Bringing home a newborn can definitely be nerve wrecking. Well, at least for me it was. I’m one of those moms who cannot be away from my baby girl at all, and as my husband says “babe you have separation anxiety” lol. I’m constantly making sure she’s breathing, if she coughs my heart stops; let’s just say I’m a nervous wreck. Nothing makes me go more crazy then when it comes down to nap time or at night when she is sleeping. Even though I can sit and stare at her and listen to see if she’s breathing ok, I can’t be there ALL the time, and I’m so terrified of SIDS.
I was asked to do a review on Lorex Technology new baby monitor called the LIVE Sense PT Baby Monitor. This is an awesome monitor that has definitely put just a few of my nerves at ease . The LIVE Sense PT Baby Monitor has a pan tilt camera that allows for full control over the view of your baby and the room. It has an advanced voice trigger technology that signals an alert and lets you know you know if the baby is crying and even if someone is in the baby room you can listen in. It’s expandable to up to 4 cameras (whether for different bedrooms or household areas), the Lorex LIVESense PT also includes one-touch video records, remote viewing on Skype and a two-way talk feature. You can also hit a button on the monitor and it will play pre-set lullabies in the baby room from wherever you are.
The LIVE Sense PT is by far one of the best monitors I have ever seen or use. I feel so in control without having to be right under her. Whenever she cries or coughs etc my monitor gives out and alert beep, and either my husband or I will go into the room. If I want him to position her differently or do something in her room, all I have to do is hit the talk button and we can communicate through the monitors without having to be in the same room. I also love that I can change the direction of the camera from my monitor with the toggle button. I literally can look around her whole entire room and make sure everything is the way it’s supposed to be. It also has automatic night vision on it, so you can see your little one at night to.Here is a pic from Skype looking into Jazzie’s crib.
It also tells you the room temperature and includes the date and time. What really touched my heart was the fact that I could connect the monitor to my computer and Skype my family back in Georgia, and it took 5 minutes to set up, it was super easy. This way the family was able to see the baby and interact with her rather than just seeing pictures, and they really enjoyed it to. Not only can you Skype family, but if you are a crazy mom like me and you are running errands and rather see your baby is doing ok rather than being told on the phone she’s ok you can use Skype on your phone and look into her room as well. The setup for that is so simple and comes with instructions on how to do so as well. In a nutshell you download info off a cd they give you, download Skype, and connect with a USB cord. You can also put a SD card in and record and save it, so you can capture every great moment!
This monitor does so many things and it has truly helped me a lot. I call it my extra set of eyes lol. The only negative thing in my opinion is I wish I could hear the baby crying better. Granted an alarm goes off and you can hear it loud and clear, I just wish that when I look at the screen to see what’s wrong her cry can be heard louder, without the camera having to be closer. It also could be because my little still has that soft baby cry, so I’ll just have to wait and see. Other than that you cannot go wrong with this monitor.
- Wireless camera, LCD monitor
- 2 power adapters, USB cable
- Charging cradle, 1GB microSD card
- Owner’s manual
- 2-way audio
Allows you to soothe a fussy baby, even when you aren’t in the same room. Also includes built-in lullabies. Audio indicator lights display the level of noise being picked up by the camera.
- Remote viewing
Connect from anywhere in the world using Skype.
- Grows with your family
Expandable up to 4 cameras for complete awareness of your home (additional cameras not included).
- Compatible with select Apple® iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® models
Including 3rd-generation or later iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPad 2 for wide-ranging use.
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- Surveillance camera
Features a CMOS image sensor with a 4.5mm lens (f/2.8) that produces sharp, clear video with 656 x 488 resolution. Pans up to 240° and tilts up to 130° for an ideal view of your baby.
- Night vision up to 20′
For easy viewing in low-light conditions.
- 41° diagonal field of view
For optimal viewing from multiple vantage points.
- 3.5″ color LCD monitor
Features a 320 x 240 resolution for clear, detailed images. Viewing modes include single channel, scan and quad split screen. Included docking cradle keeps the monitor charged and ready for use.
- Electronic temperature sensor
For monitoring the climate in your child’s room. Built-in alarm alerts you if the temperature changes outside of the selected range.
- Built-in timer
Helps you keep track of feedings.
- Video recording
Allows you to capture special moments for playback on the monitor.
- Secure Digital card slot
Allows you to store or transfer video to your computer for uploading to Web sites, including Facebook and YouTube. 1GB microSD card included.
It’s available at bestbuy.com, Lorex Technology site and Amazon has it on sale for $205.98 & ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. This would make a perfect baby shower gift and a must have for any new parent!