Top positive review
Clear picture with super quick and easy setup.
June 19, 2018
We have a couple of young boys in our neighborhood that like to ring our doorbell and run. I was looking into purchasing a doorbell camera for our front porch but to be honest, I really love the decorative doorbell that we currently have so I needed to go a different route. After quite a bit of research and almost a dozen different cameras in my cart on Amazon, I decided on this YI Home Security System. It was a great price and it came with two cameras instead of one.
I was a little worried that this may be too “inexpensive” to do a very good job. I was wrong. This is a great camera set for the price. Everything arrives packaged very well. It came with two cameras, two cables, two plugs, and two stands for the cameras. The cameras are removable from the stands if you want to tuck them away somewhere a bit more inconspicuous (we have one tucked into a fake ficus tree).
The whole set-up took 10-15 minutes total. From the time I opened the box, downloaded the app to my phone, created an account, and the moment that I was recording a video from a camera was less than 15 minutes. Way easier than I was expecting.
You can either use a MICRO SD card to record images and videos, you can do nothing more than just watch live feed from your phone or device without any recording, or you can use their cloud storage option which is $84.99 a year. I have a SD card for our cameras.
This also has very good sound if you want to turn that on. You can set up specific areas for the motion sensor to pick up versus just recording everything all of the time. The app will alert you to movement if you turn the setting on. It has a terrific night vision option that is superior to many others that I have seen. You can also zoom in on your picture form your phone.
Overall this seems to be a great camera set and for a great price. I would definitely recommend it.
I am including some photos that show how the camera looks, how the picture looks from my phone of what the camera is recording, a night version of the same view, and a picture of how the camera looks from outside of my house and looking at the window (camera isn’t hidden at ALL).