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Angelcare AC401 Movement & Sound Monitor

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RRP: £99.99
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  • Under-the-mattress sensor pad monitors your baby's movements
  • Full colour digital LCD screen with room temperature display
  • Audio 'tic' feature to reassure you while baby is sleeping silently
  • Nursery night light and sound-activated LED lights for added care
  • Low battery indicator and out-of-range alarm for peace of mind
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Product Information

Technical Details
Model NumberAC5401
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions26 x 11 x 26.5 cm
Item model numberAC5401
Target genderUnisex
Batteries requiredNo
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 177 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.5 Kg
Date First Available2 Feb 2008
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Product Description

Product Description

AC401 nursery unit
Nursery unit with nightlight. view larger
AC401 parent unit
Parent unit with colour display. view larger

It's tough being a parent. You can't help but worry about your baby, even when they are sleeping soundly, but Angelcare can help remove some of that concern with the AC401 baby monitor. This 2-in-1 monitor detects sound and movement, perfect for first-time parents or those with more than one child sleeping in a room.

The Angelcare AC401 2-in-1 Movement & Sound Baby Monitor watches over your baby when you can't, picking up even the most subtle of breathing movements. The combination of two frequencies and eight channels provides crystal clear transmission and optimal privacy. The portable LCD colour parent unit clearly displays the temperature of the baby alongside the activated features.

Features include temperature control, an out of range indicator, and the optional 'tic' sound feature which reassures you that the breathing movements are being monitored. The recognisable Angelcare halo on the nursery unit also acts as a soothing nightlight, allowing you to check on your baby with minimal disruption. The monitor can also be mains or battery operated.

Features and benefits

  • Under-the-mattress SensorPad: The SensorPad monitors all your baby's movements, even the slightest ones. An alarm will sound if no movement has been detected for 20 seconds, and it features variable sensitivity settings. The SensorPad can be used with most baby mattresses, however it cannot be used with memory foam mattresses or mattresses with hollow frames.
  • Crystal clear transmission: Enjoy crystal clear sound transmission with eight channels.
  • Portable and rechargeable parent unit: Clip the small portable parent unit to your belt and monitor your baby on the go.
  • AC401 SensorPad
    SensorPad monitors movement. view larger
    AC401 parent unit in charging cradle
    Charging cradle included. view larger
  • Temperature display and control: The temperature in the baby's room is monitored and displayed on the parent unit, and an alarm will sound if the temperature is too high or too low.
  • Volume control and vibration alert: Adjust the sound levels to suit you, and monitor your baby even with the sound off in vibration mode.
  • Full colour digital display: The colour LCD screen on the parent unit clearly displays a number of monitoring features, so even if the sound is off you'll know what's going on.
  • Hold and mute: The sound and movement alarm can be temporarily deactivated, helpful for example if you need to feed or change your baby.
  • Voice-activated sound monitoring: The Angelcare system monitors by using voice-activated sound monitoring. Microphone sensitivity is adjustable, so you can hear all sounds in baby's room or just when baby cries.
  • Audio 'tic' feature: The optional 'tic' sound feature reassures you that the monitor is working even when your baby is sleeping silently.
  • Nursery nightlight: The halo on the nursery unit acts as a soothing nightlight which allows you to check on your baby with minimal disruption.
  • Batteries or mains-operated: In case of power failure, the monitor reverts to batteries automatically.
  • Out of range indicator: The out of range indicator function will advise you when the two units are not communicating with each other. Out of range situations can be caused by distance or by physical interferences.
  • Following media coverage regarding a voluntary product recall in the United States and Canada, Angelcare would like to explain to all customers why there is no recall required in Europe. Click here to read the Angelcare statement, which also includes instructions on correct installation and obtaining a repair kit.

    All Angelcare monitors in the UK and Ireland are specific models designed for this region. If purchased from outside of the UK and Ireland, the UK warranty becomes invalid and product functionality cannot be guaranteed (due to different transmission frequencies and/or voltages). Please ensure batteries are fitted correctly prior to use to avoid any signal interference.

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    Product specifications
    Number of parent units 1 1 2 1 1 1
    Number of nursery units 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
    Analogue/digital Analogue Analogue Analogue Digital Digital Digital
    Number of channels 3 8 8 10 60+ 60+
    Frequency 864 MHz 864 MHz 864 MHz 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
    Range (up to) 250 metres 250 metres 250 metres 230 metres 200 metres 200 metres
    Screen size 1.3 inches 1.3 inches 2.75 inches 2.75 inches 2.75 inches
    Product functions
    Movement sensor pad and alarm
    Adjustable sensor pad sensitivity
    Tic movement function
    Temperature control
    Night light
    Video functions
    Full colour LCD display
    LCD touchscreen
    Colour video transmission
    Infrared night vision
    Audio functions
    Volume control and alarm
    Voice-activated sound transmission
    Continuous sound transmission
    Two-way talk
    Out-of-range indicator
    Vibration alarm
    Power functions
    Mains power
    Batteries included (rechargeable) 3 x AAA 4 x AAA 8 x AAA 2 x AAA 3 x AAA 3 x AAA
    Batteries required (standby) 2 x AA 4 x AAA 4 x AAA 4 x AAA 2 x AAA 3 x AAA 3 x AAA
    Eco mode
    Low battery indicator

