The lullabies/white noise and the left button don’t work. The display also keeps flickering between colour and black and white even though the room is well lit during the day.
Why oh why are baby monitors so crap?
Bought this model after a poor experience with Vtech, and no better.
With two cameras connected, the parent unit doesn’t go to sleep, even in ‘VOX’
No split screen
Constant static buzzing from the unit, from both cameras
Very narrow field of view from the cameras - you NEED to pan around to see anything
Video image is pretty mediocre. Switches to B&W for anything less than full sunlight levels of light
User interface is straight out of the 90s
Buttons feel cheap and hollow. Bear in mind this isn’t a cheap unit...
Going back tomorrow.
I bought to upgrade from my aging Sony - which, despite being some 10 years older tech, beats this thing in every measure. Guess it will hang around a bit longer still.
Love it this monitor
Great picture and sound quality! Love that I can move the camera around by pressing a button too. Never had any issues with it. Very easy to set up, camera connects to monitor automatically.
Purchased in February 2019.
"Dont bother with this Baby Monitor!!!"
Absolutely disappointed with the oricom SC895. Bought this unit yesterday and had issues with the display not showing up in colour. Lullaby was very low on the camera and very loud on the parent unit when adjusted. What parent would want to listen loudly to lullabies. Went back to Baby bunting and replaced for a new unit. Surprise surprise now this one has no sound from the actual camera. Oricoms only suggestion for no sound in the troubleshooting manual is to turn up the Volume??? People are not stupid, this is not a troubleshooting solution. We are very disappointed as I have an Oricom Video Monitor that is 11yrs old which I absolutely loved and was hoping to upgrade with this trusted brand again. Not sure if Oricom has dropped the ball on this monitor but clearly we must have bought a dud from a bad batch. Or this type of monitor needs to be removed and reviewed before selling to customers. Going back again tomorrow for money back as we have essentially lost out on the eofy sales, so thanks for that. We may get our returns on faulty goods but dont see any compensation on petrol and the time wasted for a mother that is due in 1 month time.
Clicking noise coming from machine
So disappointing with this monitor. first night using & had to turn off as all we kept hearing was buzzing and clicking sounds. Returning first thing Monday morning. Would not recommend.
Depends on which unit you get from the store
The first Oricom SC895 we purchased was broken - there was no sound and the zoom function did not work. We called Oricom, they were great and gave us a reference number to get it replaced from where we purchased it. The second monitor we got was much better however the sound is still of low quality and is very quiet and muffled. I wish we could turn the sound up further as I have to pay close attention to be able to hear the baby making sounds even when it is on maximum volume. It's possible we got another dud monitor but I cannot be bothered to go through the process of returning it again. The video itself is great, love the night vision and large screen. If the sound was louder I would give the monitor a higher rating.
Purchased in June 2019.
I love the unit but is there supposed to be any noise coming from the unit when there is no noise it’s like a buzzing sound I wouldn’t be able to sleep with this noise I’d have to have the volume off thanks
A perfect sized baby monitor which works amazingly well!
Overall, the unit was super handy and easy to use. I love how the screen comes in a 5" size which is great for those who struggle to see the screen clearly. There are so many features which I am highly impressed with which includes the motion tilting camera, lullaby/white noise, auto tracking, parent talk back as well as the room temperature controls. It definitely gives me a peace of mind when it comes to using this particular unit because it's reliable and works amazingly well. I've seen so many baby monitors which struggle to give clear noises/sounds, however with the SC895 model, it's super clear enough to pick up on little things such as my baby's snoring habits. This baby monitor is definitely a favourite for our family to use because it's durable and you can tell it's built to last for a while.
Purchased in February 2018.
A big step up from previous models
I've had a few monitors so far and this oricom SC895 has definitely taken baby monitoring to a new level.
Firstly the range is fantastic, and even at the other end of the house while I'm outside putting out the washing it doesn't drop out. Both the audio and picture are crystal clear and the talkback function works a treat.
The thing that really excites me about it though is the auto tracking function. Wow! I've set the monitor up in my little ones play room and wherever she roams, it automatically follows. It's a very neat feature.
Set up was a breeze, pretty much switch it on and go. You can also add more cameras so having one in the nursery and one in the play room works really well.
Another thing I love about it is there is no external antenna so there's no chance of breaking it (which I've done with one of my older model oricom monitors).
I'm not a huge fan of the "sound alarm" or "movement alarm" as they drown out any noise in the room while they're going but I can see there's a benefit for those who want to use this particular function.
The blue power light on the camera is quite bright when using it in a dark room - something to keep in mind if you're not keen on a night light. I'll be covering mine with a little piece of tape and voila, problem solved!
Overall a very handy monitor and one that outshines others I've used in the past. I'm really happy with it and it ticks all the boxes in our household.
Purchased in January 2019.
Like having eyes in the back of my head.
I must say, I am loving this little setup. I have recently moved to a duel storey home meaning most of the time my babies are upstairs and I’m downstairs (because the laundry just never stops). This unit has huge range, and hasn’t dropped out on me anywhere around my house. The picture and audio is surprisingly good, much better than other video monitors I’ve used in the past. I am especially surprised with the night vision, it’s really clear and doesn’t give the babies that creepy demon look that will freak you out at 3am.
It was super easy to set-up out of the box. Pretty much just plug in and go. Adding a second camera was just as easy. And I haven’t experienced any glitching or anything which is good.
I love the little features too, such as the music and white noise you can put on from the parent unit and also the button to talk to the babies, or to tell my older kids to get out and leave them sleep. The ability to pan the camera around and to add additional cameras works really well for us as we have twins. We can have them going between both cots, in the toyroom or anywhere else we need more than 4 sets of eyes.
Definitely a worthwhile investment I reckon.
Sets a new standard in Baby Monitoring
The latest monitor from Oricom sets the benchmark for all other cameras.
Easy to setup and control which plenty or settings to fine tune how you can monitor or not monitor your little ones while they sleep.
Set and forget, the camera, not the kids....
Great piece of mind for everyone!
The monitor all mamas need
I’m truly impressed with the new model of camera, it has everything I’ve asked for in a camera. I love the big screen for super easy viewing & I am in love with the fact that you can position and move the camera from the handheld device, so so handy. The monitor was seamless to set up and easy to understand. We a thoroughly happy with this monitor!
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