About Non-Wifi Baby Monitors
If you’re looking for a non-wifi baby monitor, security is probably your number one priority. This guide will give you some great insight into which of the hack-proof baby monitors without wifi(wifi-free) are best suited for you and your baby.
First, let’s start with the basics. If you’d like to jump right to our best non-wifi baby monitors of 2020, click here.
Non-wifi baby monitors are wireless baby monitors (digital or analog) that allow you to remotely monitor your baby using a technology that does not rely on the internet.
In this updated 2020 list, I am biased towards FHSS baby monitors as their technology assures you 100% privacy and guarantees the security of your baby. You wouldn’t want some creep talking to your baby, right? Not sure that’s what doctors meant when they wrote about the importance of a mother’s voice to the baby. Yes, baby monitors can be hacked but not the digital non-wifi baby monitors. Hackers are unable to hack digital non-wifi baby monitors because they use FHSS which stands for Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). All our top 10 non-wifi baby monitors in 2019 employ this technology. We’ll go in detail about FHSS and DECT when we answer the question of non-wifi baby monitor hacking and safety.
How We Ranked Video Monitors in Our List
We did an analysis of over 40,000 reviews from verified customers and rigorously analyzed them with the help of our automation tool.
To get a good understanding of each feature or functionality, we’d enter the feature/functionality we’re looking to analyze and the bot will run through thousands of reviews and returning reviews that touch on the keyword we’re investing such as ‘Infant Optics night vision’.
This way, we are collecting insights from thousands of customers to come up with the best ranking factors in the market.
This list is regularly updated (Last updated in February 2020). From the tests and analysis of customer feedback, we learned a few things about what customers are looking for in a non-wifi baby monitor: Secure transmission and less interference.
In 2019, we only had 10 baby monitors on this list but in 2020, we’re including two baby monitors that were released in late 2019.
So what’s our overall best non-wifi baby monitor in 2020? Vava baby monitor took the lead, overtaking Infant Optics DXR 8. However, Infant Optics is still one of our most-recommended non-wifi video monitors that has earned the trust of thousands of parents.
By aggregating hundreds of reviews and analyzing feedback from real users, Vava baby monitor emerged top in this list. It edged out Infant Optics DXR 8 which has been the best-selling and our top-recommended baby monitor for two years straight.
I’ll explain in the reviews below why this monitor did better than Infant Optics and others on this list. You can jump to the list here
Our top ten list of non-wifi baby monitors have been narrowed down from the 22 non-wifi baby monitors that we considered for this list.
Below are our top baby monitors without wifi
(if you are using mobile, you can scroll < left and right> on the table below to see all the table details)
Best Non-Wifi Baby Monitors 2020
|Name||Screen Size||Range||Rating on Amazon||Check Price|
|Vava Baby Monitor||5 inches||480 to 900 ft||4.8/5||Check Price|
|Infant Optics DXR 8||3.5 inches||700 ft.||4.4/5||Check Price|
|Eufy Spaceview Baby Monitor||5 inches||460 ft.||4.2/5||Check Price|
|Anmeate Baby Monitor||2.4 inches||960 ft.||4.3/5||Check Price|
|Hellobaby Video Baby Monitor||3.2 inches||960 ft.||4.0/5||Check Price|
|Babysense Video baby Monitor||3.2 inches||960 ft.||3.8/5||Check Price|
|DBPower Video Baby Monitor||4.3 inches||1000 ft.||4.6/5||Check Price|
|UU Infant||3.5 inches||960 ft.||4.3/5||Check Price|
|LBtech Video Baby Monitor||4.3 inches||1000 ft.||3.9/5||Check Price|
|Campark Video Baby Monitor||2.4 inches||1000 ft.||3.6/5||Check Price|
|Motorola MBP36XL||2.4 inches||1000 ft.||3.4/5||Check Price|
|12.VTech VM3261||2.8 inches||1000 ft.||3.5/5||Check Price|
|Philips SCD630/37||2.8 inches||1000 ft.||3.5/5||Check Price|
Are Non-Wifi Baby Monitors Safe?
Non-wifi monitors are wireless devices and are not entirely safe and cannot be hacked. First, they transmit signals using radio frequency that creates an electromagnetic field and emits radiations. The use of radio frequencies means that the baby monitor forms an electromagnetic field that emits microwave radiation that can be harmful when exposed to your baby for a long period of time. The non-wifi baby monitors also emit infrared radiation that can have harmful long-term effects. Both microwave and infrared radiations are non-ionizing.
Can a Non-wifi baby monitor be hacked?
It is not impossible to hack a non-wifi baby monitor but it is very difficult to hack a non-wifi baby monitor mostly because of the technology it uses. Non-Wifi baby monitors that the DECT and FHSS spread spectrum technologies.
FHSS stands for Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum, a technology that uses 2.4 GHz frequency to transmit sound and video signals. When the signals are in transit, they hop from one sub-frequency to another at a speed of 400 milliseconds.
The channels or sub-frequencies in which data is transmitted are also encrypted with ‘access parameters’ throughout the transfer period making it hard for hackers to get access to the signal. We have a more detailed page on FHSS technology and FHSS baby monitors which can give you more information about the origin in 1941 and how it has changed secure baby monitor communication.
A few secure non-wifi baby monitors use DECT technology. DECT stands for Digital Enhanced Communication Technology. Unlike FHSS which uses the 2.4GHz frequency, DECT uses 1.9GHz frequency that has less interference. The 2.4 GHz frequency is used by several devices including your phone, microwave, cordless phones and has a lot of interference. The DECT is however safe and unhackable like the FHSS technology used by our best non-wifi baby monitors.
