Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debbie54 Perfect Solution
I use this product to enable me to hear my elderly mom when she needs help. I have actually never used the carry strap. I set the speaker in a central location of the house and I can hear her. The monitor is in a central location in her room.
It has been a perfect solution to alert me to her needs during the night or day.
I can't recommend it highly enough!
8 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nicnac29 Parent unit sound very very low can not be heard
the parent unit volume is very very low and can hardly be heard. My freinds have commented on how low the voulme is too. I have followed the instructions that has been posted by Phillips for improving this but still no improvement. The volume is turned up to the maximum including the sensitivity and the parent unit is quite close to the baby unit (only one room away). I may just hear a sound from the parent unit and if I hold it right close next to my ear I can hear my baby crying.
The positive aspects to the unit are that it is very portable and ou can use the baby unit without plugging into the mains -very handy if you are just moving your baby to another room temporary. The temperature sensor is very handy and appears to be very accurate.
Unfortunately for me the fact that the parent unit volume is just so low it is useless and I am worrying if I am missing my baby making a noise which does defeat the object of using a baby monitor.
4 October 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Yoorae Parent unit - too low sound
Model SCD525 is in general good device except for one most important thing: sound level on parent unit is too low. So low that at the end the device is useless unless you hold it near your ear all the time.
1 September 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jacx Average
I am not recommending the product purely because i have picked up my neighbour two doors down on the monitor i ran upstairs after hearing strange crying to discover it wasn't my baby and could then hear my neighbour consoling her toddler. This has only happened once but I bought the product because it says "zero interference and private connection guaranteed".
23 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Niknakk Easy to use and well designed
Nicely designed parent unit with belt clip and lanyard. Works well even in a large house. We have already used in 3 countries (Scotland, England and Australia) and it seems to travel well.
22 July 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JJ1121 Good design, but poor volume
This is our second unit as the first had a battery issue. We have found even on the highest volume we can barely hear our son when he cries. The blue lights seem to be more sensitive than the volume control. We have had other products and volume was at least 2x as loud. This matters a lot in the middle of the night. On the plus side, there is absolutely no interference, so always a clear signal
22 June 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by alihump Very clear. Very long distance. Good music.
Great monitor. Love the music. Easy to use. Can use a long ways away. Very clear.
18 June 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by KNM101 Nice monitor
We have the previous orange and white model of the Philips monitors in addition to this one. The new version has more features and MUCH longer battery life. We are very happy that we can still control the volume AND sensitivity. The parent unit on the new model links up to the baby unit much faster than the previous model. And the range is still fantastic - we can go outside, to the street or down to the basement without ever losing the connection. No interference with anything: cell phones, equipment at the nursing home across the street, etc. (except the parent units from this model and the previous model interfere with each other when they are both on the same nightstand).
The downside is that sensitivity, which used to be controlled by separate buttons is now set through the on-screen menu, which we've found tricky to use. Often the settings we try to change aren't saved. It's user error, but the process should be easy enough that we shouldn't keep making user errors.
This model has extra features that we paid extra for, like temperature, music and lights. Unfortunately, the music and lights can only be activated from the baby unit, so we never use them. It would be MUCH nicer to be able to turn those on and off from the parent unit.
The lights on this model are much brighter (too bright in the middle of the night). The beep on the parent unit is much louder.
Philips customer service is fantastic. I would buy a Phillips monitor again, but perhaps the model without the features that can't be controlled from the parent unit.
16 June 2012