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There are many reasons to need a baby monitor. When I had my first son, I didn’t understand the need for a video monitor; I purchased a sound only monitor for around $100. I thought it would do everything I needed and I was sooooo wrong. I found myself unable to do things like wash the dishes without sneaking down the hall repeatedly to look at my baby. This permeated into night time too, and my Mom instincts told me I needed to see my baby to feel content. I wanted to see that he wasn’t laying on his face, that he was breathing comfortably and that overall he looked content.
While monitoring one baby has it’s challenges, soon we will have our 4th baby…and our youngest will be 4 (almost 5) when he’s born. Not only do I want to see my baby for all the same reasons I did when I had one, but now I need to see him to ensure his brothers aren’t unintentionally causing him any harm or distress.
I’m very excited to try out the D-Link DCS-855L HD Pan and Tilt Wi-Fi Baby Camera. This is a great unit. One of the first things I noticed about it was it’s weight. Have you ever picked something up and could tell that it was high quality just by the weight and how it felt in your hands? This is true with this unit, it has a great weight and feel and can be monitored from any mobile device with the mydlink Baby App.
- Pan & Tilt
- HD 720p High Quality Video
- Sound and Motion detection
- Micro SD Card Slot (for Scheduled Recording or Personalized music)
- Temperature alerts
- Push Notifications
- mydlink Baby App for Mobile Devices (Google Play and App store)
- Remote Viewing
- Two-Way Viewing
- Take snap shots and video directly to mobile devices!!
- 16 Feet of Visibility in the dark
- Infrared Night Vision turns on automatically when it gets dark
- 5 Classic Lullabies
- 4x Digital Zoom
- Choice of Blue, White or Pink Accent Rings for Camera
- Password/e-mail address activated app for security
In addition to the camera, the package included a wall mount with an adjustable arm and 2 screws/grommets, a long cord and plug, two prongs that need to be installed to complete the plug, one set of blue and one set of pink rings for the camera. I opted to leave our monitor white, partially because it didn’t match our nursery…partially because I just cut my finger nails super short and I couldn’t get the white ring off to show how the colored rings look! The camera is a generous size. The black portion moves up and down, and the camera head itself turns at the neck to create horizontal views. It’s really impressive.