Updated 31 Oct 2016

Oricom

Secure 710 SC710

Snapshot: The Oricom Secure 710 SC710 is an audio and video baby monitor with plenty of features. But how well does it perform?

Secure 710 SC710
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$320

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Test results

Overall score
76
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Picture
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at detecting and reproducing soft sounds.
  • Very good sound range through indoor walls.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Baby unit can run on batteries.
  • Has night light.
  • Has room-temperature monitor with alarm.
  • Has a movement sensor.
  • Has a video monitor.
  • Has "talk to baby" function.
  • Play a lullaby.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Audio/video monitors:
Picture performance (30%)
Sound performance (40%)
Ease of use (30%)

Audio-only products:
Sound performance (70%)
Ease of use (30%)

Performance assesses:
Sound range (how well it transmits through indoor walls).
Sensitivity and sound quality (whether the baby unit picks up soft sounds and how well the parent unit reproduces them).
Picture quality (of video monitors).

We also check for interference from a microwave or a digital cordless phone – and whether the monitor causes interference in a TV or a digital cordless phone.

Ease of use assesses:
The size and clarity of the labels, indicators and controls.
How easy it is to operate the controls and set up the unit.

Prices are from an August 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$320

Specifications

Type
Audio & video
Battery on baby unit
Yes
Battery low indicator
No

Features

Video monitor
Yes
Movement sensor
No
Room-temperature monitor
Yes
Sound indicator lights
Yes
Night light
Yes
Portable parent unit
Yes
Belt clip
Yes
2-way audio communication (talk to baby)
Yes
Plays a tune/s (e.g. lullaby)
Yes

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Notes
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