Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor

Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor features

  • 3.5-inch portable high resolution color LCD handheld video monitor operates on 2.4GHz wireless digital technology
  • Split screen technology for viewing rooms side by side
  • Two pan, scan, and multi-level zoom cameras with automatic black and white night vision
  • Two-way audio communication with sound activated LED lights
  • Low battery and out of range indicators, with range up to 600-feet/182.88-meters
  • Add up to 2 additional cameras, Summer Infant item # 29010/Amazon item # B00EU5ALFA


Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor
check-price-on-amazonDual View Digital Color Video Monitor Set

Monitor multiple children or rooms with the Dual View Digital Color Video Monitor Set. Featuring two pan/scan cameras with zoom and two-way talk-back, and a large 3.5″ color video screen with innovative split-screen technology, parents can view 1-2-3 or 4 rooms at one time on the screen.

Features:

  • 100% digital technology for a private and secure connection
  • 3.5″ color LCD video with innovative split-screen technology to view from 1-4 rooms on one screen
  • Two-camera system with pan, scan, zoom and two-way talk back
  • Automatic night vision
  • Power-save, one-touch video/off
  • Sound activated LED lights
  • Up to 600-ft range
  • Model # 28980


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Q:Is the audio very sensitive? Like can I hear my kids breading?

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It is very sensitive, which is good and bad. Good when you want to hear them breathing. Bad when you have an AC unit running in their room, particularly if you have it on alternate at night and it switches between two rooms with AC window units running. It can be very distracting. That said, I’m not sure that there is a better model out there.

Q:Can the cameras mount to the wall?

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Yes, they can! Mine came with the hardware to mount them to a wall. They are very light and the hardware is minimal so it would probably leave little damage to your walls as well.

Q:Can you hear audio from all cameras at the same time or do you need to choose only 1 camera?

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In the split screen mode, you will be able to see all the rooms but will only be able to hear one at a time. You can move between the rooms to hear each or put it in auto scan.

Q:Can you listen to both rooms at the same time or do you have to toggle to choose which room to listen to

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In the split screen mode, you will be able to see all the rooms but will only be able to hear one at a time. You can move between the rooms to hear each or put it in auto scan.

Q:can you select audio only for the auto-scan feature? (ie, at night can i turn off video feed and still have the monitor scan for audio in 2 rooms?)

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Yes. The video and audio are independent of each other.

Q:is the night time led’s bright?

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If you’re asking about the night vision on the screen, it’s very clear, but when you have the screen on to view it, it’s fairly bright in your room (I just turn off the visual when I’m sleeping, and turn it on to check what’s going on if I hear a noise). If you’re asking about whether the camera emits light when it’s on at night in the baby’s room, no it doesn’t. The only light the camera emits is a little green “on” LED, and it’s not bright.

Q:Can you hear both rooms while in the “dual-view” mode? Does it scan through all 4 channels if you put it on scan? We will only have 2 cameras.

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You can only hear one room at a time, even in dual view mode. When you scan, if you only have 2 cameras set up, it only scans between the 2. That’s how ours is set up.

Q:Someone’s comment said they couldn’t scan between two rooms because it had a “no signal” error all the time. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

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It works well until I get to the street outside of my house.

Q:How is the range on this product? We enjoy sitting on our patio against our house in the evenings and if the kids are in bed I want to be able to see?

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The range is easily a few hundred feet. My children have very early bedtimes and I use mine outside in the yard all the time! I can go about halfway into my 1 acre yard before the signal goes out.

Q:Is it possible to have the video in split screen mode and at the same time have the audio automatically toggling between the two cameras?

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Not that I’m aware of. If you have it in split screen mode you can pick which one you want audio on, but it doesn’t toggle back and forth while on split screen.

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Q:I bought this for the dual screen since we just had our 2nd, only to discover it can only play the audio from ONE CAM at time!? Is there a workaround?

