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Product Description

The VTech VM981 Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi allows you to check in on your little one from virtually anywhere at home or remotely on your smart device. The HD camera uses your home's Wi-Fi connection to capture movements and sounds. See and hear your child on a large, 5-inch parent unit with touch screen technology. Or, watch what's happening in real-time on the My VTech Baby app. When viewing at home on the parent unit, or remotely on your iOS or Android device, experience crystal-clear, high-definition video. You'll love the peace of mind during naptime, or when you're away and the babysitter's in charge. The VTech VM981 Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi offers you the convenience and portability you've been looking for. Night vision will come in handy when you want to see what's happening in the dark. As your family grows, you can expand this system up to 10 cameras for even more coverage of your home.

Features

  • Free live remote access via smartphone and tablet
  • 5-inch touch screen on parent unit
  • High-definition video
  • Secure and encrypted local and remote video transmissions
  • Smart remote alerts keep you informed of activity

Additional Info

279340

0702E39C

735078034410

VM981

1 LI_POLY batteries are required (not included)

1.6 pounds

10.1 x 8.5 x 3.3

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Average Customer Rating:

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Vtech 1001126VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981
 
3.5

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (17), No (7)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Great Features & Remote Access!

I was really excited to get the opportunity to try this monitor as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. As a mom of two children- a toddler and an infant, it was important...Read complete review

I was really excited to get the opportunity to try this monitor as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. As a mom of two children- a toddler and an infant, it was important to me to have an expandable monitor with WiFi access- the VTech Safe&Sound® VM981 did not disappoint!

The monitor is fairly easy to setup; a series of settings (ex: date/time) and configuring WiFi access should take no more than 10 minutes. The monitor itself is perfect to access the camera, but the best feature for our family was the remote access. I could leave the monitor in my bedroom and connect via my smartphone to check on the baby during nap time without disturbing him, and my husband could connect while he was at work using the MyVTech Baby app (requires password to be configured) for access to see the baby too. The monitor has a great battery life, as well as additional features such as pinch zoom, photo snapshots and video. A lot of excellent features not found in a lot of monitors.

The camera setup is very simple. Plug into a wall and point towards the area you want to monitor and you're ready to go. The camera itself is good quality- it doesn't have the option to pan around the room, but it does have a motion detection feature, which is great. I found the night vision to be a little bright on the monitor, but it doesn't interfere with the ability to monitor the baby.

I REALLY love the MyVTech Baby App. The quality of the video was just as good (if not better) than the monitor, while giving you all of the same options (access to all cameras, camera settings, zoom, photo, video, mute/unmute, and night vision). The app will also alert you if you are not connected to WiFi (since most carriers have a data limit).

Overall, I really liked this product. It has a lot of great features, while not missing the basics- consistent connectivity, clear photo/sound, and good battery life.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Nicely Designed

When I receive new technological products, I am a little overwhelmed on how to get the item set-up. Luckily the quick start guide directions with the VTech Wi-Fi HD Video Monitor were very straightforward...Read complete review

When I receive new technological products, I am a little overwhelmed on how to get the item set-up. Luckily the quick start guide directions with the VTech Wi-Fi HD Video Monitor were very straightforward and included clear, simple pictures in color. Once I was able to get to the last part of the directions of setup, I did have trouble getting the touch screen to connect to the wireless camera. I tried several times to pair the devices and was able to connect them once. When they were paired, the screen showed a very pixilated screen with a slight delay. I'm not sure if my wireless connection wasn't fast enough (30mbps) or if my router is too old, but the quality wasn't what I was expecting. If I could have paired the monitor and camera, I would have tried to pair it with my smartphone. Other than not being able to pair the devices, I was very impressed with the quality of the touch screen monitor and the precautions the company helps you take with connecting to the internet and placing a password on the camera to prevent hacking. Going through the quick setup, the monitor was very clear and appealing. A neat feature is the digital zoom on the camera, which can zoom in 10x and you can purchase more cameras for other areas of the house. Plus infrared night vision is way cool! Motion detection was also a great option for the monitor. You can choose how sensitive you would like the detection to be, and it was spot on. Thank you weeSpring Parent Panel for the opportunity to try this monitor!

