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Angelcare AC401 Movement & Sound Monitor

by Angelcare
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews)
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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  • Need help choosing a baby monitor? Read our Monitor Buying Guide to understand the different types available and which features will suit your needs.

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 51 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.

Browse the full range of Angelcare baby monitors

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AC300 AC601 AC401 AC401 Deluxe AC403 AC701 AC1120 AC1100
Product specifications
Number of parent units 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Number of nursery units 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Analogue/digital Analogue Analogue Analogue Analogue Digital Digital Digital
Number of channels 3 8 8 8 10 60+ 60+
Frequency 864 MHz 864 MHz 864 MHz 2.4 GHz 1.8 GHz 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Range (up to) 250 metres 250 metres 250 metres 250 metres 230 metres 200 metres 200 metres
Screen size 1.3 inches 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 3 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 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

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
399 of 413 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trust me on this....it's the one you want!!!! 27 July 2009
By Si
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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81 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This just saved my childs life!! 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars USEFUL 29 July 2010
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I've used this for 7 months and love it however you must install it properly with the cable from the pad AND to the socket secured so the baby can't pull it into the cot and strangle themselves (wrap it round the slats, gaffer tape it down). See the angel care website, they did a recall in the USA and are now offering cable kits free in the UK too.
I love that you can open an eye in the night and see the breathing indicator on the handset swinging so you know they're ok.
It's gone off a few times in the cot (never in the Moses basket) when she's moved to lay length ways right at one end. I shuffled the pad further down one end as her preference was to sleep there and it's gone off less frequently.
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95 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality and peace of mind 27 Feb 2008
I bought this model a few days ago following a couple of disaster purchases (esential video monitor.)Being a 1st time parent, it's important to have faith in the monitor you choose - The sound quality on this model is superb (zero interference)and this has so many great features over and above the movement sensor - such as temperature alarm, also the choice of sound activated monitoring or continuous. The night light is lovely also, just enough to see my daughter without disturbing her putting extra lights on - I would recommend this to any parent.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A God send 7 May 2011
When we were still waiting for our daughter's appearance our local health visitor came round and spent a good twenty minutes scaring us both senselss about cot death and how it can be reduced. Although she had told us the ways to ensure your baby is as safe as possible- no co-sleeping, checking the correct temperature of the room- we were still slightly paranoid so we decided to purchase this angel care monitor.

The monitor, is basically a sensor mat. This mat is extremely sensitive. It detects the smallest of movements and wil alarm if these movements stop. It is also a night light and a baby monitor. Considering how very complicated this mechanism must be to be able to detect such tiny movements I thought it would be complicated to use but it's so very simple which is lucky as when you have a newborn you don't have time to read instruction manuals!

The sensor mat- which is the size of a face cloth- is placed underneath the mattress of your baby's cot/moses basket. the matress is then replaced and you can put your baby to sleep on the mattress without them noticing the pad beneath. The pad is linked to the 'angel' which is the main body of the machine. It has two switches either side- on and off and light. You turn the switch to 'on' and then leave your baby in peace for the night.

Should your baby stop breathing the angel will alarm and if you have a large house or you want to monitor your baby's snuffles and whimpers you can take the handheld monitor around the house with you like you would any normal baby monitor.

The sensor mat can be turned up and down depending on how sensitive you want it. We have never had it on anything but 5- the most sensitive.

The handheld monitor detects the temperature in the room.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Techy st first but great product
Fantastic system was recommended I buy this by a friend though my husband couldn't understand how it worked until we took it into kiddicare where one of their reps showed us how. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mrs. R. Bowdler
2.0 out of 5 stars No one cares after the it was just a waste of money
Several false alarm, when you open the box you can read that what kind of mattresses you can't use with... uuups we had that kind. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Istvan
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot recommend this product highly enough
Cannot recommend this product highly enough, it comes with us wherever we stay, Its the bed travelled piece of equipment I own! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Samantha Byatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
I spent months researching baby monitors before I had my son! I am so glad I chose this one. Its perfect. I must admit I never actually used the Movement monitor. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Hayley
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I managed to get this at a bargain price and i love it, i can sleep well knowing my baby is safe in her room, i put the sensitivity on max because half the time she doesnt even... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Mummyjlee
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm very disappointed with this monitor
I'm very disappointed with this monitor. It was praised and highly graded by various Web sites and baby magazines however I will dispute how great it is. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Andrea P
5.0 out of 5 stars I think this monitor is excellent, no issues what so ever since we...
I think this monitor is excellent, no issues what so ever since we bought it and gives us peace of mind every night.
Published 6 days ago by David Mc Atamney
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the danger
I bought this when my son was born thinking it was the best monitor on the market and despite having to replace a couple of parts I had been quite happy with it. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Aheroofourtime
5.0 out of 5 stars Seems well good !!
I purchased this for my daughter & her partner for use with their one year old son. Early indications are that they are well pleased, and that product is as good as other reviewers... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Mr. P. Irving
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
absolutely brilliant gives peace of mind and very reliable.
Published 12 days ago by K. J. Higgins
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