Buy VTech DM111-2 Safe and Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor with Two Parent Units
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This configuration includes two parent units (monitor) and one baby unit (audio monitor)
DECT 6.0 provides crystal clear transmission, eliminating the annoying white noise you hear from analog monitors
Parent units need two AAA alkaline batteries (not included)
5-level sound indicator – graphic bars on the parent unit indicate the level of sound in your baby’s room so you can visually monitor the noise level with the unit muted
Belt clip – clip the parent unit to your belt and take advantage of the extended range and battery-powered operation
Parent unit can be set to beep if: (1) link between the parent unit and the baby unit is lost, and/or (2) rechargeable battery is low
Good but basic model. Consider upgrading to VTech’s next level monitor.
By Stepone VINE VOICE on July 27, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What’s this? )
We have used this model (“yellow”) and VTech’s most popular model, the DM221 (“silver”), also available on Amazon.
Both have clear, reliable audio connections. We are in a 2-story house, about 2300 sq ft on a 9000 sq ft lot and never dropped a signal or had any other connection problems. The audio on both models is the same.
Because we are in a 2-story, we use both parent units and would strongly encourage anyone with 2 stories or a single floor layout to do themselves the favor of getting 2 parent units. We keep one in our bedroom and one in the main living area.
This yellow model lacks a couple of features that may not be critical to performance but add a lot of convenience.
The silver model has parent talk-back (2-way communication) which we find is increasingly helpful as our child progresses through toddler years. In a 2-parent household (and/or where there are older kids around), the feature can also be a great help as a walkie-talkie when one person is with the baby. We didn’t use this often, but it was a tremendous help on a couple of sick nights.
Of course, if you’re looking for a monitor to use when caring for an older child or adult, then the 2-way feature may be essential, and this (yellow) model is not for you.
Another potential reason to spring for the silver/221–depending on your home and lifestyle–is the rechargeable battery in the parent units. We usually leave ours plugged and stationary (even more so with 2 parent units) but when we need to move around, it’s great to know we never have to worry about the battery level. Granted, the rechargeable batteries don’t last very long, but they’ll make it through a few hours with no issues. We’ve never needed them to last any longer than that.Read more ›
Outstanding – Best monitors we’ve ever owned.
By lunchtable on July 12, 2014
This is really an excellent product, and at such an affordable price! In fact, these are the best baby monitors we’ve ever owned. We are on our third child, and our other set of monitors (an AngelCare set that did both audio and monitored baby’s movement in the crib) were either lost or thrown away. So we bought these when our third child was born, and these are the things that are good:
1. This monitor uses DECT 6.0. This is newer tech, and is the same technology as that in the best cordless phones. We got our first DECT 6.0 cordless phone last year, and I was very excited to find it in monitors now. Here are the reasons DECT 6.0 is great:
A) Security built in, so only you hear your baby.
B) Multiple communication streams from DECT 6.0 devices can be accommodated, so your monitors don’t interfere with other DECT 6.0 devices like cordless phones. I’ve had no interoperability issues with my cordless phone and my monitors.
C) DECT 6.0 has been around a while in Europe and other places, but it took a long time to get approval for dedicated radio frequency spectrum here in the US. Now that the FCC has approved it, though, it is the best tech for this sort of application. Why? Other monitors use frequencies like 900 Mhz or 2.4 GHz, which are crowded with other devices like wifi, microwaves, cordless phones and other monitors. DECT 6.0 has been given the 1.9 Ghz spectrum, and nothing else but DECT 6.0 devices are allowed to use it. Interference from 802.11 b/g/n wifi, or microwave ovens? Impossible, because those use the 2.4 Ghz frequency. Interference from 802.11 a/n/ac wifi? Impossible again, because those technologies use the 5 Ghz spectrum. Old cordless phone technology? Impossible, because they typically use the 900 Mhz or 2.4 Ghz frequencies.Read more ›
Does Not Work Consistently
By J. Perkins VINE VOICE on July 27, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What’s this? )
First, the pros. The units are lightweight. I like having two parent units. You can leave one in the bedroom and one downstairs in the kitchen or family room. You can plug the units in or install 2 AAA batteries. The cordless phone did not interfere with the monitor.
Unfortunately, this monitor do not seem to pick up and transmit sounds adequately and consistently. It is voice activated, rather than continuously carrying sounds in a room, which would make me very nervous as a parent of a young baby. We have used a Sony BabyCall for a long time. We even found some gently used ones on ebay after our first set died out. The Sony has a setting for continuous transmission and voice-activated setting. I wish this monitor had a similar set up because it certainly was not picking up everything in the room. At times it would not pick up the sounds until a few seconds after they started. It also would drop the transmission at times while someone was talking. The monitor has to be placed very close to the crib or bed.
Baby monitors have to work perfectly—they cannot just work ok. If they are simply mediocre, they are not worth having. While my kids are older I still use a monitor for the youngest. I will keep playing with this monitor to see if I can figure out how to get it working right. However, at this time I cannot give this a positive review.