Samsung Techwin America has unveiled a Wi-Fi Video Baby Monitor at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The product, which consists of a 1.3 megapixel camera fitted on a stand that measures 3.15 inches in diameter, will stream directly to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or any other internet-connected browser.

In addition, Samsung will provide free apps for mobile platforms, including Android and iOS, so parents can see through the lens of the camera no matter, where in the world they may be, and from nearly any mobile device.

Parents turn to video baby monitors because they're looking for peace of mind, and with Samsung's new Wi-Fi solution we're showing here at CES 2012, they're getting that and a whole lot more, said Mike Palazzolo, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Consumer Video Monitoring and Security Products, Samsung Techwin America. Samsung is putting the latest in wireless and IP technologies right in the palms of parents' hands, but has done so in a way that delivers unmatched simplicity and flexibility, he added.

The Samsung WiFI Video Baby Monitor is capable of standard-definition video recording and can also record events in the dark, through the use of non-visible infrared LEDs. The company added the footage will be automatically uploaded to a secure YouTube account and users will be notified of the event via real-time push notifications.

It will go on sale in March at a price of $149.