Top positive review
Highly Recommend -This Camera is the real deal
June 17, 2019
I love this security camera. I was able to connect to my Wi-Fi effortlessly, which was surprising because my Wi-Fi signal is terrible. For me, the quick start guide was a little confusing. However, this is my first experience setting up a wireless security camera. I was able to set up the camera, and download the application to my phone using the quick start guide. It is recommended to use the YI web site during set up. Following the steps I found on the web site, I was able to set up my alerts. The web site explains in detail what each mode consists of, basic, and more advanced functions. There is a lot of useful information with the manual on line, especially for a novice like me.
The camera comes with hardware to mount to the wall, and you can rotate the camera for the best view of the area you are monitoring. I chose not to wall mount, because the cord would hang down the wall to the outlet. I like the way it looks on my dresser, and the camera covers my whole living area, front door, and back door. The camera is small, but it covers a lot of area. The camera is controlled by the YI app on my phone. During the initial set up, you are given 30 days of cloud. You can set up several camera's on this single application. The quick guide shows six devices attached to the application. The three quick modes on the home page are away, sleep, wake up. Sleep mode includes night vision. I checked this on the video, and it's pretty awesome. Away is used when you are leaving, just touch it, and the camera is turned on. It has motion detector, and it starts recording the movement. You can also schedule times for these modes, with a clock to set times. On the application you can also set up behaviors. This is how your quick keys respond when touched. I set my home key to turn off the camera when I am home, until I set sleep, or away. The alerts show up on the bottom of the application screen. It is easy to see when you have an alert, it shows a red stamp. You can touch the alert, and it will take you to the cloud. The video footage from the alert, has a time stamp. The video screen allows you to zoom in and out as much as necessary to see what caused the alert. It took me a little bit to figure out where my video's from the alerts were, but it's actually really easy. The manual doesn't explain this part. The video's are great, clear, and easy to view.