Angelcare baby monitors

Angelcare Company Overview

Founded in 1997 by Maurice Pinsonnault, who currently serves as president of the company, Montreal-based Angelcare markets a variety of juvenile-oriented products including a portable “playyard” (playpen), bassinets and of course angel baby monitors. They also sell a highly recommended wooden board accessory that helps to properly install a movement sensor pad on a rigid surface.

Among the 15 Angelcare baby monitor models offered, their line of products are divided into five categories:

  • 3-in-1 or all-in-one monitor (video, audio and movement sensor)
  • 2-in-1 monitor (movement sensor with sound monitor)
  • 2-in-1 video monitor (video and sound monitors)
  • sound-only monitor
  • movement-only monitor.

Their products, which vary by availability and price, can be purchased at brick-and-mortar outlets like WalMart, Target and Sears as well as from online retailers like Amazon, Baby Earth, Monitor Your Baby, diapers.com and others.

One factor to note is that while the upscale Angelcare models have the latest refinements such as tilt and zoom and a “letterbox” vertical view for better observation of baby’s crib, only the AC1200 has the smartphone app for streaming video of baby across the internet. Other features unique to AC1200 that separate it from its lesser brethren include the capability to expand to four simultaneous users on the same camera, lullaby music streaming to soothe baby, photo/video of baby’s images and the convenience of a USB power source.

Important — note that the Angelcare movement monitor’s sensor pad can be used with any standardized baby mattress regardless of size or thickness. But it cannot be use with a memory foam mattress, a dual-sided mattress, a mattress with a hollow frame or a Purflo® cot mattress due to its hollow core.

Below are Angelcare  monitors by model listing main features and brief descriptions by BabyMonitor101.

Angelcare AC 201 / AC201-2P Movement and Sound Monitor

The AC201-2P includes two portable “parent units” as opposed to only one for the AC201.  Attractively designed, it combines a sound monitor and highly sensitive movement detector in a unified system. Sounds an alert within 20 seconds if no movement is detected from baby’s crib.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Optional Audio “Tic” Feature — by activating this feature the caregiver will hear a “ticking” sound, confirming that the monitor is working normally when baby is asleep.
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity — allows caregiver to select an appropriate movement sensitivity level.
  • Nursery Unit operates on AC adapter or backup batteries
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Portable Parent Unit
AngelCare baby monitor AC-201
Angelcare AC 201
AngelCare baby monitor AC-201 2P
Angelcare AC 201-2P

Angelcare AC300 Movement Monitor

This Angelcare movement monitor is useful for two babies, twins or triplets sleeping in separate cribs in the same room.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Optional Audio “Tic” Feature
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
  • Battery Powered Only & Low Battery Indicator
  • Compatible — can be used in conjunction with any Angelcare sound monitor or any other sound monitor.
  • Ideal for Multiple Babies — Angelcare recommends adding the AC300 to the AC401, AC1100 and AC601 Movement and Sound Monitor models if there is more than one baby to monitor in the same room.
AngelCare baby monitor AC300
Angelcare AC300

Angelcare AC401, AC 401 Deluxe & AC 401 Deluxe Plus Movement & Sound Monitor

Winner of numerous awards including the Practical Parenting Best Buy, the P&B Editor’s Choice, the ‘FQ’ magazine Top Gear award and the Baby Gear Lab Editors’ Choice award. The AC401 Deluxe comes with two portable Parent Units and a “Parent Unit” locator in case unit is misplaced. The AC401 Deluxe Plus includes all the features listed below plus an extra under-the-mattress sensor pad.

