Parents these days have a multitude of gadgets to make life with baby easier. One such item is a video baby monitor with 2 or more cameras to keep an eye on the baby when you are not near.
A parent might need a baby monitor with multiple cameras to monitor more than one baby in each room, or in different rooms, at the same time.
The best 2-camera baby monitor on the market at this time is the DBPower video baby monitor. It’s reasonably priced, has an impeccable satisfaction rate, and has a multitude of features to help make parents’ lives easier. It’s also expandable up to 4 cameras.
Why the DBPower baby monitor is the best 2-camera baby monitor
Check out this video from DBPower which highlights all the cool features of the DBPower Baby monitor.
The DBpower baby monitor is the highest rated monitor on Amazon currently, scoring an impressive 4.5 out of 5 stars with 180+ reviewers. Personally, when I am researching a product to buy, I most often buy the item that is highest rated (as long as it meets all my needs). Customer satisfaction is a biggie especially in an item that needs to be very reliable.
Supports up to 4 cameras
The DBPower video baby monitor comes with one camera but can support three additional cameras. This holds a considerable advantage over other monitors that can only be expanded to two cameras total. Unless you only need two cameras, then you are clear with any. But many parents need the flexibility to add multiple cameras for various reasons such as multiple babies in one room or different rooms.
The monitor can then show one camera on the screen at a time and cycle through them. This can also be done manually. However, most parents love the split screen capability that this monitor offers. With this feature, all the connected cameras will be shown on the screen at the same time.
Additional cameras are sold separately here.
The DBPower video baby monitor has a 1,000 foot range which is the highest in its class. This is line of sight, unobstructed range. If the signal has to travel through multiple walls, that range might be diminished quite a bit.
The DBPower video baby monitor supports remote Pan-Tilt-Zoom. This means that the caregiver can press a button wherever they are and have the camera in the baby’s room: 1. Pan from side to side; 2. Tilt up or down; and 3. Zoom in or out.
This is a great feature if you want to look around the room remotely or get a clearer picture of what’s happening. Maybe baby has moved and you need to pan to the side a bit to see him better. Or maybe you can’t tell what he’s doing and zooming in would solve that problem without having to go into the room and possibly disrupt his sleep.
Another bonus is that the pan-tilt and zoom operation is whisper quiet and will not wake a baby.
There is nothing worse than being half asleep and struggling to make out an image the size of a postage stamp on a video monitor. Well, no fear! The DBPower video baby monitor has a large 4.3″ LCD screen and 640*480P Resolution. This enables you to see a clear image of your baby and give you peace of mind.
Not only that, but the DBPower video baby monitor has a very large viewing angle. Users report this camera displays much more of the room than their previous monitors.
The DBPower Baby Monitor can be used to manually or automatically record your baby. If you see baby smiling or doing something memorable, with one touch of a button it can be recorded and saved. To be able to record, one must buy a Micro SD card separately, up to 32 GB.
Many parents don’t end up using the record feature, but it’s nice to have it in your back pocket just in case. Some parents use the record feature to monitor caregiver while they’re away at work, etc.
Speaking of good visibility, the DBPower video monitor also has automatic night shift mode which displays a clear infrared image. The cameras can easily “see” in the dark up to 15 feet away, so the parent never has to wonder what is happening in the middle of the night. In fact, some parents said in their reviews that the infrared was so clear, that you could see specs of dust floating by. Now that’s impressive!
I also love that the night shift feature turns on automatically as it senses that the daylight is waning and night is falling. That is one less thing for me to remember as an already busy parent.
The DBPower video monitor has multiple features to monitor the safety of your baby. The monitor has a temperature sensor and an alert will sound if the room is too hot or too cold. It also displays the temperature of the room on the parent monitor, which many parents found to be a very comforting feature. Also parents report that the temperature sensor is accurate. Shocker, I know, but you never know with these types of gadgets!
The monitor will also sound an alert on the parent unit when the baby starts crying, and the sound will activate led lights on the parent unit. There is also an alarm for when the unit is taken out of range, and when the batteries are low. These alerts help the parent keep the monitor and cameras functional so the baby can be monitored properly.
It also has a built in night light in the base of the camera which is just bright enough to emit a soft blue glow. This can be remotely turned on and off with the parent unit for an extra little light in the room.
Two way talk
Parents love, love, love this feature. It can be used to comfort a baby or toddler with the sound of your voice in the middle of the night. It can also be used to communicate with an older child back and forth either in a bedtime scenario or practical communication between rooms. Save your voice, no need to shout across the house. Just push a button and intercom between the camera and parent unit.
And if you think the audio quality resembles that of the old baby monitors, think again. The sound quality of the DBPower baby monitor is so clear, that parents can often hear their child breathing through it.
I love user friendly gadgets, something that is well thought out and intuitive to use. The DBPower video baby monitor meets my user friendly criteria for these reasons:
- It has a good user manual and a quick start guide.
- The buttons on the monitor and camera are clearly labeled and intuitive (pan, zoom, etc)
- Charging port has a reliable connection, not shaky like other brands
- Plenty of features for mom and baby, like lullaby, night light and two way talk
Flexible installation options
Another great thing about this monitor is that the cameras are able to be mounted on a multitude of angles – up, down, sideways. Couple that with the pan-tilt-and zoom features and there is truly no scenario in which this camera wouldn’t be able to see what it needs to see.
The cameras are mounted to a plate which gets screwed into the wall or ceiling. Of course, the camera can also be placed on a flat surface without being mounted at all.
If you choose not to mount your camera, it would also be easily portable as a result.
Because the DBPower Baby Monitor communicates wirelessly between the cameras and the parent unit, it’s important that the connection is secure. The DBPower Baby Monitor uses 2.4 GHZ transmission with FHSS technology to ensure utmost security for the connection.
This also helps ensure that the connection is a reliable one and not one that goes in and out. Parents report the unit is reliable and hence so highly rated.
I also read many people’s reviews that were happy that the monitor did not use Wifi and therefore was not interrupted by phone or home use of the Wifi network.
Why do I need multiple cameras?
Two or more cameras might be helpful if you have multiple children sharing a room, such as twins or triplets. You could point a camera in the direction of each child. Many parents also monitor different aged kids that are sharing a room.
A video monitor with multiple cameras can also monitor multiple children in different rooms. This particular monitor can support split screen mode where multiple camera views are visible on the screen at the same time.
Monitor whatever you want
A monitor with multiple cameras can monitor anything, not necessarily babies. Some people like to keep an eye on their pets, elderly parents or their front porch. The options are endless. It’s basically almost a replacement for a security system or at least an extra set of eyes and ears.