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#198403 7-Jul-2016 18:34
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Need some recommendations on an intercom system for my kids bedrooms. 


We have moved into a new house and kids rooms are quite far from ours. As they are young they sometimes wake up in the night and yell out to us. 


What I need is a basic system where I can hear them when they call out via an intercom, there rooms to mine. I guess kind of like what a baby monitor does but I need one in each of the two kids rooms. Coming back to my room. Ideally if I could hit a button at my end and talk back would also be good.

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  #1587830 7-Jul-2016 19:04
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We have motorola monitor:




You can buy an additional camera (SEE HERE) and add to the monitor unit. It has a scan function that will rotate/monitor between the cameras. You can add up to 4 cameras.




You can talk to them very clearly, monitor the room temperature, zoom in/out and rotate the camera remotely (nice to know where they are if they are not in bed!). 


Motorola MBP36 manual HERE


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  #1587887 7-Jul-2016 21:32
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I don't have much to offer regarding recommendations, but would suggest much safer to stick with audio instead of anything with video (maybe a voice activated intercom or walkie talkie)


Just need to remember wireless products are not only wireless products within the house but also may reach over to nearby houses etc - and even more so if they are internet enabled (see )

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  #1587953 8-Jul-2016 09:06
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Given our home theatre is external to the house we needed something similar to keep an ear out for the brats; our solution has been two sets of Philips baby monitors (like this$jpglarge$&wid=1250). When both transmitters are set to the same channel, we can hear either of them on the same receiver. Buying two sets also allowed us to have two receivers (one of them is battery-powered so portable), so have one in our bedroom and one in the HT.


Cheap as chips s/h off Trade Me, so can't really lose if it doesn't work out...


Personally, I think the idea of video monitors is a little bit OTT once the kids are beyond babies, but that's just me...

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  #1587971 8-Jul-2016 09:32
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Many monitors can have multiple cameras and receivers. Some are WiFi and internet accessible, some are plain RF with dedicated receivers.


Slightly off topic, but a friend says he didn't need a video monitor for his boy when he was little, but now he's a toddler it'd be really helpful to check he's in bed sleeping not up playing.

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