IT, Phone, Home

Oco is a WiFi video camera that provides live streaming footage of your home or office to your smart phone or tablet. Set up is a breeze, and once it’s running, Oco delivers high-quality HD footage. At 720p, it has enough definition to clearly show quick motion. Oco has smart sensors that work 24/7 to detect sound and motion. Once triggered, the camera records and sends you an alert. Tune in to watch the live feed. Or watch the recorded footage, which you can archive, too. Set up is simple. Once plugged in, just download the app and you’ll be able to receive your feed, on up to 16 different devices. This simple camera works especially well for renters, as it packs up and reinstalls easily. And if you have a pet, Oco has a two-way communication device to say hello to your furry friend from afar (though this feature is a little less effective with humans). Wherever you are, Oco will help you feel close to home.

Oco

Smart WiFi Camera

IT, Phone, Home

Oco is a WiFi video camera that provides live streaming footage of your home or office to your smart phone or tablet. Set up is a breeze, and once it’s running, Oco delivers high-quality HD footage. At 720p, it has enough definition to clearly show quick motion. Oco has smart sensors that work 24/7 to detect sound and motion. Once triggered, the camera records and sends you an alert. Tune in to watch the live feed. Or watch the recorded footage, which you can archive, too. Set up is simple. Once plugged in, just download the app and you’ll be able to receive your feed, on up to 16 different devices. This simple camera works especially well for renters, as it packs up and reinstalls easily. And if you have a pet, Oco has a two-way communication device to say hello to your furry friend from afar (though this feature is a little less effective with humans). Wherever you are, Oco will help you feel close to home.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Andrey
    Andrey

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to present the Oco WiFi Camera to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Laura
    Laura
    6/17/2015 12:18 PM

    This looks like a really neat device. After the one year free of cloud storage though, how much will it cost?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:04 PM

    @Laura Thanks for your interest. Currently we have several plans. The Basic plan is $39. This is exactly the same that you get for free. It includes shared private access to your cameras & we will keep sound and motion triggered footage from your camera in the Cloud for 1 day.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/17/2015 1:49 PM

    @Andrey

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/17/2015 1:51 PM

    @Nancy Hi Andrey! This is a very cool product. Is the cost per year or month? Thanks.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:57 PM

    @Nancy thank you for this comment. The price is per Year.

  • gail
    gail
    6/17/2015 12:20 PM

    Very Interesting. Can I mount this outside? Or is it only for indoor use?

    Thanks.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:06 PM

    @gail You can use Oco outside. However the camera is not water proof. So if you will be able to mount it under a tent, so it's hidden from the rain, then there will be no problem.

  • Christy
    Christy
    6/17/2015 12:31 PM

    Does it have to be plugged into the computer to be "on" or does it work wirelessly?

  • Connie
    Connie
    6/17/2015 12:40 PM

    @Christy it says "wireless"!

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    6/17/2015 1:03 PM

    @Connie - I don't see the word wireless anywhere...I was going to ask the same question. It does say "once plugged in..." so it doesn't sound completely wireless.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:08 PM

    @Dawn @Connie @Christy The camera works with your Wi-Fi network. You don't need a computer at all. Just plug it into your power socket and connect with your smartphone.

  • RONALD
    RONALD
    6/17/2015 12:39 PM

    How does the power source work?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:11 PM

    @RONALD You should plug Oco into a power socket and that's it.

  • KENNETH
    KENNETH
    6/17/2015 12:39 PM

    Do you have any video showing how it performs at night with no lights on in the house??

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:13 PM

    @KENNETH you can see an example of the live demo in the video above. Below is a screenshot of the video at night when the lights in store are off and the night vision mode is working.

  • Connie
    Connie
    6/17/2015 12:39 PM

    What happens if the Wifi goes down?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:15 PM

    @Connie You will get immediate notification on your smartphone that the camera is not connected to the cloud.

