VTech 5" Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision and Two-Way Communication (VM5261)

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Model Number: VM5261
Web Code: 12604150


Having a new baby brings a lot of worry to your life, but the VTech 5" video baby monitor can help to ease your mind slightly. This monitor features a standard lens as well as a wide-angle lens so you can enjoy a panoramic view of the nursery. The pan, zoom, and tilt ability lets you see every angle of the nursery when using either lens.
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  • Five-inch LCD screen provides multiple viewing options whether you are watching from in the house or out in the yard
  • Standard lens allows you to watch the crib while 170-degree wide-angle lens lets you get a panoramic view as your child moves around the nursery
  • Pan, zoom, and tilt features work on both lenses and allow you to see very angle of the nursery
  • Adjustable camera angle and 2x digital zoom allows you to get a close look at what your child is doing
  • Sound activation mode allows the parent unit's LCD screen to wake up upon your child making noise
  • Vibrating sound alert on the parent unit adds additional layer of notification when your child makes noise
  • 1,000-foot range allows you to move around the house without worry
  • Automatic infrared night vision allows you to see your little one as they're sleeping
  • Play soothing sounds and lullabies right from the camera unit to help your baby fall asleep without you going in the room
  • Two-way communication allows you to talk to your child
  • Rechargeable battery features low-battery alert on the parent unit so you know when the unit needs to be plugged in
  • Nine-level sound indicator picks up all noises from slight snores to loud cries
  • Volume control lets you turn up the sound if you need to hear the monitor more clearly
  • Wall-mountable so you can place it anywhere in your child's room
  • Data encryption provides security against others hacking into the monitor
  • Built-in temperature sensor alerts you if nursery is too hot or too cold
Baby Monitor Type
Video Monitors
Screen/Display Size
5 in
Transmission Range
304 m
Maximum Supported Cameras
Number of Receivers Included
Power Source
AC; Rechargeable Battery
Receiver Battery Type and Quantity
1 x Li-polymer
Battery Life
100 min
Country of Origin


Night Vision
Two Way Communication
Sound Machine
Video Recording
Movement Monitor Included
Room Temperature Monitoring
Sound Activated Display
Remote View


25 cm
13 cm
9.5 cm
680 g
  • 1 x Parent Unit
  • 1 x Camera
  • Manual
  • 2 x AC Adaptor
  • 1 x Li-Polymer Battery Back
  • 1 x Battery Cover
  • 2 x Screws
  • 1 x Wall Mount Bracket

  • Garbage

    from Torbay on July 15, 2019

    This monitor is crap. The picture is grainy. It’s hard to mount so that you can see baby appropriately. I have used it at my camper and it def. does not have 1000 foot range. I can barely get few hundred feet. Not that I want to go far from my baby but I can barely get to next camp site. Lastly and most upsetting is the poor battery on the parent unit. I can’t get a night out of it and I turn the screen off. Last night was my baby’s first night in her crib. When I went to bed the battery was full. I woke up at 5am and the parent unit was off because the battery died. No warning nothing just dead. So I dunno how long it was dead. I was so upset because I was afraid I missed responding to my baby if she cried out. Now her room is next to us and I’m sure we would have heard her if she was crying out but still very upsetting and now I have zero trust in the monitor. So basically money was thrown down the drain with this monitor. I highly reccomend to not east your money on this monitor.

  • Terrible battery

    from Kelowna, BC on June 5, 2019

    We purchased this monitor just before our baby was born in February 2019, we have only used it consistently the past 3 weeks as we just moved him into his own room. The battery life on the parent unit is horrible, doesn't even last through the night. Today, go to turn it on, dead, plug it in, never turned on anymore even after charging for awhile. Looks like the battery is hooped. Called BestBuy to see if they would exchange it, nope because its past the return policy. Checked on the Vtech warranty, they only guarantee the battery for 3 months. What a waste of money.

  • Very poor image quality and video streaming very slow

    from Hamilton on April 1, 2019

    I bought this monitor because of all the great reviews. Perhaps I received a defective one, but the image quality is very poor and pixelated, it is actually worse than the webcam I used for MSN back in high school lol! The night time image is the worst, I can't even make out the baby's face. The video stream is painstakingly slow, the images jump on the screen from one frame to another. When panning and tilting the camera it lags a second or so behind the control, very annoying. The battery lasts only until about 3 or 4 am then it dies. I bought an off-brand monitor later for half the price and it was way better. Will be returning this monitor.

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