BT, or British Telecom, are a well-established company. They have been selling their services and products since the early 1900’s. They trade in over 160 countries and are well known for their telecommunication services. BT also make a range of electronic devices; baby monitors are part of this group. Their baby monitor range have won awards for the past few years. Suffice to say, BT know how to make good baby monitors. The BT 7500 Baby Monitor has a generous sized 3.5 inch (9cm) screen. It switches automatically to night vision mode when it is dark. It has an impressive range of up to 50 metres (inside) and 300 metres (outside). As the description implies, the BT 7500 baby monitor has a built-in adjustable light show. It also has remote control for camera unit, high definitions sound and touchscreen facility on the parent unit. Please read on to see what other features it has.
BT 7500 Baby Monitor Review
The BT video baby monitor 7500 lightshow has a clear 3.5inch (9cm) touchscreen. The resolution (480 x 320 pixels) is twice as good as their BT 1000 baby monitor (check it out here). This obviously means you can see your baby better, day or night. There is also an automatic brightness setting. This helps you from being dazzled at night when you are inevitably woken up.
The BT 7500 can support up to four cameras. You can view the camera feeds on a split screen basis. When watching on split screen mode, you can manually change the sound feed or allow the unit to cycle through at a set time interval. You can cycle through the camera video feeds one at a time as well.
Remote Control Camera
You can control the camera remotely from the touchscreen parent unit. You can zoom into the picture; up to three times zoom is available. You can rotate the camera 300 degrees. The camera can also be ‘pointed down’ 50 degrees if you want to see better into your baby’s cot or bed.
The 7500 baby monitor has a night vision mode. It will automatically switch to this mode when it detects the light is fading. Night vision LEDs pick up the signal to end a clear black and white picture to the parent unit. The LEDs do not emit any light. This means your baby will not be scared or kept awake by LED lights. There is also a temperature sensor and display function. Extremely handy, as it helps to know if your baby’s room is too hot or cold.
The unit has a range of up to 300 metres when used outside, and up to 50 metres when used inside. This is dependent on the structure and size of your home. If you live in a mansion or bunker, you might just have a few problems. The rest of us will do fine!
The BT 7500 has 24 channels. It will automatically switch to another channel if it detects interference. This keeps the signal as strong as possible, preventing signal drop out. There is also an out of range alert.
High Definition Sound
The unit has high definition sound. It will pick up sounds as soft as gentle breathing. The monitor has two way talk facility. This allows you to talk or sing to your child. A helpful feature that allows you to soothe them without going into their room. There is a built-in adjustable night light if you do have to go into your baby’s room to check on them. You can also mute the sound if you need to change your baby or feed them and don’t want to disturb others.
Light Show and Lullabies
As it says on the tin, the BT 7500 baby monitor has a lightshow to help soothe your baby to sleep. It projects shapes onto the ceiling in your baby’s room. There are also 19 lullabies available. You can use the lullabies with the light show or on their own. Old favourites such as twinkle, twinkle little star are included. There are also white noise sounds available, such as wave sounds, if needed.
The parent unit sits in a dock which allows it to charge when needed. BT have seen sense and provided the 7500 with a micro USB power lead. This means other devices that use micro USB, such as your smartphone power lead, will also work. Hurrah! If you are running the parent unit from battery power, there is a low battery alert function.
BT Video Baby Monitor 7500 Lightshow Main Features
- 3.5 inch (9cm?) colour screen
- Pan, tilt and zoom function of camera unit
- Touchscreen parent unit
- Up to 300m range
- Out of range indicator
- Two way talk facility
- 24 channels
- Vibrating alert
- 19 lullabies
- Night light
- Temperature display
- Infra-red night vision mode
- Baby unit is mains powered / parent unit is mains powered or rechargeable batteries
- Low battery indicator
- Wall mountable camera unit
Setting up the baby monitor is straight forward. No need to enrol in a degree course in understanding instructions. No technical wizardry is needed. You should have the BT 7500 baby monitor up and running in less than five minutes.
The touchscreen parent unit is easy to master. It has a clear layout with good response times to your requests. There are a range of options to choose from, and to remotely control the camera unit. It’s fairly obvious what happens when certain options are chosen. Have a play around to see what suits you and your baby.
The BT Video Baby Monitor 7500 has very good sound capability. It’s apparent the high definition sound is working. Background noise and hiss is barely audible. Other (cheaper) baby monitors are not as clear. Even the lullabies sound good, i.e. not recorded by a pub band keyboard player!
When there is light in your baby’s room you will see a colour picture. When it’s dark, a black and white picture. Both are clear, with little to no graininess for the night time mode. The unit has a good camera and screen that work well together. The picture quality is very good. The ability to remotely control the camera from the parent unit works well. This saves going into your baby’s room when not required.
The light show is an improvement on previous BT baby monitors. The patterns are more varied and brighter. You can now see what the projections are supposed to be. You can set the light show on a timer or leave on repeat. You can use the light show with the built-in lullabies and white noise sounds, or just use them separately.
The temperature sensor and display can sometimes be wrong. Some have said it’s out by only one or two degrees. Some have said by more than that. Something to keep an eye on if you do buy one.
The only other gripe some have is the price. It is a top of the range baby monitor. You will have to pay the going rate to own it. Most have said the reliability, sound, picture and array of options warrants the price. But if you don’t need a baby monitor with all these options, don’t buy it. There is a good range of baby monitors available on the market. Do your research. Spend your money wisely.
The BT video baby monitor 7500 lightshow is BTs latest top of the range video monitor. It’s easy to set up, has good sound quality. It has good clear picture quality and comes with a multitude of features. The ability to remotely control the camera from the parent unit is great. The touchscreen facility makes controlling the camera, and changing other settings, a straight forward and easy process.
The light show is one of many features this baby monitor comes with. The built-in lullabies and white noise sounds are not a gimmick either. Together, the light show and lullabies will help your baby go sleep. Along with a temperature sensor and display, two way talk facility, a feed timer and crying alert, the list of features is impressive. It might be quicker to say what it doesn’t come with!
The price may put some off. But, the sheer array of features and options make it worth the investment. Although bear in mind what I said above, if you don’t need some of the options, there are other baby monitors available. It is an impressive baby monitor. It’s getting rave reviews and I highly recommend the BT 7500 baby monitor.