If your planning on having a new baby, it’s not a question of having a Baby Monitor it’s a question of which one, what brand, what features required, what budget.
A recent survey advised in terms of features or units shipped, the audio only segment accounted for more than 45% of the market share and held the leading position in 2016. It was followed by the audio and video segment. The analogue segment was declining to the digital technology. The BT Audio BabyMonitor 450 is in the audio & digital range.

 

 

 

Contents:
A parent unit for you, a monitor for the baby’s room, two mains power adaptors, two rechargeable
batteries and a user guide to walk you through the set-up process.
Key Features:
• Long Range of 300m outdoors and 50m indoors, (this will let you know when you are out of
range.)
• Interference Free HD sound
• Two Way Talk back, (this works very well and clear audio)
• Lightshow Projection Show
• 18 lullabies
• 1.8″ LCD Display
• Adjustable Nightlight
• Temperature Display and Alerts

 

I like the monitor which comes with sound level lights, which can easily be seen, even if the sound is turned off, as the sound level increases the light gets brighter. Again, the temperature display works well, should the temperature deviate above or below 16 and 24 degrees, there is an alert. The TwoWay Talk back is handy especially when one parent goes to the room and forgets something. The Starand Moon Lightshow projects gentle coloured shapes onto your baby’s ceiling to calm your baby.There is also lullabies to help them drift off to sleep. The HD audio is quite clear with no interferenceheard. I can’t fault the audio.

 

 

Why BT?
BT previous range of baby monitors had won multiple awards, this new range of monitors appear to follow the previous strengths of the older models in terms of simplicity and reliability, while this model will not break the bank but does the job that required.
When deciding on a Baby monitor, the first step is checking what’s important to you, how far is the room away from where the cot is, do you want just audio / video, digital / analogue, can you get interference from wi-fi, mobile phones, your budget, below is a over view of the main features of the BT range..

 

 

Dislikes:
The units come with a 1 year warranty, (more expensive baby monitors, still only come with a 1 year warranty) This is not just a BT issue, most of the Baby Monitor manufactures provide only a 1 year warranty) BT advise on their manual we are always looking to make our products last longer and use less power, so we don’t have such a big impact on the environment, my suggestion is to give a free 3-year warranty. Stand out from the crowd!

 

The charger comes supplied with the package as a 6 V- 400ma charger, again another charger while over 90% of the population in Europe will have a standard usb charger in the home, (or a power pack at hand) why not use the same leads saving unnecessary clutter. In fairness on the above dislikes, this is nit-picking and should not put you off this product, rather turning a very good product into 100% within its category.

Note: This BT Audio Baby Monitor 450 can also be used for an elderly relative that requires looking after as similar principles apply, should the person awake at night, this BT Audio Baby Monitor 450 is ideal without the video / camera mode respecting their privacy,
Overview
If you are looking for a quality product, with good functionality and easy to use without the camera option at a good price, you can’t go wrong with the BT Audio Baby Monitor 450

http://www.boots.ie/bt-audio-baby-monitor-450-10226998p €36.05

https://www.smythstoys.com/ie/en-ie/baby/monitors/bt-audio-baby-monitor-450/p/156737 €59.99

Written by brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.