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Best Long Range Baby Monitor Reviews 2017 – Top 5 Picks

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If you live in a large house and you already have a toddler in it, you can admit that you don’t always know where he or she is.

So, bringing an infant home when you already have another child will mean more work.

A big house and more kids, or even one child mean more work. This creates the need for a safe monitoring system.  As they say, parents perform magic but, if you are a parent, you know that a gadget like the best long range baby monitor plays a role in creating that magic.

A long range baby monitor brings peace to your life because, with it, you can finally get to the backyard without killing yourself with worry that your precious angel is crying.

It is hard to concentrate when you know that something can happen, but you don’t know when. As long as a long range baby monitor works, you can work comfortably and only act when you get an alert on the monitor’s screen.

Most parents complain that long range baby monitors aren’t clear or they make irritating buzzing noises. Well, that is what happens when you get a poor quality long range baby monitor. To find the best, you’ll need our help – experience is the best teacher.

Features To Look For When Buying a Long Range Baby Monitor

  • Type of monitor
    The best baby monitor is a digital monitor. However, the digital devices are variant. To get the best, find out if you need an audio or a video monitor. You should know that there are audio/video monitors on the market. There also are wireless network monitors.
  • Frequency band
    Does the monitor get static interference from other devices? Interference affects the functionality of the monitor. To be on the safe side, go for monitors with a 1.9GHz frequency band.
  • Image resolution
    The monitor must have a high-quality image resolution. It shouldn’t be grainy or pixelated when you try to zoom. At the same time, the image resolution should be great at night.
    The best audio/video long range baby monitors have infrared light, commonly called night vision which lets you watch your baby as he or she sleeps in a dark room. This ends the need to switch on lights and wake up a sleeping baby.
  • Parent and baby units
    There are audio/ video baby monitors with portable units for parent and baby. They have LCD screens that let you watch your baby without tethering to the console. The sizes vary, but the best let you control the volume.
  • Sound detection
    Will the monitor tell you when your baby is just fussy and when your baby is crying? To know this, get a monitor with a LED sound activated system.
  • Temperature sensors
    This is an add-on that you usually find in high-end baby monitors. The temperature sensor is adjustable, and it will send alerts when the room is too cold or hot.
  • Battery
    Most monitors feature rechargeable batteries. The best monitor has a battery with a large capacity and one that doesn’t run out fast. It also comes with a battery indicator which you can use to determine when you should switch to the power-saving mode.
  • Lullaby mode
    In case your baby startles, a lullaby mode on a monitor will help soothe your baby and may be put her/ him back to sleep.
  • Two-way communication
    When you cannot reach your fussy baby immediately, you can use the two-way communication system to soothe your baby. Most of the time, the sound of your voice will calm her/ him down.

5 Best Long Range Baby Monitor Reviews 2017

You will finally have eyes on your baby all day and night regardless of the room you are.

Like you, every parent with a newborn worries that something will happen to their child when they step out of the house. This is because a parent has a natural instinct to protect even when there is nothing to worry about.

This Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor will keep a close eye on your baby, and you will know what is happening even when you are in the backyard. It is one of the best long range baby monitors on the market.

Videos stream in real-time to the compact 3½inch LCD color display monitor.

As the first ever baby monitor with an interchangeable optical lens, it lets you see your baby in every possible angle. The interchangeable lens system allows you to optimize the camera’s performance since you can switch lenses in seconds.​

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor Review

You can choose the best focal length plus the viewing angle of the cameras. You can also use the close-up lens for intimate vision and the panoramic lens to monitor your baby’s movements.

Even with the normal lens, you will still get crisp images with mid-range coverage. The Zoom function gives you a close-up view. The wide lens, which you have to buy separately gives you a full 170-degree panoramic view. This lens system makes it worth paying for.

When your baby grows up and talks, you get to talk with her thanks to the monitor’s two-way talk. From the basement, you can know if your baby is crying thanks to the sound activated LEDs. This LED system works even when you turn the volume down.

It has a wireless portability, and the battery lasts for up to 210 hours in power saving mode. With the display screen on, the battery will run for 6 hours. You can charge the battery anywhere.

You will also like the quiet and discrete tilt and pan functions accessible remotely. In addition to watching your child, this monitor also detects room temperature changes.​

Things We Liked

  • Up to 700 feet.
  • It has a savvy interchangeable lens system.
  • It's easy to install and use.
  • The images are crystal clear even when using the normal lens.
  • Long battery life,10 hours on power-saving mode, 6 hours with screen on.

Things We Didn't Like

  • Wi-fi and microwave can interfere with the signal.
  • Expensive though it is worth the money.

All you want is peace of mind, and that is what you get with this long range VTech DM111 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor. First, it comes with two units – your baby’s and yours.

Whether you go to the furthest part of the house or not, you will be able to listen to and watch your baby. You don’t have to hold it in your hand all the time since it comes with a belt clip. You can move and work freely.

This high-tech baby monitor features DECT 6.0 Digital Technology that eliminated background noises and also prevents interference. Therefore, it gives you crystal clear transmission from any part of your home.

The technology is safe and sends encrypted signals meaning you are the only one who will hear your baby. The volume control on the parent control makes it easy for you to increase or decrease the volume to hear your baby.