  • Kyle
    Kyle
    6/17/2015 12:41 PM

    It looks like it gets it power from a micro USB, yes?

    Does it have any pan/tilt/zoom features?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:31 PM

    @Kyle Oco has a usb cord, but you can plug it into normal power socket. Regarding your second question, Oco has 4x zoom.

  • Dennis
    Dennis
    6/17/2015 12:44 PM

    Is this only for Iphones or is there a app for Androids ??

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:34 PM

    @Dennis We have app for iPhone, iPad and Android. In addition you can use your web browser.

  • Madeline
    Madeline
    6/17/2015 12:44 PM

    What security measures are there to keep others from seeing video feed?

  • Christina
    Christina
    6/17/2015 1:27 PM

    @Madeline Now that is a good question and I am eager to read the response. Thank you for asking, that issue would never have occurred to me but it certainly is a realistic concern.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:37 PM

    @Christina @Madeline Security is our top priority. All data — including video feeds — is encrypted. If you keep your account details safe, then you don't need to worry.

  • Madeline
    Madeline
    6/17/2015 12:46 PM

    Will the camera and wireless system function in cold temperatures?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:41 PM

    @Madeline thank you, this is a very good question. @Gail you might need this information as well if you would like to use Oco outside. Operating temperature for the camera is 14ºF ~ 122ºF / -10°C ~ +50°C, Operating humidity ~ 15-85%.

  • Rich
    Rich
    6/17/2015 12:50 PM

    Can I use more than one at my home? Are they each separate feeds or will they sync together?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:43 PM

    @Rich You can use several cameras and connect them to one app. In the app you can switch between the cameras. But they will be all working at the same time.

  • Yuko
    Yuko
    6/17/2015 12:57 PM

    How is Oco different from Dropcom, another wifi camera?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:56 PM

    @Yuko thank you for this question. We have a really great product. I'll outline the key advantages:

    (1) Our App is very user friendly and stable. It is confirmed by high rating in both Apple Store (4.5 compared to only 2.5 stars for Dropcam) and Google Play (4.5 compared to 4)

    (2) We are very advanced in terms of technology. Oco uses up to 70% less of your Internet traffic. In addition Oco adapts to available Internet channel and transmits the image with the best possible quality. (Many other cameras minimize their outlays for Cloud storage by giving images with a limited bitrate)

    (3) We are easy to set up and use. You don't need a computer. Just smartphone and less then 60 seconds of your time.

    (4) We are affordable. Today you can get Oco with one year of cloud recording just for $149. Dropcam with cloud recording will cost you $298.

  • Yuko
    Yuko
    6/17/2015 4:28 PM

    @Andrey What is the Cloud storage fee after the first year of the Oco purchase?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 4:33 PM

    Hi Yuko, it is $39/year for the basic plan!

  • Conrad
    Conrad
    6/17/2015 12:58 PM

    If wireless, then needs batteries? After setup on wired or wireless Wi-fi, will it work without? what component places the call on what network? Thanks!

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:00 PM

    @Conrad You need to plug Oco into power socket. It doesn't have batteries. But you don't need a cord to connect to the internet. It can use your WiFi network. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thank you!

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    6/17/2015 1:03 PM

    Sounds like a product already on the market - DropCam (Neat).

    What are the differences and is it designed to work outside?. Lastly, can it be used on a MAC to record?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:02 PM

    @Alexander thank you for your questions. Regarding our advantages and outside usage - please read my answers above.

    As for cloud recording. You can install the app on your iOS or Android smartphones. Or you can use web browser on your PC or Mac.

  • doug
    doug
    6/17/2015 2:14 PM

    @Alexander

    Got an old iPod or iPad. Look at the Presence app. I have it set up in USA and watch it from Canada.

  • AnnMarie
    AnnMarie
    6/17/2015 1:13 PM

    I'd like to know exactly what I would need to set this up in my parent's home as we're attempting to put it up for sale. Would I have to have internet access set up at my parent's home to monitor it from out of state?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 4:16 PM

    @AnnMarie You need a working power socket and wifi network with internet connection. Oco has night vision - so you will be able to see in the dark as well.

