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VTech DM221 Safe & Sound Digital Audio Baby Monitor

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Monitor with One Parent Unit
  • DECT 60 digital technology provides crystal clear transmission, eliminating the annoying white noise you hear from analog monitors; The only sounds you hear are coming from your baby
  • Rechargeable batteries with up to 18 hours of monitor time, have the freedom to carry the baby unit everywhere you go without the hassle of a power cord
  • Remotely communicate to your baby from the parent unit to the baby unit; Speak to your baby from another room or even from outdoors
  • Enjoy some added peace by being silently alerted when there is sound in the baby's room
  • Belt clip take advantage of the extended range and rechargeable batteries of the Safe and Sound audio monitor by clipping on the parent unit using the built in belt clip
  • DECT 60 digital technology provides crystal clear transmission
  • Rechargeable batteries with up to 18 hours of monitor time
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Product Information

Style: Monitor with One Parent Unit
Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions12 x 4 x 14 inches
OriginChina
UPC735078021854 782139937159
Item model numberDM221
StyleMonitor with One Parent Unit
Batteries requiredNo
  
Technical Specification
  • User Manual Manual [PDF]
  • For warranty information about this product, please click here [PDF]
Additional Information
ASINB007NG5UF4
Best Sellers Rank #106 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  
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Product Description

Style: Monitor with One Parent Unit

Product Description

Safe & Sound Digital Audio Monitor with DECT 6.0 digital technology provides crystal clear transmission, eliminating the annoying white noise you hear from analog monitors. The only sounds you hear are coming from your baby.

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Keep connected with your baby from anywhere in the house with the VTech Safe&Sound Digital Audio Monitor. Features include a 1,000-foot operating range, DECT Digital technology for interference-free audio, an encrypted connection, and visual and vibrating alerts. It also includes a talk-back intercom and soft night-light to help comfort your infant during the night.

Digital Audio Monitor
At a Glance:
  • 1,000-foot range keeps you connected anywhere in the house
  • DECT 6.0 Digital technology for secure, private transmission without interference
  • LED lights and a vibrating alert signal noise in your baby's room
  • Talk-back intercom for two-way communication
  • Battery-operated parent unit provides 18 hours of monitoring per charge
Warranty:

One-year limited warranty

Safe & Sound Digital Audio Monitor Product Shot

Five LED lights on the parent unit indicate the level of sound in your baby's room, so you can visually monitor noise level. View larger.

Safe & Sound Digital Audio Monitor Product Shot

The talk-back feature allows you to communicate with your little one from anywhere in your home. View larger.

Safe & Sound Digital Audio Monitor Product Shot

The loop on the baby unit can double as a soothing night-light. View larger.

Rechargeable Parent Unit with 1,000-Foot Range

With a range of up to 1,000 feet, the Safe&Sound Digital Audio Monitor lets you hear your little one from anywhere in the house—or even outside. The lightweight, battery-operated parent unit operates for up to 18 hours on a single charge and includes a built-in belt clip so you can move freely in and around your home. Its backlit display is easy to read, even in the dark.

The VTech Safe&Sound Digital Audio Monitor is also available with two parent units for easy monitoring from multiple areas in your home.

DECT 6.0 Digital Technology for a Clear, Private Connection

This digital monitor uses DECT 6.0 Digital technology to ensure crystal-clear transmission without interference so the only sounds you hear are your baby's. In addition, DECT technology transmits a secure, encrypted signal so you can rest assured you're the only one who can hear your baby.

Talk-Back Intercom for Two-Way Communication

Sometimes all your baby needs to calm down is the soothing sound of your voice. The talk-back feature allows you to communicate with your little one from anywhere in your home through the parent unit. In addition, the loop on the baby unit lights up, acting as a calming night-light for your infant.

LED Lights and Vibrations Signal Noise Level

A set of five LED lights on the parent unit indicates the level of sound in your baby's room so you can visually monitor noise level with the receiver muted. In vibration mode, the parent unit alerts you with gentle vibrations when your baby is fussing.

The Safe&Sound Digital Audio Monitor is backed by a manufacturer's one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

Safe&Sound Digital Audio Monitor and parent unit, power adapters, battery and user's manuals.

VTech Safe & Sound

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Features
RangeUp to 1,000 ftUp to 1,000 ftUp to 1,000 ftUp to 1,000 ft
Audio/VideoAudioAudioVideoAudio and Video
Number of Parent Units1201
Talk-Back System 
Night-Light  
Rechargeable Battery 
Trademark Information:

Safe&Sound is a registered trademark of VTech Communications, Inc.

