Kodak Baby Monitors Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some helpful answers to questions and helpful information regarding the Kodak Baby Monitors that have been sold in New Zealand.

Why does the battery life in the Parent Unit runs low quickly

To enjoy an optimal battery life, users are expected to use only authorized chargers on the monitors and cameras. Some other power-consuming activities may cause the battery to drain out quickly. They include:

  • Setting a High brightness on the Monitor's LCD

  1. To reduce the brightness, users should follow these steps:

  2. Press the menu button on the Parent Unit.

  3. Use the UP and DOWN arrows to search for the brightness icon. Then, click OK.

  4. With the LEFT and RIGHT arrows, adjust the brightness level to the desired level.

  5. Tap on the menu button to save and exit.

  • Setting a High Volume on the Parent Unit.

  1. To reduce the volume level of the Parent Unit:
  2. Press the Minus (-) button on the side of the monitor
  3.  till it is reduced to the desired level.

How can I switch off the Blue LED from my camera?

To switch off the Blue LED option from your camera, ensure the targeted camera is paired with your Kodak Smart Home app and that it appears online. 

Once these conditions are met, follow the below steps: 

  •  From your Kodak Smart Home App, press the cogwheel that appears in the bottom right of the camera feed
  •  It will give you the settings option; press the arrow in the top right hand to display the options
  •  Please scroll down to the Blue Led indicator, and switch it off 


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Why the Parent Unit image is not in color?

The Baby Unit could be in a dark room, which causes the infra-red illumination to turn on and the picture image to change from color to black and white. When the room becomes brighter, the picture will return to color.

Otherwise, it could be that the camera is set on night vision mode. To remove it, refer to the article titled "How To Turn the Night Vision On/Off."

My Baby Monitor Makes a Noise (White Noise). How Can I Fix It?

Several users complained of a noise coming from the KODAK Cherish baby monitor. The white noise from the surroundings likely causes that, and it is peculiar to older firmware versions.
To correct this problem, eBuyNow eCommerce Ltd. introduced a VOX option on all the baby monitors through the latest firmware upgrades: v.03.02.34 for the baby cameras and v.04.00.16 for the Parent unit.

What Does VOX Do? 
The VOX feature helps to decipher and cut off the white noise. It mutes the Parent unit from reproducing the sounds below the set audio threshold when it is turned on. However, when there is a sound greater than the audio threshold (e.g., a baby crying or a bucket falling, etc.), the audio will play on the parent unit at full volume.

How to Enable the VOX Feature on the Parent Unit
Once the VOX feature is enabled, it is set by default to Level 2. There are three thresholds options to choose from, and each is suitable for the serenity levels of the environment. A noisy area will most appropriately require the Level 3 option, while Level 1 is most suited to a quiet environment. 
To enable VOX or set the audio threshold, follow this guide:
  • Press the menu button on the Parent Unit.
  • Use the  "up" or down" to find. Then, click OK.
  • After that, a list of options will appear on the screen. Use the left and right arrow buttons to choose the audio threshold that suits your environment.

  • Select OK to confirm the setting.

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The VOX will start working one (1) minute after selecting the desired level.

How to Disable the VOX Feature on the Parent Unit

Situations may arise where a parent may decide to turn off the VOX feature. That is quite an easy and quick process. The steps are listed below:

  • Click on the menu button on the monitor.

  • Use the Up or Down arrows to select the disable icon.

  • Press the OK button to disable VOX.

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