Monitor Strong enough for use in barn?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Joyceb, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Joyceb

    Joyceb New Member

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    Apr 17, 2008
    I've seen people mention using monitors in their barns to hear what is going on from the house. Can anyone advise me about a monitor that is strong enough to use in a steel pole barn and transmit into a house with steel siding? probably 55 feet away.
     
  2. Bellafire Farm

    Bellafire Farm New Member

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    Jan 5, 2010
    NW Oregon
    I would also be interested to know!

    I tried "googling" (is that really a word yet?) all reviews on baby monitors, but we are such a small town that I'd have to order online (we only have 1 small Walmart store), and then it'd be a nightmare to exchange or return via mail if it didn't work right. Plus the one's that had good reviews were quite expensive, upwords of $200 for some! Yikes!
     

  3. jay13

    jay13 New Member

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    Apr 12, 2009
    Central NC
    I use the cheapy walmart $35 variety. My barn is a metal shed, my house doesn't have metal siding tho... It works fine! The box says its good for up to 400 feet. I used this one when I would work outside when my kids (human variety) were napping so that I would know when they woke up so I could come in. It worked like a charm pretty much everywhere on my property. The one I am using now is the fisher price one that lights up when there is noise. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    I have great reception from the walmart brand...I'm more like 120 ft from my barn...which is wood (some vinyl siding) and about 80 years old. When you decide to upgrade to video system (and you will) :roll: don't go for a wireless system though, didn't work here.
     
  5. jay13

    jay13 New Member

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    Apr 12, 2009
    Central NC
    Good to know about the wireless video thing, I've been wondering if it would work for me or not... will probably just run the darn cable when I am ready for that.
     
  6. 4kids

    4kids New Member

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    Jul 21, 2009
    I also just used a baby monitor
     
  7. Joyceb

    Joyceb New Member

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    Apr 17, 2008
    Thank you all! I will check out the inexpensive ones then :)
     
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I still use my $5 Fisher Price baby moniter from the thrift store....my barn is wood with a steel roof and about 200 feet from my living room. Works great and I also just started using a wireless camera too....works very well. Walmart special...$80. for the camera.
     
  9. 4hmama

    4hmama New Member

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    Jan 9, 2009
    No. Central WV
    I got my WalMart baby monitor out, and use it...it is about 300 feet from the house, and works great. Get one at WM, and if it doesn't work, take it back.
     
  10. Joyceb

    Joyceb New Member

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    Apr 17, 2008
    Great to hear it works - my shopping list just keeps growing!
     
  11. jay13

    jay13 New Member

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    Apr 12, 2009
    Central NC
    sweet! good to know the walmart cam will work... better than spending several hundred on something only to have it fail.