FAQ’s for Oricom Babysense2
Q. Is it a medical device?
A. Babysense2 is included as a medical device on the Australian Register of Therapeutic goods (ARTG No. 97479).
Q. Is it simple to set up and easy to use?
A. Yes, extremely simple to set up and operate, however we strongly recommend the user guide instructions be followed and functionality regularly tested.
Q. Is it portable?
A. Yes, it uses 4xAA Alkaline batteries (not supplied) so you can move it easily.
Q. I’ve read that the babysense2 monitor runs on batteries. How long (on average) will the batteries normally last before needing to change them?
A. The babysense2 is Powered by 4 x AA, 1.5-volt Alkaline batteries (not supplied). Power consumption is approximately 1mA. Battery life is approximately 6 months using high quality alkaline batteries.
Q. Can it be used in cribs, bassinets, travel cot?
A. Yes, as long as the base is rigid and a suitable mattress is used and you must ensure that excess cords are secured under the mattress out of reach of baby or other infants. Modifications may be required to the bassinet for sensor pad wiring access and controller unit placement. For further advice please consult an Oricom Representative.
Q. How many sensor pads does it have?
A. It comes with two highly sensitive sensor pads that cover the area of a standard sized crib or cot.
Q. What age groups is it suitable for?
A. It is suitable for healthy infants up to one year (12months) of age (it cannot be used for children or adults).
Q. If I have twins, can I use with both babies in one cot?
A. No you will need to have babies in separate cots, each with its own Babysense2 monitor.
Q. Lights on Control unit do not illuminate when turned ON?
A. Batteries are not inserted incorrectly or may be flat. Check batteries are inserted in the Control unit observing the correct polarity. Control unit requires 4 x AA 1.5V Alkaline batteries (not supplied).
Q. Low battery voltage warning (red light) on the Control Unit is flashing?
A. Batteries are low, replace all 4 batteries.
Q. Alarm goes off after a few hours
A. The mattress is not touching the sensor pads.
The mattress is raised (there is an object near the sensor pads).
Two sensor pads are connected but the baby is not yet crawling.
Only one sensor pad is connected and the baby has crawled off the sensor pad.
The mattress does not enable adequate transfer of baby movement – The compositions of some cot mattresses may not conduct vibrations associated with babies breathing movement and may not be suitable with Babaysense2.
Do not use Babysense2 with a memory foam mattress.
Make sure that the mattress and sensor pads are touching.
Make sure that there are no objects next to the sensor pads.
Connect sensor pads as per the user manual. If baby is not yet able to crawl, use only one sensor pad – and make sure sensor is placed underneath baby’s location in bed to ensure greater relative sensitivity.
Place a sheet of plywood (not supplied) under the sensor pad so that the sensor pad and the mattress will be tightly pressed together.
Q. Delayed alarms while taking the baby out of the bed
A. Performance test is not correct.
Do not conduct performance test by taking the baby out of bed and waiting for the alarm to go off. Kindly conduct performance test according to the performance test instruction in user guide.
The alarm does not go off within 20 seconds when performing the correct performance test
Environmental Influences detected by the sensor pads, such as wind, fan, air-conditioner, toy mobile vibrations.
Perform a test which will detect the source of the movement that the device detects, eg; sources of wind such as air conditioner, an open window or a fan, movements of baby mobile (which can vibrate even if it’s not turned on) walking around the bed area or an intercom placed near the bed with intense transmission levels. Eliminate sources of wind, remove the mobile etc. After neutralizing all environmental interruptions, perform the test again.
Q: Can I use the Babysense2 on my 13-month-old infant?
A: Babysense2 is intended for healthy newborn infants from birth and up to 1 year of age.
Babysense is set to recognize a defined breathing movement rate of infants within this age group (the alarm sounds if breathing stops for 20 seconds or if the breathing rate slows to below 10 breaths per minute).
Q. Can I use Babysense2 if my infant needs constant medical supervision?
A. No. You should contact your GP or medical specialist and seek their advice on what alternative suitable methods of monitoring your infant are available.
Q. Why is it recommended that only one pad be used in a bassinette?
A: The Babysense2 detects the movement produced by a baby’s breathing. A newborn, being smaller, may not have as much movement than a 3 or 4-month-old baby, and when two sensor pads are connected it does reduce the sensitivity of the pads, a little, no problem for an older baby but maybe a little more difficult to detect the movement for a new born baby. This is why it is always best to follow the instructions in the user guide including performing a regular (daily) test of the monitor.
Babysense2 is intended for use as an Infant Apnoea Alarm.
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND USER GUIDE, USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.
FAQ’s for Oricom SC850
Q: How many cameras can I connect to the one parent unit?
A: 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.
Q: I don’t seem to be getting the best possible range from my unit?
A: 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 environmental factors including doors, walls and electrical equipment, can reduce the optimum range of your unit.
Q: When I put my monitor on ‘scan’, the cameras continue to say, “out of range”, but they work singularly. What is the problem?
A: 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.
Q: My parent unit screen goes blank after 10 seconds. How do I fix this?
A: 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.
Q: How long should my battery last?
A: 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 on our online store or by contacting Oricom Support.
Q: My screen is showing in black and white, not colour. What is the problem?
A: 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.
Q: What is the Scan Mode?
A: 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.
Q: Why is there an X next to my camera?
A: the camera has been temporally disabled.
To resolve this select the camera showing the X by pressing the camera button. Press & release the arrow up button, this will then show a tick & reconnect.