Difference Between Non-Wifi and Wifi Baby Monitors(Wifi Vs Non-Wifi)
The table below has all the details that will assist you to fully understand and choose between Non-Wifi or Wifi baby monitors. As you go through the list, take note of the latest releases such as Vava Baby Monitor which is rated very highly.
|Feature||Digital Wifi Baby Monitors||Digital Non-Wifi Baby Monitors|
|Display Unit||Uses wifi to transmit video signal from camera in the crib to parent unit or to a smartphone app.||Uses radio connection to transmit video from the camera in the baby's nursery to the parent unit.|
|Range||Allow parents to view the video from anywhere in the world with internet connection||It's available locally. Limited range as it's connection is not for long distances.|
|Smartphone App||Allow use of smartphone's display as parent unit. Wifi baby monitors can therefore connect to phone||Non wifi baby monitors do not connect to smartphone such as iPhone or apps. Therefore, all non-wifi baby use dedicated display instead of using a phone's screen as display unit.|
|Transmission Technology||Uses Digital Sequence Spread Spectrum in the 2.4 GHz frequency (DSSS)||Uses Frequency Hopping Sequence Spectrum (FHSS) or Digital Enhanced Cordless Communications (DECT) in the 2.4GHz and 19GHz frequencies respectively.|
|Hacking Risk||Can be easily hacked||Almost impossible to hack unless you are within the physical location and can decrypt the signals|
|Radiation Risk||Emit microwave and infrared radiation||Emit microwave and infrared radiation|
Reviews of The Best Video Baby Monitors Without Wifi 2020
Other Ranking Factors for Baby Monitors without Wifi
After a thorough analysis of all functionalities and all non-wifi baby monitor components and accessories, we settled on seven attributes that we used to rank the leading non-wifi baby monitors of 2020. Unlike our 2018 list that included DECT and FHSS baby monitors, our 2020 lists only contain baby monitors that use FHSS. This was informed by the intention to create more awareness on the harmful effects of baby monitor radiations. DECT baby monitors are known to emit more EMF radiations and we settled on FHSS. Of the seven attributes below, sound and video quality weighted 40%. The rest of the five rating attributes contributed to 60% of the total score.
- Sound Quality
- Video Quality
- Security and EMF radiations
- Battery life
- Ease of use
#1. Vava Baby Monitor – Overall Best Baby Monitor without Wifi
Vava Baby Monitor is our overall best non-wifi video baby monitor in 2020. This monitor was released to the market in April 2019 and over 1,330 parents that have reviewed it rated it 4.8/5, making it one of the best-rated baby gear on Amazon (as of Feb 2020). It is also Amazon’s Choice Product.
On Feb 21, 2020, it is the 7th best-selling baby monitor and over the last 30 days, Helium 10 Data indicate that it has shipped 4,291 units (Jan 17 to Feb 16, 2020).
Here is a snapshot of its rising sales.
Why did I mention the sales numbers?
Vava baby monitor was just released less than a year ago and anyone who has used this monitor talks very highly of Vava monitor because of its unique features that make it stand out from traditional non-connected monitors.
Aside from Eufy Spaceview and Heimvision HM136, no other baby monitor in this list has a large 5-inch 720p display screen displaying 3x more detail than traditional monitors. But Vava stands out even more with its IPS display which allows you to see the best color in all angles, better than the traditional LCD display. All other monitors on this list have an LCD display.
I could go on and on discussing the features that make this baby cam special but these are a few that impressed me the most:
It is very well designed and you may actually mistake it for wifi baby monitors that are usually known for having better designs than non-wifi monitors. It won the Red Dot Design awards in late 2019. The award recognized ” latest technology with the current knowledge about the child’s needs expressed in an innovative design“
Display Functions and Zoom:
As mentioned above, Vava has an IPS-display screen that is very easy to use with the screen clearly indicating a high-resolution image or video of your baby. Vava’s 5-inch IPS display is 1000x (seriously) better than the Infant Optics’ 3.5-inch display that uses a 640 x 480 video graphics display (VGA). VGA is a technology introduced by IBM in 1987. Yes, in 1987. In comparison, horizontal IPS display was developed in 2007, 20 years later!
Vava’s super clear and high-quality display also shows signal strength, zoom level, night vision activation, time, room temperature, battery life, alarm, mute, and talk-back activation.
The camera has a wide 270 degrees pan and up to 110 degrees tilt and allows you to zoom up to 4x.
Long Battery Life
If you use the stand-by mode, Vava can give you up to 24 hours of battery life, thanks to its built-in 4,500 mAh power supply. With the display mode, you can count on it to last for 12 hours, which is 4 to 6 hours better than Infant Optics’ battery life. Infant Optics DXR 8 uses 2 AA alkaline batteries ( translates to about 2,500 mAh, 2,000 mAh less than Vava’s power storage capacity).
Excellent Night vision
87% of all reviews that Vava has received are straight 5-star ratings. When we analyzed what parents had to say about it, the night vision feature stands out. Parents have great things to say about its black and night images at night. Here is one parent’s review:
…… this monitor had even clearer night vision pictures than our daily use home monitor. So much better!! We actually ended up switching our home monitor to the cottage and brought this monitor homeGreimer8, Jan 20, 2020.
Compare the above great review with Infant Optics DXR 8. In fact, one of our most popular articles in this site is how to fix Infant Optics DXR 8 night vision. While both Infant Optics and Vava have low-light sensors and automatic night vision, most parents have complained of Infant Optics screen going dark after a while (around 9th to 15th month).
Like most monitors in this list, Vava is a FHSS baby monitor and is impossible to hack. The signal will not fall in the wrong hands and your baby’s safety and security will not be compromised.
