You can’t always be sitting in the room watching the little one, and Sony is throwing its hand into the ring with a new baby monitor that not only offers sights on your children, but can do it when you’re up to 100 metres away.

Sony’s first baby monitor to come, the NTM-V1 is a digital video camera capable of shooting in either light or dark, and features temperature sensors and LEDs that can pick up on motion – such as a baby waking up – and send the information to the receiver.

“The new Sony digital video baby monitor is the next best thing to actually being in the room with your baby,” said Sony Australia’s Abel Makhraz. “Giving parents the clearest possible connection to their baby, the full colour LCD and automatic night shot deliver clear images, day or night.”

Sony’s V1 receiver can work for up to five hours on battery, and will send out a warning alarm if the battery is running low. Meanwhile, the temperature sensors on the camera will send information to the receiver on if it’s too hot or cold where your child is sleeping.

About the only thing that’s missing is the ability to connect using your smartphone, which would have made this even more convenient, with less items to have in your home.

Still, if you have a bub on the way, Sony’s baby monitor is hitting stores now with a recommended retail price of $299.95.

Nightvision mode gives you monochrome on the left, while regular mode operated with colour on the right.