Important: Note that the Deluxe Plus model is designed for one child only as both sensor pads are connected to the same circuit. Hence, alarm does not sound if movement is detected by just one sensor pad.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Full Color Digital Display — displays nursery room temperature, sound lights and various user settings such as sensitivity level.
  • Temperature Display and Control (F°)– see above. Displays room temperature and alerts caretaker if temperature is too high or low.
  • Optional Audio “Tic” Feature
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit  — compact enough to carry from room to room.
  • Nursery Night Light — “a gentle little glow” that guides the caregiver when entering baby’s nursery.
  • Crystal Clear Transmission — the monitor operates on the 927 MHZ and 2.4 GHz frequency bands.
  • Out-of-Range Indicator — indoor range between 262 feet (80 meters) and 328 feet (100 meters; outdoor (open field) range up to 820 feet (250 meters). An alert notifies the caregiver when the Parent Unit is too far away to receive baby’s sounds and movements from the Nursery Unit.
  • Sound Lights — allows caregiver to see and hear baby’s sounds.
  • Batteries or Adapter Operated — automatically converts to battery mode in case of power failure. Parent Unit operates with three NIMH rechargeable batteries or AC adapter; Nursery Unit operates with four AAA alkaline batteries (not included) or AC adapter.
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Volume Control & Vibration Alert — vibration mode option for noisy environments or to maintain peace and quiet. Available on Deluxe and Deluxe Plus.
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
  • Parent Unit locator
AngelCare baby monitor AC401
Angelcare AC401
AngelCare baby monitor AC401 Deluxe
Angelcare AC401 Deluxe
AngelCare baby monitor AC401 Deluxe Plus
Angelcare AC401 Deluxe Plus

Angelcare AC403 and AC403-2PU Movement & Sound Monitor

The AC403 and AC403-2PU are the same product; the only difference is that the latter comes with two Parent Units instead of one.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Full Color Digital Display
  • Temperature Display and Control (F°)
  • Optional Audio “Tic’’ Feature
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Nursery Night Light
  • Crystal Clear Transmission — operates on 927 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequency bands.
  • Out-of-Range Indicator  — up to 820 feet (250 meters) in open field.
  • Sound Lights
  • Batteries or Main Adapter Operated
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Mute Function
  • Volume Control & Vibration Alert
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
AngelCare baby monitor AC403
Angelcare AC403
AngelCare baby monitor AC403-2PU
Angelcare AC403-2PU

Angelcare AC420 Sound Monitor

Features
  • Full Color Digital Display
  • Temperature Display and Control (F°)
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Nursery Night Light
  • Crystal Clear Transmission
  • Out-of-Range Indicator
  • Sound Lights
  • Batteries or Adapter Operated
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Volume Control & Vibration Alert —  Available “on selected models only.”
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
  • Parent Unit locator
AngelCare baby monitor AC420
Angelcare AC420

Angelcare AC601 Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Optional Audio “Tic’’ Feature
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Nursery Night Light — “a gentle little glow” that guides the caregiver when entering baby’s nursery.
  • Out-of-Range Indicator
  • Sound Lights
  • Batteries or Main Adapter Operated — battery power makes ideal option for travel away from home.
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
AngelCare baby monitor AC601
Angelcare AC601

 Angelcare AC605 Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor & Two Parent Units

The AC605 is essentially the same product as the AC601 except that it comes with two Parent Units instead of one.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Optional Audio “Tic’’ Feature
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Nursery Night Light
  • Out-of-Range Indicator .
  • Sound Lights
  • Batteries or Main Adapter Operated
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
AngelCare baby monitor AC605
Angelcare AC605 2PU

Angelcare AC701 Touchscreen Movement & Sound Monitor

The AC701 includes innovative features like the adjustable night light remote-controlled from the portable Parent Unit and the low-emission “Eco” mode.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • LCD Touchscreen — adjustable settings via user interface on touchscreen.
  • 2-Way Talk-Back Feature — walkie-talkie feature allows caregiver to vocally soothe baby.
  • Temperature Display and Control (F°)
  • Eco – Low emission setting
  • Digital Transmission with Minimized Interference — utilizes 1.8 GHz with automatic FHSS (Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum) technology that alternates between different channels, virtually encrypting data for greater security and privacy.
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Adjustable Nursery Night Light
  • Optional Audio “Tic” Feature
  • Out-of-Range Indicator
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Mute function
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
  • Parent Unit Locator
  • Multifunctional — works on movement and sound, sound only or movement only.
AngelCare baby monitor AC701
Angelcare AC701

