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We had heard good things about the Oricom baby monitors so went ahead and bought one but have been quite disappointed with our one.
- Decent picture quality for night
- Audio quality is good
- Easy to setup
- Able to be alerted when the temperature is too high or too low in the room (though we find that this is usually about 2 degrees off)
- White noise/lullabies function is handy but it is quite soft and you can't set the volume levels for this
Cons...- No antennae to improve the signal strength - Zoom is poor. The image is so grainy and blurry when using this function - Range - very average - Battery life is average Our main frustrations with the monitor: - Monitor unexpectedly turns on and makes a loud BEEPING noise. This happens frequently (every day at least 10+ times!). At first I thought it was potentially due to the range but this issue happens even when I am sitting right outside the room. When it turns on we have to then try and figure out whether its baby moving or whether something has happened but almost every time it's nothing, baby is still fast asleep. We have now had to basically mute the monitor (which defeats the purpose of this function) so that the beeping doesn't shock us or wake the baby. - There is a lag in alerting us if baby is crying. We can hear him crying well before the monitor turns on to alert us of this. - There will randomly be an error that keeps coming up on monitor stopping the footage from coming up. Even after a replacement camera unit was sent the issue still occurs. You can imagine how frustrating it is when you're sleeping and the parent unit just randomly beeps or switches on for no apparent reason. We would not recommend this model at all. Previous models seem to have less issues.
Night Vision is terrible
The camera is near on useless for Night Vision. It has excellent sound and camera is fine during the day but unless you have the room lit up like a lighting store you can't see anything.
I thought perhaps it was something we were doing and we made do with the sound but now my daughter moves around we require the vision and we get absolutely nothing, just a grainy vision.
Not impressed as this wasn't a cheap camera.
Night vision is almost useless
Can barely see anything when used when the room is dark. Only time we can see anything is if he is standing with his face within a foot of the camera. Would almost be better off with an audio monitor.
Overall a good monitor
Can't fault this monitor. Audio and image are good and I am overall happy with it. A little disappointing that it has to be wall mounted and can't clip onto the cot but it is manageable.
Terrible! Cheaper version is 10x better
We have a small house and it is constantly sending the error alert, during the night consistently beeps that it’s been disconnected, dies within 2 hours even with full charge, needs to be reset by removing the battery and unplugging from the wall at least twice a day. Night vision is so so so poor - scary given one night my son was unwell and choking and we couldn’t see anything, luckily we could hear him. So disappointed in the quality of this, and the issues - attempted to contact oricom and was basically told too bad so sad and now we will need to replace it.
Terrible - would not recommend
This monitor was a gift for my baby shower and have been using for approx 4 months, I’ve never been so unhappy!
Super sensitive camera, a car driving past (our house isn’t very close to the road) or a fan on the other side of the room sets it off.
An error keeps coming up on monitor stopping the footage from coming up.
Has turned off during the night multiple times whilst on the charger fully charged.
Picture quality is not the best.
I’m disappointed that I do not have a receipt to return this item, now I have to go and look into spending money on another baby monitor.
Good until it isn't
I have been using this camera for 8 months. For a short period of time I was very happy with it, so happy that I even purchased my brother one. However, I have now been experiencing issues. I honestly would not recommend this product. Please read below:
Easy to set up
Camera has a reasonably good pic quality for day and night
We love that the camera turns off when there are no inconsistent noises and on when she wakes and makes noise
We loved being able to adjust the sound sensitivity
Battery life is ok, not great but ok.
Audio quality is good.
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Has everything you need!
I am very happy with the audio and image quality on this monitor. It also has temperature reading, vibrating alerts, zoom, and the option of a black screen while you can still have the audio which is perfect for when I’m sleeping.
Purchased Today - want a refund
I just purchased this monitor today and set it up.
I have no idea if I'm doing something wrong but I've read the manual and can't get it to stay on a video feed. It shows me video for 5-10 seconds then goes to a black screen. I have to keep on pressing the button to see anything. This is unacceptable. I have a video camera so I can SEE my baby.
Also the camera can only be moved up and down not side to side when mounting it, this makes it hard for me to get a good angle.
I had a vtech which was perfect for what I needed but it had errors due to...
Having a few issues
We have this monitor with two cameras. The VOX feature is great as well as the battery life. The main issues I have is firstly the lullabies. When played you can barely hear them coming out of the camera and no way to increase the volume that I have found. The other thing is the fact you can barely see anything on one of the cameras while on night vision. I’ll try to attach a photo.
Good monitor except for a few design flaws
This monitor works well with all functions except the charging. Two issues:
- there is no warning beep for low battery (useless when you're asleep/not looking at the monitor!)
- the device doesn't work (i.e. doesn't pick up my child's cries) when the battery is low (I'm talking low, not off/flat), even though it appears to be on and you can see your baby on the screen.
Another complication is that to charge the parent unit in the cradle, you need to push the clip/desk stand in and down (hard) to lock it in, even though it looks at first like i...
Would not go without this
I bought this baby monitor at Baby Bunting, and have have been excited with the model so far. We love the VOX feature which works really well and love that White noise has been added to this model. Both womb sounds and vacuum cleaner sounds are available, alongside lullabies too!
Good battery life and option to add cameras in the future. A great little unit and perfect for what we need it for!
Reliable, Easy to use, Love it!
The Oricom Secure720 has been great for us! We have always liked Oricom products because we have found them to be very reliable. This monitor is no exception! The range is fantastic with no dropouts even when we are at the other end of the house. It picks up noises from bub really well and I love the addition of the White noise functions as it really makes it an all in one. Overall it is easy to use, the picture quality is clear and it’s reliable. Exactly what you need in a Baby Monitor
This is fantastic monitor!
This monitor has great picture quality and functionality. It’s easy to set up and use. One tip is to make sure the stand is pushed out when you put it on the charger!
It’s very sensitive to noise.
The speaker works well if you verbally need to communicate with your baby.
Love it! Use it everyday!
This monitor is great, we use it at home and at Nana’s house. Great range in long single storey house also two storey, haven’t had it drop out. Image quality is great for a smaller screen, sound is clear. Setup was simple, and turning on and off is quick and easy. We keep it on the charger through the night and the battery then lasts us all the day naps, even with the screen on. Very happy and highly recommend. Origin are happy to answer any queries or concerns too!
Questions & Answers
My monitor was working fine 2 days ago, now the screen keeps switching off and comes back on intermittently. Vox is at level 5, and there is sound in the room- so it should be on. Any idea?
Hi there, thanks for the message. We would love to assist you in this, so please give us a call on 02 4574 8888 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEST, as the team ill be able to assist. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
Does the camera always have to be plugged into the mains power in order to work? It can't work wirelessly when charged?
It works wirelessly when charged! Mine lasts roughly 6/7 hours until it needs to be on charge again.
Hi Alex, the camera unit must be plugged into the mains power to function. The parent unit however contains a battery so can be used once fully charged. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
Can the camera be mounted on a wall?
Hi there, thanks for the message. Yes, the camera unit can be mounted to the wall. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
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