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Nita
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-08-15 7:04 PM
Subject: OT-Long range video baby monitor



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Anyone here have a good experience with a long range video baby monitor? I have had no luck searching the internet. Seems like every one I see gets some sort of bad review. I was hoping a few of the parents on here might have found one they like and could recommend. I'm only on three acres, so I only need a few hundred feet of range. As it is, I can't even take five minutes to run to the barn and feed when the baby is asleep. The audio monitor I have goes out of range. And I don't have reliable cell phone service where I live, so the web based ones are out.
Thanks for any suggestions y'all have!
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CanCan
Reg. May 2004
Posted 2014-08-15 8:36 PM
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Saw a scary review of the web/cell-based ones. They can be hacked and people can see and hear what's going on in your home. A crib baby can be safely left for five minutes to feed. You figure this out somewhere between your 2nd and 3rd baby. 
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Barnmom
Reg. May 2006
Posted 2014-08-15 8:41 PM
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I got some wireless security cameras for foaling my mares out this year, the transmission was pretty good most of the time, went thru one wall of my house and about 75 yards. The whole setup was around $200 for two cameras and one monitor.
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Nita
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-08-15 9:10 PM
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CanCan - 2014-08-15 8:36 PM

Saw a scary review of the web/cell-based ones. They can be hacked and people can see and hear what's going on in your home. A crib baby can be safely left for five minutes to feed. You figure this out somewhere between your 2nd and 3rd baby.Β 

I saw a clip a while back about the baby monitor hacking. The one I saw, they were talking to the baby and I think moving the camera. I don't have any wi-fi in the house. I wouldn't want the one where I could talk to the baby or the pan-tilt-zoom. Just the video monitor. Anyway, I think anyone hacking in would probably get bored pretty quick with the goings on in my house, lol.
This is my first child, so I'm too paranoid to leave him for any length of time!
But, I do want a good monitor I can use to be away for longer periods of time for the next few years.
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Nita
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-08-15 9:13 PM
Subject: RE: OT-Long range video baby monitor



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Barnmom - 2014-08-15 8:41 PM

I got some wireless security cameras for foaling my mares out this year, the transmission was pretty good most of the time, went thru one wall of my house and about 75 yards. The whole setup was around $200 for two cameras and one monitor.

Did it have audio and a hand held monitor?
What brand did you have?
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Barnmom
Reg. May 2006
Posted 2014-08-15 11:25 PM
Subject: RE: OT-Long range video baby monitor



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Nita - 2014-08-15 9:13 PM
Barnmom - 2014-08-15 8:41 PM I got some wireless security cameras for foaling my mares out this year, the transmission was pretty good most of the time, went thru one wall of my house and about 75 yards. The whole setup was around $200 for two cameras and one monitor.
Did it have audio and a hand held monitor? What brand did you have?

Uniden  was the brand, bought it thru Amazon. It did have audio and I guess you could take the monitor with you because it would run on a battery if you unplugged it, you may have temporary skips in the signal from the cameras though.  The audio was really good, picked up the radio that was in the barn next to the foaling pens and I had to turn it down when it rained because it was so loud. 

It has been five years since I had to worry about a baby, but these cameras were better than any monitor I ever had.


 
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svincent
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2014-08-15 11:52 PM
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After a REALLY rough pregnancy, and spending a few weeks in the NICU - my husband and I were the PICTURE of overprotective and paranoid parents - so I feel ya on not wanting to leave the house.

What I ended up doing was putting my son in a Beco Gemini carrier, and taking him to the barn in that. I also now keep a pack-n-play in the tack room, full of toys. I think there are more Tonka trucks in there than anything horse related.

How old is your little one? If he is still under like six months, I would get a Rock-n-Play, which I used when I would clean stalls and what not. I set it in the tack room with the lights off and my little guy would just conk right out. If he's bigger, I have a baby gate set up in the doorway of one of my empty stalls. That is his construction zone for his Tonkas and other "heavy machinery". My husband also hung a "Johny Jumper" thing in the same stall doorway, my son LOVED that.

In the mornings though, I try to get feeding done before my husband goes to work. They get their grain out in their pastures. And then they don't get brought in and fed their nightly grain until after he gets home. Is it a clockwork schedule? God no. But it works, and I love my fifteen minutes of barn time without worrying what the little guy is doing.

Sorry I had no advice on monitors, but this is what helped the horses and me survive having a baby. Now we are preparing for numero dos. God help us.

