CNET listed the best home security cameras reviews . They are in 4K resolution but expensive. In fact, most of us just need a cheap and esay one. So Xiaomi presented their easy setup home security camera to us.
Advantages of the production
Several years ago, to look after my pet which was always alone at home, I have bought a MI-Cam, then I wrote an article to share my purchases. At comments section, I remembered, someone asked about the difference between Mi.-Cam and MI home security camera. In fact, this question quiet attracts me, otherwise, for monitoring perspective was unadjustable, thus visible area was limited and could not totally covered my dog’s daily-occupation area. Therefore, I got another video camera-MI home security camera. Among the product sequences of all the MI cameras, this version was the best, so it represents Millet video cameras’ highest level because of its quality definition and viewable area etc.
Display of its appearance
Comparing with the simply-designed Mi-Cam, this Mi home security camera’s external packing is bigger and its style inherits the consistent traits of Mi. The stereo of this product is in the center of external packing.The production, as well, for matched with Pan-Tilt, it may look bigger inevitably. This one’s color is as white as Mi.-Cam.All the parts including video camera, wire rod, jack-plug, pedestal (use for arranging on a wall body) and an instruction manual.This video camera keeps organic design-a white body with black “big eyes”.In the aspect of workmanship, this one is not as excellent as Mi.-Cam and the shortage is expressed in large and uneven aperture. On the left of sphere, the aperture is too large and is uneven.The aperture on the right side is of normal width. On the back of product intergraded with speakers which makes two-way talkback function possible. The speaker hole is radioactive.
Its camera is composed of two sphere parts including the external spherical shell and the internal hemispherical camera.Footage can have 120 wide angles.Big ball installed in the pedestal can rotate around and its internal camera can be adjusted up and down so that the video camera can move up and down and side to side. Therefore, it can monitor from multi-angle. The rotatable region allows for horizontal rotation in both directions and vertical rotation in 115 degrees.On the face of pedestal there is Mi.’s logo.The “reset “button and the charging hole are at the back of pedestal.MI home security camera adopted physical buttons which are more convenient than Mi.-Cam.
Comparison between the two’s “reset “button
Compared to the exposed design of MI-Cam’s slot, this one uses an “invisible” slot and you need to turn up the camera to see the slot. MI home security camera’s memory card slot. Advantages of this design is that when the camera is installed outside, the “invisible” slot can strongly protect monitoring data. It is said that when you take out MI-Cam’s storage card, the recorded videos are all gone. MI home security camera still uses a round-stable-pedestal just the same as MI-Cam. The difference is that this one’s structure is more complex. Besides, to prevent it waggling, the designers add four non-slip mats under the pedestal. This camera weighs about 239 grams so that it cannot be immobilized by 3M glue therefore the official provides us with screw-in base components. You have to hole the wall to install and cooperate with the anchoring to inverted it or make it side mounted.The same as MI-Cam this one adopts Micro USB as plug. The power condition is 5V/1A as well.
- If you need a playback, you are supposed to insert the storage card into the apparatus. The capacity of the card could not be more than 64 G and its format has to be Micro SD. Pluck up the photo-adapter and expose the slot so that you can push in the card. I used Sam-sung’s 64 G high-speed TF card. Otherwise, you need to download MI App on phone.
- Add camera device. Choose MI home security camera.
- Then match with it according to the instructions.
- There are two methods of matching: one is to scan the QR code providing by MI App and let the camera “stare” at the phone screen. It is quite funny.
The other one is to make your phone register with camera’s Wi-Fi cellular.When match successfully you can control the camera by APP.The interface is almost the same as MI-Cam, but this one has a cradle head so you can rotate it. Point the virtual button in interface you can operate cradle head.
Comparison of the two cameras’ footage:
MI home security camera has resolution of 1080P so it is obvious that this one is clearer than MI-Cam, but it cannot catch up with cameras. In addition, this one’s visual range is wider than MI-Cam.Instant gratifications can be trans ponded by third-party APP. This function is really useful. In the aspect of night viewing, the two are almost the same.
Personally, the function of 1080p Pan-Tilt has been promoted a lot comparing with public version. The improvement mainly reflected in the promotion of picture quality, plus, the choppy animation has been solved. This mainly owes to the usage of separate antennae in addition to the renew of Wi-Fi module. Moreover, this one is still well-designed as before, it is really cute for its round appearance. APP is still easy to master. The deficiencies: one is that for the increase of its quality, we cannot use a 3M paster to install it and if we need inverted it and make it side mounted we need to hole the wall which is extremely inconvenient. Second is that the handcraft is not as well as before, for the crack is too large and uneven. Third is the high price. This one’s more than double the price of MI-Cam.In conclusion, someone who have demanding request of the ability can buy one. But if you are just want to have a try, MI-Cam is enough.
That’s all. Thanks for reading.