YI Outdoor Camera 1080P WiFi IP Camera IP65 Waterproof/ Night Vision/ Motion Detection £58.64 @ Geekbuying
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YI Outdoor Camera 1080P WiFi IP Camera IP65 Waterproof/ Night Vision/ Motion Detection £58.64 @ Geekbuying

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    That, is exactly what kills the deal.
    relying on Chinese or other servers for your stored videos is lunacy.
    if they pack up their business your cameras are useless
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    That, is exactly what kills the deal.
    relying on Chinese or other servers for your stored videos is lunacy.
    if they pack up their business your cameras are useless
    willysnapper2 h, 28 m ago

    That, is exactly what kills the deal.relying on Chinese or other servers …That, is exactly what kills the deal.relying on Chinese or other servers for your stored videos is lunacy.if they pack up their business your cameras are useless


    Not entirely, they have an SD card slot
    Great camera. Put in a 32gb micro sd and you dont need to use the cloud storage at all
    CrazyBob1 h, 28 m ago

    Not entirely, they have an SD card slot


    burglar will take the camera/SD and that's it, no evidence. Free 10s clips - this is a joke as first 5-6s is BEFORE movement occured, so many times you get clips with barely anything on it
    This has to be one of the dumbest designs for an outdoor camera ever.

    An outdoor camera should never have the wire hanging off the outside of the casing.
    jaypr12 m ago

    This has to be one of the dumbest designs for an outdoor camera ever. An …This has to be one of the dumbest designs for an outdoor camera ever. An outdoor camera should never have the wire hanging off the outside of the casing.



    Agreed it does seem ridiculously vulnerable, but I suppose any outdoor video camera ought to be hidden or high enough so that a thief couldn't easily get at it.
    jasee2 m ago

    Agreed it does seem ridiculously vulnerable, but I suppose any outdoor …Agreed it does seem ridiculously vulnerable, but I suppose any outdoor video camera ought to be hidden or high enough so that a thief couldn't easily get at it.


    I don't see the point of hiding an outdoor/security camera. I want people to see it's there.
    jaypr10 m ago

    I don't see the point of hiding an outdoor/security camera. I want people …I don't see the point of hiding an outdoor/security camera. I want people to see it's there.



    Well I do.
    I have warning signs and a few dummy cameras (which light up uv diodes at night so they look like real ones)
    And one hidden real one.
    jasee4 m ago

    Well I do. I have warning signs and a few dummy cameras (which light up uv …Well I do. I have warning signs and a few dummy cameras (which light up uv diodes at night so they look like real ones) And one hidden real one.


    Surely warning signs and dummy cameras don't deter potential burglars. I don't really see the point of that at all.

    Great idea though if you want great footage of people actually breaking into your house.
    I can't see what's so special about this one. It's only wi-fi. No ethernet connection. It doesn't move. IT's got that c*** YI interface. It's obviously Chinese, as almost all of them are. The resolution is standard. Why? UKDeals .
    jasee2 m ago

    I can't see what's so special about this one. It's only wi-fi. No ethernet …I can't see what's so special about this one. It's only wi-fi. No ethernet connection. It doesn't move. IT's got that c*** YI interface. It's obviously Chinese, as almost all of them are. The resolution is standard. Why? UKDeals .


    Can you show another wireless one for less than this then please?
    jaypr11 m ago

    Surely warning signs and dummy cameras don't deter potential burglars. I …Surely warning signs and dummy cameras don't deter potential burglars. I don't really see the point of that at all.Great idea though if you want great footage of people actually breaking into your house.



    The signs do. I had someone break a window in an outbuilding. I had the signs. I thought, that's lucky, they didn't see anything worth stealing. A few weeks later they cam again, tore down a fence, broke through a steel door in another building and took a ride on mower. Obviously the first time was just a test to see if anything would happen. Nothing did. So they came back.

    Dummy cameras work if they have working uv leds and they don't have anything on them which identifies them as dummy cameras. The sort which just has a flashing LED is a joke.Also those which have a dummy aerial. It's easy with a portable wi-fi detector to see that a camera isn't using wi-fi
    silverred14 m ago

    Can you show another wireless one for less than this then please?