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I don’t think so. I put ours on the scan mode. It scans between cameras, with the video and audio on for each one for about 8 seconds at a time. That works well for me. Hope that helps.

Q:We are having a problem getting the sound.

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We had the same problem that’s why we returned it

Q:does your video automatically shut off after a few minutes?

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Yes…..to save battery life the video image will cut off after 5-10 min ( I haven’t timed it), but the audio will stay on.

Q:Does the hand held have a base to charge it in or is it just a cord?

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Cord

Q:I read in some reviews that the monitor emits a humm/buzz even when the volume is turned down/off. Has anyone experienced this?

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Haven’t experienced that at all. Email me lauren.elerding@gmail.com and I’ll show you a video I took of my daughter. I love this monitor. And when you turn the sound off there is absolutely no noise. When I have the sound on then I only hear what is going on in her room.

Q:I want to use this to monitor an aide caring for my disabled son. Is the camera easily noticed?

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That’s hard to answer. I would imagine that depends on where you are placing it in a room. I don’t know of a monitor and camera system that isn’t noticeable in some way. The camera is white and grey as you can see in the images, so if your walls are white, perhaps it won’t be as noticeable.

Q:So if I have a camera in each child’s room, both sleep with fans, will the camera/monitor still be able to pick up whichever child is making noise?

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Yes. You can set the camera/sound to auto cycle between rooms. The sound level is very sensitive, even with a fan going in the room. I don’t think you will have any problems hearing them. Just be sure your camera is not near the fan.

Q:is there an HDMI or any other king of output to hook up to a monitor?

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No. There was is only unit’s monitor. BTW… it still works great and battery life is still good.

Q:Can I use a wide view camera as one of the additional cameras for the play room?

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No It has to be same model dual view camera

Q:I have twins, can you put two cameras in the same room and see them both on dual screen?

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Yes

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Q:have you experienced internet issues on the wifi router clasing with the signal on this product?

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Not a problem for us

Q:can you recharge the monitor with the base?

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Not sure totally what you are asking here. You can recharge the monitor with a cord. There is no recharging base. At least not the one I had.

Q:Does it have an automatic cycle to hear between room? (lets say like 10 second intervals between rooms)?

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No. You select the room you want to listen to and then you have to change it when you want to hear from the other room. Takes about 3 seconds to do. It is annoying to have to switch rooms but I still love the monitor

Q:Does this only work to view a small area like a crib, or could I use one camera in our play room to keep an eye on baby while I’m in another room?

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You can move the camera around with the control pad.

Q:Is there a way to feed the video and audio / stream it so my husband who travels can see?

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No

Q:Can I use my older cameras with this monitor screen so I don’t have to start over with buying everything?

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No

Q:does this product come with 2 cameras?

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Yes

Q:Do the cameras have a nightlight?

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I don’t know what you mean by a nightlight. I am able to see the children completely and comforts that they are fine.

Q:can you add another screen to this monitor?

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No you cannot. While it is safe from hacking as an enclosed network, there is nothing you can add or work with outside of the provided.

Q:I need replacement battery. im not sure which battery to purchase. Help?

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I am not sure either but call or email summer infant. They have great customer service! I needed a new ac charger for my handheld and they sent me one right away!

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Q:Does it show temperature in room?

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No

Q:If the parent console is dropped, will the glass shatter?

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I’m not sure it’s glass, but I have dropped it many times on tile. It hasn’t broken.

Q:How is the video clarity at night if you were to mount it on the wall say 4-6ft from a toddlers bed?

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Its good very clear for me

Q:I have a bad tendency of dropping/sitting on/etc my handheld monitor unit. Is there a monitor cover available?

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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not have a cover available for this item.

Q:what does the no signal mean?