It is also very easy to mount as it has a hole to mount to the wall. No need for additional hardware. You can read our full review of Vava monitor here.
The main disadvantage we found with this monitor is that it doesn’t have split-screen viewing. Split-screen viewing feature makes it easy to monitor two kids or twins in two separate rooms or in separate cribs. However, it supports up to 4 cameras and the camera feeds switches every 15 seconds.
Vava Baby Monitor Pros and Cons
You can check out Vava baby monitor’s reviews and price today on Amazon here.
#2. Infant Optics DXR 8: Best-selling Trusted Brand
Infant Optics DXR 8 is our second best non-wifi baby monitor in this 2020 list. Infant Optics DXR 8 is a FHSS baby monitor that has been trusted by over 30,000 parents since it’s the second version of DXR 8 was released in 2015.
It hack-proof baby monitor that comes with a 3.5-inch screen and a 700 ft. range of connectivity. Parents have praised it for being secure and reliable. It was among the first baby monitor brands that parents relied on when other brands such as Motorola underdelivered (from the expectation).
Genexus LLC, the parent company of Infant Optics, is based in California based company owned by Genexus LLC.
The latest model of Infant Optics DXR 8 was released in 2015 and parents have seen this baby monitor last for at least one year, its warranty period. In addition to ease of use and durability, Infant Optics comes with a unique feature of interchangeable lens.
DXR 8 comes with an additional zoom lens that can be zoomed to 2x but you can also get an additional wide-angle lens for about $12 to give you up to 270 degrees pan.
Infant Optics DXR 8 is a video baby monitor that uses 2.4 GHz FHSS technology to transmit audio and video signals from the camera to a 3.5-inch screen.
You can read our entire review of Infant Optics DXR 8 to get an insight into why it has been wildly successful since its launch, selling over 500,000 units to date. In the post, we also explain why Infant Optics, Genexus-owned company has been regarded as the best baby monitor company in the world.
In September 2019, Infant Optics DXR-8 model was shipping about 16,000 units every month and over 30,000 parents have given this non-wifi video baby monitor the third-highest rating of 4.4/5, behind DBPower’s 4.6/5 and Eufy’s 4.8/5. This wifi-free baby monitor has been the undisputable best-selling baby monitor brand since 2017 and perhaps all-times best-selling. As you can see from the graph below showing its sales, it ships over 400 units per day and that has been improving.
It is currently the best-selling video baby monitor and below is a snapshot of its sales figures from July 15 to August 15, 2019:
|Name||Infant Optics DXR-8|
|Release Date||2013, renewed model released in January 2015|
|Sales to Date||Over 500,000|
|Why parents love it||100% secure, reliable audio and video, incredible camera, long-range, expandable as it can support up to four cameras|
|Features||700 ft. range, 3.5-inch dedicated parent unit, does not use wifi, does not connect to phone, uses FHSS transmission technology, durable for up to 3 years, night vision, 8 infrared LED lights, parent unit uses batteries that last up to 8 hours, non-HD video but clear images, interchangeable lens, support up to 4 cameras, has a replacement screen.|
|Current Standing||Best Selling Baby Monitor in 2017 and 2018. Currently also leading in sales in 2019.|
Over the last two years, Infant Optics DXR-8 has won 5 major awards. The awards have recognized Infant Optics DXR 8’s reliability as a durable baby monitor that is 100% secure.
It can also support up to 4 cameras at once and is great for parents looking to monitor more than one baby. You can mount up to 4 cameras in different rooms and stream it on the 3.5-inch screen, one camera feed at a time. To view multiple feeds, you can put the monitor on scan mode and Infant Optis will toggle automatically from one camera to another.
Infant Optics pros and Cons
#3. Eufy SpaceView S Baby Monitor – Third Best
Eufy Spaceview S baby monitor is our third-best overall non-wifi baby monitor of 2020. The original Eufy Spaceview was released in November 2018 and Eufy Spaceview S was released four months later in March 2019. The Eufy Spaceview S has all the features of the original Eufy Spaceview with an addition of a crib mount.
In October 2019, Eufy pulled out the sales of the original Eufy Spaceview on Amazon, replacing it with Eufy Spaceview S. However, a spot check on February 2020 revealed that the original Eufy Spaceview is back in the market and selling almost $40 less than the Eufy Spaceview S.
In 2019, this baby monitor was ranked top by the Wired and specifically because it is perhaps among the first non-wifi baby monitor to display HD images, 720p on a large 5-inch screen.
Both Vava and Eufy have 5-inch screens and are sound-activated. However, Vava has a longer range of 900 ft., almost double Eufy’s 480 ft. range and more than Infant Optics’ 700ft. range.
Another high-resolution non-wifi baby monitor that was released on July 12, 2019, and already challenging Eufy and Infant Optics is HeimVision HM136 baby monitor (link to our review). Heimvision HM136 has a 5-inch LCD screen and displays 720p HD videos. In addition, it can support up to four cameras and what sets it apart from the traditional Eufy, Infant Optics, UU Infant, Hellobaby and Babysense is that Heimvision HM136 has split-screen viewing, similar to Moonybaby. If you want to monitor twins or two separate rooms, you can connect up to 4 cameras and use one screen to view them without having to switch from screen-to-screen every few seconds. It also has an extended range of up to 1000 ft. and is voice-activated which makes its battery last longer and releases less EMF radiation. Over 200 customers have rated it 4.8/5 and we just ranked it top in our list of best baby monitors to monitor twins.
