A few years back, the team over at Oco sent us their original camera model for review which ended up being an excellent option for budget smart-home enthusiasts. Since then, the company has expanded with both an Oco 2 version as well as a line of outdoor camera models.
Earlier today, I received a press release about their New Oco HD camera that will ship by August 8th at the affordable price point of just $99. Better yet, pre-orders are now open, and those who invest early will receive an instant $20 discount bringing the pre-order pricing to just $79 per camera. The catch is this $20 discount is only available for the first 400 pre-orders.
Despite the Oco HD name, it is not their high-end full HD camera and instead transmits a signal in 1280 x 960px with a viewing angle of 125-degrees. This is not up to spec with their Oco 2 model which offers full 1080P with a 140-degree viewing angle yet it is also nearly half the price (taking into consideration the pre-order discount).
Like the Oco 2, this model offers both Cloud and local storage via a Micro SD card slot. Motion and sound detection is self-learning over time to help to avoid false notifications. Night vision is supported with integrated infrared lighting along with two-way audio via a built-in speaker and microphone. Advanced users can connect the Oco HD to IFTTT for conjunction with other smart-home accessories and services.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.