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babyalertusa Childminder Soft Clip Single Pack Blue/White
- Instant alert should you inadvertently leave child in car seat
- Easy setup
- Car seat safe
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Unfortunately, the system is a piece of junk. I should start by saying that the system does alarm when you walk away from your car with the clips buckled; I tested this on a number of occasions to assure myself it would work if I really did leave the kids. However, there are far too many false alarms. There clearly is some type of electrical interference pattern that causes the system to alarm while just driving down the road. It seems to me that it is related to radio communications as the problem appears particularly common while driving near semi trucks or through construction zones. The system also frequently alarms even after I have disengaged the clips, not to mention the occasional times when the key fob just randomly starts beeping in my pocket for no discernible reason whatsoever.
The clips are also just a bit flimsy. One of the strap attachment loops broke off when my 2-year old decided to throw a fit about getting in the car seat. This never happened with the clips that came with the car seat...
BabyAlert would have done well to ensure that the number of false alarms were minimized prior to putting this system on the market. In that case, this would be a truly great product. Instead, we have now removed the system from our car seats and will once again have to rely on our own devices to make sure we don't leave the kids in the car. The annoyance of the constant alarms just was not worth the peace of mind, and the money spent of the system was a total waste!!!!
The device does work. If you move away more than 15 feet for more than 8 seconds, it beeps pretty loudly and persistently. Even better, when you close the transmitter (the buckle), it will beep until you click the button on the receiver, to make sure you don't forget to activate it. I was specifically worried about forgetting to activate the receiver, so it was a HUGE relief to discover that feature.
Then comes the unfortunate part. As a number of other reviewers have said, it gives false alarms. A LOT of them. I mean frequently, it just beeps constantly. And I mean... CONSTANTLY. I don't mind a brief beep here and there. Even a series of beeps every so often. I thought I would be able to deal with the false alarms, because it's worth it, right? I mean, I can deal with the seat belt chime going for an hour, so I'm not that picky. But this is intolerable. The worst part is, then it starts to distract you from driving. When you stop the car to get out, you're so incensed at the darn thing, you might even walk away from the car furiously pressing the button to shut it up, possibly making you forget everything else, including the very reason you bought the freaking thing! (The baby in the car...) Really, it's quite possible, because when it beeps, even unbuckling the transmitter won't shut it up of course. Your brain will quickly become conditioned that the beeping doesn't actually mean anything, it's not a reminder anymore, just an annoyance, and a further distraction.
I just don't get it, I really don't. Make it a little less sensitive! Design it so you can walk 100 feet from the car before it beeps! Make it wait 30 seconds before it beeps!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had high expectations for this piece of hardware, however it is completely unreliable. I think it is worse to have something that gives you a false sense of security than it is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This does not work. The alert on keychain does not stop beeping even after you take baby out of car seat! Sending it back.Published 7 months ago by LisaG
It's great when it works, but it sometimes won't stop beeping when I'm driving. I'll push the button to stop it, and then it'll start again.Published 9 months ago by Lauren Satterfield
right out off the box the wife and I tested this product, I went pass 5 meters and the alarm never went off, very disappointed with this product, I would not trust this to keep... Read morePublished 13 months ago by R.DIAZ USMC VET
I should start out by saying that I have not bought this product, I just wanted everyone to be aware that installing this item VOIDS THE WARRANTY ON THE CAR SEAT. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brown fan
Very poor quality does not work changed batteries still doesn't work!! Would not recommendPublished 18 months ago by Mom