We reviewed Eufy Spaceview S and detailed reasons why Eufy may overtake Infant Optics DXR 8 as the preferred and most recommended baby monitor that does not require internet connection. As you can see from the graph below, its demand has been growing since its release less than a year ago:
If it’s not obvious from the picture below, Eufy Spaceview wins big with its 5-inch screen. Below is a diagram of Eufy camera, screen display, and an extra wide-angle lens. Unlike Infant Optics DXR-8 above, Eufy comes with a free wide-angle lens and you won’t have to fork out some $12 for this (as you would with Infant Optics)
The baby monitor is one of the best-rated baby monitors that does not rely on the internet guaranteeing 100% security. In fact, if you are looking for a secure and portable baby monitor for travel, I personally recommend Eufy baby monitor. It takes less than 2 minutes to fully mount the Eufy baby monitor. The camera has night vision although it requires you to manually adjust it, unlike Infant Optics and other baby monitors in this list. The camera and the parent unit are powered by AC power.
The camera provides you with a 110 degrees view from ceiling to floor and you can pan the camera remotely for up to 330 degrees, giving you a whole view of the baby’s nursery.
Like Vava and Infant Optics, Eufy Spaceview can support up to 4 cameras and its add-on camera costs almost the same as its peers. At the time of this update in Feb 2020, its add-on was on sale for almost $20 less.
Eufy Spaceview does not have split-screen viewing like Heimvision HM136, our favorite split-screen monitor.
Eufy Spaceview Non-Wifi Baby Monitor – Quick Glance
|Name||Eufy Spaceview Baby Monitor|
|Manufacturer||Eufy Life, a subsidiary of Anker Electronics|
|Released to market||September 2018|
|Key Features||460 ft. range, 5-inch color display/screen, HD videos (720p), supports up to 4 cameras, no split-screen viewing, wide-angle, zoom and default lenses, screen uses batteries, excellent night vision, infrared LED lights (manually turned on), does not connect to internet or phone, uses FHSS technology and is hack-proof.|
|Why some parents don't love it much||No smartphone app (since it is non-wifi), Lacks recording capabilities. Lack lullabies or white noise and lack motion detection feature|
|Powered by||AC (Electricity) and rechargeable batteries|
|Why parents like it||Great picture quality, 5 inch HD display, mechanical pan and tilt, hack-proof.|
|Cost of Eufy Spaceview||Check Price|
|Cost of Eufy Spaceview S||Check Price|
Below is a table comparison of Eufy Spaceview and Infant Optics:
|Eufy Spaceview S||Infant Optics DXR 8|
|720 p HD resolution videos with excellent night vision mode that needs to be activated manually||VGA display (low resolution images) but decent for viewing with automatic night vision sensor that detects low illumination|
|480 ft range and 5-inch display/screen||700 ft. range and 3.5-inch display|
|Pan the lens 330° to see corner-to-corner and tilt 110° to see floor to ceiling (comes with a wide-angle lens)||270 Degrees Pan and 120 degrees Tilt (If you purchase the wide-angle lens, you can tilt up to 170 degrees)|
|It can support up to 4 cameras but does not support split-screen viewing. It also relies on FHSS technology to transmit signals||It can support up to 4 cameras but does not support split-screen viewing. It also relies on FHSS technology to transmit signals|
|Released to the market first in Nov 2019 with the current model released in March 2019||Released to the market first in 2013 with the current model released on in Q1 2015|
|Costs about $199 as of this update in October but you can check its price today here||Costs about $157 as of this update in October but you can check its price today here|
You can read our full review of Eufy Spaceview and Eufy Spaceview S here which has a further comparison of Eufy Vs Infant Optics
#4. Anmeate Video Baby Monitor
Anmeate video baby monitor is known for simply being a ‘baby monitor with camera and audio’ which does not rely on the internet. Unlike other brands such as Babysense or Infant Optics, Anmeate video baby monitor has excelled with its simplicity as the best non-wifi baby monitor of 2020. There are two models of Anmeate, one with a 2.4-inch screen and another with a 3.5-inch screen.
|Anmeate 2.8-Inch Screen||Anmeate 3.5-Inch Screen|
|4.3/5 by over 2,000 parents who reviewed it on Amazon||4.9/5 rating|
|Check price||Check Price|
As of this update in Feb 2020, Anmeate 2.4-inch screen baby monitor is selling for less than $50, which is significantly cheaper than its peers.
The table below shows all the features of Anmeate Video Baby Monitor
|Name||Anmeate Video Baby Monitor|
|Released To Market||7/30/2018|
|Key Features||2.4inch-screen, night vision, temperature sensor, 960ft. range, 4 soothing lullabies, 2-way talkback intercom, 2X zoom, 8-hour battery life on eco-mode, portable parent unit & is sound activated (VOX)|
|Why It Made It To 10BabyGear List||Very cheap with all the basic features and functionalities you'd want on a baby monitor. Also supports up to 4 cameras.|
|Cost of Anmeate||Price of Anmeate Video Baby Monitor|
|Cost of Add-on Anmeate Camera||Price of Anmeate's Add-on Camera|
Anmeate has maintained an average rating of over 4.3 out of 5 on Amazon and it has given Infant Optics some credible challenge since its release to market in July 2018.
Below is an image of Anmeate 3.5-inch video baby monitor:
Anmeate gives a three-months guarantee allowing you to return it within the period if you do not like it, a very rare offer from several Amazon sellers. It currently goes for less than half the price of the top 3 non-wifi baby monitors on this list.
Anmeate has a comparatively smaller screen size that’s only 2.4 inches diagonal, similar to Babysense’s LCD screen. However, it has a long-range connection of up to 960 feet, 8 LED lights for night vision and two-way communication features. You can talk to your child using the baby monitor and can even play any of its 4 soothing lullabies.