Customer Reviews

The monitor works great, has good range.
Jesica
The VTech monitor is very quiet so all I hear are the noises the baby makes and a light white noise sound in the background.
Happy Mom
We got this monitor 2 years ago and for the last 9 or 10 months the screen has not worked.
Anna's Mommy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

198 of 202 people found the following review helpful By Mel M. on March 28, 2013
Style Name: Monitor with One Parent Unit Verified Purchase
UPDATE 6/4/13 - I'm keeping the Vtech rating at 4 stars. This is due to battery life. I can get about maybe 6-8 hours out of a charge, which is not very much. I'm guessing they really cheaped out on the battery. It does beep to alert you when the battery is running low. As long as you remember to plug it in every evening, it's not a problem. Otherwise, it's a fabulous unit and has been working excellent for our family. Still the best choice of the 3 I reviewed below.

UPDATED 3/28/13
I've owned the below 3 units over the course of the last 2 years. I recommend the VTech for now (I've only had it a few weeks, but it is by far the winner in performance AND value). For features, I only listed the features that I felt would be important to the average buyer. Some of the units had other features that I didn't list because I didn't think there were critical in my decision making process.

Also, it might be important to note that we live in a 2 story house and we have Wi Fi.

Philips AVENT Basic Baby Monitor with DECT Technology
1 star
Price I paid: $95

Features:
talk back - yes
night light - yes
battery backup on Baby Unit - yes
Temperature - no (but available on upgraded units)
Visual sound indicator - yes, LED

Ease of use and customization of features (ie: setting the sensitivity level, etc): easy, intuitive.

Signal: excellent, DECT, crystal clear

Other thoughts: Loved this monitor until....... after about 6 months of use the parent unit would randomly turn itself off with no warning, no beeping, nothing. I started waking up in the morning to an "off" parent unit.
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115 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Eternal Howl on June 8, 2012
Style Name: Monitor with Two Parent Units Verified Purchase
I had this unit shipped overnight after our NTM-910YLW - Sony Baby Call Nursery Monitor unit started having constant issues with a ticking noise that would not have been very sleep-friendly for parents. Prior to this, we would get interference with cell phones and other electronic devices intermittently, but we perservered.

Let me note first that I have only just got the VTech today, but already I like it. I chose the model with two receivers so that we could have them permanently in the two rooms most frequented (bedroom and living room).

The parent units require an initial 11-18 hour charge before unplugging and using without the power cord. There are two different instructions. Therefore, I would suggest going with the longer charge to ensure the battery is well conditioned.

Aside from the hiccups that our Sony had, let me point out some major 'user-related' differences.

The Sony NTM 900 that we bought had only one parent unit. This particular VTech monitor came with two parent units. Sometimes when going to bed, I'd forget to grab the monitor, so it's one little hassle I don't have to consider now.

The Sony NTM 900 is analogue and while you can adjust channels, if you have a lot of electronics, or many neighbors, you will probably find this is not the model for you.

The VTech is digital and uses DECT Technology (the same stuff as is used with cordless telephones). I'm not sure that a police scanner won't pick up on your baby conversations, but they claim it's very secure. So far, I have no outside interference, funny noises etc (unless you count the baby babble).
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230 of 246 people found the following review helpful By Sly-Dawgg on July 3, 2012
Style Name: Monitor with Two Parent Units Verified Purchase
As a new father, I wasn't sure what to expect. After trying a few older models by different brands, I ended up just getting something cost efficient by looked stable based on reviews. When I ordered these, I had pretty good hopes, but was very surprised. They are amazing. Before our baby came, I would be in the nursery setting up things and could communicate very easily to others throughout the house (was on a ladder). After a bad thunderstorm, we lost power, and they still worked just fine.
They now work great with baby in the nursery and we are so happy we got this brand/model!

Update: My original review was made a July, but I should have waited a little longer. It's now October, and just one night the units all started beeping at 3am and told me they were "Not Linked." There wasn't a power-outage or anything like that. When I finally got in touch with VTech they told me "oh yea, that happens some times. If you followed the instructions in the manual then they are broken and won't talk to each other anymore. Sorry... Oh, and you can't return them because you don't have the original box."

Another Update: After my complaint was heard on Amazon, VTech took my broken item back for a replacement. In May 2013 (not quite a year after purchasing the original, let alone receiving the above replacement), I had to contact VTech again due to the same issue when I moved to a new house. This time VTech seemed to be much more on the ball. As soon as I gave them the model number and said "they are not linking" the representative stopped me and started the process of sending out a new unit. Within 2 days I had a replacement. So I guess there is something to be said about VTech knowing about the issue and sending out new units to you if they break; but doesn't seem efficient to have to send multiple replacements in 1 year...
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February 8, 2013
Sly-Dawgg, if you still have the monitor, call our support team @ 800-595-9511. We'll replace it. Thanks!

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