FRITZ!Box 5490 Service - Knowledge Base
Setting up room monitoring (baby monitor)
Together with a FRITZ!Fon or a telephone connected to an analog extension of the FRITZ!Box, you can turn your FRITZ!Box into a baby monitor. When room monitoring is enabled, the telephone automatically calls another telephone connected to the FRITZ!Box or an external line (for example in the neighboring apartment) when a certain noise level is reached.
Requirements / Restrictions
- Room monitoring can only be used with telephones connected to the analog extensions of the FRITZ!Box. ISDN telephones and cordless telephones can only be used if the telephones themselves provide this function. All FRITZ!Fon models support room monitoring.
1 Enabling room monitoring on FRITZ!Fon
- Press the "Menu" key on the telephone.
- Scroll to "Supplementary services" and press "OK".
- "Baby monitor" > "OK"
- "Destination no." > "OK"
- Enter a destination number (for example the number of an external line),
- Press "Options" and select a telephone book entry or an internal telephone number.
- Select "Activation" and press "OK".
- Select "Options", define the sensitivity, and press "OK". A notification call is triggered as soon as the bar is completely filled. The higher the sensitivity, the lower the level of ambient noise required to fill it.
- Position the telephone as desired.
- Room monitoring is disabled as soon as you leave the "Baby Monitor active" menu. When you enable room monitoring, the telephone switches to silent mode and does not ring when you receive a call.
2 Enabling room monitoring on an analog telephone
- Lift the receiver of the telephone you wish to use for room monitoring.
- Dial the sequence *4[level]*[number]#.
- [level] = Any number from level 1 (very sensitive) to level 8.
- [number] = number of an external line or internal number of a telephone connected to the FRITZ!Box or 9 (all telephones connected to the FRITZ!Box ring).
Note:You can find the internal numbers of the telephony devices in the FRITZ!Box user interface under "Telephone Book > Internal Numbers".
If you want the telephone to call the external number 1234 as soon as there is even a low level of noise, dial *41*1234#.
- Do not hang up the handset. Instead, place it next to the child's bed, for example.
Note:Room monitoring is disabled as soon as you hang up.