  • Beth
    Beth
    6/17/2015 1:19 PM

    Is that $149 USD per camera?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 1:34 PM

    Hi Beth, that it is! A Benjamin, two Jacksons, a Lincoln and a quartet of Washingtons each!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    6/17/2015 1:26 PM

    Can more than 1 phone be registered to a single camera?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:08 PM

    @Michelle Yes, if you have a cloud recording plan. The Basic plan is free and you can share private access to your camera with up to 4 other users. We have plans for 8 and 16 users as well.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    6/17/2015 1:31 PM

    Once the recorded footage is captured. Can it be saved offline? (example: provided to authorities).

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:18 PM

    @Michelle yes, you can download them while they are in the cloud.

  • Charles
    Charles
    6/17/2015 2:00 PM

    A few questions --

    I don't see the app in the iTunes store. What should I be looking for?

    Also, can more than 1 camera be viewed at a time?

    If I don't desire cloud storage, can I still use the camera to see "live" video?

    As previously observed, the camera looks very similar to Dropcam but at a more attractive (read: lower) price point. Well done, if it performs as well.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:23 PM

    @Charles thank you for your questions. Oco’s Cloud Recording is powered by the iVideon App. With more than 1,000,000 users around the world, iVideon is the leading solution for video surveillance.

    If you don't need a cloud storage you can still use the camera and see "live" video. And you can connect several cameras to one app.

  • Johnny
    Johnny
    6/17/2015 2:12 PM

    Our home is 150' long. My computer and wifi are in one end and I would like to place your camera 75' from my computer. Is this possible?

    Emilie

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:28 PM

    @Johnny thank you for your question. It is hard to say without knowing you WiFi router's characteristics. But I assume it should work in the radius of 75'. As for computer - you don't need it to use Oco camera. Just be sure that there is a power socket around so that you can plug Oco in it.

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/17/2015 3:41 PM

    @Andrey In a previous answer you stated that the home should be kept at a constant 85 degrees. I don't know anyone who keeps their house that warm. Was that a misprint?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 3:58 PM

    @Mary thanks for your question. I've said that temperature should be not lower than 14ºF and no higher than 122ºF. Humidity should be not lower than 15% and not higher than 85%.

  • Angie
    Angie
    6/17/2015 4:24 PM

    Can you download the video from the cloud before it's erased, if you don't have the yearly storage plan?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 4:35 PM

    @Angie We have 1 day, 7 days and 30 days plans. You can download the video while it is in the Cloud.

  • nancy
    nancy
    6/17/2015 5:12 PM

    @andrey

    Does it have an SB slot for recording to the camera? I have a camera now that has an SB storage slot. If I am out of town and the it's recorded to the 'cloud' for only 1 day and I return 3 days later to a ransacked home - well, you can see the problem there...

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 6:45 PM

    @nancy that's a really good point. Our smart notification is the best way to know if anything happens while you are not home. When Oco detects sound and/or movement it starts an event recording and sends you an alert. The recording is immediately saved to the cloud. So in the worst scenario, if someone unexpected enters the home and sees the camera with the memory card - they can always erase or destroy the recording. But they can't do this with the Oco Cloud.

  • jim
    jim
    6/17/2015 4:45 PM

    What's the distance at which Oco detects movement and begins recording?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 6:33 PM

    Hi Jim, Oco will always be recording, you'll just get a notification if there is motion. However, video will not save to the cloud if there is no motion. I'll let Andrey chime in with info about distances for detecting motion and thus the notification.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 6:55 PM

    @Mike @Jim When something appears in the picture - you will get a notification. You can set sensitivity and you even can outline the part of the picture that should be monitored. For example I use Oco as baby monitor. I don't want to get notifications when something moves in my baby's room. But I want to get notification when she wakes up. So I've set up Oco to see the whole room, but I've outlined only the crib for smart notification. Now I can see everything that happens around the crib but I will be notified only when she starts moving in the crib. Hope this example explains you how it works.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    6/17/2015 5:10 PM

    Oco sounds great. The description mentions an alert when it detects motion. How soon will I receive the alert? I know some other alarm products may not notify you for up to 15 minutes.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 6:33 PM

    Stay tuned, Barbara! Andrey will be on shortly to answer this!

