YI 1080p Home Camera Review- Easy Setup?

YI 1080p Home Camera Review- Easy Setup?

[crying baby] Gabe: I wish I had a home security camera
that would tell me when my baby is crying. [background music] Gabe: Hi, everybody. This is Gabe at Security Baron. Today, we’re talking about the YI 1080p Home
Camera. YI is a company known for its affordable action
cams, drones and, of course, what’s pertinent for us here today, the home security camera. If you have any questions at the end of the
video, drop us a comment below. Let’s get started. Right on the box, YI talks about its 1080p
HD, 112-degree angle, night vision, two-way audio, and maybe a bit more oddly, its baby-crying
detection technology. My initial thought right out of the box is
that it has a nice, discreet, thin profile. While it may not be my favorite design, it’ll
definitely fit into anyone’s home decor. Let’s see how it stacks up against the Security
Baron necessary features test. Of course, the most important element for
any camera and the number one thing in our necessary features list at Security Baron
is video quality. Here, the YI 1080p does not disappoint. It’s crisp and sharp. There are no issues at all with viewing anything
in the room. However, we will say that the 112-degree viewing
angle is underwhelming. We really hope for at least 130 degrees. Most cameras come with at least 120, so you’re
going to get less in your shot. Of course, for the price of one of these,
you could fill in all those missed spots by just buying a bunch of YIs when you compare
it to some of the prices of the other cameras on the market. We really would give this a really high rating. The HD on the YI is really great. The YI 1080 Home Security Camera comes with
infrared night mode. Infrared, we mentioned because it’s our preferred
method of night mode on the cameras that we see here at Security Baron. Some others ones have had LED illumination. In terms of the Security Baron necessary features
test, we really prefer infrared. The YI definitely gets a thumbs up talking
about night vision. Despite its stature, the YI Home Camera comes
with two-way audio. We think that’s a great asset for any indoor
camera here at Security Baron. It’s a part of our necessary features test. Here, you can just talk to someone in another
room, tell the kid to get off the couch or whatever’s necessary for any brief interaction. It’s a great functionality. Here at Security Baron, one of our necessary
features is storage. The YI 1080p Camera comes with both local
and cloud storage. With the YI Cloud, you get 7 days, 15 days,
or 30 days of storage all in the cloud, 7 days of which is free. Additionally, right here, you got a slot for
an up to 32GB microSD card. You can have local storage along with the
cloud storage. Definitely give a thumbs up to the YI for
its local and cloud storage options. Here at Security Baron, we really like to
emphasize smart home integration. With the YI, you get none of that, no Amazon,
Google, Apple HomeKit integration, not even IFTTT. That’s a definite concern for us. In terms of artificial intelligence like facial
recognition technology, the YI 1080p Home Camera doesn’t provide any of that. As it is a Security Baron necessary feature,
it’s definitely an area of concern for us and a strike against this particular camera. One of my favorite things about the YI 1080p
Home Camera is its value. You get so much for so little. For approximately $50 from various retailers,
you get 1080p, the night vision, and the two-way audio. Of course, we had to mention that they’re
able to ship at this price because there is no smart platform integration nor do you have
any artificial intelligence like facial recognition, but for what you’re paying, it’s a really
great value. We definitely give it full marks in terms
of its price. In terms of convenience, the 1080p YI Home
Camera may have been the easiest camera to set up yet. I think the period of time between the moment
I opened the box and I was viewing a live stream of my own face was maybe five minutes. Of course, a lot of that was facilitated by
how well the app works, which is something we’re going to talk about now. Despite YI being a small company, they actually
have a quite comprehensive app. On the bottom row, you have your general cameras,
alerts, cloud storage, and profile. Then in the top row, you get an immediate
image of the last thing that it recorded. You can also set up your alerts. I’ve got activity alerts of motion, baby crying. Of course, I can look at my cloud storage
subscription. In the top right corner, you can simply tap
on the plus sign to go and add another device. Of course, the most important element is going
into a live stream. You click on the last image, and I’m already
now watching a live stream in high definition. If I wanted to engage in two-way audio, I
click on the microphone. I can take a snapshot or I can watch the entire
video like that. I’d also like to point out that the lag here
is not that bad, especially compared to some of the other cameras that we’ve seen. Overall, it’s a really great app. It makes things really easy. As I said before, I was looking at myself
on my own phone within five minutes of opening up the box. I wanted to show you a preview of the YI 1080p
Home Camera’s amazing video quality. We’re shooting in HD. You will notice that it has a smaller viewing
angle than many of the other cameras that we’ve reviewed here, but considering its price,
it’s a great deal. This HD, it’s really crisp. It’s clear. I can see better than I can with a lot of
the other cameras that we’ve looked at, actually. We’re really impressed by the video quality
on the YI 1080p Home Security Camera. Here we are checking out the night vision
on the YI 1080 Home Camera. As you can see, it’s able to gather everything
really well. You can see what’s going on in the room. It may not be the best night vision that we’ve
seen, but it definitely works especially considering how much you pay to buy this camera. The digital zoom is still there. There may be a little bit of lag. You might see a little bit of blockiness for
a moment, but it’s a generally really good system by which to experience night vision. We definitely give it a great review in terms
of its night vision capacity. To summarize the things that we liked, didn’t
like, and loved about the YI 1080 Home Security Camera, one, it had amazing crisp, sharp HD
video. The night vision functioned well. The two-way audio was great. It has both local and cloud storage. The value was amazing because you can buy
this for under $50 from some retailers. Of course, as a site that revolves around
smart home integration, we weren’t keen on the fact that there’s no Apple, Amazon, or
even Google integration, no IFTTT, and the fact that there is no facial recognition technology
or any type of artificial intelligence. What we loved about it was the convenience
factor. We were basically able to view a live stream
within five minutes of opening it up. That is amazing. That’s our summary of the YI 1080p Home Camera. If you’re looking for an affordable camera
with clean, crisp 1080p HD video and two-way audio, the YI 1080p Home Camera definitely
meets your criteria. However, if you’re looking for a more comprehensive
addition to your smart home security system, you may want to look in another direction. If you want to read the full review, google
Security Baron plus YI Home Camera. If you liked this video, hit subscribe and
give us a like. As always, this is Gabe at Security Baron. Be secure. [music]

76 Replies to “YI 1080p Home Camera Review- Easy Setup?”

  1. On Amazon, there are many customer reviews that raise a concern about privacy in the phone and PC app. Is there any truth to that?

  2. I have the same exact camera, had it for a year already. I use it as a baby monitor. I always used the "baby crying detection" but it has suddenly disappeared entirely from my "smart detection" options. Now it only allows for motion detection. I'm a bit baffled and frustrated by this. Im wondering if it's all cameras or just something weird that happen to mine. It defeats the entire purpose if it took away that capability.

  3. We were chatting over a coffee, simple filter, not Nescafe (baby-killers) and started to think out loud. Not a fat cat Cameron's broken Britain.

  4. Does it has to be wired in order to work?
    So when the sd card gets full, does it reformatted itself and start saving to the sd card again??

  5. Nobody can tell me this…
    Do these cameras HAVE to be plugged into an outlet in order to work??
    Therefore it's NOT wireless as advertised?
    I just purchased the 2 pack which doesn't come with crying baby alert.

  6. Can you review what is recorded on the sd card remotely or do you have to pull the sd card out every time and review it on another device?

  7. I have the very first YI 720p camera. I’m looking for something that can provide a better app streaming picture quality

  8. I just the YI Home Camera, I connected it to my home wi-fi, but when I leave the house, it disconnected. How do I watch the live stream from my job, to see what is going on in my home?

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