While Anmeate is a great baby monitor, and have praised it for being very affordable and reliable, it doesn’t have the features that other monitors such as Babysense have. For example, it doesn’t have an interchangeable lens that Babysense and Infant Optics have.
Here are other differences:
|It has 2 models, one with a 2.4-inch screen and another with a 3.5-inch screen. The 2.4-inch costs less than $50 and comes with one camera but you can check today’s price here. The 3.5-inch monitor comes with a single camera and costs less than $65. You can check its price today here.||It has 2 models, one with a 2.4-inch screen and another with a 3.5-inch screen. The 3.5-inch monitor comes with 2 cameras and costs less than $100(check price today here). The 2.4-inch with 2 cameras cost less than $80. Check the price today here. The single-camera Babysense baby monitor costs less than $50 but you can check its price today here.|
|960ft Transmission Range||960ft Transmission Range|
|One year warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee||One year warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee|
|Manual Pan (360 degrees) & Tilt (60 degrees), 2x zoom||Manual Pan (360 degrees) & Tilt (60 degrees), 2x zoom|
|4.3/5 rating on Amazon by 2061 parents who left reviews (as of Feb 2020)||3.9/5 rating on Amazon by 2562 parents who left reviews (as of Feb 2020)|
|Manufactured by Anmeate, a company that has been around since 2017.||Manufactured by Hisense, an ISO-certified company that has been around since 1991.|
|Number #97 in Amazon sales ranking of baby monitors||Number #118 in Amazon sales ranking of baby monitors|
#5. Hellobaby Video Baby Monitor Without Wifi (HB65)
Hellobaby HB65 is our fourth best non-wifi baby monitor. Hellobaby video baby monitor is one of the most pocket-friendly baby monitors and perhaps the oldest video baby monitor model that made to our list of best non-wifi baby monitors in 2020. Hellobaby’s first brand, HB24 was originally released to the market in 2012 and it gained great reception from parents mostly because of its low prices. The initial HB24 model has a 2.4-inch screen, a zoom feature, 2-way communication, room temperature display and is expandable. With all these features, you get the most value for your money.
The latest brand of Hellobaby, the Hellobaby HB65 was released in February 2019 and my favorite because of its enhanced features especially the pan and tilt. Some of the features we liked about HB65 and what made it rank higher were features that earlier models had but have been enhanced with HB65.
Below are the main reasons I like Hellobaby HB65:
- Zoom, Pan and Tilt Feature: HB65 has zoom, pan, and tilt, a feature that was not available in earlier models such as Hellobaby HB24, HB25, HB28, and HB32. This makes Hellobaby HB65 an equal to Infant Optics, Eufy Spaceview, Motorola MBP36XL, UU Infant and even wifi monitors such as Miku and Arlo.
- Expandability – Although they come with one camera, all Hellobaby brands including our favorite, HB32 supports up to 4 cameras. This makes Hellobaby ideal for monitoring babies in multiple rooms.
- Lullabies – If you are looking for a dependable baby monitor with lullabies to soothe your baby to sleep, Hellobaby has 8 decent pre-programmed lullabies. Despite its low price, Hellobaby offers lullabies unlike other baby monitors in this list such as Infant Optics DXR 8 which does not have lullabies.
- Two-way communication: Hellobaby has a speaker installed in the camera to enable you to talk to your baby when you need to. In this case, you won’t just have to hear and watch your baby, you can talk to the baby if you want to.
Hellobaby HB65’s design is incredibly great compared to earlier models that looked similar to UU Infant and Anmeate video baby monitors. Below is a picture of Hellobaby HB65.
The table below shows the summary of Hellobaby HB65 features
|Screen Size||3.2 Inches|
|Camera Adjustability||355 degrees pan and 120 degrees tilt|
|Features||VOX, Temperature Sensor, Night vision, |
2-way talk-back, support up to 4 cameras,
2x zoom, battery life of 8 hours,
allows audio-only mode
|Cost||Check Price of HB65 (Amazon)|
|Comparable to:||Hellobaby HB32 Released in Feb 2019|
|Cost of Additional |
|Check Price (Amazon)|
The baby monitor scored very well in battery life. It has a battery life of up to 12 hours and mainly because of its excellent VOX feature. Hellobaby is a voice-activated baby monitor, which means it can go to sleep when the baby is breathing normally and broadcasts sound and signals when the baby makes noise such as crying. This is made possible by VOX feature which saves power it consumes.
Hellobaby also uses the spread spectrum, the FHSS, a hack-proof technology used by most high-quality monitors to secure digital localized communication between the transmitting unit and the receiving unit/parent unit.
We mentioned earlier when we started this review of Hellobaby HB65 that parents have been impressed and have termed Hellobaby as the most pocket-friendly baby monitor that gives you the value for your money. When you purchase Hellobaby HB65, it comes with one camera but you can get Hellobaby extra camera for almost half the cost of Infant Optics or Eufy Spaceview’s extra cameras. It can support up to 4 cameras. With additional cameras, Hellobaby supports full-screen viewing and not split-screen viewing. This is one of the few cons of Hellobaby. You can read our full review of Hellobaby
#6. Babysense Video Baby Monitor
|Screen size||3.5 Inches|
|Battery life||10 hours|
Babysense Video Baby Monitor is the sixth on the list of top non-wifi baby monitors of 2020 and is another interchangeable lens baby monitor that is hack-proof. On Amazon’s ranking of best-selling baby monitors, Babysense was ranked 8th in the top 100 baby monitors (in September 2019). This is very impressive. Though the sales of Babysense are close to a quarter of Infant Optic DXR 8’s sales, Babysense is backed by Hisense, a manufacturer that has been in the baby monitor space since 1991. Infant Optics and Babysense both come with interchangeable lenses, a feature that Infant Optics introduced into baby monitors in 2011.