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 6:59 PM

    @Mike @Barbara It depends on your internet connection speed. I have a standard Verizon FiOS and it take less than a minute. You don't need any high speed internet for that.

  • nancy
    nancy
    6/17/2015 5:14 PM

    I replied to an inforce conversation, should have started a new one...

    Does it have an SB slot for recording to the camera? I have a camera now that has an SB storage slot. If I am out of town and the it's recorded to the 'cloud' for only 1 day and I return 3 days later to a ransacked home - well, you can see the problem there...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 6:28 PM

    Hi Nancy, Andrey can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there is an SB storage slot. Being out of town shouldn't be an issue for the cloud, unless you are away from your phone/tablet/laptop to access it.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 7:00 PM

    @Mike @Nancy just answered you above. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

  • linda
    linda
    6/17/2015 6:35 PM

    I am wanting to get a couple to keep an eye on my elderly mother. I have to be at work before the caregiver arrives. Sometimes she wakes up before the caregiver arrives. I work 10-15 min away. As soon as the cam detects movement, how quickly am I alerted on my phone for me to view?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 7:01 PM

    @linda As I've mentioned above it depends on internet connection speed. From my experience it is around a minute.

  • Samantha
    Samantha
    6/17/2015 6:53 PM

    This sounds like the perfect device to watch what my cat really does during the day or night. :)

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 7:02 PM

    @Samantha exactly :) I've also used it to investigate who is stealing the cake from the fridge at night :)

  • Shane
    Shane
    6/17/2015 9:36 PM

    looks like you are using the same lens and or manufacturer as the iLuv mySight?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:04 PM

    @Shane it might be that this brand uses the same manufacturer, but I can't comment on the quality or specification as they can be different.

  • Kristopher
    Kristopher
    6/17/2015 10:48 PM

    Kristopher-Audrey is there an on off switch when I am home or do you simply unplug it from the wall?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:05 PM

    @Kristopher You can unplug the cord from the back of the camera or from the power socket

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    6/17/2015 10:53 PM

    I have a Blackberry Z10 will this work with the Blackberry.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:08 PM

    @Pamela Currently we support iOS and Android devices. I know that there is a way to run Android apps on BlackBerry devices, but I can't guarantee stable work.

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    6/17/2015 10:55 PM

    Right now I use my laptop and set up the cam corder to run while I am out...will this camera monitor if I am gone a couple of days and will I get a notice if my wireless goes out....

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:11 PM

    @Pamela Yes, Oco will monitor everything if you are gone. It works as long as it is plugged into power socket and has WiFi connection. If the WiFi goes down, or the camera turns off for some reason (for example no electricity in the building), you will get a notification on your smartphone.

  • Mike
    Mike
    6/17/2015 11:05 PM

    Andrey, This seems exactly like another product I have tried and disliked, the Iris home security system sold by Lowe's. Albeit this is only a camera and the Iris is an entire home security/control system, the technology seems identical. Possibly the Oco has a far superior graphics than the Iris system. Are you familiar with the Iris system? If so, what is the difference besides quality of picture and it only being a camera? (Lowe's camera ~ $120 and the necessary hub ~ $100.) Same deal with the cloud storage, live feed, etc. Iris was a bit buggy with slow notifications of activations/alarms (sometimes hours later).

    Sincerely,

    Mike

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:19 PM

    @Mike We are definitely easier to use and set up compared to security systems that need you to buy additional hubs, etc. It also looks like we have a better price - you get free cloud recording and a camera just for $149.