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1.0

The monitor is not compatible with the router in our home

By Sarah529

from Princeton, New Jersey

Pros

    Cons

    • Did not work with our router

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

      This looks like a very nice baby video monitor that allows you to view your child by either the parental unit or by downloading an app onto your smartphone and viewing it remotely from anywhere. The set up directions were easy to understand however this video monitor would not work with the TP-Link Archer C7 router in our home. The parental unit would not communicate properly through the Wifi with the camera. The reasons are unknown as my router and network met the camera's specifications and I have called Vtech's tech support and they even replaced it when a brand new set and it still would not work. The parental unit was simple to use but not to troubleshoot. The error it gave did not point to exact what the problem was. Another problem I had with the camera is that it is not mountable so you need to find a flat space that you can set the camera on that is near an electrical outlet. The camera lens is adjustable so you can point the camera in which ever way you want to view it. I've also attempted to use the camera remotely by downloading the app however it still would not connect to camera. It would've been nice if this monitor could work without needing the Wifi. Thanks to weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this monitor. Perhaps when we get a new router this monitor would work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Crystal Clear Picture

      By Melissa

      from Texas

      Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

      This is a great monitor with wonderful features! I had an older Summer Infant expandable monitor and we just had baby #3 so that timing of this gift was perfect. Did I want to stay with my current system or upgrade to the latest and greatest? I'll start at the beginning... the packaging is amazing! Everything was secure and fit perfectly in the box. I'm a plug and play kind of gal and I was able to do just that. I needed s little bit of instruction help to set the time and the wi-fi features but other than that, everything was easy. The large screen shows a crystal clear view of my sweet boy and I love that I am able to take snapshots and videos right from the monitor. So cool! One of my favorite features is the ability to check on my baby using an AP on my phone. VTech does a great job of explaining everything you need to do to keep the camera secure... it's crucial to keep our littles safe. The only con I can see is the limited battery life but I have that with my current monitor as well. Thanks to the weeSpring Parent Panel for sending me this monitor!

       
      4.0

      Monitor is great

      By Alex's mom

      from Marcellus, NY

      Pros

      • App
      • Clarity

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          I got a chance to try this monitor as part of the weeSpring Parent Panel. The monitor was really easy to set up and use. It's basically plug and play. The app provides me the opportunity to watch my little one while I'm at work and my husband is taking care of her. The only con is that the camera does not have the ability to be mounted. We are using some heavy duty double sided tape but it has to be on a flat surface near the crib. All in all a great product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          3.0

          Not compatible with Mac filters

          By jmperrins

          from Anchorage, AK

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          I received this monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel and was really excited to try it out! Unfortunately we couldn't use it due to having to use Mac Filters for our wifi. We have had problems with someone stealing our internet and to make it more secure we have to use Mac filters. The monitor came with a Mac Filter code so it should have been able to work, but it did not. We could not get the parent unit to connect to our wifi. We talked to Vtech support a couple of times and they were opening up a case on it, but we have not heard anything back. Bummed about not getting to use it because it looks like a really nice product!

           
          3.0

          It's okay

          By Mamáof3

          from Boston

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          I found the set up of the monitor easy to do and it only took me a few minutes to do it. I found the quality of the picture to be ok, during the day the quality of the video is great. When used at night the quality is grainy and I can't see the baby as clearly. The motion detector works great although it didn't pick up my dog when she jumped on the bed(she black if that makes a difference). The volume works wonderful and even at a pretty low volume I could here the baby when she cries. My two complains about this monitor is that when I tried setting it up using the app it gave me a horrible time. At first it kept saying it didn't recognize my email or it was invalid format. Well after we got thru that and I was able to set the account up, am supposed to get an activation email and it keeps saying it send it but it never does. I honestly quit trying to use that app for it even if means my husband who is in the hospital can't use it to see the baby. My other complaint is about the tablet and how fast the battery dies even after a full charge and me only using it a couple of times a week for about a 1.5 hour. I looked at the price and for that amount of money I would expect a better quality product. I received this monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel

