Imagine how hard it must be to be in the different room from your child while they’re napping or just resting in their crib. This is the kind of stress that most parents don’t need in their lives during their newborns first few months. Luckily, baby monitors have been designed with the latest innovations to help ease these concerns, especially video capability. Now you can both hear and see your newborn remotely while you’re in bed.
But with the proliferation of baby monitor manufacturers who all include video capabilities, it can be hard to determine which one is best for your new family. Summer Infants latest model, their Dual View Digital Color Video Monitor offers dual -camera capability to give parents the ability to monitor multiple rooms while offering a wealth of extra features.
Who is This Designed For?
- New parents
-Child Care Professionals
- Day Care, providers
- Doting grandparents
- Natal Care Health Professionals
Digital Color Video Monitor Features
Secure Digital Frequency Technology
Most parents probably know that many older baby monitors used radio frequencies that often received interference or was so shaky that the signal often dropped. This problem is made worse by using a dual camera system where both units work on the same frequency. What you may not know is that these older analog frequencies were much more vulnerable to being viewed by third parties or even hacked for other purposes besides monitor your newborn. That’s why you want a unit such as the Dual View that uses a digital radio frequency that provides a greater level of privacy and security that won’t leave this signal susceptible to outside observers. What’s more, the Summer Infant Dual View has a range of 600 ft, meaning any distance you view your baby through on the monitor within this range will come in crystal clear on its fully color screen.
3.5 Color LCD Screen with Dual View Capability
Most baby monitors usually present their video images in either black and white or the dark green of night vision mode. And it is true that the Dual View does, in fact, come with an infrared capability for both cameras that gives you ample visibility at night. But ifs daytime mode comes with full-color capability on its 3.5 inch LCD screen. You might be slightly put off by the medium -size of the screen that comes with this particular model. But the best thing about a screen this size is that there is no drop off in resolution quality like you might get with a larger version. This means you can see everything within you’re a range of view – even the ability to tell whether or not your baby’s eyes are open – both during the day and at night. And you can watch video from both cameras on the same screen with its included split-screen technology – letting you view two rooms side by side!
Remote Pan, Scan, and Zoom
Even better than the picture quality available with this model is the range of view capable of it as well. The Dual View comes with a remote pan, scan, and zoom functionality for BOTH cameras. This means you can rotate the camera angle and tilt the viewfinder horizontally as well as focus in on a particular section of the room you’re observing with this monitor. The digital zoom helps you focus in on your baby’s face to help you determine whether or not they are awake for asleep. This way, you can tell how attentive you need to be as quick as possible, as being able to tell if they’re awake right off the bat. That you have such a range of control over multiple cameras via the monitor unit without being in the same room gives you the feeling of having an advanced surveillance system just for your baby.
Sound Indicator and Two -Way Talk Back
As with all baby monitors, the ability to have sound functionality is essential. You need the ability to be able to hear any and all sounds emanating from your little one’s room. This is why the Dual View comes with a row of LED lights that indicate any sounds the monitor unit in your newborn’s room detects and displays their intensity with these LED indicators. This means you can tell both audibly and visually if a louder than normal noise is coming from your baby’s room. Even better, both cameras come with two-way talk back so you can speak or sing one of your children back to sleep if they wake up in the middle of the night.
If you truly want to turn this monitor into part of an actual surveillance system, you’ll need compatible cameras that work with this model. Luckily, Summer Infant has designed this monitor to be expandable for up to four camera units total (up to 2 additional camera units)and also gives you the ability to scan between each set-up. This means you can set up four cameras in four different rooms to monitor multiple children and can not only keep an eye on what’s going on in each one, but you can also hear any sounds in these rooms as well. Setting it on auto -scan lets you cycle though each camera unit automatically. But even more impressive is how the Dual View’s split screen technology lets you monitor up to 4 rooms on screen at the same time.
Q1. How does the audio work with multiple cameras?
A2. You can only hear one room at a time in split-screen mode by selecting t
Q2. Can this camera unit be mounted on a wall or is it table mount only?
A2. There is wall mount on the back of the camera, so yes it can.
Q3. Can you select audio only for auto -scan so you can listen to every room without looking a the monitor?
A3. Yes, as audio and video work independently of each other.
The Dual View Digital Monitor is an excellent buy for parents of multiple children who sleep in the different room. Though there are some minor drawbacks, the power of this model’s split screen technology and the ways you can interact with both the video and audio functions of each camera unit make having this system feel like you’re using your own home security system for your babies. Highly recommended for parents with more than one child who needs a system that makes their life so much easier.