In this post, I review Infant Optics add-on camera with details about how to switch between cameras, scan mode, and how to pair. All the additional cameras on this list are supported by their respective baby monitors. Some monitors in this list can support up to four cameras while others such as Arlo can support up to 15 cameras.
Also important to note that some cameras in this list have split-screen viewing, allowing you to see all the video feed on one screen. You can check out all the best split-screen brands of baby monitors here. In a separate post, I reviewed Infant Optics DXR 8 Pro.
Infant Optics DXR-8 Add-On Camera (Infant Optics Second Camera)
If you have an Infant Optics DXR 8, you can purchase the Infant Optics DXR-8 add-on camera for almost 2/3 the price of the original Infant Optics baby monitor. You can use an Infant Optics baby monitor to monitor your twins by purchasing this add-on camera. With two cameras, you can view two video footage from two different cameras of Infant Optics DXR 8.
Infant Optics baby monitor add-on camera is sold by Genexus Distribution, a parent company of Infant Optics.
With this second camera, you can monitor your twins using the 3.5-inch screen of Infant Optics monitor. You should, however, note that the Infant Optics screen is not split-screen and it’s scan mode that flips through the cameras every 12 seconds. Moonbaby, another non-wifi baby monitor that appeared on our 2023 list, has split-screen viewing features and allows you to monitor your twins from a single screen without switching.
Infant Optics cameras (including add-on cameras) do not need batteries as it relies on AC power and needs to be plugged in unlike its Infant Optics replacement screen that requires batteries.
- It can pan, tilt and zoom
- Can be remotely controlled by DXR-8 Monitor
- Compatible with Infant Optics Optical Zoom Lens and Optical Wide Angle Lens, both sold separately
- Built with multi-layered aluminum glass lens pieces for improved performance
The table below has more details of Infant Optics second camera:
|Name||Infant Optics Add-On Camera Unit for Infant Optics Dxr-8|
|Weight of Infant Optics add-on camera||8 ounces (0.23 kg)|
|Infant Optics Add-on camera dimension||2.5 x 2.5 x 4 inches|
|Infant Optics Scan mode timing||Infant Optics switches from one camera feed to another every 12 seconds|
|Requires batteries||No, it uses AC power|
|Pan||270 degrees covering the entire room|
|Tilt||110 degrees covering the roof to the floor of your baby’s nursery|
The Infant Optics DXR 8 additional camera does not include an optical zoom lens or a wide-angle lens. However, it comes with a power adapter and can be paired with three other Infant Optics cameras to stream on the 3.5-inch or 5-inch screen.
|Infant Optics DXR 8 (Original)||Infant Optics DXR 8 Pro|
|The range is 700 ft||Has an extended range of up to1000 ft.|
|Does not have a feeding alarm function||There are 1/2/3/4/5/6 hour timer alarm options|
|800mW speaker||1000 mW speaker|
|Does not have a background-noise reduction feature, ANR||It has a special feature to reduce background noise for crisp audio called Active Noise Reduction Technology (ANR)|
|Up to 2X zoom with optical zoom and digital zoom used together||Up to 6X zoom with optical and digital zoom used together|
|3.5-inch display with low-quality 480p VGA format||Large 5 inch 720p HD display/screen|
|12 months warranty||12 months default warranty but another 12 months is available upon registration of warranty (total of 24 months)|
|Supports up to 4 cameras. Add-on cams are available on Amazon here. Does not have split-screen.||Supports up to 4 cameras. Add-on cameras are available on Amazon here. No split-screen|
|It does not have VOX mode||It has VOX mode|
|Battery life of 6 hours||Decent battery life of 8 to 10 hours|
Infant Optics adding a second camera
In Infant Optics’ manual, they’ve provided the steps on how to add a second camera to the Infant Optics monitor.
Infant Optics Scan Mode – How to Switch Between Cameras
To switch Infant Optics cameras on scan mode, you can do so by toggling between the cameras manually or by setting so it can display in a loop of camera 1, camera 2, camera 3, and/or camera 4.
After finishing the six steps of installing the Infant Optics additional camera, you can scan between one camera feed to another every other 12 seconds. It shows each camera feed for a period of 12 seconds before switching to the next one automatically. Below is a snapshot from the manual on how Infant Optics scan mode works, enabling you to easily switch from one camera to another.
