Thanks, I will look into it. This is the reason I had avoided Xiaomi so far: the server in China/Singapore and lack of English instructions. I can't understand why they do not provide English instructions, Xiaomi became a global brand. I am not that good into smart tech, I am trying but sometimes is a struggle. My alarm system put me off and now I am looking for straight forward things, if it's too much hassle I give up:))). But I will look into your suggestions, thanks so much!!!
Do you know how this compares to the aqara temperature humidity sensor?
I got mine on offer but it’s this model - at £27 for a 1080p camera it’s still good: https://m-uk.gearbest.com/ip-cameras/pp_978606.html Only downside to this and the Mijia hardware is you need to use Mi Home app and Mainland China server which is a bit slower and still has some untranslated Chinese. You can work out what’s going on but it’s not as clear as the English-specific Yi Home app for Yi cameras.
Thanks, the camera may be a good idea, I was considering looking for another one, my alarm camera is rubbish. I was thinking of the Aqara 1080p, as it has gateway functionality. Is it a specific camera, as there are so many, thanks!
FWIW, the Mijia/Xiaomi stuff did exactly what you’re saying and what I wanted. I needed something to check the heating in my office and report back to me if an exception occurred and/or start or restart the AC. For the money, it did this perfectly. You can get the Xiaomi hub or the Mijia camera (for a little more) which has an integrated hub - I have both, the Mijia camera has nearly 180-degree view, magnetic base and looks really smart.