Oricom Baby Monitor Review and GIveaway

Oricom SC850 Monitor Review and Giveaway


A Baby Monitor is on every Mum's list when expecting a baby.  It gives Mum Reassurance, some Relaxation and with a quality built monitor like Oricom you a also getting Reliance, that your baby is ok without having to physically check them.  I was given an Oricom SC850 4.3” Digital Video Baby Monitor, to trial and review.  All view and words are my own.

A good monitor will last you years and i think when you have a great monitor you do use it for years.  Perfect if you're on holidays and children are in a different room or further than normal from you.  I really do feel more at ease knowing i can enjoy my dinner and glass of wine at our holiday location and i can still see and hear my sleeping toddler and children at the other end of the house using our Oricom Video Monitor.  My kids are reassured that they aren't alone in a strange place and that i can hear and see them.  Peace of Mind!

I use my Oricom Video Monitor at home all the time.  I can leave a sleeping toddler inside and take the other children out to the pool to swim, i couldn't do this without a monitor as i can't leave kids in pool whilst i check on the sleeping child.  I know exactly when she wakes and the kids can pop out whilst i go inside to get her. No one misses out or is in danger.

If you are looking for a monitor or a baby present for someone, you really can't go past this monitor it has everything you need and more.

Review and Features

Oricom SC850 4.3” Digital Video Baby Monitor


  • The sound is clear and not muffled.  The volume can be adjusted so i can turn the parent unit up or down pending on how much i want to hear my toddler sing frozen. 
  • Another cool feature of this monitor is lullabies can be played from the parent unit which is great.  I can turn it on and turn it off whenever i like. There is five songs to choose from.

  • The volume can be adjusted and the sensitivity of baby's sound can me adjusted so you can make it really sensitive if your baby is very quiet. Great for peace of mind with a new bubba.
  • You can talk through the monitor to baby.

Camera and Pictures

  • The camera itself is so cool. Oricom are certainly up on the technology, you can adjust the camera move it left, right, up and down.  Great for when you put kids down at one end of the bed or cot and they end up sleeping at the other! 
  • Really large screen and i love this, you can glance and see clearly without having to study it all the time. You can zoom in and out with ease.
  • The picture is clear and the sensors automatically change if the light in the room changes.  Clever idea.


  • I did get a little bit in one location of my house but seriously there is tvs, wifi, all sorts of things so i wouldn't expect it to be perfect there all the time, its just a matter of moving the unit a little, then its fine.


  • You can control just about everything. Everything i needed thats for sure.   You can adjust volumes and brightness and set room temperatures.
  • Range is up to 150m.  This of course might change with how many walls and things are in between the units.  The parent unit will beep if you go out of range.
  • There is a rechargeable battery which is handy. i've never had a monitor that battery lasted long but this seems to be something that Oricom has planned and i did get five or so hours out of it when required.  It says up to 8 hours of battery life but i haven't needed it for that long. 

Setting Up and Ease of Use

  • Too easy. Its all pretty clear. The instructions are clear and there is a website for troubleshooting.
  • The units themselves are pretty clear everything is marked well i think.
  • There is a night light, which a a good soft light.
  • You can put up to for units on the one parent unit, which isnt necessary for me but i can see how that could be handy for others.


  • You know if you have a problem with a monitor what do you do if you can't take it back ?  Nothing right. WELL!  not the case with ORICOM! They have a great easy to use website which not only can you look up your product and find all the product information and user guides but you can also call them and speak to a human in Australia who works for Oricom!  I think that is above and beyond what is expected of products these days and should they should really be commended for actually having faith in their products and willingness to support their consumers past the sale point.


Thank you to the lovely people at Oricom i have a

Oricom SC850 4.3” Digital Video Baby Monitor 

to giveaway!!



All you need to do to enter is :

1. Pop over to Oricom's facebook page and have a look. Following their page will keep you up to date with their great range.

2. Sign up for Mums Take Five Newsletter. Its only quarterly so we wont take up your inbox i promise.  Its at the top right of our site for desktop and laptop users if you are on a mobile device scroll down its closer to the bottom of our home page.

3. To enter you need to leave a comment below telling us:  What baby product do you think every parent should have ?

Thats the fabulous monitor i have reviewed above and it has a reccommended retail of $249.95!  Nice!

Terms and Conditions: Australian Residents only. This is a Game of Skill not a game of chance. Entries not answering the question will be deemed invalid, as will those not confirming to recieve the quarterly Mums Take Five Newsletter. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be drawn 30/01/201  9.00pm AEST and notified on this post by the 01/02/2015. We will contact the winner via email. Winner will have 7days to respond or we will redraw. We will try our best to contact the winner but cannot be responsible should the winner not receive the notification within the time frame.

Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Prizes will be sent out by Oricom and neither they or Mums Take Five will be held responsible in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit. The prize is one Oricom SC850 4.3” Digital Video Baby Monitor.



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0 # Lisa 2015-01-20 18:53
i'm having a baby next month so i could use one of these. i also think a good stroller is essential to have.
thanks for the competition
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0 # Amanda K 2015-01-20 18:54
i've always wanted a video monitor. with three already i have to say a baby carrier or pack was my favourite thing
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+1 # Melissa Puli 2015-01-23 14:45
My friend is due to have baby number four... this technology will definitely help! After having monitors with no video view, this would definitely add to the baby hamper I am putting together slowly over nine months!
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+1 # Holly 2015-01-25 09:49
For us, our battery operated rocker was a big life saver with baby 1. Gently rocked little missy to sleep and kept her happy moving. Hope the next one likes it too.
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+1 # Jade O 2015-01-25 15:47
It may seem like an essential but a portable car seat is invaluable, especially if you travel a lot like I do. I would be lost without mine as it come in handy (as well as storing groceries whilst shopping... and no not with the baby in it lol!)
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+1 # Stephanie Lacy 2015-01-27 19:14
A good monitor system will allow baby to finally sleep in his own room without mum having any separation anxiety stemming from worry that he cannot be physically checked! This means mummy and daddy can get a good nights sleep for the first time since birth.
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0 # Chelsea 2015-01-29 20:48
i need one of these. I think the thing i have loved the most is a good stroller. one that is perfect for mummy just makes life so much easier
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0 # Anne 2015-01-29 20:50
I'd love to give this as a gift to a friend. you are right you need a monitor! thanks for the giveaway
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0 # Sheridan Anne 2015-01-30 00:21
You're telling me I could sing frozen back to my toddler through the monitor!? I'm sold. Lol.
No, I am not entering for me, before you ask if there is something I need to tell you...
But my answer would be an activity mat. Great for tummy time, play, interaction, and of course great to give Mum and Dads arms a little rest.
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0 # Lynette Kirby 2015-01-30 20:38
I am having a baby this year, quite a surprise as we have a 12yr old and a 9yr old, and long ago gave away all of our baby stuff not planning to have any more. A monitor like this would be fabulous to win in preparation for a new little one in our home
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0 # Annie 2015-02-04 01:39
A baby carrier as it settles bub, gives the parent free hands to do other things and is so much faster to put on than getting a pram out of the car. Definitely an essential item for all parents.
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