Baby monitors: Compare features & prices Philips Avent Eco Dect SCD525/00 review

The Avent Eco Dect SCD525 baby monitor has a host of useful features, including a docking station, night light, lullaby function and room temperature monitor. Philips claims that the batteries will last for 24 hours between charges - but we know from previous testing that most baby monitors fall short of this, so we had to put it to the test.
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Specification criteria Specification
Specification
Test Date 2 March 2011
Analogue/digital Dect
Video display No
Channels Number of channels - selecting a different channel to your neighbours will prevent cross talk between baby monitors. Some select a channel automatically. Problems with interference are less likely with digital and DECT models. 1
Temperature display Whether the baby unit features a temperature display. Yes
Batteries - parent unit Most baby monitors come with rechargable batteries in the parent unit. Rechargeable supplied
Battery life
Battery life (hours) - parent unit How long the batteries last in the parent unit. We use Energizer alkaline batteries for those that don't come with rechargeable batteries. 13.0
Ranges
Modern house - indoor to outdoor range (m) The distance we measured you can walk away from the house (in metres) with the parent unit without losing signal (eg for garden use 110.0
Victorian house - indoor to outdoor range (m) The distance we measured you can walk away from the house (in metres) with the parent unit without losing signal (eg for garden use). 35.0

Philips Avent Eco Dect SCD525/00

  • Launch date: Jan 2009
  • Type: Dect
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Typical price
£65.00
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