This scan mode feature makes Infant Optics ideal for monitoring twins and we included it on our list of best baby monitors for twins. It is audio only as you can from one camera feed to another. You don’t hear more than one audio feed as it only picks up the sound in the room displayed on the video monitor.
Infant Optics does not have split-screen viewing, a feature that enables parents to view camera feeds from more than one baby or from more than one room. You can view our list of best split-screen baby monitors that are great for monitoring twins.
Infant Optics DXR 8 Split-Screen
The older Infant Optics DXR 8 and the new Infant Optics DXR 8 Pro do not have split-screen viewing but instead enables you to view video feeds from two or more cameras in 12-seconds interval. You can manually toggle between the cameras easily or you can set it to automatically switch from one camera to another every other 12 seconds.
Infant Optics Pro Add-on camera
The new Infant Optics Pro is expandable and supports up to 4 cameras and you can purchase Infant Optics Pro’s second or add-on camera on Amazon.
Other Baby Monitor Add-on Cameras
Vava Baby Monitor Add-on Camera
Vava baby monitor supports up to 4 cameras and it is currently available for purchase on Amazon. If you purchase an extra camera for your Vava baby monitor, you will not be able to view all feeds on one screen but the camera has a scan mode where it scans multiple cameras automatically every 15 seconds.
The table below has detailed features of this additional monitor of Vava baby monitor:
|Name||Vava Baby Monitor Add-on Camera|
|Purchase comes with||One camera and one adapter.|
|Automatic night vision||Yes|
Eufy Spaceview Security Baby Monitor Second Camera/Add-on Camera
In May 2019, Eufy released the add-on camera for Eufy Spaceview security video baby monitor makes it equal to other video baby monitors without internet capability.
|Name||Add-on Camera for Eufy Spaceview and Eufy Spaceview S baby monitor|
|Key Features||Easy to pair, it just needs two clicks|
|Scan mode timing||You can choose from 5, 10, or 30 seconds|
|Number of cameras supported by Eufy||4 cameras with no split-screen viewing but scan mode|
|Pan and tilt feature:||330 degrees pan and tilt of up to 110 degrees|
|Does it have night vision feature||Yes and when the night vision mode is on, you’ll see black-white images of your baby|
|Is night vision mode automatic?||No, you’ll have to turn on the night vision mode as it does not have low-light sensors built into the Eufy Camera baby monitor|
Arlo add on camera
Arlo Pro Add-on Camera
( Arlo pro add on camera 2 pack, refurbished, best price, amazon, best buy, black Friday, 3 pack,
Arlo Pro add-on camera that works with the Arlo base station is one of the highly-rated add-on cameras for a security camera on Amazon. It has been available on Amazon since October 2016.
You can check its price and availability using the link above and below are the features:
|Name||Arlo Pro Add on Camera|
|Works with the Arlo base station?||Yes, Works with Arlo Pro Base Station (VMC4030)|
|Works with 2-pack?||Arlo Pro add-on camera works with 2 pack and single-camera Arlo|
|Key features||It is rechargeable, has Night vision, uses indoor and outdoor, has 2-way outdoor, comes with a wall-mount, and requires cloud storage. It works with Alexa|
|Why we like||100 percent Wire-free and Weather resistant|
|Why we don’t like it much||Requires a base station|
|Price||Usually cost around $180 but as of this update, it was sold at over 25% discount. You can check its price today here.|
Arlo pro 2 add on camera
Arlo Pro 2 add-on camera is also highly rated and among the highly sought-after extra cameras for security cameras in the market, similar to Arlo Pro add-o camera reviewed above. Arlo Pro 2 add-on camera is relatively more expensive than Arlo Pro but similar to Arlo Pro, it works with Alexa and is 100% wire-free.
Another feature that is similar between Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Pro cameras is that they have activity zones. One major difference is that Arlo Pro 2 has a 3-seconds lookback and allows non-stop recording.
