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How many cameras can I connect to the one parent unit?
The SC850 can connect up to 4 camera units (CU850PT) to the one parent unit. The original unit is supplied with one camera. Additional cameras can be purchased from our online store or from your local baby store.
I don’t seem to be getting the best possible range from my unit.
To get the optimum range from your SC850, extend the antenna on the parent unit vertically, so that it points straight up. Keep in mind that doors, walls and electrical equipment can reduce the range of your unit.
When I put my monitor on ‘scan’ the cameras say “out of range”, but they work singularly.
Ensure your cameras are selected to be in the scan sequence. You can check this by pressing the camera button to display each camera.
Each camera number should have a tick mark against it. If it has a cross, simply press the up or down volume key to change it to a tick. This will include that camera number in the scan sequence.
My parent unit screen goes blank after 10 seconds.
This may be as a result of the VOX (sound detection) setting. The screen will turn off when no sound is detected, but will reactivate when the sound threshold reaches a set level, or when any button on the parent unit is pressed. The VOX setting can be activated or deactivated
via the menu key.
How long should my battery last?
Depending on the usage of the monitor, the parent unit will work for up to 8 hours on a brand new, fully charged battery with the VOX
feature turned on. When the battery level becomes low, the amber power LED will flash slowly. At this point you will need to return the parent unit to the charger. Over time your battery life may become shorter. When the battery life is no longer suitable, we suggest you replace your battery. These can be purchased in our online store.
My screen is showing in black and white, not colour.
The camera has high-intensity infrared LEDs for picking up clear images in the dark. When the built in photo sensor detects a low level of ambient light, the LEDs will automatically activate and the screen on the parent unit will display in black and white.
Scan mode on the SC850
If the VOX is set to ‘ON’ for each camera unit, it will, when that camera is selected and the audio level is above the VOX threshold, turn the display back on for all cameras, to turn the display off again the display off button must be pressed. If the vibration is turned on (each camera), the volume is set to off (each camera), VOX set to on (each camera), scan selected and the display set to off, if the noise level on the selected (in scan mode) camera is above the VOX threshold then the display will be turned on and vibration activated once the display is on it will not automatically turn off the ‘Display off’ button must be pressed again to turn the display off. Each camera unit can be set with vibration on or off and VOX level set to desired level this allows the Vibration to be active for one camera and audio, or audio and vibrate for another camera, in all conditions if the display is off it will be turned back on for all cameras and will stay on until the ‘Display off’ button is pressed. When in scan mode the VOX only works to turn the display on it will not turn the display off, this must be done by pressing the ‘Display off’ button, it is not possible to set the display to turn off automatically when in scan mode. In any mode when the display is off it can be turned back on by pressing any button on the parent unit, the normal function for that button will be accessed on the 2nd push after the display has turned on.
Scan mode is the predominate setting on the SC850 when the unit is set to scan and VOX mode, all functions for scan mode will occur before the operative function of the VOX mode is present and able to function, this will be explained below.
When multiple cameras are registered to the parent unit, the scan mode will cycle through each camera, displaying the image for 10 seconds.
The audio for the associated image will be played, i.e. if camera 1 image is displayed, you will receive the audio for camera 1. The parent unit
will continue to scan through all cameras connected. If you need to view a camera for more than 10 seconds, deactivate the scan mode.
Scan and VOX mode on the SC850 using multi camera
If the VOX is set to ‘ON’ for each camera unit, it will, when that camera is selected and the audio level is above the VOX threshold, turn the
display back on for all cameras, to turn the display off again the display off button must be pressed. In a night vision setting (when there is
little or no ambient light) the infrared LED’s will switch on for the camera that has registered the sound, this can occur at the moment that
the scan switches between cameras and can cause one or more of the linked cameras to not turn the infrared LED’s on.
Very poor clarity. Review by Liam
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Very poor clarity in pick black room. I could Have purchased 4 cctv camera for less. (Posted on 21/05/16)
Good monitor but wifi interference Review by Laura
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Overall this is a good monitor and very handy for a big house! Has a good range! But the wifi interference is appalling! Being woken at 3am on a daily basis because the alarm is going off saying 'out of range' is particularly annoying... Seems to be a common problem with monitors? Would love this to be fixed!!
Hi Laura, We're glad you are mostly enjoying your monitor and we are almost certain we can offer a fix for the issue with range you are experiencing. Try following the steps below and if you have any trouble, give our friendly support team a call.
The most likely reason for receiving the out of range alert, frozen picture or limited range on your baby monitor is frequency congestion. If this is the cause, resetting your monitor will avoid busy channels.
1.Turn both Camera and Parent units off and remove the battery in the parent unit. Leave unplugged for 5mins.
2.If you have Wi-Fi in the home, make it busy by streaming a video on YouTube or similar.
3.Turn the camera back on wait for 30 seconds.
4.Ensure the antenna on both the parent unit and camera unit is in the vertical position.
5.Plug the battery into the parent unit and turn on.
If the display is still showing “Out of Range” please relink the units as instructed in the user guide. When relinking it is best to keep the camera and parent units close together (within 1m) and keep clear of all other electronic devices including mobile phones, tablets or computers. If this process is unsuccessful please contact our support team and we will assist you further. Phone: 1300 889 785
Best regards, Oricom Baby Monitors (Posted on 14/04/16)
Works great, some problem with Wifi Review by Oli
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The unit works well especially in the dark with just the LED light of the camera. We usually point the LED light away from the baby because it's too bright. The picture is bright, obviously not crystal clear, but very good given there is just a small LED light from the camera.
The only thing I might comment on is that I seem to be having connection issues with my 2.4GHz Wifi. The screen says "Out of Range" when placed close to laptop computers or near Wifi Access Points.
There doesn't seem to be a mention of the frequency that the monitor uses for communication. I might help in choosing a different Wifi channel. (Posted on 11/08/15)
picture quality is very poor Review by jerji
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brand new and the picture quality sux. Compared to Motorola this is fuzzy and indistinct. (Posted on 11/07/15)
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