So this is actually a pretty fluid and well running app. I didn't know what to expect from a 30$ camera but this does quotes well. There's enough functionality to get it to do what you want. Two suggestions for 5 stars, have a mode where it will record motion and not send a notification to my phone, and to also have a 24/7 record option. Thanks!
Promising but needs changes This app requires way too many permissions. Why does it need to know my browsing history for example? Also why do I need an account with yi Just to view my camera locally? I understand an account is needed for cloud access but that should not be required for LAN. The app does not support rotation afaik. That means the camera picture is smaller than it needs to be. Frankly I'm disappointed. I thought yi was at the forefront of Chinese camera manufacturers but this isn't very good.
WILL GIVE 5 STARS IF.... Happy with the camera and app except one huge feature seems to be missing. I wish you could pick what parts of the camera activate motion alerts. For example even when I put the alerts on the low settings my ceiling fan creates a motion alert, making the motion alert option essentially useless and this is one of the reasons I purchased the camera! On other cameras I've owned in the app you can select motion alerts to only be activated when there is motion at particular section of the camera view.
I am very happy with this App an the US version cameras. Most of the complaints that I read here are for lack of knowledge of the App. Yes you can select the area of the view that triggers the motion sensor, for example to exclude a fan from the trigger area. And yes you can select the cameras and times that you want to be notified. I have had Yi cameras for over a year but they were the Chinese version that no longer work outside of China with the new firmware. These cameras are excellent, there are no better cameras at this price.
Activity Recording Newest update causes cameras to detect motion even when activity recording is set to off. Annoying alerts as we move around the house. Would definitely be a 5 if they fix this issue.
So far so good Easy installation and pretty easy to navigate so far. We have only had it 30 minutes :-) bought so we could keep an eye on our puppy when at work. Excited to see how it works when we are actually not at home.
1.YI 1080P Home Camera is here! Classic design, only more powerful.
-1080P high definition videos for clearer and crisper images.
-Upgraded infrared capacity for a more visible night view.
-Smart motion detection and the all new Baby Cry detection are now available
2.YI Cloud is now supported on YI Dome Camera
3.Improved diagnoses function during pairing failures.
GoPlus Cam is a video player work with Generalplus Wifi camera solutions.
Build home security camera with old phones, + Motion Detection & Cloud Recording