Yi Dome Camera 1080p Review.

Yi Dome Camera 1080p Review

PROS

  • Affordable.
  • Mechanical pan and tilt.
  • Sharp 1080p video.
  • Local and cloud storage.
  • Motion and sound detection.
  • Motion tracking.

CONS

  • Doesn’t support Alexa, Google Assistant, or IFTTT.
  • Crying Baby alerts didn’t work in testing.

THE BOTTOM LINE

The E-Dome Camera is a 1080p integrated high-definition security camera that provides mechanical pan, tilt and zoom and motion- and sound-trigger recordings with panoramic photo capture.

Full Story

Ye Dome Camera 1080p packs a lot of home security cameras in one small package. . For 59.99, it provides mechanical pan and tilt, motion and sound detection, motion tracking and local and cloud-based event recording.

It also takes panoramic pictures and has a Baby Crying Alert feature (though we haven’t been able to do the test). It offers great value for every dollar, though it doesn’t interact with other smart devices like the D-Link Full HD Wi-Fi Camera DCS-8300LH, our editors’ choice for affordable cams.

Design and Plans

The e dome camera can be mounted on a ceiling, a wall or placed on a flat surface. The pear-shaped black enclosure stands 4.3 inches high and measures 3.6 inches in base and 2.5 inches in diameter at the top.

The top portion contains a notification camera, which holds the video at 1080p, and it has 4x zoom with a 112-degree field of view. The camera is connected to a mechanical wristband that gives you 115 degrees of vertical rotation, and the upper half of the enclosure is connected to the bottom half using a mechanical mechanism that gives you 345 degrees of horizontal (pan) rotation. The black-and-white video comes with eight infrared LEDs.

The camera initially has a USB power jack, a reset button, and a microSD card slot to store event-triggered video locally, but you have to supply your own media. If you want to store video instead of the cloud, Yee offers several standard and premium storage plans.

Every year For 54.90, the standard plan provides up to seven days of storage for motion-triggered video and supports up to five cameras. Every year For 89.10, you get 15 days of storage, and for $ 134.10 per year, you get 30 days of storage. The seven-day premium plan will pay you every year. At $ 59.40 gives you access to continuous video recording (CVR) for one camera, for $ 89.10 per year, you get access to 15 days of CVR video, and 4 134.10 per year gives you 30 days.

Features and App

The dome camera has a motion sensor and will record video when it detects movement. As the more expensive iSmart iCamera Kip Pro, it also offers a streamlined motion tracking feature that tracks a moving object around the room while recording motion. It has a built-in microphone and speakers for two-way audio, and it features a baby crying camera that the camera was supposed to send a warning to when a child was crying, but I used this feature to test.

The mobile app (available for Android and iOS) opens on a home screen that displays all installed Ye cameras with fixed images. Below the image are buttons labeled Alerts, Settings, and Subscribe. The Alert button takes you to a screen that displays all the list of activity alerts (all activities, Motion, Baby Crying, Motion Tracking) with a stamp and thumbnail during the recorded video. Tap a thumbnail to play the video, save it to your phone, b

At the bottom of the screen is a camera button that takes you back to the home screen, an alert button that works the same as the alert buttons above, a cloud service button that displays your current cloud service plan, and a profile button that takes you to a screen where You can access your photo and video albums, EI Technology Who can check notifications, iai Online Store and you can see and be able to access products FAQ

Tap the image to turn the feed directly on the top half of the screen back to the Home screen, and control the bottom to mute the speaker, manual recording, two-way audio, to take a snapshot, and to reset the entire stream to screen-mode.

Here’s a plus icon that lets you create up to eight bookmarks for the camera’s location. To activate the pan, simply tap the bookmark and tilt the tasks and return the camera to your default viewing position. There is a button that launches the panoramic photo process, which pans the camera while taking a snapshot and renders it in a single ৩ single০-degree panoramic photo.

The bottom half of the screen has a four-way dial to pan and tilt the camera, a bookmark icon that displays all your preset camera views, a camera icon that lets you enable / disable motion tracking, and another icon that displays all action alerts. . Tap the gear icon in the top right corner of the live stream panel to access the camera settings.

Here you can turn the camera on and off, turn the microphone on and off, enable lens distortion correction to reduce barrel distortion, rotate the image where you placed the camera on the ceiling, and enable hands-free two-way audio. You can enable notifications, adjust speed sensitivity, and adjust alert frequency to reduce unnecessary notifications.

Installation and Performance

To install the dome camera, I downloaded the mobile app and created an account. I plugged the camera into an outlet near my router for initial setup, at which point I heard a voice prompt that the camera was waiting for a connection. I open the app, tap the plus icon to add a camera and select the dome camera from the list.

Next, I tapped the “I heard a connection waiting” button, selected a Wi-Fi SSID for the connection, and entered my Wi-Fi password to generate a QR code on my phone. I grabbed the phone for eight inches from the camera and waited a few seconds for the voice prompt to let me know that the QR code had been successfully scanned. Then a voice prompt informed me that the camera was installed successfully. After a quick firmware update, I was ready to go.

Ye dome camera provided sharp 1080p video in my tests. During the day the video was colorful, with no noticeable distortion, and the night video stretched to about 20 feet with good illumination and contrast. Speed ​​detection worked well with sensitivity levels in the medium – the low setting missed some events, and the high setting triggered a number of trivial speed alerts for crossing cards and branches flying in the air. Motion tracking also worked well and the pan and tilt

The two-way audio was shiny, but as mentioned, I couldn’t get a camera to respond to the cry of a crying baby. That said, the speed alert appeared immediately and the panoramic photo feature worked like a charm.

Conclusions

If you’re looking for a home security camera that gives you a 360-degree view of any room in your home, the Ye Technology Dome Camera 1080p is a solid choice. For $ 60 you get sharp 1080p video, responsive mechanical pan and tilt, motion tracking, panoramic photo capability and local storage for motion-triggered video recording.

You can also subscribe to cloud storage plans if you like. The quality of the video, like motion detection and motion tracking, was strong in my testing and the panoramic photo was released outright, saying I couldn’t get the camera to respond to the crying baby’s voice. Additionally, it would be great if the camera worked with others on other smart home devices.

You have to pay twice the price for the iSmart Alarm iCamera Kip Pro, but it works with other devices connected to the iSmart Alarm Hub as well as devices that support IFTTT applets, and it supports Alexa voice commands.

It also provides free cloud storage, as well as local storage for recorded video, time lapse recording, speed and sound alerts, and it will send a push notification if you hear a smoke or CO alarm. The D-Link DCS-100০০ LH iCamera doesn’t work as much as the Kip Pro, but it does support Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, as well as IFTTT applets, $ 30 more than e-Dome cameras.

Yi Dome Camera 1080p Specs

Connectivity Wi-Fi
Notifications Push
Field of View 112 degrees
Resolution 1080p
Storage Cloud, Local
Two-Way Audio Yes
Mechanical Pan/Tilt Yes
Night Vision Yes
Alarm No

 

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