Size:Security Camera 1 pc
Setting Up Your Camera With YI Home App
1.Install YI Home App and create a YI Home Account
2.Turn your camera on and select the '+' icon in YI Home App to add your camera
3.Select your Wi-Fi network and enter your Wi-Fi password, then select Connect to Wi-Fi
4.Scan the QR Code shown on the app, then select Next once the QR Code has scanned
5.Select Save, then select Start using to finish pairing
6.If connection failed, please push the Reset button and try again
1.YI Home cameras will need to connect to a 2.4GHz band network. 5GHz WiFi band is not supported
2.Turning on the location service on the phone if you encounter Unknown SSID issue
3.Encryption mode must be set to WPA/WPA2 (mixed mode) or WPA2
4.Your Wi-Fi password must be 8-20 characters in length
If you have any other problem, please contact us via [email protected]
Size:Security Camera 1 pc
7 x 7 x 4 inches
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Very good camera. Mounted it outside near the front door so I can view the driveway and front area of my house. True HD quality and you can download video right to your phone to save for future reference if needed. Highly recommend these!
Update as of 6/9/18 - one of the outdoor cameras has malfunctioned. There appears to be water inside the lens and the indicator light stays a steady green. Tried resetting the camera as well as removing the power from it for a period of time and still nothing. I have contacted YI support for further help. I am changing my rating from a 5 to 2 until the issue is resolved.
Update as of 6/11/18 - Customer support contacted me and will be sending me a new camera. But! I came home today to find that now my other outdoor camera is no longer working! I tried the reset and still nothing. I find it odd that both camera went out within a matter of just a couple days from each other. They're both mounted under the eve of my house near each other. One faces the front walkway and the other faces the driveway. I have contacted support once again for the second camera. But for now, I'm lowering my score down to a 1 now and would not recommend these cameras if they only last for 3 months. I'll update again once I receive the new cameras..
Downgrading to 1 Star. Camera picture quality is already degrading. I have one camera mounted over driveway. It faces south, so is exposed to more direct sunlight. Also, since I've left my "not so good" review, all the sudden there are numerous "5 star" reviews that have popped up. Do yourself a favor and pay attention to the wording and grammar on those reviews. They all look suspiciously similar. Just sayin'.
Honestly, the quality these cameras are just so so. I bought a few other outdoor Wi-Fi cameras over the years and these are probably the most marginal of them all. There are a few things I'd like to point out if you are considering buying these...
1. The casing is all lightweight plastic, including the cover over the lens. Other cameras that I've bought at the same price point have had metal housings and will definitely last longer in the elements than these cameras as well.
2. One end of the power cord is hardwired directly under the camera and the other end is a typical USB connection which plugs into the supplied transformer. The problem with this, is that you will need to drill a hole in your wall at least 3/4" wide to fit the USB through the hole. All other cameras that I've purchased, have a DC power supply type connection that allow you to drill only a nominal size hole to fit the cable through. In addition, since the cable is connected under the camera, instead of behind it, the cable will always be exposed to someone being able to simply cut it with a pair of shears when attached to an exterior wall. This is a definite flaw and should be changed on future generations of these cameras! Even if you install the camera out of reach of someone, the design is still terrible because you still have the 3/4" hole to contend with. You will either need to fill the hole with caulking, or install the base of the camera over the hole, which means you will have the cable going under the base, preventing a flush attachment to your exterior wall. With all other exterior cameras that I've purchased, the cable runs from the rear of the camera through the post of the base that attaches to the wall. This allows you to secure the base directly over the hole while not exposing the cable to anyone with ill intent.
In regards to the picture quality, this is the only redeeming aspect of these cameras. Picture quality is pretty good. Again, the only question is, just how long these cameras will last in the elements! If directly exposed to the sun and rain, I will give them about 18 months max. If installed under an eve or other cover, they may last a little longer.
My review that I had put up in March of 2020 has somehow been removed. It was also a one-star review. I have had nothing but issues with this camera since I got it. The latest issue is that water got inside in front of the lens and I can't get it out. I sent an email to their technical support and a week later I got a response on how to reset the camera, which does nothing about the water being in front of the lens. I have other Yi cameras and have no issues. I got the first generation of the Wi-Fi battery outdoor camera and it died within a year. Not so sure the Kami cameras are worth it.
I bougth this in May 11, 2018 the reason why Im just writing the review now is because i'm thinking about getting another one but that is not going to happened! It works for ONE MONTH after that slowly failing ( 65% DURING THE DAY IS OFFLINE sometime will come back on and off ) the worse is DURING THE NIGHT 85% IT WILL BE JUST OFFLINE THE ENTIRE NIGHT!!! and my internet signal is only TEN FEET away from the camera. I did follow the instruction on the manual but it doesn't help at all. the purpose of this Camera is to protect or keep an eye on my property. The camera is well build and the quality of the image is great. VERY DISAPPOINTED!
( I Did All Of This And Still Doesn't Work! )
1. reboot local WiFi router
2. make sure no VPN being in use / no firewall or restriction on local network
3. make sure the cam be set up under stable power condition
4. set up the camera under another network / hotspot
5. put smart phone under the same WiFi and test the connection speed under Yi Home app camera setting -> network
The camera was good for a month now for the past 2 days it would go off line for no reason. I still had internet and power but it would shut off. Not sure what to do I tried powering it off and on again and it would not resolve it. It would fix it self after 2 to 4 hr. just wondering is the 35 C heat getting to it. I tried contacting YI they told me to power it off and on which I did and it did not resolve the problem or shutting off the app. I would like the camera to work 24h 7days for security reasons not taking breaks at night for 2 to 4 hr. Now I am thinking why I purchased the cloud storage. Please honour the warranty
They send me a new camera it has been working great no issues what's so ever. Happy with product. Works great in Heat 40 C and now in cold Canadian winter -30 C .
