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spotmenow
Jan. 23, 2010, 06:17 PM
We had one from Northern Tool and it worked for about a year and then...stopped. We got another one (same brand-it was under warranty) and it wouldn't work at all. We are talking about 800 feet approximately...anyone have any suggestions?

Bluey
Jan. 23, 2010, 06:48 PM
We have a cheap one from this company and is still going on strong after 5 years:

http://www.dakotaalert.com/

MunchkinsMom
Jan. 23, 2010, 07:23 PM
We have a cheap one from this company and is still going on strong after 5 years:

http://www.dakotaalert.com/

We have the same one, the wireless with two monitors, works great.

Frank B
Jan. 24, 2010, 08:47 AM
If it's wireless, 800 feet may be on the hairy edge of its range. Check with the manufacturer and see if they might have a small directional antenna that will increase its range.

Bluey
Jan. 24, 2010, 12:38 PM
Those basic Dakota Alert ones, the one we have we bought for about $60.- five years ago, are now twice that and don't quite go that far.

Their more expensive ones will transmit for several miles, but they cost again twice or more as much.