Hisense is ISO certified company that uses FHSS technology to secure your baby guaranteeing you 100% privacy and arguably the best baby monitor for remote viewing.
What you get when you purchase Babysense non-wifi video monitor
Babysense video baby monitor has been in the market since March 2017 and its price has fairly been uniform. When you purchase Babysense, you get a box with one parent unit, one baby unit, 2 power adapters, user manual, and a built-in Li-ion battery.
Below is a quick 2 minutes video describing the features that have made Babysense one of the best-selling brands that do not rely on the internet:
It takes less than 5 minutes to set it up and you get access to the following features:
Great Features of Babysense Video Baby Monitor
- Long-range of 960 ft. – This is range is longer than several other non-wifi baby monitors such as Infant Optics which has less 700 ft. range and Eufy baby monitor which has 460 ft. range.
- Zoom: 2x Digital Zoom
- Temperature Sensor: Temperature monitoring which is considered more accurate compared to Infant Optics wrong temperate recordings
- Two-way talkback
- Expandable – Can support up to 4 cameras. Babysense video baby monitor does not have a split-screen feature but allows you to toggle from one camera feed to another. You can set it so it toggles between the cameras in a 10 seconds rotation span.
- VOX mode which enables it to save power and limit EMF radiations of Babysense video baby monitor
- 2.4 GHz FHSS transmission technology which is secure making Babysense video baby monitor unhackable.
- Lullabies and white noise make it easy to get your baby to sleep. This feature is absent in out top two baby monitors above, Infant Optics and Eufy Spaceview. You can check out all our top baby monitors with lullabies as well.
- Auto-infrared night vision. Unlike Eufy Spaceview, the Babysense video baby monitor’s night vision is automatic and does not need to be manually adjusted.
|Name||Babysense Video Baby Monitor|
|Screen size||3.5 inches|
|Full Features||Eco mode, infrared night vision, lullabies, two-way talk back, 2X digital zoom, temperature monitoring, expandable up to 4 cameras, long range - up to 900 ft.|
|Non Wifi Technology||Spread Spectrum, FHSS|
|Manufacturer||Hisense Ltd company|
|Why parents like Babysense||Budget friendly, accurate temperature monitoring,|
Babysense Video Baby Monitor with Two Digital Cameras
Six months after the release of Babysense video baby monitor, Hisense released a similar model of a baby monitor with two cameras. The model hit the markets in September 2017 and you get the Babysense video baby monitor with two cameras. You can check the price of the two camera Babysense on Amazon here.
Babysense is currently our top non-wifi baby monitors for monitoring twins. It is affordable and reliable and I personally recommend parents with more than one baby to consider Babysense Video Baby Monitor with two digital cameras.
#7. DBPower Video Baby Monitor
DBPower video baby monitor is our 7th best baby monitor that will stream without requiring a WiFi connection. This video baby monitor did not originally appear on this list but we added it following an update where it edged out Motorola MBP36XL. After our recent review of DBPower video baby monitor, we compared its results with those we already had in our files and we were impressed. This baby monitor meets our minimum requirement as a hack-proof baby monitor that uses FHSS technology to assure you and your baby 100% privacy.
This 4.3-inch video baby monitor is currently the highest rated of all non-wifi baby monitors on Amazon. Its average rating is 4.6/5, above Infant Optics 4.4/5. It is also currently in the top 100 best-selling baby monitor on Amazon.
Below are some of the features we really like about this video baby monitor:
- Comes with a large 4.3-inch screen only comparable to Motorola MBP36XL and Eufy Spaceview, the two large-screen non-wifi baby monitors in this list.
- It has a super long warranty of 2 years which is considerably long considering that some baby monitors brands such as VTech offer a short warranty period, as low as 3 months.
- It has remote pan and tilt capability which essentially means you can control the camera positioning using the parent unit of DBPower baby monitor. The camera’s field of view allows it to capture 270 degrees of the baby’s room horizontally (pan) and up to 110 degrees vertically (tilt).
- Automatic night vision mode with excellent night vision images. DBPower has a low-light sensor which detects when its nighttime and activate infrared LED light to illuminate on your baby. Its night vision range is 15 ft and unlike Eufy Spaceview baby monitor, you don’t have to switch it on or off.
- It has a long range of up to 1000 ft outdoors and about 120 ft. indoors.
#8. UU Infant Baby Monitor
UU Infant Baby Monitor made it to our top list of non-wifi baby monitors of 2020. UU Infant is one of the best-rated baby monitors and as of this post update in September, UU Infant is number 21st best-selling baby monitor on Amazon. UU Infant baby monitor has been in the market for less than one year having been released in August 2018 as an upgrade of the older UU Infant baby monitor hat was released in 2017. UU Infant baby monitor was one of the first products to be released by UU Infant company which was also founded in2017.
This baby monitor is a favorite for several parents and below are some great things about this monitor:
- It uses reliable FHSS baby monitor and you can be guaranteed of 100% security.
- It is very suitable for use when traveling as its batteries can last up to 10 hours and is very light and easy to travel with.
- It can support up to 4 cameras despite being almost $100 cheaper than Infant Optics DXR 8 and perhaps $150 more than Eufy Spaceview S baby monitors in this list. As of this update in September, it is retailing at $65 but you can check its price today here.
