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Xiaomi Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera Official Version - £19.15 with code at Gearbest
Xiaomi Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera Official Version - £19.15 with code at Gearbest

Xiaomi Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera Official Version - £19.15 with code at Gearbest

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Unsure if this is the exact same model as the previously posted model but it looks the same (although it's a different page on Gearbest worded slightly differently). Only difference I can see is product dimensions.

Code: XMWiFiIP

Blurb from Gearbest:

Note:
This IP camera features a mini size and it is portable, so you can install it at anywhere. After connect the camera with your "Mi Home" App, you can freely use it.
Please download APP "Mi Home" from APP Store or Google Play.
After download the "Mi Home" App, you need to set the usage area for Mainland China. Please do not choose other areas.

Main Features:
Original Xiaomi smart 1080P IP camera for home security
1080P full high definition resolution provides a clear image
1/2.7 inch CMOS sensor and 8X digital zoom, bring more details
F2.0 aperture, 110 degree super wide angle FOV
IR-cut, support day and night auto switch
Built-in 2pcs 850nm LEDs, support night vision range up to 9m. You can have a clear view even in a dark environment
Support motion and sound detection, detects the smoke and CO alarm, send you the alarm when it is triggered
Two-way audio, you can talk to your family when you are not at home
Max support 64G extended TF card ( not included )
Magnetic bracket, it can be mounted on any metal surface
Support time-lapse recording
Please download APP "Mi Home" from APP Store or Google Play
Support Android 4.0 and above, iOS 7.0 and above system devices
Comes with an US plug charger
1.75m USB cable

Specs:
Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Distance : 10m
Sensor: CMOS
Sensor size (inch): 1/2.7
Resolution: 1920 × 1080
Audio Input: Built-in mic.
Audio Output: Built-in speaker
Night Vision: Infrared LED: 2pcs - Infrared Distance: 9m
Product weight: 0.2000 kg
Package weight: 0.2500 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 15.00 x 15.00 x 15.00 cm / 5.91 x 5.91 x 5.91 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 17.00 x 17.00 x 17.00 cm / 6.69 x 6.69 x 6.69 inches
Package Contents: 1 x Xiaomi IP Camera, 1 x Charger ( US Plug ), 1 x Power Cord ( 1.75m ), 1 x Needle, 1 x Chinese User Manual

127 Comments

Does anyone have this setup in the TinyCam app from the Play Store?

Bought it but there is little or no support this side of the globe. Couldnt find an app that would get it to work. In a drawer somewhere at the min. Gave it to my son who worked for an IT firm and he couldnt get it to work either. Two other IP cameras I bought including a Sricam were a breeze to set up by comparison.

johnnyd57uk

Bought it but there is little or no support this side of the globe. … Bought it but there is little or no support this side of the globe. Couldnt find an app that would get it to work. In a drawer somewhere at the min. Gave it to my son who worked for an IT firm and he couldnt get it to work either. Two other IP cameras I bought including a Sricam were a breeze to set up by comparison.



If you could recommend another model id be interested. My house had a leak last week that if we were away from home would have wrecked the bathroom so id like to be able to monitor it while away.

it works through miHome app, and I must say quite well, however everything is in chinese

These do work but u will need the mi home app from play store and u will need to reg a mi account.
Download app login
Start app login to mi acc
Add device
Add video device
Select the right cam they have thumbnails next to description
Select wireless network and input pass it will connect to
(Note the wireless network has to be on 2.4 ghz band and also encryption wpa or less. Wpa2 wont work)
Press the setup hole on camera and let it see the qr code on phone.
Once status goes all blue it is set.
Go back to mi home start page and ur device will be there. Select it to view.

Oops sorry forgot to say when you put settings on app always choose china as location.

Just bought 2, see how they are.

barneyonion

If you could recommend another model id be interested. My house had a … If you could recommend another model id be interested. My house had a leak last week that if we were away from home would have wrecked the bathroom so id like to be able to monitor it while away.



​Foscam are easy to setup I hear. Not cheap though

Get a Cleverdog for twenty odd quid, mines brill.

Ive got one and ordered another
You have to use the Mihome app

its in english/chinese but works well

and you have to select China as your region

Any cheap cameras that don't phone home to china? I'm assuming this one does for it's smart phone stuff.

Elastoplast

These do work but u will need the mi home app from play store and u will … These do work but u will need the mi home app from play store and u will need to reg a mi account.Download app login Start app login to mi accAdd deviceAdd video deviceSelect the right cam they have thumbnails next to descriptionSelect wireless network and input pass it will connect to(Note the wireless network has to be on 2.4 ghz band and also encryption wpa or less. Wpa2 wont work)Press the setup hole on camera and let it see the qr code on phone.Once status goes all blue it is set.Go back to mi home start page and ur device will be there. Select it to view.



No WPA2 support? That's a deal breaker, I don't want to switch my wifi network to an easily-cracked encryption scheme.

I bought a load of these the last time around and once you install MiHome from the QR code on the packet and choose Mainland China as the region, it all works well including storage on your cloud account. Also once you have the camera working, you can name it in English.

what else do u need to get it to work fully? SD card??or something else??
Edited by: "linhang90" 8th Mar

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Surprised to hear it doesn't support WPA2. Find that hard to believe to be honest... Never saw that mentioned in previous deal posts about this camera. I don't own one myself (yet), I was waiting for the price to come back down to this level.

Glad so many people have commented, I've now cancelled my order.

Hi Barneyonion,

Maisi ip camera available on Amazon is a fantastic IP camera. Pricey at the min tho. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XBTRZVE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sricam which I bought from Gearbest is around £19 and is excellent value for money . http://www.gearbest.com/ip-cameras/pp_330678.html?currency=GBP&vip=760246&gclid=CLvo3_ugx9ICFUWeGwodTRYKbQ

Could not reccommend this Xiaomi Smart tho which I also bought from Gearbest.

barneyonion

If you could recommend another model id be interested. My house had a … If you could recommend another model id be interested. My house had a leak last week that if we were away from home would have wrecked the bathroom so id like to be able to monitor it while away.