           
          3.0

          It's okay

          By Mamáof3

          from Boston

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          I found the set up of the monitor easy to do and it only took me a few minutes to do it. I found the quality of the picture to be ok, during the day the quality of the video is great. When used at night the quality is grainy and I can't see the baby as clearly. The motion detector works great although it didn't pick up my dog when she jumped on the bed(she black if that makes a difference). The volume works wonderful and even at a pretty low volume I could here the baby when she cries. My two complains about this monitor is that when I tried setting it up using the app it gave me a horrible time. At first it kept saying it didn't recognize my email or it was invalid format. Well after we got thru that and I was able to set the account up, am supposed to get an activation email and it keeps saying it send it but it never does. I honestly quit trying to use that app for it even if means my husband who is in the hospital can't use it to see the baby. My other complaint is about the tablet and how fast the battery dies even after a full charge and me only using it a couple of times a week for about a 1.5 hour. I looked at the price and for that amount of money I would expect a better quality product. I received this monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel

           
          5.0

          A great buy!!

          By LisaLisa

          from florida

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          This is such a wonderful video monitor with very cool features and I have app that is easy to set up. I received this product as a part of weespring parent panel, and I was quite shocked at that amazing quality of the camera. Not only is this an HD camera but, it is also Wi-Fi capable which means you are able to view your child from work or even at home on the touch screen monitor. With the night camera it is even better in addition to the sound and movement alerts. It's great because I didn't have to rush in to check in on my newborn to make sure she was okay. With the app multiple people are able to log onto the account at the same time so when we're are both at work we can check in on the nanny with our phones. This is a definite buy worth having!!!

           
          3.0

          Decent monitor

          By lpjschweizer

          from Wyoming pa

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          Very easy set up between parent and child unit and also with wifi. The app to download to view with your phone kept timing out and just seems to need some adjustments. The picture quality is very good and night vision is also good. The lag is 3 seconds which is quite long. The parent unit is easy to use. The adjustable lens on the child unit is nice though it would be better if there was a way to move it through the parent unit instead of manually. I like the movement detection feature especially for an older baby or toddler. I received this monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel

           
          4.0

          Wifi Baby Monitor

          By Whitney

          from Savannah, GA

          Pros

          • Clear screen
          • Dual Monitor
          • Watch on app
          • Zoom

          Cons

          • Camera delay
          • Doesn't work if not connected to wifi

          Best Uses

          • Dual monitor

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          Setup was pretty easy for the actual monitor and camera. With the app, I had a little difficulty setting up the phone and the camera to the wifi, with the camera not wanting to recognize my device. It worked out and finally connected!

          Pros:
          I really liked the clear, big screen. It's like watching a mini-beautiful HDtv.
          I like that you can view your baby on the go with the app.
          Easy setup.
          You can setup 2 cameras to have a dual monitor for another room.
          Use your iphone or ipad as another monitor, using the app.

          Cons:
          There is a few seconds delay on the screen, so it's not live.
          The screen defaults to dual monitor as opposed one screen.
          No mounting feature for camera.
          If you do not have wifi, the monitor/camera will not work.

          Overall, I really liked this baby monitor and would recommend this to future mothers-to-be. I am thankful that weeSpring Parent Panel sent me this baby monitor to try and review. I have a second baby on the way, so this will now be the baby monitor for the additional room. If you have spotty wifi connection, I do not recommend this baby monitor as it will not work without it. Luckily, I have great wifi connection, so I do not foresee this being a problem.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          1.0

          Could not get this thing working properly

          By Lauren

          from Chester Springs, PA

          Comments about Vtech 1001126 VTech 5 inch Touch Screen Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor with Wi-Fi Camera - VM981:

          I received this monitor as a gift from the weeSpring Parent Panel. I must say that I was very excited to review this product and then oh so dissapointed when it came. My husband and I tried relentlessly to set up this monitor. We could get it connected to the wifi and get the parent unit connected to the camera, but then the picture would freeze and the signal would act like the wifi was very weak. It was not though - we had countless other devices side by side with the monitor that were performing as usual (cell phones, laptop, blueray all in the same room). We have another wifi monitor that we ended up going back to, because of the poor functionality of this unit. The other monitor works flawlessly on the same network from the same location that we were trying to set this one up at.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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