Like other baby monitors above, UU Infant uses FHSS, a technology that has been regarded as hack-proof as it does not rely on the internet to transmit its signals. It has the downside that it does not have a smartphone app but its dedicated 3.5 inch LCD display can stay connected to the baby unit for up to 960 ft. In addition, the camera can be manually rotated 180 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical. You can read the full review of UU Infant here
#9. LBtech Video Baby Monitor – Best 2 Camera Non-Wifi Baby Monitor
LBtech Video Baby Monitor is our 9th best non-wifi baby monitor with two cameras that was released to the market in March 2019. LBtech is manufactured by LB Technology Company Ltd, a small Chinese manufacturer based in Guangdong Provide. It manufactures door phones, IP video cams, and baby monitors at a significantly lower cost compared to its peers.
The LBtech video baby monitor comes with 2 cameras but add-on cameras can be purchased as it supports up to 4 cameras. An additional camera costs less than $50. While it does not support an app like other non-wifi baby monitors, LBtech video baby monitor uses 2.4 GHz FHSS transmission technology which guarantees 100% privacy and security of your baby.
In August 2019, LBtech Video baby monitor was the 9th best-selling baby monitor on Amazon and as you can see from the graph below, it has consistently increased its sales volumes. As per Helium10 Data, it currently ships out over 2,400 units per month on Amazon.
Here are the features that enabled LBtech video baby monitor to feature in 10BabyGear’s list of top non-wifi baby monitors:
- Large screen with 4.3 inches in diagonal
- Automatic night vision
- Two-way intercom
- Temperature sensors
- Voice-activated to save power and reduce EMF emissions
- 2X zoom.
- Expandable – This baby monitor supports up to 4 cameras but the video feed from each camera bounces off the screen at certain intervals and does not support split-screen viewing like the Motorola video baby monitor in this list.
You can check the price of LBtech video baby monitor on Amazon here.
#10. Campark Video Baby Monitor
Campark video baby monitor emerged as the 9th in our list of top 10 non-wifi baby monitors of 2020. Since its release to the market in March 2019, Campark has seen tremendous growth. It is priced very competitively.
Campark video baby monitor comes with a high-quality 2.4-inch display, similar to Anmeate’s display. It relies on FHSS technology to transmit the signal from the baby unit to the parent unit. The Campark video baby monitor’s camera is similar to that of Infant Optics as it has 5 infrared LED lights for night vision. The monitor is voice-activated which makes its batteries last longer for up to 5 hours when fully charged. The graph below shows the sales chart for the last few months. The upward sales trend is indicative of great positive approval of the product by thousands of parents who rely on Campark, a Chinese electronics manufacturer.
Below is a table with a quick preview of Campark Video Baby Monitor.
|Screen Size||2.4 inches|
|Two Way Talk||Yes|
|Night vision range||23 meters|
You can read our post with detailed review and user manual of Campark baby monitor.
#11. Motorola MBP36XL Video Baby Monitor
Motorola MBP36XL, a product of Binatone Global made it to our list of reliable, top non-wifi baby monitors of 2020. This is the only Motorola branded product that has made it to top 10 (in 2019) before our 2020 update. I’ve written in a separate post on the reasons why I do not recommend Bitanone Global products (the licensed owner of Motorola baby monitor brands). Motorola MBP36XL made it to this list because of a few features that stand out.
You can comfortably view your baby on its large 5 ich LCD screen, which does very well compared to Infant Optics’ 3.5-inch screen. Eufy Spaceview is the only other large-screen non-wifi baby monitor. The feed from the camera is displayed on the large screen, the 5-inch screen that allows split-screen viewing.
If you plan to monitor twins or more than one baby in separate rooms, this is the best non-wifi for you. In addition to the split-screen viewing, Motorola MBP36XL comes with 5 pre-programmed soothing lullabies that you can play to your baby. If you have more than one child, you can play separate lullabies for each child in a separate room. This can give you time to do other things or attend to one child at a time. You can read more on other things to consider when purchasing a non-wifi baby monitor for twins.
This Motorola non-wifi baby monitor is currently number 17th best-selling baby monitor, selling about 1200 units per month on Amazon. Motorola has a large array of wifi baby monitors but Motorola MBP36XL is one of the few Motorola non-wifi baby monitors.
Like all other non-wifi baby monitors, Motorola MBP36XL has advanced security features, thanks to the FHSS technology it uses. It does not rely on the internet to transmit its signals making it hack-proof compared to other Motorola wifi monitors such as Motorola MBP88CONNECT. Motorola MBP36XL has the split-screen capability and you can purchase another camera and use it to view your twin babies. The screen of Motorola MBP36XL is also among the largest in the group. It has 5-inch screen only comparable to Eufy Spaceview’s 5-inch screen.
#12. VTech VM3261
VTech VM3261 is one of our latest addition to this list of remarkable non-wifi baby monitors of 2020. VTech VM3261 was released to the market in September 2018 but did not do well until its long-running offer (almost 50% off since Mid-May 2019. One thing about baby monitors is that mothers speak. With a good recommendation, one parent tells another and a good product will always get recognized.
You can check the price on Amazon today here.
#13. Philips AVENT Baby Monitor SCD630/37
Philips Avent Baby Monitor (SCD 630/37) is our #13th best non-wifi baby monitor of 2020 Philips Avent SCD 630 uses FHSS transmission technology that is secure and with less interference. Despite the small range of only 300 ft., Philips Avent baby monitor SCD630 boasts of a 3.5-inch screen and 2X zoom. Key add on features are the temperature sensor, night light, lullabies, and two-way talk. You can check the price of this Philips Avent baby monitor on Amazon here.
Below are some of our top baby monitors for twins that do not use the internet:
Top Non-Wifi Baby Monitors for Twins
If you are in the market for a non-wifi baby monitor for your twins, you need to consider a few critical aspects of what makes a baby monitor best suited to monitor twins. If you currently have a baby monitor, check whether it is possible to expand it. Baby monitors that are expandable support up to 4 cameras.
