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Motorola Mbp36s Video Monitor Review

Being a new parent can be nerve-wracking. Every unexpected cry or irregularity in your newborn’s sleeping patterns always seems the very emergency you’ve kept yourself up at night over. This fear is often exponentially increased when your baby isn’t in the same room as you. Luckily, baby monitors have been designed with the latest technology to help ease these concerns; which also includes real-time video footage. Now you can both hear and see your newborn remotely while you get some much-needed lone time. But with the proliferation of baby monitor manufacturers who all include video capabilities, it can be hard to determine which one is best for you. Motorola’s latest model, being MBP36S Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor, comes with a plethora of amazing features that illustrates how they have designed it with the sole purpose of giving more control to new parents.

Who is This Designed For?

• New parents
• Child Care Professionals
• Day Care, providers
• Doting grandparents
• Natal Care Health Professionals


2.4Ghz Technology with 2 -way Talkback

In your new role as a parent, you’ve probably done enough research to learn that many older baby monitors used radio frequencies that often received interference or was so shaky that the signal often dropped. What many of you do not know is that these older analog frequencies were much more vulnerable to be intercepted by third parties or even hacked for other purposes besides monitoring your newborn. Such being the case you require a monitor like this one which uses a digital radio frequency that provides a greater level of privacy and security that won’t leave this signal susceptible to outside observers. What’s more, the MBP36S has a range of 590 ft and comes with two-way talkback, allowing you to speak or sing to your baby to lull them back to sleep from another room.

3.5 Color LCD Video Screen

Baby monitors usually present their video images in either black and white or the dark green of night vision mode. On the other hand, this model comes with an infrared camera that gives you clear visibility at nighttime during sleep or nap-times. But if daytime monitoring is what you are looking for this gadget comes with full-color capability on its 3.5 inch LCD screen. There is no drop off in resolution quality like you might get with a larger screen. This means you can see everything if you are within the range of coverage. Not only can you see the baby’s movements but also able to tell whether or not your baby’s eyes are open.

Monitoring sensors

Most models come with basic features of audio, video, night vision, remote camera control and day modes. The Motorola MBP36S here, however, comes with a whole bunch of additional features not normally found on common baby monitors. A room temperature sensor displays on the screen how hot or cold your newborn’s room is.. Not only is this model expandable for up to 4 camera units, but you also get both auto-scan for all camera views. You can also view that footage in a picture by picture. As an added bonus it just doesn’t die on you but notify you with alarms like “out of range” and “low battery” if your camera is too far away or if you need to recharge the unit. Finally, if you wish to automate the way this monitor cares for your child, five built-in soothing polyphonic lullabies can sing your baby back to sleep for you if they wake up in the middle of the night.

Remote Pan, Scan, and Zoom

The Motorola MBP36S comes with a remote pan, scan, and zoom functionality. This means you can rotate the camera angle and tilt the viewfinder horizontally as well as focus in on a particular section of the room you’re observing with this monitor. The digital zoom helps you focus in on your baby’s face to help you determine whether or not they are awake for asleep. This way, you can tell if they’re okay or if you need to check on them soon. Such a range of control over the camera via the monitor without being in the same room gives you the feeling of having an actual surveillance system just for your baby.

Sound Indicator

A mere light-sensitive camera is not the only upgrade that you might need. A powerful microphone gives you the boost to be able to hear any and all sounds emanating from your little one’s room. Every cry, every cough, every fallen blanket and every strange creek and bump in the night should be heard from your baby monitor. But often, many of the sounds that emanate from your newborn’s room are difficult to discern by human ears. This is why this Motorola model comes with a row of LED lights that indicate any sounds the monitor unit in your newborn’s room detects and displays their intensity with these LED indicators. This means you can tell both audibly and visually if a louder than usual noise is being made in your child’s room.

What I Liked about this Product
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Remote pan and scan and zoom
  • Color monitor
  • Built-in Lullabies
  • Range and battery alarms
What I Didn’t Like about this Product
  • There is no VOX mode, meaning the sound is always on even if it’s silent in the room, draining power and giving it short battery life.
  • The interface is awkward, and most controls must be accessed via the menu screen rather than touch buttons
  • Slow to respond pan/tilt

FAQs About This Video Monitor

Q1.Which Motorola camera unit is compatible with this system?
A.Motorola sells additional camera units for the MBP33S and MBP36S individually without having to buy another system.

Q2.Can this camera unit be mounted on a wall or is it table-mount only?
A.There is a wall mount on the back of the camera, so yes it can be also used as a wall mount.

Q3.How long is the battery life?
A.About 3 hours before needing to be recharged.

Final Verdict

There are some minor drawbacks to this unit, such as battery life, an interface with difficult accessibility and slow camera responsiveness. But these drawbacks are instantly negated by the variety of sensors and indicators that come with this model keep the parents more aware of what’s going on in their baby’s surrounding than other similar products. The pros of the MBP36S far outweigh any cons you may encounter while using this it, especially at the price range Motorola is selling it for. Highly recommend for parents who want a unit that does more than the rest.

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