is also a ring of dim red lights that cannot be covered as they allow the camera to see in the dark. It is fine for most people but some children are bothered by this (and some like it!) Note that the lights do not flicker.
- SAMi requires a good quality WiFi network.
We want to be sure you have the best possible experience and that you get the best possible monitor for your needs. If you have any questions or concerns about the product please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If after using the monitor you determine it isn’t right for you please let us know and we'll take it back.
SAMi offers you the security of having a system in place to alert you only when necessary. This system is configured to your situation, not a “one size fits all” product. It provides high quality, accurate recordings that are time/date/duration stamped for purpose of documentation, review/evaluation, and communication with your specialist.
SAMi uses proprietary algorithms to filter out the usual motion and noise that would be reported through a conventional monitor. Fine tuning of the alarm sensitivity will greatly reduce false alerts. Fewer false alarms equals better sleep! SAMi also has an automatic recording capability not found in baby monitors.
SAMi is not a medical device. You should check with your insurance provider for assistance in purchasing. While we have had success in getting insurance to cover SAMi it is, unfortunately, uncommon. If you have a financial need, check our resources page for organizations that can help you obtain a SAMi camera or kit. Here is our full disclaimer:
"SAMi is a nocturnal movement monitor and will detect all types of movement regardless of the movement’s origin. HiPass Design LLC. does not guarantee the effectiveness of SAMi for any particular application and use of SAMi is solely at your own risk. SAMi has not been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or any other government agency for any purpose. SAMi is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, or cure of any disease or other conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. "
The IOS device requires WI-FI but the camera may use either WI-FI or wired Ethernet.
Yes, you can connect multiple iOS devices to the camera. While you can connect as many as you want, we recommend not running more than three at the same time.
Yes we do! Send an email to email@example.com with details on your organization and we will follow up with the details.
We do not accept personal checks.
We do accept PayPal and Wire transfers.
If you want to pay via corporate check or PayPal or Wire Transfer fill out our quote request form:
You will receive an emailed Proforma Invoice with instructions on how to make payment.
Note that we only accept funds in US Dollars.
You may return SAMi for any reason within 45 days of receipt, no questions asked (but feel free to give us feedback!). Refund does not include return shipping costs or expedited/international shipping costs.
All the supported devices work well. However, we have found it is really nice if you can dedicate a iPod or iPad to be a monitor. That way you can leave it always running.
If you order a kit everything you need will be included. Otherwise...
Yes, recordings are made even when the alarm is disabled.
Yes, you may use the front or back camera on the IOS device but you will not be able to make recordings and the Apple cameras will not work in the dark. This is mostly useful for trying out the app and demonstrations.
This is limited only by your Wi-Fi connection. The typical range using a single Wi-Fi router is around 50 feet (15 meters) indoors. More routers will increase the range. There are also inexpensive WiFi range extenders.
No. The SAMi application has been optimized for use with the SAMi camera.
No, the alarm is based on motion.
SAMi is primarily designed to be a night-time monitor. You can use SAMi during the day, for example to monitor during naps. Otherwise, SAMi is not designed to be able to detect non-sleep abnormal movements so the alarm would be of limited use. Since all movement is recorded, SAMi can be useful in capturing a daytime event for later review.
Yes. With the alarm muted you can record your sleep for review the next day. These recorded videos may also be useful for purposes of medical consultation. In addition, with the alarm on SAMi can alert you after unusual activity so you can take action if necessary (for example take medication).
The files are H.264 format; most modern computers can play them.