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Nita
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-08-16 12:53 AM
Subject: RE: OT-Long range video baby monitor



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Barnmom - 2014-08-15 11:25 PM

Nita - 2014-08-15 9:13 PM
Barnmom - 2014-08-15 8:41 PM I got some wireless security cameras for foaling my mares out this year, the transmission was pretty good most of the time, went thru one wall of my house and about 75 yards. The whole setup was around $200 for two cameras and one monitor.
Did it have audio and a hand held monitor? What brand did you have?

UnidenΒ  was the brand, bought it thru Amazon. It did have audio and I guess you could take the monitor with you because it wouldΒ run on a battery if you unplugged it, you may have temporary skips in the signal from the cameras though.Β  The audio was really good, picked up the radio that was in the barn next to the foaling pens and IΒ had to turn it down when it rained because it was so loud.Β 

It has been five years since I had to worry about a baby, but these cameras were better than any monitor I ever had.


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Thanks!
I will definitely look into that.
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Nita
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2014-08-16 1:03 AM
Subject: RE: OT-Long range video baby monitor



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svincent - 2014-08-15 11:52 PM

After a REALLY rough pregnancy, and spending a few weeks in the NICU - my husband and I were the PICTURE of overprotective and paranoid parents - so I feel ya on not wanting to leave the house.

What I ended up doing was putting my son in a Beco Gemini carrier, and taking him to the barn in that. I also now keep a pack-n-play in the tack room, full of toys. I think there are more Tonka trucks in there than anything horse related.

How old is your little one? If he is still under like six months, I would get a Rock-n-Play, which I used when I would clean stalls and what not. I set it in the tack room with the lights off and my little guy would just conk right out. If he's bigger, I have a baby gate set up in the doorway of one of my empty stalls. That is his construction zone for his Tonkas and other "heavy machinery". My husband also hung a "Johny Jumper" thing in the same stall doorway, my son LOVED that.

In the mornings though, I try to get feeding done before my husband goes to work. They get their grain out in their pastures. And then they don't get brought in and fed their nightly grain until after he gets home. Is it a clockwork schedule? God no. But it works, and I love my fifteen minutes of barn time without worrying what the little guy is doing.

Sorry I had no advice on monitors, but this is what helped the horses and me survive having a baby. Now we are preparing for numero dos. God help us.


Wow! Thanks for the great ideas. And I'm glad your little one is doing well.
Mine is only 18 days now. I still feel the need to look at him every time he makes a noise. So far, I am asleep right next to him when he sleeps. When he's awake, I'm usually holding him or right next to his bassinet. I have just gotten to where I'll leave him sleeping to do some house work. So, I'm just not ready for "long" trips out to the barn, lol. My husband is fully taking care of my animals for now. I'm attached to the audio monitor when I'm not in the room with him, so I can definitely see that I'm going to need one with video.

Congrats on your second and good luck!!
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svincent
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2014-08-16 1:13 AM
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Nita - 2014-08-16 1:03 AM

svincent - 2014-08-15 11:52 PM

After a REALLY rough pregnancy, and spending a few weeks in the NICU - my husband and I were the PICTURE of overprotective and paranoid parents - so I feel ya on not wanting to leave the house.

What I ended up doing was putting my son in a Beco Gemini carrier, and taking him to the barn in that. I also now keep a pack-n-play in the tack room, full of toys. I think there are more Tonka trucks in there than anything horse related.

How old is your little one? If he is still under like six months, I would get a Rock-n-Play, which I used when I would clean stalls and what not. I set it in the tack room with the lights off and my little guy would just conk right out. If he's bigger, I have a baby gate set up in the doorway of one of my empty stalls. That is his construction zone for his Tonkas and other "heavy machinery". My husband also hung a "Johny Jumper" thing in the same stall doorway, my son LOVED that.

In the mornings though, I try to get feeding done before my husband goes to work. They get their grain out in their pastures. And then they don't get brought in and fed their nightly grain until after he gets home. Is it a clockwork schedule? God no. But it works, and I love my fifteen minutes of barn time without worrying what the little guy is doing.

Sorry I had no advice on monitors, but this is what helped the horses and me survive having a baby. Now we are preparing for numero dos. God help us.