Angelcare AC1100 Digital Video, Movement & Sound Monitor

It was previously noted that American R.J. Spurrier of Baby Gear Lab described the AC1100 as having functions that “actually work much better in products with more focus.” On the other hand, this product won the United Kingdom’s FQ Top Gear Gold award for 2010 and the Bizzie Baby Gold Award. It also won the Bronze award from ‘Mother & Baby’ magazine’s “expert panel” in Australia. This product receives glowing reviews from parents but typically they don’t have the resources to compare all baby monitors available (an expensive endeavor, to be sure). Spurrier notes that the AC1100 has only a fraction of the range of the award-winning AC401 and opines that “the video capability performs poorly relative to competing video monitors.” For example, the 2 ¾ in. monitor screen is smaller than the more-or-less standard 3 inch screen used by most Angelcare competitors.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Color Video Transmission
  • Day & Night Vision (Infrared Camera)
  • LCD Touch Screen —   adjustable settings via user interface on 2 ¾  in. touchscreen.
  • 2-Way Talk-Back Feature
  • Temperature Display and Control (F°)
  • 2.4 GHz Digital Transmission with Minimized Interference — utilizes 2.4 GHz with automatic FHSS (Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum) technology that alternates between different channels, virtually encrypting data for greater security and privacy.
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Nursery Night Light
  • Optional Audio “Tic” Feature
  • Out-of-Range Indicator — up to 650 feet (200 meters) in open field.
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Zoom In / Zoom Out — see baby up close, even from a distance.
  • Adjustable Camera Angle — position Angelcare video monitor for the perfect view and safely away from baby’s reach.
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
  • Parent Unit Locator
  • Timer — helps caregiver keep tabs on baby’s sleep, time awake, feeding, etc.
AngelCare baby monitor AC1100
Angelcare AC1100

AC1120 Digital Video & Sound Monitor

The AC1120 is essentially the same product as the AC1100 without the movement monitor.

Features
  • Color Video Transmission
  • Day & Night Vision (Infrared Camera)
  • LCD Touch Screen —  adjustable settings via user interface on 2 ¾  in. touchscreen.
  • 2-Way Talk-Back Feature
  • Temperature Display and Control (F°)
  • 2.4 GHz Digital Transmission with Minimized Interference
  • Portable & Rechargeable Parent Unit
  • Nursery Night Light
  • Out-of-Range Indicator
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Zoom In / Zoom Out
  • Adjustable Camera Angle
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
  • Parent Unit Locator
  • Timer
AngelCare baby monitor AC1120
Angelcare AC1120

Angelcare AC1200 Video, Movement & Sound Monitor for Smartphone

The latest and greatest from Angelcare, the AC1200 is an award-winning, three-in-one video, audio and movement sensor monitor combining the most innovative features from earlier models while adding new functionality to this flagship product. Gripes: the manual emphasizes maintaining a distance of three feet between the crib and monitor, yet the electrical cord is relatively short. Unfortunately, camera video and audio are not available while the camera runs on batteries. Only movement monitoring and alarms work on battery power.

The breakthrough feature: An app for smartphones or personal computing device to stream two-way communications between parent and baby over the internet. The Angelcare app for the AC1200 is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets.

Features
  • Under-the-Mattress Movement Sensor Pad
  • Adjustable HD Infrared Camera (Day & Night Vision)
  • 2-Way Talk-Back Feature
  • Nursery Night Light
  • Wi-Fi Internet Communication
  • Internal Communication via Wireless Access Point (WAP) — no internet connection required at home.
  • Up to four simultaneous users on the same camera — up to four can view baby from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. For security and privacy, each user has an individual connection (no party lines!) and requires parent or caregiver consent to stay connected.
  • Take photo or video of baby
  • USB power supply or battery
  • Secure configuration for better privacy — uses QR scanning and “quest management” for a secure connection to Wi-Fi.
  • Facebook or email login
  • Play lullabies – stream lullabies to baby from a smartphone.
  • Adjustable Movement Pad Sensitivity
AngelCare baby monitor AC1200
Angelcare AC1200

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