    Box Contains

    1 x Parent unit
    1 x Charging cradle
    1 x Nursery unit (4 x AAA batteries required, not included)
    1 x SensorPad (hardboard required, not included)
    2 x AC adapters
    4 x AAA rechargeable batteries (for parent unit)
    1 x Instruction manual

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    Customer Reviews

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    415 of 430 people found the following review helpful By Si on 27 July 2009
    What a task finding baby monitors is!!!! I did so much research but I really feel it paid off with this monitor. Firstly, who the hell needs a monitor with video? It's just insane to assume that you'll sit there all night looking at a 3 inch screen when you might as well just stand by the cot all night. The Angelcare saves you on this one because the movement sensor pad will tell you if there's something you need to deal with quickly. I was worried about false alarms, but after 3 weeks of using this we've not had one false start. I even ran some hardcore tests where I literally just stroked my fingers over the surface of the mattress and this thing picks it up. I then got paranoid and thought if it was this sensitive then surely it might mistake someone playing music loudly downstairs for heartbeat movement in the cot, so I did some jumping up and down next to the cot and it didn't pick that up - perfect, despite how dumb I looked at the time!

    The handheld is nice and slick with a good user interface and shows the room temperature (not that I pay much attention to room thermometers - you know if it's too hot for crying out loud). It also doesn't contantly monitor the audio (which in other monitors means you sit in your living room listening to static hiss all night). This is clever by only playing audio when it detects baby crying. If the baby stops crying it will leave the audio channel open for a minute afterwards. You can also set alerts for if the temperature drops below or goes above a certain point (which you set yourself).
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    108 of 117 people found the following review helpful By R. Stanford on 11 Jan 2011
    This morning our 7 week old daughter was sleeping in her cot, and the alarm went off. We both legged it upstairs and resuscitated her. I honestly believe this device just saved my daughters life, and can't recommend it enough.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew P on 21 Feb 2014
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    This monitor for the money is good value, however it comes with downsides. We have been using it for six months now, and whilst the pad is great, and the alarm certainly wakes you up, which, lets face it is why you buy it the system itself has other bug bares. The main one is the way the unit kicks in, this can be for minor things, and as a result can disturb your sleep, when baby is doing also! You can reduce the sensitivity, but then you wish to hear if there issues, so its a catch 22. Recently our unit has started to get interference, why I do not know. The unit has normally been parked by my phone, so it can't be that, so i am at a loss. Even as I write this the unit has just kicked on to announce nothing! annoying. It does bring piece of mind, which is important, but it can bring a disturbed night sleep, especially when baby finally sleeps and you want to also!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss J Collins on 18 Sep 2014
    Can not recommend this product highly enough - we researched a lot of monitor options and decided on this model after good reviews all round. It's the best thing that we have bought, for peace of mind and our sanity, following the birth of our first baby. The monitor is easy to set up, the movement 'ticking' is perfectly balanced .... You can hear it as background-noise but doesn't stop you from sleeping (in between feeds!!) and the sound monitor can be adjusted according to how much or how little you need to hear to wake you up.
    I slept in our baby's nursery for the first 8 weeks - so used only the movement 'ticks'' .... It meant that I could sleep knowing that if anything happened, the alarm would alert me. There is the lovely peace of mind that whilst the ticks are ticking away, all is well.
    We even used this with our travel cot and it worked perfectly.
    As for false alarms, we have had the alarm go off only once, and that was due to our son sleeping very deeply and breathing very shallowly - which is exactly when you need the alarm to go off! You can easily alter the sensitivity of the pad if your baby is naturally (and safely!) a very deep/still sleeper. You just need to ensure that the sensor is not beeping happily away, picking up vibrations of the rest of the house, rather than solely your baby's breathing. However, we have a creaky old house and have not had a problem with adjusting the sensitivity to just the confines of the cot.
    Recommend this product 100%.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris on 22 April 2009
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    I have some sympathy with the previous reviewer who had trouble setting the unit up, but not much !
    This is such a good unit because it has a host of really useful features, but that it also gives you the option to enable or disable them (such as the sensor pad or the ticker or the temperature alarm).
    The operating manual is laid out logically and in steps, so go through it step by step and you will understood each of the features and how they work. This really is a case of RTFM !
    Being able to adjust the sensitivity of the pad and the microphone is great, but strangely for me the most useful feature has been the glowing ring on the top (which can also be turned off!). It has a glow the same colour as the unit and is just bright enough to see baby, whilst not bothering us or baby when sleeping.
    On a side note, like one of the other reviewers, I bought an expensive digital pan and tilt video monitor at the same time (the Summer Infant Best View) but both the video and the audio quality were terrible.
    Save your money and buy this unit ... it is all you will need.
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