Alright so I got two external Yi Home cameras to complement my two other dome 1080p cameras that I have setup inside my home.
I only had this thing for two months now, so I cant report back yet on this thing surviving Canadian winters, but I will edit this review 9 months from now.
Edit: its been over a year now, both outdoor YI cameras have survived!
Easy to setup, quite painless, easy interface with software.
It just works, plain and simple, no hassle or complication.
Decent frame per second (20 fps)
Decent night vision.
Decent WiFi strength for a camera without any external antenna.
Good price for the quality.
Looks good, its not huge so its somewhat discreet.
Yi are taking advantage of their proprietary software to force you to sit through their publicity every time you launch it.....
Absolute garbage hardware supplied (screws, anchors) don't use them!!!! use better from hardware store.
Motion zones (or regions) cannot be properly drawn out, software only support drawing rectangles/squares (fix this please)
Video not really 1080p, feels like 720p (hope they can fix this with firmware upgrade, video is not crystal clear or anything, cant recognize anyone or any license plates)
Speaker is so-so (it works, but its not very loud, people may not be able to hear you)
Software is available in low-rez iphone version only, no ipad high-definition version. (really? in 2018?) FIX THIS.
Software cant do landscape mode, only portrait! (not to be confused with setting video to landscape)
Very easy to steal (just have to unscrew the camera from the wall adapter, takes two seconds no tools required)
easy to steal micro sd card (no security screws, just regular Philips head) not cool, please use security screws for next revisions
The Yi Home windows software requires a password to log into it EVERYTIME (even if you check "remember me") FIX THIS
The Yi Home Windows software does not have any settings for the cameras, missing tons of options. FIX THIS
I can only give two stars for this camera because all of the cons outweigh the good stuff. Some of this stuff is fixable though for future version and even current version if they upgrade the resolution with a firmware upgrade, offer security screws for micro sd face plate and update their budget iPhone software to ipad HD version.
Side note: These cameras work great with LampChamp see: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EPC102A/ref=cfb_at_prodpg
I bought 4 cameras from this seller. 3 outdoors and one indoor.
The cameras are as advertised and everything needed for installation was inside the box (screwdriver, screws, spare screws for the microSD card’s door, plastic anchors for the wire, etc).
Setup was a breeze. I already owned other surveillance cameras (produced by other manufacturers) and it was super complicated to do the setup. Beside this they often lost connexion and needed rebooting. Never had these problems with YI cameras.
Unfortunately I had one issue with one of the units (an outdoor unit) but their customer service was excellent. They provided a execelent solution to my problem and they have been very professional.
The only suggestion I would have is for the app. In order to view the live feed from a specific camera, I have to scroll down, find it and tap on it. I would rather prefer to have a mosaic function that allows to place them as wanted and to be able to see the live stream without taping on the camera. Like this I could only tap to enlarge the camera that shows an activity that I want to see in detail.
For the moment it’s a 5 stars for me considering that I had the product they advertised, their customer service is excellent and the product is super easy to install.
The build quality will be a thing that I will review in the future but for the moment it rained a lot on the outdoor units and I had no issue with them.
I will certainly buy again from this seller and I recommend it.
I waited 2 months before writing this review, as I was expecting something to go wrong (like the previous camera that I had to return).
So far, I am more than pleased with the performance of the camera. You can tell the quality of the camera as soon as you open the package. Even the mackaging material is of good qualty.
The initial setup and configuration was much easier than the previous camera. The app has a very intuitive interface and easy to learn. The manual is very clear to follow. The voice instructions makes the configuration process a breeze.
It is easy to view alerts, save or delete them one at a time or in groups. Going back to view older video alerts from the storage card is very intuitive. I like the numerous options available to fine-tune the alert settings to better manage the motion alerts you will receive.
It would be good if the company will support storage cards greater than 64GB.
I plan to purchase a second camera for the rear entrance shortly.
Very pleased with this purchase.
The camera is good quality for the price. The look is very modern and it is simply plug and play to the usb adapter it comes with. The picture quality is very good, even during the night with the IR leds. Since I bought the camera I wanted to preserve anything that could limit its lifecycle, so i used some plastic conduit, added tapcons to the mount and brick, used a weather proof outlet box and a bit of caulking around the top of the exposed conduit. You dont want to get any moisture or water build up depending on how your installing it. It uses very minimal power and is an excellent deterrent since I have this pointed at my toolshed and have no back neigbours. The comments complaining about how poorly it can read a licence plate are not applicable for this kind of camera. All license plates have a special film that is reflective, If you want to capture license plate numbers all day it's better to use a 4mp (1440p) surveillance camera and upgrade to a CCTV type.
-installation was super easy
-infrared leds are built in, not exposing them to the elements.
-option of having it turned on or off is available, which is hard to find in most surveillance cameras
-mount is very durable
-software is easy to use
-had sustained -30 C temperatures without any lag or distortion
-the sensitivity on the motion can be annoying at times, even set in low
-screws that came with it are very small and cheap
Overall I'm satisfied with the purchase.