YI Home Camera (Official U.S. Edition)

November 4, 2015 - Comment

Product Features Official U.S. limited release of the YI Home Camera through Amazon Exclusives Crystal clear HD 720p video, infrared night vision, 111º wide angle lens, 4x digital zoom Real-time streaming to your phone & activity alerts when motion is detected. Available for iOS and Android World’s #1 Home Security HD Camera – over 2

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Product Features

  • Official U.S. limited release of the YI Home Camera through Amazon Exclusives
  • Crystal clear HD 720p video, infrared night vision, 111º wide angle lens, 4x digital zoom
  • Real-time streaming to your phone & activity alerts when motion is detected. Available for iOS and Android
  • World’s #1 Home Security HD Camera – over 2 million sold in 2015
  • No monthly subscription fees: Secure your videos on a micro SD card (not included), own your video content

Comments

L. LAMEE says:

Serious competition I typically don’t write product reviews; however, after spending some time trying to find a decent camera for the house and using this one for a few days, I figured I’d share my experience. I’ve only used this camera since 12/25/15, but I already think this camera has the potential to give Dropcam serious competition.First, the setup. If you can operate your smartphone, you can setup this camera. Plug it in, install and run the application on your phone or tablet, and you’re good to go. I did have some issues making a YI Home account using my email address; however, after several attempts, it finally worked. You don’t have to use your FaceBook account; however you can if you want as it’s an option. I opted to create a YI account instead. After creating your account, you hold the phone in front of the camera which allows it to scan a QR code. Once it scans the code, the camera is connected to your WiFi. Overall, very easy…

JoeM says:

Seems like a good value so far. Needs a few tweaks. Updated 12.29.15 Just got this up and running. First thing that troubled me was that the screen just sat there with a button at the bottom to log in with Facebook. Guess what. Not everyone has FB. Amazed that this is a requirement for setup. I absolutely loath all these things that want to pull your info from a social media account. So after using FB to sign in, everything working pretty well from there. I like that it talks when you turn it on and when it is syncing so you at least know that it’s doing something. Video quality is just OK. I would pay more for 1080. I have tried other cameras and the playback in this app is faster than the Samsung by a long shot. I like that you can turn off the front LED. That was a big annoyance with another camera I tried. One thing that I really liked about the Samsung SmartCam was that you could set areas for motion detection. I wish all of these cameras had an easy way to shut them off when you are home. So far, it seems like a pretty solid value…

Agerigt says:

I’ve been happy with the Dropcam I bought this camera when I saw the price because I think the cost of the Nest camera is too high. I’ve had a Dropcam since before Nest bought Dropcam. I’ve been happy with the Dropcam, but just couldn’t come to the point of paying $200 for another one. At $60, I thought the YI Home Camera was worth a shot.Setup seemed easier than with the Dropcam. I don’t really like that you have to sign in using Facebook, but it worked. I just don’t want others linked to my Facebook account for fear of things getting posted without my approval, but it gives you the opportunity to only post for you to see and so far, nothing has been posted. I don’t use the camera to take pictures so I think that helps.The image quality is good enough for me. It is as clear as my Dropcam. The main difference is the camera settings and what you can control. The Dropcam is much better in this regard, but not enough to justify the price difference. Even though I think the process of…

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