Babies and young children require constant attention and careful monitoring for their safety. Parents typically set up baby monitors to do the job, allowing parents to be on another floor of the house or outside while still fully aware of their baby’s safety and current state – sleeping, playing, crying, etc. Baby monitors have come a long way since our parents’ day. Now you can get so many more features, especially video capabilities like in the LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor, which also allows digital recording and remote connectivity, Skype integration, and more.
My husband and I received a LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor for the purpose of this review. I was excited to try it because I feel a video baby monitor offers so much more to parents and caregivers than a standard audio monitor. I was thrilled to notice that my husband was even excited to check it out – primarily because it is a cool tech gadget that he could read about and test all the cool features. This is another huge win for me – if he likes it, I love it.
Video Baby Monitor’s Ease of Use
I’m not exaggerating when I tell you it took him only moments to turn everything on and set it up for practice monitoring. He set up the camera in the kitchen and kept the LCD monitor in the family room with him. The dog and I went into the kitchen to see how everything worked. It was a snap for us to adjust the volume, test all the neat features, and even practice recording footage. The most time you’ll spend setting up is charging the monitor, and you can do that while you sleep!
Two-Way Talk Feature
Then my husband tested out the two-way talk feature – very cool! You can actually talk to your baby or child from the LCD monitor unit, even if you are on a different floor or outside your house. I can see this being very useful when soothing your child. The monitor also has built-in lullabies, which we have yet to test, but this is a wonderful feature I look forward to using often.
Video Monitor’s Digital Recording
We also tested the digital video recording feature and found that to be super easy at the touch of a button and fairly easy in playback as well. This one-touch recording has got to be a huge plus for anyone who doesn’t want to miss one precious moment with a new baby in the house. Record playing, sounds, and motions your baby makes while you aren’t in the room. The video monitor is really smart in that it automatically starts recording when it detects a change in audio level in the room, such as your baby crying. The LIVE SENSE alerts you and video begins recording immediately.
Room Temperature Monitoring and Feeding Alerts
You can also rest easier knowing your baby’s room temperature is being monitored for a constant temp. You will receive an alert if the room becomes too cold or too hot – you’ll find the cool little temperature sensor on the back of the camera. Parents can also set the feeding timer to remind them when baby’s next meal should take place.
Remote Viewing of the Video Baby Monitor
When the monitor is connected to a computer via USB, working parents, remote grandparents, and distant aunts and uncles can see the child in real-time, even from miles and miles away. The unit is compatible with Skype, allowing your video monitor system to be viewed anywhere in the world using a Skype login.
Other Exciting Video Monitor Features
The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor has a gorgeous 3.5” LCD screen for full-screen or split-screen viewing. The device is very portable, roughly the size of a smartphone or just a bit larger, making it a nice fit for your pocket, purse, or tabletop / nightstand. The night-time viewing allows you to get a good night’s sleep without sacrificing your child’s safety. There is a video on/off button for this purpose as well, with the audio remaining intact.
The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor system is expandable up to four cameras so you can simply add to your system as your family grows. You may also wish to use this unit as a monitoring system for your pets so you can watch your dog or cat while you are at work. It also works nicely as a home security system, giving you peace of mind knowing your home is under surveillance.
The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor comes with a camera, rechargeable LCD monitor with base, two power adapters, MicroSD memory card, software CD, and three safety clips for assembling your monitor system. The LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor works with iPad™, iPhone™, and personal computers.
For more information about the LOREX LIVE SD3.5 Video Baby Monitor, check out www.lorextechnology.com.