VTech DM111 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review

For close monitoring, the monitor features a set of five LED lights on the parent unit. These lights indicate the sound levels from your baby’s room. You can monitor you’re the noise levels with the receiver muted.

Each unit comes with a power cord. If you lose the link between your unit and your baby’s or if the battery is low, you can set your unit to beep. It has a highly sensitive monitor and an out-of-range indicator.​

Things We Liked

  • Up to 1,000 ft.
  • Great price.
  • The volume control makes it easy to monitor your baby even when the room is a little noisy.
  • You can recharge the batteries or plug it in.
  • It's easy to setup and use.

Things We Didn't Like

  • The batteries run out fast.

Babies are fragile, and even when you think that you have everything done the right way, you must remain on high alert.

That means being all eyes and ears. Only a long range baby monitor can let you do that especially when you need to move between rooms and outdoors.

This VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor is one of the best long range monitors on the market with a range of up to 1000ft. It’s a monitor you can trust to know what and how your baby is doing. It comes with two units for baby and parents.

It features the DECT 6.0 Digital Technology which prevents signal interference and makes for crystal clear transmission. This innovative technology is safe thanks to encryption codes. You are the only one listening to your baby.

VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor Review

It also has a two-way communication system. This system makes it possible for you to calm down your baby before you get to them. A parent’s soothing voice has a magical touch to any baby who thinks they have been left alone.

This communication system also has a loop in the baby’s unit which acts a calming nightlight for infants. The parent unit features a 5-level volume indicator with LED lights.​

The lights help in monitoring noise levels when you mute the receiver. The vibration mode also sends alerts (gentle vibrations) when your baby is fussy.​

Things We Liked

  • Up to 1,000 feet outdoors or 150 feet indoors.
  • Great price.
  • Good quality construction design.
  • The audio system is crisp and secure.
  • The two-way communication system is effective.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It has a short battery life.
  • It loses links and beeps loudly.

This is one of the best baby monitors on the market with a long signal range that gives parents peace of mind during the day or at night. The monitor has crisp day and night vision video. It has a baby and a parent unit.

The Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor uses wireless internet connection enabling you to keep an eye on your baby. The pictures are not grainy or pixelated whether you use it at night or during the day.

At night, the monitor gives you clear images of your baby thanks to the overnight that has an automatic night vision. It also has infrared LEDs which adjust automatically to the level of light in the room. In a dark room or low light, it transmits clear back and white images.

The parent unit has a 750mAh rechargeable battery that lasts about 7-8 hours when the screen is on. The signal range is about 960ft, and you can be sure that you will know what your baby is up to when out of the nursery.​

Hello Baby Wireless Video Baby Monitor Review

It also features a two-way communication system that lets you soothe your baby when he or she is crying. You know that your child is crying when you receive an alert through the LEDs sound indicator. In the power saving mode, the monitor works as an audio-only device.

Besides monitoring your baby, this monitor also plays lullabies to lull your baby. It also features a room temperature sensor that lets you know if your baby is comfortable or not.​

Things We Liked

  • Transmission range of up to 960 feet without barriers.
  • Great price.
  • Excellent sound and image quality.
  • It plays lullabies, and it has a two-way communication system.
  • It has a temperature sensor.
  • It is easy to set up

Things We Didn't Like

  • The zoom function isn’t clear as well as the night vision on the parent unit.
  • It beeps loudly when the battery runs low.

This baby monitor comes with a digital camera, and it has a long signal range making it to our 5 picks for the long-range baby monitors.

It has a high-quality colors screen thanks to the high-resolution display and the 2xm magnification function. The screen is 2.4 inches wide, and this means that you will see more of your baby and the room.

The pan and tilt functions rotate manually around 360 degrees and up or down by 120 degrees.​

It also features HD night vision and temperature monitoring which assures you that your baby is sleeping well when you sleep. You will receive temperature change alerts if the temperature runs below 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The alert will display on the video monitor.

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The two-way talk system and the long signal transmission range make sure that you can soothe your baby even when in the backyard. The wireless transmission is secure, and you don’t have to worry about someone else listening.

The monitor is easy to install, and it has a high battery capacity. The battery runs for eight hours in the eco mode.

In the eco mode, you will receive alerts through the voice activated ECO mode. The sensitivity is adjustable.​

Things We Liked

  • Transmission range of up to 960 feet.
  • Excellent picture and sound quality.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Clear night vision.
  • It has a reliable temperature monitor.

Things We Didn't Like

  • It doesn’t connect to the phone’s Wi-Fi.

Conclusion

Buying a long range baby monitors that actually work, you don’t have to worry about your child crying if you go to the basement, the garage, or the backyard. This is because the long range monitors send you alerts if your baby cries.

The monitors are also excellent in that you will be able to listen to or watch your child in real-time when out of the room. The best monitors go beyond monitoring your baby and also detect temperature changes in the house, keeping your baby safe and comfortable.

All these happen thanks to innovations that bring forth perfect monitors for day and night vision. One such monitor is the Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor. It is our winner pick for the best long range baby monitor thanks to its high-end technological features.

This monitor has an interchangeable lens system, and the lenses have crisp images. The monitor also features a camera that tilts and pans remotely, and you don’t have to disturb your baby to change the view angle.

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