Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Oricom Secure740 Baby Monitor with Video and Audio - Motion & Sound Detection - Includes Infrared Night Vision, Room Temperature Sensor and Large Clear 4.3" Display
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Good little camera/monitor. Thoughtfully designed for timepoor parents with a simple to use tactile buttons and a welcomed basic operating system. Anyone can use this unit without hassle.
The price is exceptionally good value for money.
There is virtually no video feed delay between the camera and the monitor, which is want you want from a baby monitor. Although the video resolution is a bit on a the lower-scale regarding today's tech, i.e. HD (720p I believe), but it is good enough to see what baby is doing in both day and night periods. The night vision is very good switching automatically from light and dark.
The camera itself has a ball joint base, which means you can adjust it to get the right angle, which is great!
Audio-wise, again, as this is reasonably oldish tech, the audio is somewhat landline phone speaker-like. However, the vacuum and white noise options are a very welcomed addition. Not using the actual lullabies as yet, due to baby still being very new to the world, but will likely use a smart speaker should the time come, simply due to the audio quality.
Microphone is very sensitive, in a good way. Can hear all of babies coo's and whines while she's sleeping, even when doing stuff around the house. So, very good. And two-way will more than likely be used often once baby is a little more active.
Battery-wise, will get maybe 8 hours if the screen is sleeping for the most part, so it's best to leave the unit plugged into the mains throughout the night. Given the monitor's size, the fact that the screen is sleeping most of the night and the only thing really running is the audio/mic, I was surprised to find the battery barely makes it to morning. That said, we keep it plugged in while we sleep, so, no drama.
The alerts are subtle but not obnoxious, giving you a simple anologue watch beed sound, which is good and the additional timers can be useful, but given we keep the monitor turned off for most of the day while baby is in reach, and it's in sleep-mode throughout the night, we found the timer redundant.
The temperture monitor seems to always be on or around 20'C, even throughout the night when the temp drops well below that, so I'm unsure if this is accurate. The camera itself does get a bit warm, so maybe this is affecting it. Unsure.
Overall, it's a simple camera that has ticked all the requirements needed since purchase. And when I mean "tick", I really mean, discovered.
Overall, I'd highly recommend this to anyone who asks.
Please dont buy this camera if your crib is not near a power outlet and or you dont have a shelving unit that sits next to the crib and much higher that it. The cord length is less than 1meter in length and the camera DOES NOT Tilt down into the crib to see. Frustrating !
A poor quality product. Our monitor broke twice (dead pixels, rogue lines, etc) and another time the battery enlarged to the point it was unusable. After two frustrating years, we cut our losses and opted for the Eufy Spaceview, which is far, far better in just about every respect. One good aspect of Oricom is the customer service when reporting damaged/broken parts and having replacements dispatched (I assume they’re well-practised). But it doesn’t make up for what is a poor quality product with worst-in-class functionality.