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Thank you for your question. Please use the following steps to sync your camera. Step 1: Move the monitor to the same area as the camera and make sure both are turned on. Step 2: Press “MENU/POWER” button. Use the right arrow to highlight the CAM MENU ICON. Step 3: Use the up arrow to highlight “ADD CAM” menu. Press ZOOM/SELECT to enter ADD CAM menu. Step 4: The next available camera will automatically be highlighted. Press ZOOM/SELECT to begin pairing. Step 5: Within 20 seconds, press the “CODE” button on the back of the camera head and live video will appear…
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Thank you for your question. Please use the following steps to sync your camera.

Step 1: Move the monitor to the same area as the camera and make sure both are turned on.
Step 2: Press “MENU/POWER” button. Use the right arrow to highlight the CAM MENU ICON.
Step 3: Use the up arrow to highlight “ADD CAM” menu. Press ZOOM/SELECT to enter ADD CAM menu.
Step 4: The next available camera will automatically be highlighted. Press ZOOM/SELECT to begin pairing.
Step 5: Within 20 seconds, press the “CODE” button on the back of the camera head and live video will appear once the camera is successfully paired.

For more information regarding setup, please call Summer Infant Consumer Relations at 1-800-268-6237, Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm EST.
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Q:can I use this as a single one screen view until I have a second kid next year? our current single view monitor just broke so need a new one

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Yes you can, that is what we started with and just started using the second one.

Q:does this camera have a talk back feature? meaning i can communicate through the camera to my child?

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Yes

Q:can I order additional power plugs for the video monitor portion?

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Yes. The battery doesn’t last long on the video handheld so I have a power plug in the living room and one in our bedroom.

Q:Is there a mobile app to allow you to view the cameras while at home without using the existing monitor?

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No. I think you are looking for a nanny cam

Q:Anyone using this and have white noise machine on in one child’s room? If the monitor cylces btwn 2 rooms will this be annoying?

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Yes! It will be annoying and give you trouble sleeping until you get used to it. Although, I still wake up feeling exhausted after using it for several months. I don’t know that that is why, but it could be.

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Q:How do you address the no signal error message?

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Tienes que mirar que la c�mara este correctamente encendida, quiz�s moverte un poco de jugar con el monitor para ver si agarras la se�al mejor en otro dotio

Q:Can you view a single room on full screen instead of two at all times?

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Yes, you can toggle between viewing any room on full screen or using the split screen to see all rooms. However, you can only hear one room at a time (whichever one you choose), so even when viewing the split screen, you have to select which room you want to listen to.

Q:Can you buy an additional monitor that will work with this set so that I can have one monitor in my bedroom and one in our family room?

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Yes we have two and you can have them side by side on the screen.

Q:I have seen a lot of complaining about the battery life. I am assuming the cameras and parent unit come with cords you can plug in? Is this not true?

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Yes they do. Each camera has a plug in and the monitor has a plug in too.

Q:Does this have temperature displays for each room?

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No unfortunately it does not.

Q:Is there a temperature gauge on the parent console?

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no

Q:Instead of using this camera as a split screen can you only view one room at a time?

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Yes, you can.

Q:Do the camera’s come with an option to run on batteries?

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I don’t think so I think power only.

Q:I have four questions, does it display the temperature and time? Also, does it have a VOX option? audible warning before the battery dies?

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No to the temperature and time. Not sure what Vox is. An it does not warn you when it does. However, I absolutely love the monitor. I use it to watch both of my children at night. The monitor that you have the sound on will have the sound come through the monitor, the other monitor will be silent. It is also very very loud. I turn the monitor up all the way and can hear it outside while I garden. The range is nice. I can go a good distance outside of the house in the yard with it.

Q:is this model affected by the recall?

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I dont know. I returned it back to the store

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Q:Does this version block out white noise?

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No. My grandkids are used to having white noise machines going at night. If you want to be able to listen to the kiddos you will be up all night hearing the ocean…..so I just use the video screen. But In our home, we can hear our grandkids if they start doing more than just fussing a bit so it’s no problem for us.

