Good question, when using a Sensor Pad from ANY Angelcare Movement Monitor in ANY brand of bedside crib: if the Sensor Pad is wired there must be somewhere that the cord from the pad can be routed safely out of reach from your baby.
In addition to this, for all corded, wireless Sensor Pads, the Nursery/Camera Unit MUST always be placed at least 1m away from baby’s cot – at no point should baby be able to reach out and touch any cords. This is the same for any nightlights, lamps, blinds etc in the room/nursery.
Any Movement Monitor with or without a Sensor Pad cord MUST always be set-up as per the instructions provided within the user guide.
In addition to this, when monitoring movement, the bedside crib would need to be 30cm away from your bed, static and ALL cords must be routed away from baby through the base of the crib.
The crib must not be in contact with or attached to your bed when monitoring baby’s movements.
The Angelcare Sensor Pad is very clever, it is designed to detect baby’s movement and NOT their breathing. If the bedside crib is attached to/touching your bed the monitor may not alarm if needed – it cannot distinguish if the movement it is detecting is from baby or you.
This is the same for any form of movement that the pad can detect such as by a fan, a mobile attached to the cot, a cot in rocking motion, draughts, another person touching the cot, radiator pipes etc.
How the Sensor Pad Works
To explain the alarms to you - if no movement is detected on the surface of baby`s mattress for 20 seconds you will hear the:
Main Alarm – this is a series of loud continuous beeps from both the Nursery/Camera Unit & Parent Unit (if switched on). This indicates that your monitor has not re-established baby’s sleeping pattern.
If you are unsure if the Sensor Pad is detecting movement from that other than baby, such as the above, carry out the simple Four Corner Test for your model.
To find this test, in the help centre search for: Four Corner Test
This will bring up the Four Corner Test for all Angelcare Movement Monitors so you can select the correct process for your model