Hi, we have started using the guardian and I love it so far. One of my biggest reasons for getting her more equipment was to move her out of my room. Abby is suppose to share a room with her 10 year old sister on the firts floor of our home. 16 year old sister is across the hall. My husband and I have a basement room on the other end of the house although the house is only 1200 sq feet so not that far. 10 year old sister does not wake which means my teen is now doing night car because I can not hear the alarm in the basement. I do not want pass off the responsibilty of night checks to my kid! We have tried the bowl of rocks but had no luck. Our guardian only vibes a few seconds no matter setting I use. The Alarm is set as loud as it will go. Is there any toher option besides an amplifier or baby monitor? Also teen is having to respond to weak signal alarms. Abby sleeps in a bunk with a full size futon on bottom and I think she is rolling to far away. Would hanging the reciever from the bottom of the top bunk increase range? If the put the reciever in bed it can get covered with blankets and not heard.