    Our notifications can be triggered by motion and you can choose specific zone that should be monitored. I don't know about the speed of this system, but I can just say that our camera works really quick and Ivideon Cloud Recording is a state of art technology trusted by more than 500.000 users worldwide.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Oco

Smart WiFi Camera

IT, Phone, Home

Oco is a WiFi video camera that provides live streaming footage of your home or office to your smart phone or tablet. Set up is a breeze, and once it’s running, Oco delivers high-quality HD footage. At 720p, it has enough definition to clearly show quick motion.

Oco has smart sensors that work 24/7 to detect sound and motion.
Once triggered, the camera records and sends you an alert. Tune in to watch the live feed. Or watch the recorded footage, which you can archive, too.

Set up is simple. Once plugged in, just download the app and you’ll be able to receive your feed, on up to 16 different devices. This simple camera works especially well for renters, as it packs up and reinstalls easily. And if you have a pet, Oco has a two-way communication device to say hello to your furry friend from afar (though this feature is a little less effective with humans).

Wherever you are, Oco will help you feel close to home.
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Oco - Smart WiFi Camera

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Andrey
    Andrey

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to present the Oco WiFi Camera to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Laura
    Laura
    6/17/2015 12:18 PM

    This looks like a really neat device. After the one year free of cloud storage though, how much will it cost?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:04 PM

    @Laura Thanks for your interest. Currently we have several plans. The Basic plan is $39. This is exactly the same that you get for free. It includes shared private access to your cameras & we will keep sound and motion triggered footage from your camera in the Cloud for 1 day.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/17/2015 1:49 PM

    @Andrey

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    6/17/2015 1:51 PM

    @Nancy Hi Andrey! This is a very cool product. Is the cost per year or month? Thanks.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:57 PM

    @Nancy thank you for this comment. The price is per Year.

  • gail
    gail
    6/17/2015 12:20 PM

    Very Interesting. Can I mount this outside? Or is it only for indoor use?

    Thanks.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:06 PM

    @gail You can use Oco outside. However the camera is not water proof. So if you will be able to mount it under a tent, so it's hidden from the rain, then there will be no problem.

  • Christy
    Christy
    6/17/2015 12:31 PM

    Does it have to be plugged into the computer to be "on" or does it work wirelessly?

  • Connie
    Connie
    6/17/2015 12:40 PM

    @Christy it says "wireless"!

  • Dawn
    Dawn
    6/17/2015 1:03 PM

    @Connie - I don't see the word wireless anywhere...I was going to ask the same question. It does say "once plugged in..." so it doesn't sound completely wireless.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:08 PM

    @Dawn @Connie @Christy The camera works with your Wi-Fi network. You don't need a computer at all. Just plug it into your power socket and connect with your smartphone.

  • RONALD
    RONALD
    6/17/2015 12:39 PM

    How does the power source work?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:11 PM

    @RONALD You should plug Oco into a power socket and that's it.

  • KENNETH
    KENNETH
    6/17/2015 12:39 PM

    Do you have any video showing how it performs at night with no lights on in the house??

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:13 PM

    @KENNETH you can see an example of the live demo in the video above. Below is a screenshot of the video at night when the lights in store are off and the night vision mode is working.

  • Connie
    Connie
    6/17/2015 12:39 PM

    What happens if the Wifi goes down?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:15 PM

    @Connie You will get immediate notification on your smartphone that the camera is not connected to the cloud.

  • Kyle
    Kyle
    6/17/2015 12:41 PM

    It looks like it gets it power from a micro USB, yes?

    Does it have any pan/tilt/zoom features?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:31 PM

    @Kyle Oco has a usb cord, but you can plug it into normal power socket. Regarding your second question, Oco has 4x zoom.

  • Dennis
    Dennis
    6/17/2015 12:44 PM

    Is this only for Iphones or is there a app for Androids ??

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:34 PM

    @Dennis We have app for iPhone, iPad and Android. In addition you can use your web browser.