    Not much of a challenge really, but what I would say is that Yi do seem to be one of the better Chinese Companies that offers cloud storage with a relatively nice interface, that I can see being here a number of years from now. And at that point, I reckon we'll be talking about Yi and Xiaomi in the same way as we do Hauwei.

    I have their dash cam (three actually) and I can't complain

    I was looking at this exact link the other day, but decided against it because of the amount of negative comments for geekbuying - that's what I was actually expecting to see here - not negative comments about the product
    Edited by: "mark_trev" 5th Apr
    jasee37 m ago

    Agreed it does seem ridiculously vulnerable, but I suppose any outdoor …Agreed it does seem ridiculously vulnerable, but I suppose any outdoor video camera ought to be hidden or high enough so that a thief couldn't easily get at it.


    Must disagree, out of the 3 cameras I have, the one at eye level is my favourite, yes you could damage it but I will have good footage of you on my nvr, rather than the top of their head.
    jaypr21 m ago

    Surely warning signs and dummy cameras don't deter potential burglars. I …Surely warning signs and dummy cameras don't deter potential burglars. I don't really see the point of that at all.Great idea though if you want great footage of people actually breaking into your house.



    Well theoretically, the real camera would send you a warning email, before the thief broke in.
    On the first day I got over 200 emails.
    You can usually set these cameras so they actually go off ONLY when someone moves in a very small area, like the door handle. In theory, this should mean that they only go off when some warm blooded thing tries to open the door. But mine goes off when it rains, when spiders try or build a thread over the camera and insects fly by. That's why you can buy spider repellent iin security shops. It works a bit for a time.
    should be noted this is £63.16 with shipping costs - should be updated

    I am sure if you bought from China (HK) then shipping would be free, but the description is for the DE warehouse
    Had one of these but returned it. Great camera except for the video compression which ruined the video quality to the extent that it wasn't possible to identify a face or registration number unless they were static.
    silverred54 m ago

    Can you show another wireless one for less than this then please?



    I think I paid under £30 for mine about a year ago form one of the Chinese sites. I can't recommend any at the moment as they all seem to use this YI technology which I hate. I just want a real connection to the camera's ip site directly. So i can see what's going on, my old one lets me do that.
    Does this only work with the Chinese app like the Chinese home version or will this work with the normal play store app?
    These aren’t the best cameras. Plus there are so many reasons someone who is into security could give you explaining why they are sub optimal.

    All things considered, if you are still buying one of these I have come up with one or two things that may appeal to some people . (Sorry they still each have a counter argument though)

    - I like that these cheap crappy cameras that they are inexpensive. If they get damaged by the weather or by vandalism or stollen it’s no great loss. Moreover, I put that cost towards the value of finding out that someone bad was actually interested in my property and that I should be an alert and check how secure my property, using all the locks, actually setting the alarm, other cameras, securing what can’t be replaced by Home insurance like family photos, videos etc

    - You don’t need an on-site video recorder system or expensive cloud subscription. You can install a small micro sdcard in the camera and it will continuously record all footage. You can then anywhere in the world look through footage. I like that the sdcard is not in an open slot that anyone can just pinch, it’s actually inside the camera needing two tiny screws to get at it.

    - I like that you can have a cloud subscription that automatically backsup off the camera any footage triggered by the sort of movement you’ve set in preferences. I like though the cloud subscription is relatively cheap for this sort of thing.

    - I think it’s a nice idea to have the app tell you there’s been some movement and show a short clip of what it was. You can then log into the camera to see more of it or go into the cloud to see what happened.

    - People who like to have their cameras more discrete, so they are not seen from the street but only noticeable when coming to the door (capturing them on camera), then these are not very big.

    - You can have the cable at the back of the camera coming out the bottom or top depending on how you orientate the camera installation.

    - One cable, for power with usb on the end, and is 3 meters long. cable is flat so you may be able to route it via the top of your doorway or window and still be able to close it properly. Negating the need to drill through brick.

