The Foscam FBM3502 Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor has a variety of features for keeping a close eye on children and even pets or elderly loved ones. The audio and video features ensure optimal monitoring and the additional advanced features allow users to interact with whoever they’re monitoring. It has an extended monitoring range and is easy to set up and start using it right out of the box. Let’s take a closer look at the Foscam FBM3502 Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor and see exactly what it has to offer.
There are two components with this baby monitor, including the parent unit and the baby unit.
The parent unit includes the following:
- 3.5 inch color LCD screen.
- Touch-pad control with tilt, pan and 2x digital zoom.
- A feeding timer of two to five hours.
- Out-of-range alert with 985 feet wireless range.
- Video Off feature to fully replace VOX.
- Battery charges in unique.
- Lullaby features will help soothe your baby to sleep.
- Signal-strength indicators and battery/status indicators.
- Power adapter and rechargeable battery to power the unit.
- Built-in microphone and speaker with two-way audio.
- Checks the temperature of the baby’s room with alerts for high and low temperatures.
- Up to four baby units connect to a single parent unit.
- Hanger and fold-out stand.
- Eight brightness settings.
The baby unit includes the following:
- Tilt, optical and pan zoom capabilities.
- Ability to monitor in no and low light due to IR LEDs.
- Built-in microphone and speaker.
- Power supply adapter.
Digital FHSS (Automatic Frequency Hopping System) technology ensures that both the digital audio and video is delivered with very little to no interference. This type of technology provides several frequencies for the transmission to occur over, ensuring that even large amounts of interference don’t disrupt the audio and video quality. This ensures clear data transmission and a seamless connection. This means that while someone is monitoring their child, they don’t have to worry about losing the video or audio on the monitor.
The signal range on the Foscam FBM3502 is farther than the average monitor at 985 feet in an unobstructed space. With this range, in the average American home of under 2,000 square feet, the baby and parent units are able to communicate without issue from just about anywhere in the home. The only exception would be in places with very thick or multiple brick internal walls where this would shorten the signal range. However, this is not common in today’s homes which normally have walls of wood and sheet rock.
The monitor provides quality digital video, two-way audio, expandable view and environment temperature data. These capabilities allow parents to communicate with their children to soothe them, provide instructions or even sing lullabies when they cannot get into the room.
The monitor allows for visualization during all times of the day, including at night, ensuring that parents never have to take their eyes off of their children. The expandable view feature allows for a total of four monitors. While these require manual control, it allows parents to visualize and communicate with up to four children or to place multiple monitors in larger rooms.
With standard batteries, the battery life for the monitor is approximately five to six hours. However, with high-capacity batteries, users can extend the battery life of the monitor. Users can also plug in the device to get a longer use if they need it to work for an extended period of time. Additionally, parents can also carry spare batteries if they’re using this monitor while traveling and are unable to charge it as easily as they do at home.
It’s important that baby monitors are easy to set and operate. With the Foscam FBM3502, simply plug-in the camera unit and properly position it. Once the initial setup is done, you can better adjust the baby unit remotely by using the tilt, pan and zoom features.
The baby unit can be adjusted at any time to ensure the best view of the baby. For the parent unit, simply put in the batteries and ensure that they are fully charged to start using it. This unit can be carried around so there is no need to ensure a proper positioning.
It’s important to not wake a child when they’re sleeping – this monitor allows for this. The night vision uses an IR LED system so that parents can monitor their child without any distracting noises or lights. The night vision feature is automatic, so when the room is dark, it activates and then it shuts off once there is adequate light in the room.
The baby unit is plugged in so there is no need to go in while the child is sleeping to change batteries or plug in a charger. All of the other alerts go straight to the parent monitor so that baby is never disturbed.
The Foscam FBM3502 is easy to use and has a variety of features to ensure maximum comfort for the baby, including a feeding timer and a temperature sensor. Another pro is that parents can change the position of the monitor without the need for manual handling thanks to the pan, tilt, and zoom features. We’re a huge fan of the new “Video Off” feature that replaces VOX. It minimizes the amount of times a false alarm happens, and doesn’t disturb your child while they’re sleeping.
There are few cons with this baby monitor. The primary issue comes when multiple baby units are being used because parents have to manually change which room they are viewing due to a lack of an automated camera cycle function.
The Foscam FBM3502 Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor is a reliable product with enough features to properly monitor babies and children. The components themselves are high in quality and there are plenty of features to monitor children in the easiest way possible. Overall, we think it would make an excellent investment for loving parents who want one of the latest and greatest baby monitors without breaking the bank.
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