Q:Hi, is this product compatible with uk electricity supply (220v), also does the 279.99 product include 1 monitor + 2 cameras, thanks

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Not sure about the compatibility but does include 2 cameras and 1 monitor.

Q:Any issues with camera interfering with wi-fi in your home?

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My experience is wireless networks operating on B or G (don’t ask me what that means) create a lot of freeze up and interference in both internet and camera. Wireless N Networks do not. Back at that time (5 years ago), I got a N router and a N wireless card in my laptop and problems stopped.

Q:Is there a carrying case to attach to my shirt? Or at least a rubber case to protect it?

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sorry there is none

Q:Does this product come with 2 cameras as shown in the picture?

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Yes it does.

Q:Is this item dual voltage? Can this item be plugged into a 220v outlet (in Germany) with only a plug adapter or would it need a transformer?

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no you will need a voltage converter

Q:Is there a protective cover available for purchase for ths model?

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Summer Infant does not sell a protective cover

Q:When scanning between cameras, can you choose to scan between two cameras or does it have to scan between 4 even if 4 cameras are not setup?

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It only auto scans between the cameras you have setup.

Q:Does this come with two cameras? And is the set up easy?

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The description says it comes with two cameras, so yes. Setup should be as easy as the other two Summer monitor systems I’ve set up. Pretty much plug and play.

Q:Is it possible to add another handset that will also work with both cameras?

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I do not know; my daughter has the monitor/cameras. I know with our original monitor/handset we could add cameras but with 2nd child she wants the split screen to see both children at the same time

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Q:How far is the range of the monitor?

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It’s hard to tell. We have a 2,000 sq ft split bedroom house, but our room is not that far from our kids’ rooms. However, we have had trouble with 3 different systems. The monitors will have full signal and suddenly drop to none. It sometimes has no signal for 30 secs. We’ve had 3 because Summer keeps replacing them. By the third, I decided to live with it. I’m sorry I can’t be more help.

Q:How do you turn on the auto scan feature? I can’t find any button to do so and the manual is no help.

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I have the same question. how do you turn on the auto scan feature

Q:does this come with 2 cameras or one

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Yes Laura, it comes with (2) cameras. The unit supports up to (4) cameras. The other (2) must be purchased separately. FYI – the cameras zoom does not work all that well but for the price, it does the job.

Q:How do I put it on auto scan so it alternates between cameras and I can take turns hearing in each room without having to do it manually?

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You press the power/menu button, then the right arrow key to choose the camera icon, then press the center circle button to choose the camera, then press it again (the picture of two cameras and a “recycling” arrow symbol between them should be highlighted yellow). This will make the cameras switch to scan mode. It should also say “scan” in the top left side of the screen at that point.

Q:How far is the range of the monitor?

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It’s hard to tell. We have a 2,000 sq ft split bedroom house, but our room is not that far from our kids’ rooms. However, we have had trouble with 3 different systems. The monitors will have full signal and suddenly drop to none. It sometimes has no signal for 30 secs. We’ve had 3 because Summer keeps replacing them. By the third, I decided to live with it. I’m sorry I can’t be more help.

Q:How do you turn on the auto scan feature? I can’t find any button to do so and the manual is no help.

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I have the same question. how do you turn on the auto scan feature

Q:does this come with 2 cameras or one

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Yes Laura, it comes with (2) cameras. The unit supports up to (4) cameras. The other (2) must be purchased separately. FYI – the cameras zoom does not work all that well but for the price, it does the job.

Q:How do I put it on auto scan so it alternates between cameras and I can take turns hearing in each room without having to do it manually?

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You press the power/menu button, then the right arrow key to choose the camera icon, then press the center circle button to choose the camera, then press it again (the picture of two cameras and a “recycling” arrow symbol between them should be highlighted yellow). This will make the cameras switch to scan mode. It should also say “scan” in the top left side of the screen at that point.


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