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post #1 of 8 Old 01-13-2010, 05:43 PM - Thread Starter
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We are switching my sons bed over to a toddler bed and I am fairly certain that he will be able to crawl out, open the door and start roaming around the house upstairs while we will not hear a thing in the basement. We have baby monitors, but watching a movie at -10 will definately be louder than any small noise of him opening a door two floors up.

Is anyone aware of anything that I could put into his door to get a "door-bell" or similiar to go off in the basement?

Does the question make sense? I can't be the first person with a 2 year old and a HT

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That is a great link.

Now these all seem like they would chime (once) and that would probably be loud enough that we would hear it through the monitor. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to wirelessly get this transmitted to the basement ....

(thinking prewiring would have been smart)

One says 150ft operating range, but guessing that wouldn't cover two stories...

EDIT: Motion alerts would work great if we didn't have a cat....
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EDIT: Motion alerts would work great if we didn't have a cat....

easy solution...get rid of the cat!
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easy solution...get rid of the cat!

LOL yeah the wife might leave at the same time which would mean she would take the kids with her and solve the problem. While it would give me more time to enjoy movies I think I am going to hold off on this suggestion
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That is a great link.

Now these all seem like they would chime (once) and that would probably be loud enough that we would hear it through the monitor. Does anyone have any good suggestions on how to wirelessly get this transmitted to the basement ....

(thinking prewiring would have been smart)

One says 150ft operating range, but guessing that wouldn't cover two stories...

EDIT: Motion alerts would work great if we didn't have a cat....

Some of those are wireless, so you would put the receiver down with you. No baby monitor necessary. And 150 ft. is a long way in a house. Even from a 3rd floor to a basement should be less than 40'.

There aremotion detectors that can ignore cats. Even if the cats don't want to be ignored.

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if you are up for a solution that is less turn key, consider a wireless contact sensor/switch based on Insteon or zWave:

http://www.smarthome.com/2421/Trigge...-Sensor/p.aspx

This would require that you get a few more pieces to round out the picture, but it moves you down a flexible path where you can implement added functionality in the future (i.e. put another sensor under the matress to know if your child has rolled out of bed.)
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Thanks guys for all the suggestions. Going to look at the smarthome link as I like the fact that you need 150ft between access points so if there are issues I just add another point in the chain.

I also need to do some items around lights in the basement so that might be a good all in solution.

Any other brand that does the same that is recommended?

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