    - it’s a cheap step to go from nothing to something that can be useful very quickly.
    Edited by: "androidavis" 5th Apr
    What's worries me is virgin broadband cable box is outside your house. One snip of coax wire and your internet is gone.
    jaypr5th Apr

    This has to be one of the dumbest designs for an outdoor camera ever. An …This has to be one of the dumbest designs for an outdoor camera ever. An outdoor camera should never have the wire hanging off the outside of the casing.



    So do you think an intruder would happily cut the cable but wouldn't dream of spraying the lens, putting a bag over it or just ripping the whole thing off the wall? The way I see it is, if it's within easy reach it can be disabled easily regardless of how the cable is positioned. That said it would look neater if the cable was concealed and fed through the fixing bracket I suppose.
    Edited by: "KendallC" 6th Apr
    I went for Ethernet cameras. The reason being, you still have to route a power supply to WiFi cameras. Mine are all installed up at gutter level, which would take a reasonable amount of effort to disable, on a two storey home.
    I bought the Floureon kit at the end of last year that was on here. No complaints.
    roastspud5th Apr

    Great camera. Put in a 32gb micro sd and you dont need to use the cloud …Great camera. Put in a 32gb micro sd and you dont need to use the cloud storage at all


    Great idea, thieves would just take out the sd card and you are ****
    Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 9th Apr
    If it's got a web api, you should be able to connect it to it via webcam software. TinyCam, IP Webcam etc can all record to android devices via triggers. I think there's some server-based stuff you can get to run on a raspberry pi or something, too (need to investigate the latest on that for my home too)
    willysnapper5th Apr

    That, is exactly what kills the deal.relying on Chinese or other servers …That, is exactly what kills the deal.relying on Chinese or other servers for your stored videos is lunacy.if they pack up their business your cameras are useless


    Surely as it's a IP camera, you could have it streaming to any third party software you like, e.g. iSpyConnnect, for monitoring / recording / triggering. And use whatever cloud backup you like?
    ayylmao2 h, 44 m ago

    Great idea, thieves would just take out the sd card and you are f*cked


    Not really. Well unless they have a set of ladders and a tiny screwdriver
    I don't see why some people have a problem with these or where they are placed. We have a similar one set up outside our house which is empty 6 months of the year. I don't really care if the Chinese can see my patio doors or that someone can go up to the camera and rip it off the wall easily, we would still get an alert to it taking place.

    When our house was broken into I got an instant alert and was able to call the police and a neighbour who helped secure the house afterwards. While the footage wasn't great at least we knew straightaway something had happened at our home as was able to act instead of a neighbour calling me up days later or when we next visit and find our patio door done in and 50 local cats living in my kitchen.
    vyseyboy31 m ago

    Surely as it's a IP camera, you could have it streaming to any third party …Surely as it's a IP camera, you could have it streaming to any third party software you like, e.g. iSpyConnnect, for monitoring / recording / triggering. And use whatever cloud backup you like?


    Yes I believe you can. But haven’t done personally
    redarrowrules9th Apr

    I don't see why some people have a problem with these or where they are …I don't see why some people have a problem with these or where they are placed. We have a similar one set up outside our house which is empty 6 months of the year. I don't really care if the Chinese can see my patio doors or that someone can go up to the camera and rip it off the wall easily, we would still get an alert to it taking place. When our house was broken into I got an instant alert and was able to call the police and a neighbour who helped secure the house afterwards. While the footage wasn't great at least we knew straightaway something had happened at our home as was able to act instead of a neighbour calling me up days later or when we next visit and find our patio door done in and 50 local cats living in my kitchen.


    It's not really that which is a worry - some of them are really insecure; there are dozens of sites full of webcams inside people's homes because they either had the default password or the webUI uses no protection whatsoever.

    There's some where you ping the default port of 10080*, then when you get a response you use an onvif protocol to get the video feed, sometimes with no username/password. That lets you access the camera, video and lets you work the model out.

    From there you *may* be able to get in to telnet to the device and circumvent the whole network. In Worst Case Scenarios, obviously. 99.999% of the time it doesn't go that badly, but there are legit privacy / security concerns when your home network is basically routing through a massively insecure third party server in another continent.

    It's not massively different from cheap wifi plugs and lights, though.
    *edit, I might mean port 554 or 10554 - not that it matters
    Edited by: "warlockuk" 10th Apr
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