  • Madeline
    Madeline
    6/17/2015 12:44 PM

    What security measures are there to keep others from seeing video feed?

  • Christina
    Christina
    6/17/2015 1:27 PM

    @Madeline Now that is a good question and I am eager to read the response. Thank you for asking, that issue would never have occurred to me but it certainly is a realistic concern.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:37 PM

    @Christina @Madeline Security is our top priority. All data — including video feeds — is encrypted. If you keep your account details safe, then you don't need to worry.

  • Madeline
    Madeline
    6/17/2015 12:46 PM

    Will the camera and wireless system function in cold temperatures?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:41 PM

    @Madeline thank you, this is a very good question. @Gail you might need this information as well if you would like to use Oco outside. Operating temperature for the camera is 14ºF ~ 122ºF / -10°C ~ +50°C, Operating humidity ~ 15-85%.

  • Rich
    Rich
    6/17/2015 12:50 PM

    Can I use more than one at my home? Are they each separate feeds or will they sync together?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:43 PM

    @Rich You can use several cameras and connect them to one app. In the app you can switch between the cameras. But they will be all working at the same time.

  • Yuko
    Yuko
    6/17/2015 12:57 PM

    How is Oco different from Dropcom, another wifi camera?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 1:56 PM

    @Yuko thank you for this question. We have a really great product. I'll outline the key advantages:

    (1) Our App is very user friendly and stable. It is confirmed by high rating in both Apple Store (4.5 compared to only 2.5 stars for Dropcam) and Google Play (4.5 compared to 4)

    (2) We are very advanced in terms of technology. Oco uses up to 70% less of your Internet traffic. In addition Oco adapts to available Internet channel and transmits the image with the best possible quality. (Many other cameras minimize their outlays for Cloud storage by giving images with a limited bitrate)

    (3) We are easy to set up and use. You don't need a computer. Just smartphone and less then 60 seconds of your time.

    (4) We are affordable. Today you can get Oco with one year of cloud recording just for $149. Dropcam with cloud recording will cost you $298.

  • Yuko
    Yuko
    6/17/2015 4:28 PM

    @Andrey What is the Cloud storage fee after the first year of the Oco purchase?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 4:33 PM

    Hi Yuko, it is $39/year for the basic plan!

  • Conrad
    Conrad
    6/17/2015 12:58 PM

    If wireless, then needs batteries? After setup on wired or wireless Wi-fi, will it work without? what component places the call on what network? Thanks!

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:00 PM

    @Conrad You need to plug Oco into power socket. It doesn't have batteries. But you don't need a cord to connect to the internet. It can use your WiFi network. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thank you!

  • Alexander
    Alexander
    6/17/2015 1:03 PM

    Sounds like a product already on the market - DropCam (Neat).

    What are the differences and is it designed to work outside?. Lastly, can it be used on a MAC to record?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:02 PM

    @Alexander thank you for your questions. Regarding our advantages and outside usage - please read my answers above.

    As for cloud recording. You can install the app on your iOS or Android smartphones. Or you can use web browser on your PC or Mac.

  • doug
    doug
    6/17/2015 2:14 PM

    @Alexander

    Got an old iPod or iPad. Look at the Presence app. I have it set up in USA and watch it from Canada.

  • AnnMarie
    AnnMarie
    6/17/2015 1:13 PM

    I'd like to know exactly what I would need to set this up in my parent's home as we're attempting to put it up for sale. Would I have to have internet access set up at my parent's home to monitor it from out of state?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 4:16 PM

    @AnnMarie You need a working power socket and wifi network with internet connection. Oco has night vision - so you will be able to see in the dark as well.

  • Beth
    Beth
    6/17/2015 1:19 PM

    Is that $149 USD per camera?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 1:34 PM

    Hi Beth, that it is! A Benjamin, two Jacksons, a Lincoln and a quartet of Washingtons each!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    6/17/2015 1:26 PM

    Can more than 1 phone be registered to a single camera?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:08 PM

    @Michelle Yes, if you have a cloud recording plan. The Basic plan is free and you can share private access to your camera with up to 4 other users. We have plans for 8 and 16 users as well.

