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While you may not be familiar with the name, the Lorex LW2002W monitor is one of the best on the market for those looking to use multiple monitors. With this system, you can add a total of four different cameras (including outside surveillance-type cameras) to view on a single 2.4″ color LCD monitor. Additional cameras sync automatically with the receiver (not true for many other units) which makes for easy set-up and quick installation. The Lorex monitor relies on a 2.4 GHz digital signal to ensure your privacy and, in our testing, an interference-free transmission. Other features we like: the versatile camera stand that can be placed flat or wall-mounted and offers lots of adjustment to get just the right angle; the great video quality, day and night; the fact that both the baby and parent units can be powered by AC adaptor or batteries; and that it works with recording devices (VCR, DVD, etc.). Despite the adjustable Audio Detection Sensitivity, the Lorex is set up to mute all general noise below a certain level, only turning on the audio when the sound reaches a certain threshold – great for parents who only want to be alerted to crying and can’t stand the white-noise hiss that often accompanies active monitors, not great for parents who want to hear every adorable burp, gurgle and sigh at 2 a.m.