Wow! Thanks for the great ideas. And I'm glad your little one is doing well.
Mine is only 18 days now. I still feel the need to look at him every time he makes a noise. So far, I am asleep right next to him when he sleeps. When he's awake, I'm usually holding him or right next to his bassinet. I have just gotten to where I'll leave him sleeping to do some house work. So, I'm just not ready for "long" trips out to the barn, lol. My husband is fully taking care of my animals for now. I'm attached to the audio monitor when I'm not in the room with him, so I can definitely see that I'm going to need one with video.

Congrats on your second and good luck!!

I would definitely get a Rock n Play for him. Just leave it in the barn and set him in it somewhere safe while you do chores (once you take them back from your hubby). I totally understand what you mean about never letting him out of your sight. You could even just get a set of monitors for the barn too. Have one wherever he is (tack room, stall) and then one with you. This would let you turn horses out or clean stalls or whatever, but allow him to stay in a safe, horse-free place.

Congrats on your new little one!!
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just4fun
Reg. Mar 2007
Posted 2014-08-16 1:29 AM
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I have the Graco True Focus video monitor.  I also have small acreage, and I wore my baby most of the time. However, when I did finally venture outdoors while she was napping, I took the video monitor with me. I could not walk my entire 4 acres without losing/reacquiring signal. Plus, I had trouble going into my run-in shed, which is behind my shop (so, signal had to pass through two metal buildings). But, I could set it on the fence with the volume cranked up and run to it if I heard a peep! It was fine for all around our yard. I also used it as my foaling monitor this year :) I'll attach a picture of what the image looks like (pics of the screen make it look worse than it was! The actual image was grainy in low light, but not darkened like it appears). The quality is not great, but it worked fine for my purposes.
My SIL has a Summer monitor that she loves . The hand-held part looks and feels like an iPhone. The camera had remote panning and zooming, and two-way communication, unlike mine. She had excellent range, considering at Thanksgiving she would put her babies down to nap in the neighboring cabin and them leave them all alone to come to ours to visit!
 
I researched forever before purchasing mine... it really just depends on your needs. If you're looking for super basic, I would recommend the Graco. If you want more, the Summer might be better. Don't get lost in all the reviews...they're tough to wade through!
Congrats on your new little blessing!!!


 

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kasaj2000
Reg. May 2005
Posted 2014-08-16 6:11 AM
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When mine was that young, I had a 'barn crib' with a screen over it to keep the bugs out.
Kiddo was in it until she became mobile.  Then it was a play pen. 
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F Bar
Reg. Oct 2006
Posted 2014-08-16 5:23 PM
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 If you have a smart phone you may want to try the Belkin netcam.
I got one for about $80 on sale at Verizon and I can view my dogs at home , while i am out and about from my iPhone .Has motion detection and works at night as well. The picture is crystal clear .

 
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Reg. Feb 2005
Posted 2014-08-17 12:11 AM
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We have 2 iPhones and set them up so we could FaceTime between the two while my son slept. I would keep mine muted on speaker phone and then when he woke up I could un-mute and talk to him until I could get back into the house.
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komet.
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2014-08-17 5:00 AM
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I used to have a pretty good 4 camera set for the barns.. I got it at Radio Shack.... Price was reasonable.. Cameras inside the barns were at least 200 feet away but I extended the receiving antenna out the window.
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madredepeanut
Reg. Aug 2017
Posted 2019-09-11 11:51 PM
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We have a 7 week old (ftm here), and our Infant Optics DXR-8 works great. I ordered it after I completed my registry at Target (15% off coupon once it’s complete!), but it was $165 originally. I can turn the monitor on while he’s in the bassinet in our room (at the back of the house) and walk out the front to feed, water, even work with a horse or two. It’s loud enough that I can set the monitor down by where I have a horse out and still hear him if he starts squawking or crying. It will tell you once you’re “out of signal” range, but you can just walk back a few steps usually and the video shows back up. It has a charging cord for the monitor, and you can buy multiple cameras for it. Hopefully you’re getting some sleep!!

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iheartrodeo
Reg. Jun 2009
Posted 2019-09-12 8:18 AM
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With my first, I used the Summer Infant Video Monitor. It has an 800 ft range and did pretty good when I was on the other side of buildings. But, it stopped holding a charge and then the screen stopped working (After 3 years of use). When I had my 2nd child, I got the Motorola Portable Video Monitor. 600 ft range. It doesn't do as good outside. It has a tough time when I get on the other side of buildings and will cut out randomly even when in range. I did a ton of research and couldn't find the perfect one. They all seem to have at least some bad reviews. 

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