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    6/17/2015 1:31 PM

    Once the recorded footage is captured. Can it be saved offline? (example: provided to authorities).

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:18 PM

    @Michelle yes, you can download them while they are in the cloud.

  • Charles
    Charles
    6/17/2015 2:00 PM

    A few questions --

    I don't see the app in the iTunes store. What should I be looking for?

    Also, can more than 1 camera be viewed at a time?

    If I don't desire cloud storage, can I still use the camera to see "live" video?

    As previously observed, the camera looks very similar to Dropcam but at a more attractive (read: lower) price point. Well done, if it performs as well.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:23 PM

    @Charles thank you for your questions. Oco’s Cloud Recording is powered by the iVideon App. With more than 1,000,000 users around the world, iVideon is the leading solution for video surveillance.

    If you don't need a cloud storage you can still use the camera and see "live" video. And you can connect several cameras to one app.

  • Johnny
    Johnny
    6/17/2015 2:12 PM

    Our home is 150' long. My computer and wifi are in one end and I would like to place your camera 75' from my computer. Is this possible?

    Emilie

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 2:28 PM

    @Johnny thank you for your question. It is hard to say without knowing you WiFi router's characteristics. But I assume it should work in the radius of 75'. As for computer - you don't need it to use Oco camera. Just be sure that there is a power socket around so that you can plug Oco in it.

  • Mary
    Mary
    6/17/2015 3:41 PM

    @Andrey In a previous answer you stated that the home should be kept at a constant 85 degrees. I don't know anyone who keeps their house that warm. Was that a misprint?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 3:58 PM

    @Mary thanks for your question. I've said that temperature should be not lower than 14ºF and no higher than 122ºF. Humidity should be not lower than 15% and not higher than 85%.

  • Angie
    Angie
    6/17/2015 4:24 PM

    Can you download the video from the cloud before it's erased, if you don't have the yearly storage plan?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 4:35 PM

    @Angie We have 1 day, 7 days and 30 days plans. You can download the video while it is in the Cloud.

  • nancy
    nancy
    6/17/2015 5:12 PM

    @andrey

    Does it have an SB slot for recording to the camera? I have a camera now that has an SB storage slot. If I am out of town and the it's recorded to the 'cloud' for only 1 day and I return 3 days later to a ransacked home - well, you can see the problem there...

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 6:45 PM

    @nancy that's a really good point. Our smart notification is the best way to know if anything happens while you are not home. When Oco detects sound and/or movement it starts an event recording and sends you an alert. The recording is immediately saved to the cloud. So in the worst scenario, if someone unexpected enters the home and sees the camera with the memory card - they can always erase or destroy the recording. But they can't do this with the Oco Cloud.

  • jim
    jim
    6/17/2015 4:45 PM

    What's the distance at which Oco detects movement and begins recording?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 6:33 PM

    Hi Jim, Oco will always be recording, you'll just get a notification if there is motion. However, video will not save to the cloud if there is no motion. I'll let Andrey chime in with info about distances for detecting motion and thus the notification.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 6:55 PM

    @Mike @Jim When something appears in the picture - you will get a notification. You can set sensitivity and you even can outline the part of the picture that should be monitored. For example I use Oco as baby monitor. I don't want to get notifications when something moves in my baby's room. But I want to get notification when she wakes up. So I've set up Oco to see the whole room, but I've outlined only the crib for smart notification. Now I can see everything that happens around the crib but I will be notified only when she starts moving in the crib. Hope this example explains you how it works.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    6/17/2015 5:10 PM

    Oco sounds great. The description mentions an alert when it detects motion. How soon will I receive the alert? I know some other alarm products may not notify you for up to 15 minutes.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 6:33 PM

    Stay tuned, Barbara! Andrey will be on shortly to answer this!

