GNCC P1 Indoor Security Camera

The GNCC P1 Indoor Security Camera is a camera designed to watch over pets, babies or for general home security with 1080p video, motion detection and two-way audio using the newly developed OSAIO smartphone app. I must say that this little camera offers far more features than I was expecting for the remarkable £19.99 price.

Inside the nicely designed and attractive product box was the camera itself, rotary mount, screw kit for the mount, USB power adapter with UK plug. No micro SD card is included.

It has a rather nice matt white finish and is made from fairly lightweight plastic but nevertheless, the build quality seems good. On the front are the lens with Night Vision Infrared LEDs and coloured LEDs to show Wifi and network status and the microphone aperture. On the rear is the speaker port, reset button, and hard-wired power cable. The camera looks like an old-style PTZ camera but in fact, the lens only rotates side to side through the app, to move up down or to access the SD card slot the lens must be manually adjusted.

The first thing to do is to download and install the OSAIO app for Android or iOS, I tested using the Android app. You have to register the app for use but doing so is free and a disposable email address can be used. Take note that Victure camera users can use their old login/password with this app and their cameras will be recognised by the app.

All the setup and configuration of the many features of the camera is done through the app and this is one of the best I have used, easy to navigate and sensibly laid out. A wide range of options are available including multi-schedule monitoring, motion detection, in-app alerts etc. Even high ends features such as zones, motion tracking and 24/7 recording are possible. It will also send real-time push alerts to the phone app.

You can control the panning feature of the camera in real-time by just dragging the finger across the app screen to move the camera from side to side. Remember, this is not a true PTZ camera and so the lens cannot be remotely moved up and down.

Recordings can be made either through Motion or audio detection or manually through the app. The recordings can be viewed within the app, from video files saved to an SD card or from cloud storage. Cloud storage offers several subscription models and is not expensive. Unlike with some rivals, the camera performs perfectly well using just the SD card and functionality is not hobbled in any way. If the option is selected you can even have 24/7 automatic recording to the SD working as like a dashcam continuously recording short video files and recording over the oldest video when the card is full. If you use an SD card (none is provided) make sure you use a fast Class 10 card – the card must be able to cope with the high-speed data stream from the camera otherwise the results will be jittery and poor.

This model has 1080P image quality and is clearly not just upscaled 720p as on some lesser rivals. Video and audio quality are first rate with audio quality not being overlooked as so often happens with security cameras, Sound from the built-in speaker is a bit thin, as to be expected and it is a pity there is no audio out port to get around this. It supports two-way audio which means it could serve well as a Baby Monitor or home intercom.

This is a high-quality security camera capable of excellent results. The smartphone app is one of the best I have used for this purpose and is a major plus for the camera. The price is brilliant for the features on offer and puts to shame many high rivals at several times the price of this one.

The Good
Great Image quality
Excellent Android app
Night Vision
Motion detection alarm
In-app real-time push alerts
Scheduled monitoring periods
Two-way audio
SD card slot
24/7 Recording

The Bad
No 5Ghz wifi support
No audio output port

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