Oco Camera Review

"Small and easy to use home security cameras by Oco."

Oco
Overall Score: 6.8/10
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6.8 Overall Score
Customer Service
6.0
Value
8.1
Equipment
6.4
Features & Technology
6.2
Ease Of Use
7.6

Oco Camera Ratings

Oco has good quality cameras at an agreeable price. You can choose different video resolutions to get the level of detail that you need for your home security system. Their advanced features are available even if you decide to not pay for a higher-tier cloud subscription plan, which is a welcome sight to see.

PROS
  • Local and cloud storage options
  • Lots of camera choices
  • User-friendly installation and usage
  • Advanced features not tucked away in paid cloud service plans

CONS
  • You may need assistance in figuring out the best cameras for your unique situation
  • The free plan only offers support for short clips

Overview

DIY Cloud Video Surveillance Cameras for Small and Medium Business. Our product line includes outdoor vandal and weatherproof cameras Oco Pro Dome and Oco Pro Bullet. And indoor cameras Oco1 and Oco2. We provide our customers with Cloud Service that includes cloud storage, advanced video analytics and integration with other apps and devices.

Features & Technology

SD Card and Cloud Storage

Most of the Oco cameras allow you to pick and choose whether you want to store recordings on the SD card locally or use the included cloud service.

Remote Access

You can use the mobile app to check on your camera feeds even when you’re away from your property.

Smart Motion Detection

Don’t deal with endless false alarms. Oco uses a system that learns when it should alert you.

Two-Way Talk

Make your presence known and scare off burglars, give instructions to delivery drivers and greet family and friends.

Digital Zoom

Get a closer look at the stream with the digital zoom available on some cameras.

Smart Bandwidth Consumption

Video compression reduces the bandwidth needed to transmit the security footage.

Embeddable Videos

If you have clips that you want to share publicly, you can embed them on your website.

Notification Scheduling

Give the home security system a set schedule on when it should alert you.

Multi-User Support

You can share access to the video feeds.

Open API

Oco makes it easy for third-party providers to create integrations with their product.

Ease of Use

Oco cameras are designed to be plug and play, with a DIY and rental friendly setup that only takes a few minutes.

Customer Service

Oco’s customer service options are relatively straightforward, with staff that is available 24/7. They know the product line well, so you get quick and knowledgeable answers whenever you need to reach out to customer support. They offer phone, live chat and email channels. Also, you can look through the help documentation for issues such as installation and configuration.

Value

Oco’s home security cameras are reasonably priced and you don’t have to pay a monthly fee for basic cloud storage services. If you need to spread the cost of the equipment out over time, Oco offers Affirm payments, which is a monthly payment service. A 30-day money back guarantee protects you if you end up not liking this home security system.

You also have three paid cloud plans:

  • Cloud 1 is $4 per month or $40 per year. It supports 2 users, clips up to one hour long, and stores an unlimited number of clips for 24 hours.
  • Cloud 10 is $9 per month or $99 per year. It supports four users and stores clips for 10 days.
  • Cloud 30 is $19 per month or $199 per year. It stores the clips for 30 days and supports four users.

You pay this price per camera that you want to be covered.

Equipment

Oco cameras feature a self-learning motion and sound detection system that reduces the potential for false alarms and learns from the way that it’s used.

Both local SD card and cloud storage are supported on many models. You can integrate the devices with IFTTT for home automation. Infrared night vision keeps your video feed crisp and clear even when you can’t see anything in the dark.

Two-way talking lets you communicate with pets, guests and scare off intruders.

Oco Motion Pan / Tilt Camera $169

You can see everything that goes on in a room with the pan and tilting capabilities of this security camera. You control the angles via the app.

Oco2 FullHD Camera with SD Card and Cloud Storage $159

Get 1080P quality, adjustable noise sensitivity, 140-degree view, 8x digital zoom and notification scheduling.

Oco HD Camera with Micro SD Card Support and Cloud $99

This straightforward home surveillance camera supports local SD card and cloud-based storage. It features a 1280×960 resolution, 140-degree viewing angle, night vision of up to 30 feet and a 125-degree viewing angle.

Oco 1 Home Monitoring Camera $79

This Wi-Fi security camera is simple to set up and excellent for your first home security system. This 720P camera has a 120-degree viewing angle and infrared night vision.

Pro Bullet v2 Outdoor Camera $169

This weatherproof camera keeps a close eye on your property, with 100-foot night vision, 1080P quality and a 100-degree viewing angle.

Oco Pro Dome Outdoor Camera v2 $199

You get a weatherproof and vandal proof piece of equipment with a 360 degree viewing angle. It supports Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection and has a 1080P video quality and 98 feet night vision.

Oco Pro Indoor $139

This 720P indoor camera can function via Wi-Fi or Power over Ethernet. It has a 106-degree viewing angle and 35-foot night vision.

Large Flexible Tripod $24.99

Use this flexible tripod to put your surveillance cameras in any location.

TP-Link AC750 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender $69.99

Use this device to extend your Wi-Fi network so it can reach all of your security cameras.

Other Accessories

A wall mount, Power over Ethernet kit and waterproof junction box are a few of the other accessories that Oco makes available for their cameras.

Summary

Oco has a great price range and advanced functionality included without an additional subscription. You can choose between a solid mix of cameras to find the combination that meets your home security needs.

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