If your current baby monitor does not support more cameras and impossible to monitor multiple kids with it, consider buying one that is expandable. Of course, you can buy two monitors to monitor your twins but I highly discourage this option. In purchasing an expandable camera, you should consider the following:
- An expandable baby monitor that can support more than one camera: A few baby monitors in the top 10 list of non-wifi baby monitors are expandable and most parents would jump on the opportunity since it enables them to purchase an additional camera and monitor the twins using one parent unit. An add-on camera has become a very popular option for parents but you need to also know that the cost of the additional camera can range from $30 to over $100.
- Split-screen Options – Some baby monitors that relay several sets of video feeds from separate cameras allow a parent to view all the videos on the screen without the need to toggle from one to another. Most split screen baby monitors for twins are expensive from those baby monitors that require you to toggle from one screen to another manually. Split-screen options are the best as you can monitor your twins by watching one screen. My favorite split-screen non-wifi baby monitor ideal for monitoring twins is Motorola MBP36XL, our 8th best non-wifi baby monitors of 2020. First, it has a large 5 inch LCD camera and can support up to 4 camera. The video feed from the separate rooms your baby may be sleeping can be viewed on the 5-inch split-screen.
- Quality of Video from Add-on Cameras – Some cameras have one quality video feeds while the rest are very low quality. Infant Optics, our top non-wifi baby monitor in 2020 has low-quality images from the add-on camera. The camera feed from the add-one cameras are poor and not comparable to the feed from the original camera.
- Battery life – The best non-wifi baby monitors for twins should have a long battery life, guaranteeing extended use. The best one in this group has 12 hours of battery life because it uses VOX features which ensures minimal use when the baby is not crying. My personal favorite non-wifi baby monitor for twins which has long battery life and can support up to four cameras is Hellobaby. It can go for 12 hours when VOX mode is turned on and can do 8 hours when the screen is on. It also comes with features that allow you to lull your baby with lullabies or with your voice (2-way talk feature). In addition, it also has a replacement monitor, just like Infant Optics replacement monitor.
You can read more about our best dual camera split screen baby monitors ideal for twins.
Our Best Long Range Non-Wifi Baby Monitor 2020
When deciding on a baby monitor to purchase, it is very important to note that the range of a baby monitor is critical as the reception of the baby signal depends on it. Several brands of baby monitors only indicate the outdoor range of a baby monitor and not the indoor range.
The outdoor range is the distance that the signal can be transmitted in a straight line without obstructions. Our best baby monitors on the list transmit up to 1000 ft. However, the indoor range is more important and you mostly use the baby monitor in the house.
The indoor range could range from 30 ft. to 200 ft and it is important to read the reviews by parents who’ve used the particular brand of non-wifi baby monitor you want to purchase. Our best long-range non-wifi monitor of 2020 is the Panasonic long range baby monitor.
Non-wifi Baby Monitor Security Cameras
Your non-wifi security camera can be turned into a non-wifi baby monitor. Several options of non-wifi baby monitors, especially the quality one go for at least $150. On the other hand, you can purchase a non-wifi security camera for as low as a fifth of the amount. My personal favorite which has over thousands of positive reviews is the Wzye Cam Security camera
Mounting Top Non-Wifi Monitors – Infant Optics, Eufy Spaceview, and Hellobaby
Time needed: 10 minutes.
This is a step-by-step process on how to mount some of our top non-wifi baby monitors of 2020, specifically Infant Optics, eufy Spaceview and Hellobaby. The steps will guide you on how to mount the cameras on the wall and on a flat surface.
- Purchase Mounting EquipmentThe first step to mount your Infant Optics or eufy Spaceview or Hellobaby is to get the mounting equipment that would enable you to mount the camera on the wall, a flat surface or on the crib. My personal favorite for Infant Optics is the adjustable wall mount which sells on Amazon (You can check today’s price)
If you prefer a non-adjustable mount for any of our top non-wifi baby monitors of 2020 such as Infant Optics, you can pick this fixed wall mount on Amazon which sells for the same price as the adjustable wall mount shown below.
- Secure the mounting equipment you purchased on the wall or on the cribThe adjustable wall mount for infant Optics is really easy to install. You just attach your camera to the mount and adjust it to the desired angle.If you opted for the fixed wall mount (see it here on Amazon), that is not adjustable, you should use your two screws that come with your wall mount
You can read more on how and where to mount your DXR 8, Eufy, UU Infant, Babysense, Hellobaby and others
Frequently Asked Questions of Non-Wifi Baby Monitors
It is possible to hack a non-wifi baby monitor but it’s very difficult. You would need to be within the physical location of the baby monitor and you’ll need to get access to the radio frequency transferring the sound or visual signal. Several non-wifi baby monitors use FHSS which uses a sequence that allows signals to hop from one sub-frequency to another using a pseudo-random sequence making it almost impossible to get access to the signal. Simply put, it is almost impossible to hack a non-wifi baby monitor
Motorola has a FHSS baby monitor that does not use Wifi.
Motorola MBP36XL is a non-wifi baby monitor that uses the 2.4 GHz FHSS technology. It has a 5-inch color display unit and can support up to 4 cameras in a range of up to 1000 ft.
Non-wifi baby monitors generate their own signal and send it from the transmitter unit to the receiver/parent unit instead of depending on Wifi or internet connectivity. A non-wifi baby monitor uses radio frequency, similar to the wifi baby monitors but their connectivity is localized. Analog baby monitors use lower radio frequency, 49 MHz or 900 MHz while other digital non-wifi baby monitors use higher frequency from 900 MHz to 5 GHz. L