You'd be better off buying Samsungs smart things water detector.

Surprised to see so many negative reviews on these. I've had 3 in the past and each set up and worked flawlessly. Value for money can't be beat but I've yet to try the recently released 'Digoo' ones.

johnnyd57uk

Bought it but there is little or no support this side of the globe. … Bought it but there is little or no support this side of the globe. Couldnt find an app that would get it to work. In a drawer somewhere at the min. Gave it to my son who worked for an IT firm and he couldnt get it to work either. Two other IP cameras I bought including a Sricam were a breeze to set up by comparison.



These work great and are fairly simple to setup. The App has been updated a few times in the last few months (Xiaomi mihome) and is in English. Picture quality is excellent, as is night vision.
They have two way audio too so you can frighten the hell out of people

My only gripe is you can't adjust the length of record on the motion detect. I'd prefer if the pre and post record of the event was a few seconds longer.

Elastoplast

Oops sorry forgot to say when you put settings on app always choose china … Oops sorry forgot to say when you put settings on app always choose china as location.


Yes, this is the main issue people face. Putting china as your location doesn't affect the app language. It does screw up the timestamp on the video though

I'd love them to bring out an IP65 version so I can put it outdoors.

no mention of security (e.g. any active firmware development against threats like Mirai? can the internet watch my baby sleep too??) no mention of smoke detection mechanism (does it conform to British standards? is it less sensitive for the smog ridden Chinese market??) and a 3.1 star app make it a no from me. but at this price, if not being used as a baby monitor or smoke detector, it would make a great webcam or dashcam. HOT for 1080p < £20

linhang90

what else do u need to get it to work fully? SD card??or something else??



Just an SD card and a USB charger. I just use an old Samsung phone one. 8Gb records surprisingly long, but best with 16Gb+

browneyone

Glad so many people have commented, I've now cancelled my order.



Shame, brilliant, neat little cam. The other ones linked are quite ugly.

verbumSapienti

no mention of security (e.g. any active firmware development against … no mention of security (e.g. any active firmware development against threats like Mirai? can the internet watch my baby sleep too??) no mention of smoke detection mechanism (does it conform to British standards? is it less sensitive for the smog ridden Chinese market??) and a 3.1 star app make it a no from me. but at this price, if not being used as a baby monitor or smoke detector, it would make a great webcam or dashcam. HOT for 1080p < £20



The smoke thing is just it listening for your smoke alarms then it sends an alert. Xiaomi make a great dashcam too which is more suitable to the task. They seem to update the firmware quite regularly and they are one of the big Chinese companies. Security is always as concern with all these IoT devices. No guarantees.

Just setup a new account with Mihome. Put in China as region as suggested by others. Took me through half the setup process but stalled with the Smart Cam shouting out instructions to me in Chinese. The Wifes Chinese but no help there either. The lack of english/european support is appaling. What a waste of time.

CosmicTrader

I bought a load of these the last time around and once you install MiHome … I bought a load of these the last time around and once you install MiHome from the QR code on the packet and choose Mainland China as the region, it all works well including storage on your cloud account. Also once you have the camera working, you can name it in English.



I've not looked into cloud storage. does this feature actually work? I read it wasn't implemented.

johnnyd57uk

Just setup a new account with Mihome. Put in China as region as … Just setup a new account with Mihome. Put in China as region as suggested by others. Took me through half the setup process but stalled with the Smart Cam shouting out instructions to me in Chinese. The Wifes Chinese but no help there either. The lack of english/european support is appaling. What a waste of time.



Try watching this :

youtube.com/wat…eE0

ChinesePate

it works through miHome app, and I must say quite well, however … it works through miHome app, and I must say quite well, however everything is in chinese



All in English on current app.

johnnyd57uk

Just setup a new account with Mihome. Put in China as region as … Just setup a new account with Mihome. Put in China as region as suggested by others. Took me through half the setup process but stalled with the Smart Cam shouting out instructions to me in Chinese. The Wifes Chinese but no help there either. The lack of english/european support is appaling. What a waste of time.



Try resetting the camera fully and start again.

Love it when people bitch about products that are designed to be sold and used in their home market not over here and they only buy them because they are cheaper than ones produced for a western market.


Would this work on a PC?

Must have got a duff one. I give up. I will stick with the bigger ugly ones ive got as they were such a doddle to set up and work quite well. Mi Smart picture looks superior tho. bummer

hasj2

Would this work on a PC?



other than for power, no

flux

other than for power, no



okie dokie, thanks

Smart=CIA

johnnyd57uk

Sricam which I bought from Gearbest is around £19 and is excellent value … Sricam which I bought from Gearbest is around £19 and is excellent value for money . http://www.gearbest.com/ip-cameras/pp_330678.html?currency=GBP&vip=760246&gclid=CLvo3_ugx9ICFUWeGwodTRYKbQCould not reccommend this Xiaomi Smart tho which I also bought from Gearbest.



Interesting as I bought 2 Sricam and think they are quite poor especially the wifi range, no ir cut filter and no way to turn off the ir leds. The Xiaomi Smartcam though is quite good once you've hacked it (hate cloud apps which need all permissions) to run locally and provide an rtsp stream.
See these links for more information.
https://github.com/fritz-smh/yi-hack/issues/118
https://github.com/samtap/fang-hacks
Note the Xiaomi is not perfect yet but there is some active work going on to make it better.

Can you use two phones with this?

i.e. my phone and my wifes phone whilst we are at work
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