Xiaomi Xiaoyi Smart IP Camera 2 review
Xiaomi Xiaoyi Smart IP Camera 2 overview
Xiaoyi Smart IP Camera 2 is the brand new surveillance camera by Xiaomi. Xiami added many new features from the previous xiaoy night vision ip camera, starting form the resolution, this new cam can register 1080p videos with a wide field of view of 130°. This allows to have more defined videos of a bigger frame of your rooms, with a better video quality. It has a new Led system, with 11 940nm non-polluting IR LEDs for night vision, you can see everything clearly even at night.
These are just some improvements, but the Xiaomi Yi 2 ip camera has a lot of new really interesting functions, like Human shape Detection, Gesture Identification, Baby Crying Detection, People Counting.
Xiaomi Yi 2 new functions
Let’s analyze the new functions in detail:
Human shape detection
When a human shape is detected, it will trigger the alarm. Useful when you leave your home alone,this anti intrusion system will detect human presence and trigger the alarm. Can be used indoor, in garage, bedrooms, living rooms, or outside, porches, lodges.
Baby Crying Detection
Xiaomi Yi IP Camera 2 can identify a baby crying around 5 meters, and send an alarm to your phone App “Xiaomi Ants Smart Camera”. The ip camera has 11 built-in IR leds that let you see clearly what’s happening in your child’s room even at night. It has a built-in microphone so you can hear everything in the room.
If you hold your hand and a make a fist to the camera within 2 meters, it will record a 10 seconds video and send it to your mobile phones app.
The Xiaoyi 2 ip camera supports body recognition and bosy traking technology. You can know in every moment how many people are in your shop, how many workers are present in your factory, how many kids are playing in your living room.
Xiaomi Xiao Yi 2 IP Camera is a multi purpose ip camera. It can be used as a security cam or as a baby monitor. It has wifi, and can connect to your Wifi lan, so with a cell phone and the dedicated app you can see what’s happening in front of the camera via wifi.
Even when you’re outside, you can see what’s happening inside your home connecting to the Xiaomi Camera with just a phone or a tablet, and the Yi Home App. Put the camera into your children’s bedroom and control them playing or sleeping, put it into the living room to control if your grandma is ok, or to see if someone enters into your home when you are out.
It records 1080p videos, with wide aperture lens for large field of view of 130 degrees, in a microsd card, for future playbacks of pictures and videos. You can also take pictures or videos from your phone, using the app, and it will record them directly in your phone.
It has a built-in microphone and a speaker for a 2-way communication. With the app you can record a vocal message from your phone and send it to the Xiaomi Camera, whoever is near the cam will hear your message, and if they speak you can hear what they’re saying. Useful to calm kids, or to alarm intruders in your home, or to communicate with people who can’t use a cellphone.
It is equipped with Infrared night vision, so you can see with xiaomi’s eyes even when it’s dark. You can see your baby sleeping, or if your home is safe and no one is in.
A nice feature is motion detection: when the cam detects a movement in front of it, it starts recording. So if someone enters into your home, the Xiaomi won’t miss it, even if it’s dark. You can also set alerts so that if the camera detects movement it sends alarms directly to your phone.
Setting up the camera
Let’s see how to set up the Xiaomi Yi 2 IP camera. In the instruction sheet you can find a QR code, scan it with your phone and it will download the Yi Home application. Open the App, skip the first screen, then click on the “+” button to add your camera. Then plug-in your camera to the power supply so that it gets power and wait until the phone pairs with the camera. Then you can choose the QR code method, insert your home wifi password, wait untill a QR code appears in your phone and point it to the Xiaomi Camera, so that it can scan the code. The Led of xiaomi camera will turn blue and then you can connect to your surveillance camera and see live what’s happening in front of it.
How it works
Now that we setup the camera in our wifi Lan, we can access to it even with 3G or 4G connection. So we don’t need wifi, and can access to it wherever we are. You can see it explained in the video at the end of this paragraph. With the app, you can setup multiple cameras and watch simultaneously what they’re recording.
The lens has a wide angle, so you can see a large field of view of 130°, and see a big portion of the space in front of the camera. You can also zoom in up to 4X to see better what’s happening, to do that you just need to use your fingers on the app, as you would usually zoom a picture.
Using the App you can shoot pictures or start recording a video in your phone or in your camera – just remember to insert a micro sd card in your xiaomi yi camera to do that-, and you can also mute or unmute the camera.
If you press the microphone icon on the right, you can record a vocal message, and it will be sent to the camera, that will playback it. In this way you could also conversate with someone who’s near the camera!
From the app you can chose to turn on or off the status led when the camera is on, i.e. if you use it in surveillance mode it is suggested to let it off.
You can set up Activity Alerts, so that if the camera detects movements, it will send alerts to the app, that will notify them to you.
The infrared recording works very well, and you can clearly see what’s happening in the room where you position the camera, even with no light at all!
- 1080P resolution:
1080P high definition resolution brings you a clearer and more natural images.
- 4 times digital amplifying technology:
Shows more details of the area.
- 130 degrees super wide angle:
Covers more areas; With LDC technology, reduce the distortion.
- 6 optical lens, F2.0 aperture:
Improve the definition for a high image quality even in low light conditions.
- IR LEDs: 11 940nm non-polluting IR LEDs for night vision, you can see your baby clearly at midnight.
- Cloud storage service: Cloud storage is safer for usage.
- Environmental material: Adopts high quality environmental material, more durable and good heat dissipation.
- APP: Please scan the QR code and download the APP “Xiaomi Ants Xiaoyi Smart Camera” in APP store.
Shape: Mini Camera
Technical Feature : Infrared
IP camera performance : Motion Detection,Night Vision,Real-time video capture and recording,Support video control
Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
|System and Hardware Info||Mobile Access: Android,IOS
Alarm Notice: Email Photo,FTP Photo
|Video Image Audio||Video Compression Format: H.264
Resolution: 1920 × 1080
Audio Input: Built-in mic.
Audio Output: External speaker
|Night Vision||Infrared LED: 11 LEDs|
|Physical Environment||Exterior Material: Plastic
Operate Temperature (℃): -10 – 60 celsius degrees
Working Humidity (%) RH: 10 – 90 percent
|Dimension and Weight||Product weight: 0.260 kg
Package weight: 0.350 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.50 x 8.00 x 3.00 cm / 4.53 x 3.15 x 1.18 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 26.50 x 11.00 x 6.00 cm / 10.43 x 4.33 x 2.36 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x IP Camera, 1 x USB Cable|