Bought two of this brand over 2 yrs ago & haven't had any issues with either of them so I was surprised with the negative reviews! They seem to work fine for my daughter & at G'ma's house. The battery life seems to be very good for portability. You would need to stay within the listed distance of the monitor for monitoring the child & position the camera so you have full view of the area you are monitoring. We mounted ours on the wall positioned at the sleeping area & like that you can even see the child in minimum lighting. Video monitoring is so much better than the audio monitors I used when my daughter was younger!
The quality and price was good for the system. It was very easy to set up and install. It folds away nicely and looks good.
But... It is not 20inches high as advertised. It's only 18. I know it sounds nit picky but we have a child that is in a larger bed now and the mattress is thick (pillow top) We purchased this to try and use with the larger mattress assuming it was 20". The 2" made a difference on safety.
In addition to that, the bed slopes in a little because the supports under the mattress. It is expected though I guess.
The gate does not fit the openings where I need it. I've tried with and without the extensions and nothing is quite right. It is very easy to move it by bumping the gate and I'm constantly resetting it. I have not used the permanent wall pieces as I do not want to damage the walls.
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