Below are other features in summary:
- 1080p HD Resolution and Advanced Motion Detection
- 3-seconds lookback
- Activity zones
- Optional 24/7 CVR
- Smart siren
- two-way audio
- Local storage and free cloud recordings
Arlo add on-camera refurbished
The table below has more features of Arlo Add-on Refurbished camera:
|Name||Arlo add on-camera refurbished|
|Works with Arlo base station?||Yes, it works with Arlo Base Station (VMC3030-100NAR)|
|Guarantee?||It is backed by the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.|
|Compatible with Alexa||Yes, it works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)|
|Smart home compatibility||Yes, Works with Amazon Alexa/Echo Show/Fire TV/Google Assistant|
|Alerts||Motion-activated cameras and customizable activity alerts|
|Check Price||Check Price|
Additional Camera for AXVUE Video Baby Monitor E611
Axvue’s video baby monitor additional camera is among the cheapest in this list of extra cameras for baby monitors available in the market. It costs less than $40 and similar to Eufy and Infant Optics’ add-on cameras, Axvue can support up to 4 additional cameras.
- Clear sound
- Has two-way talk
- Uses 2.4 GHz FHSS technology that transmits audio and video signals from the camera to the parent unit.
- It has automatic night vision mode unlike Eufy Spaceview extra camera above.
Babysense Add-On Camera for Video Monitor V35US
Babysense add-on camera is among the cheapest on this list, even cheaper than Axvue’s extra camera. Babysense add-on camera costs less than $30, the price of some audio baby monitors. Babysense is one of our top-rated non-wifi video baby monitors of 2023 and it partly made it to the list because of its effectiveness as a simple monitor that’s cheap.
Below are the features of the Babysense add-on camera:
- The V35US add-on camera for Babysense is not compatible with V24 model of Babysense.
- Rated 4/5
- It requires manual pan and can go for up to 360 degrees and a tilt of up to 90 degrees.
- Similar to other non-wifi baby monitors we’ve reviewed, Babysense supports up to 4 cameras.
If you are looking for an add-on camera for Babysense V24S, you can get it on Amazon. Just to note, as of this update in Jan 2020, Babysense V24US is not available on Amazon but you can click on the link below to check its availability and price.
Similar to V35US model of Babysense’s add-on camera, the V24US model has 360 degrees pan but only 60 degrees pan.
The V24US model is only compatible with Babysense V24US baby monitor model.
UU Infant Extra Additional Camera Unit for UU Infant UU24
The add-on extra camera for UU Infant baby monitor is not available on Amazon as of this update in Jan 2020. UU Infant is another simple baby monitor that does not rely on WIfi.
You can check on the link above to see the availability and pricing of UU Infant’s extra camera unit.
Motorola Additional Camera for Motorola MBP33 and MBP36 Baby Monitor
Motorola add-on camera that is compatible with MBP33 and MBP36 is not among the inexpensive extra cameras we recommend.
|Name||Motorola Additional Camera for MBP33 and MBP36|
|Camera Motorola baby monitor brands can support||4 cameras can be paired to a single-parent unit.|
|Mounting||Can be wall-mounted or placed on a dresser or stand|
|Power source||AC comes with a cord|
|Colors||Brown with White|
|Dimension||5.75 x 3.75 x 4.5 inches|
Moonybaby add-on camera allows you to monitor twins without the need to use an additional baby monitor unit. The series B MoonyBaby unit shown on the image below is compatible with 55935BV, 55935BV-2T
The table below shows more features:
|Name||MoonyBaby B Series Add on Camera Unit|
|Support of cameras||Supports 2 cameras|
|Split-screen viewing||No. It scans between cameras in 10 second intervals|
|List of Top Baby Monitors||Editors' Choice|
|Overall Best Non-Wifi Baby Monitor||Infant Optics DXR 8 Pro|
|Best Dual-Camera Split Screen baby Monitor||Babysense HD S2|
|Best Baby With the Longest Range||Panasonic Long-Range Video Baby Monitor|
|Best Monitor Powered by Batteries||VTech VM819 Video Baby Monitor (19 hours on a single charge)|
|The Best Voice-activated(VOX) Baby Monitor||Anmeate Baby Monitor|
|The Best Breathing Baby Monitor||Owlet Smart Sock 3|
|Best Large-Screen Video Baby Monitor||VTech VM919HD Video Monitor|
|The Best Audio/Sound-only Baby Monitor||Philips AVENT SCD720/86|
|The Best 5 GHz Wifi Baby Monitor||iBaby M8 Video Baby Monitor|
|The Best Baby Car Camera/Monitor||Yada Portable Baby Monitor|
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