You can also turn the sensor part off so it is only sound (doesn't beep).
It's awful but common sense needs to be used with lots of things.
Since having kids I've heard of varied avoidable babies deaths, all tragic and must be awful for those involved - strangulation from blind cords / plastic nappy bag suffocation where baby could reach changetable next to cot / cosleeping deaths etc.
I've had a close friend lose a toddler through an accident which on paper is "avoidable" but could happen to anyone. it breaks my heart hearing of them
Oh dear I have that monitor! Model AC1100 bought June 2013. Will look on the Aussie website
On the Angelcare website, they have contact details for the Australian distributor - I've found their distributor to be very helpful in the past when I needed my parent unit replaced (have no idea where my original one went! Vanished off the face of the earth!).
I also think that this product is safe providing it is set up properly as others have detailed. People gotta use common sense.
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