flir_1flir_2We have friends that rave about this device. It’s small powerful and very travel friendly with an 8-Hour battery mode.

As you can see it’s not designed to be simply a baby monitor and therefore you benefit from it’s increased features.  

Keeping a watchful eye on the little kiddos just got easier, thanks to the FLIR FX wireless HD camera. The portable and cordless camera has built-in Wi-Fi and lets you control it and view a live video feed directly on your iOS or Android mobile device at any time and from any place. It’s much more than a standard home video monitor, the FLIR FX system includes multiple mounts and housings that allow it to adapt to a wide ranges of applications. But we’re using to monitor the kids.

The camera features a 1/3″ 4MP CMOS sensor that delivers up to 1080p video at 30 fps and 4MP still images. It is equipped with an ultra-wide 160-degree lens that captures nearly everything in front of it, making it great for capturing an entire room or entrance. It also has a built-in microphone and speaker to enable two-way audio communication, making it well suited for baby monitoring. Thanks to six Infrared LEDs around the camera’s lens, the camera is able to see up to 33′ in the dark, making it suitable for 24/7 monitoring applications.

A compact design and built-in two-hour battery make the camera both portable and cordless when you need it to be. For a boost in battery life, the Indoor Stand has its own built-in battery that increases the overall run time to eight hours. For applications that require the camera to be powered for longer periods of time—which is likely if you’re using it for kid surveillance tasks—then  it can be plugged into the wall using a supplied power USB cable and power adapter.

Video can be recorded directly to a microSDHC/XC memory and reviewed directly through the app on your mobile device. You also have the option to send WVGA resolution files directly to FLIR’s Cloud server to access across multiple devices. A free Cloud Basic option is available for storing up to three videos on the cloud for up to 48 hours. For unlimited clips and longer storage duration, paid Cloud Plus and Cloud Premium subscriptions are available.

RapidRecap

An added benefit of the Cloud Server is the RapidRecap feature that makes it easy to review a day’s worth of footage into a single clip, saving you from having to scrub through hours of footage. Simply select the time frame of the footage you want to review, and the RapidRecap technology automatically takes all the activity the camera captured during that span—such as pedestrians, vehicles, or pets—and superimposes them over a shorter slip, each with a time stamp to show you when the event took place. Whether you’re trying to pinpoint when a nanny changed a stinky, count the number of times your wife checked on the baby in the middle of the night, or just like checking out cute crib antics, RapidRecap makes the process easier than ever before. And with the FLIR FX app, you can quickly share your clips with your favorite social network.

SmartZone

Another useful feature found in the camera, called SmartZone, lets you use the mobile app to select specific areas of interest, such as a crib, and have recording triggered and an alert sent to your smartphone whenever motion is detected in the region. Think football during nap-time made easy; a nice little alert flashes across your fantasy app screen and user-selected settings help you fine-tune SmartZone sensitivity to reduce unwanted alerts from motion triggers that you’re not worried about.

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Pros:

Travel Friendly

Superb Night Vision (like too good)

Customized Motion & Sound Alerts

Rapid Recap is Cool

Folds up well for small suitcase footprint (travel)

Cons:

WiFi Connectivity – calling support too often

Wife Likes Simple

 

Overall a solid 3 “Cold Daytimers” for the Flir FX .