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 6:59 PM

    @Mike @Barbara It depends on your internet connection speed. I have a standard Verizon FiOS and it take less than a minute. You don't need any high speed internet for that.

  • nancy
    nancy
    6/17/2015 5:14 PM

    I replied to an inforce conversation, should have started a new one...

    Does it have an SB slot for recording to the camera? I have a camera now that has an SB storage slot. If I am out of town and the it's recorded to the 'cloud' for only 1 day and I return 3 days later to a ransacked home - well, you can see the problem there...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    6/17/2015 6:28 PM

    Hi Nancy, Andrey can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe there is an SB storage slot. Being out of town shouldn't be an issue for the cloud, unless you are away from your phone/tablet/laptop to access it.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 7:00 PM

    @Mike @Nancy just answered you above. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

  • linda
    linda
    6/17/2015 6:35 PM

    I am wanting to get a couple to keep an eye on my elderly mother. I have to be at work before the caregiver arrives. Sometimes she wakes up before the caregiver arrives. I work 10-15 min away. As soon as the cam detects movement, how quickly am I alerted on my phone for me to view?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 7:01 PM

    @linda As I've mentioned above it depends on internet connection speed. From my experience it is around a minute.

  • Samantha
    Samantha
    6/17/2015 6:53 PM

    This sounds like the perfect device to watch what my cat really does during the day or night. :)

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 7:02 PM

    @Samantha exactly :) I've also used it to investigate who is stealing the cake from the fridge at night :)

  • Shane
    Shane
    6/17/2015 9:36 PM

    looks like you are using the same lens and or manufacturer as the iLuv mySight?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:04 PM

    @Shane it might be that this brand uses the same manufacturer, but I can't comment on the quality or specification as they can be different.

  • Kristopher
    Kristopher
    6/17/2015 10:48 PM

    Kristopher-Audrey is there an on off switch when I am home or do you simply unplug it from the wall?

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:05 PM

    @Kristopher You can unplug the cord from the back of the camera or from the power socket

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    6/17/2015 10:53 PM

    I have a Blackberry Z10 will this work with the Blackberry.

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:08 PM

    @Pamela Currently we support iOS and Android devices. I know that there is a way to run Android apps on BlackBerry devices, but I can't guarantee stable work.

  • Pamela
    Pamela
    6/17/2015 10:55 PM

    Right now I use my laptop and set up the cam corder to run while I am out...will this camera monitor if I am gone a couple of days and will I get a notice if my wireless goes out....

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:11 PM

    @Pamela Yes, Oco will monitor everything if you are gone. It works as long as it is plugged into power socket and has WiFi connection. If the WiFi goes down, or the camera turns off for some reason (for example no electricity in the building), you will get a notification on your smartphone.

  • Mike
    Mike
    6/17/2015 11:05 PM

    Andrey, This seems exactly like another product I have tried and disliked, the Iris home security system sold by Lowe's. Albeit this is only a camera and the Iris is an entire home security/control system, the technology seems identical. Possibly the Oco has a far superior graphics than the Iris system. Are you familiar with the Iris system? If so, what is the difference besides quality of picture and it only being a camera? (Lowe's camera ~ $120 and the necessary hub ~ $100.) Same deal with the cloud storage, live feed, etc. Iris was a bit buggy with slow notifications of activations/alarms (sometimes hours later).

    Sincerely,

    Mike

  • Andrey
    Andrey – Special Guest
    6/17/2015 11:19 PM

    @Mike We are definitely easier to use and set up compared to security systems that need you to buy additional hubs, etc. It also looks like we have a better price - you get free cloud recording and a camera just for $149.

    Our notifications can be triggered by motion and you can choose specific zone that should be monitored. I don't know about the speed of this system, but I can just say that our camera works really quick and Ivideon Cloud Recording is a state of art technology trusted by more than 500.000 users worldwide.

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