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  • Peace of mind for low cost Jan 10, 2019

    By Drayface15
    I’m glad I have these. They have really Lear picture quality and are so easy to set up. The night vision is even really good. I like that I don’t have batteries to replace or recharge. The app has a good amount of setting features so you can customize the sensitivity, the microphone and speaker functions, set up times for the motion alerts to be on/off, etc. It also allows me to share my cameras so that other family members can view live footage and get alerts if you give permission. I wish the motion alerts were longer than 6 seconds. The motion alerts definitely work great (and sometimes are too sensitive, but that’s adjustable) as they pick up headlights in the street that shine in my front window, my pets entering a room, a squirrel on my deck, etc. We recently added micro SD cards to our cameras and that allows us to go back and review a timeframe where I want to see more than a 6 second clip. I have one camera facing out a window and it works great during the day. However, at night, the glare from inside decreases picture clarity significantly and makes the motion alerts sorta pointless since it detects all the movement inside the room instead of outside in the yard. It might be better to buy an outdoor camera if that’s what you plan to use it for.
  • Thank you Dec 23, 2018

    By Nurse in Ak
    My mother was terminally ill. I would worry so much while I was at work not knowing if she was safe or needed help. Also, most of her children and grandchildren lived in Alaska and, even though they visited as much as they could, there was no way to know when she would pass. We are very close and my mom was very much loved by all. When my friend at work heard of my situation she told my of your product. I received it super fast, was surprised I got 2 cameras, was blown away by the ease of setup and my nights away from home were no longer stressful. Then I realized I could share the link to the camera with the family in Alaska and suddenly we were connected. That in itself was so incredible but your company did not charge my family. We had 9 shared links which allowed over 20 people be involved in our mom’s daily life and even share in her last moments including her last breath. Your product and company is so wonderful and we will continue to spread the word of you! Thank you from all of us!
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Jacqie Lee
    It's great, I just figured I'd mention that I was not aware at first (and maybe I should've read the instructions) that it wasn't included on the alder home security panel, or app, and that it required wifi to set up the camera. Everything else, I rate very positively.
  • Love the features so far Mar 4, 2018

    By tHe sR5
    So I don't do reviews... But over all I'm please with the quality of the camera and the night feature is great! And as far as the app for what I think it's main intention was for its great, I like how you can tap to make the camera center somewhere, the overall video quality us good most of the time. The sound is a bunch ehh... Needs a little work there.. Seems the sound like a to cut in and out a lot and especially if you exit the app and come back. Its sometimes unrecoverable without force closing and starting over. Not horrible but is a definite bug. The sound also cracks and fades out like a battery dying in a speaker when this happens. I'd like to ask a request and see if this could be possible. Would you be able to make the sound run in the background like other apps do for music. This would make this app even more amazing as I'm trying to open use the camera as a baby monitor. And always have my phone on me. It would be really great and very very useful! Thanks in advance! Liking the hardware so far! Definitely see potential in the app!!
  • EXCELLENT WIFI CAMERAS!!!! Jul 27, 2018

    By chaldin806
    I have tried several wifi cameras and I was OK with the ones I had purchased before from another brand... Until I came across the Yi cameras, placed the order for the 1080 Yi Cameras pack of 4... Opening experience was great...I was disappointed that mounting brackets didn't come with the cameras..had to order them for around $13 dollars... Connectivity and app use was flawless, over the last 3 days I haven't had a single issue with connection... I suggest to add in the description that certain micro sd card must be purchased or include it with the package (add the cost of the Micro sd card) if you don't use a high speed card max of 32g but I have tried 64g and it worked you will have issues retriving video!! YES the app is great let's you view recorded video on the camera (micro sd card) great video and two was communication hands free or intercom... The video lags 5-10 seconds from real time... Motion sensors alerts work great... Overall Great cameras!!!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Chelsea fagg
    Clear picture, opt audio, fairly easy to setup once wifi code excepted. Make for good security and check up on kids and pets. Cloud storage on wish list for sure. Soon. Thanks. Do not know if multiple cameras will put a strain on data speeds. But dont really need while everyones home so probably not. Need to check other company prices. Seems fair first take. Time tells.
  • Don’t know why it’s so slow lately Oct 16, 2019

    By Mksandin
    I’ve been using these cameras for more than a year and have loved them! But lately the app is sooo slow. I googled and found an answer that the slowness for notifications was because your internet is slow - so I thought - hmm maybe that’s causing the lag in the app as well. So I did a speed test and my internet speeds are great! But my app will be loading for several minutes and either it’ll just stop loading (and never complete) or sometimes after several minutes it will pull up my cameras. Then getting into one of the cameras to watch a video is the same thing... several minutes later I’m still waiting on it to load for a 10 second clip. So half the time I can’t even check in and the other half it takes so long it’s useless. Additionally, I tried removing the app and adding it back - after signing back into my profile I can’t get to ANY of my cameras. What is happening?? I loved these cameras. Please fix whatever is causing this.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Karman Fairless
    The app always changing itself back to using video clips threw the cloud and not continuously record. The notifications settings also glitch. It resends the same notifications, even after you view the alerts. Agravating to have to reset a couple times a day. The cloud button is alway real close to the settings button. So you hit it and throws an add at you.. Cheap tricks to get you to pay for something you don't want.
  • SUPER cams Jan 11, 2019

    By Kpop1
    I am amazed at the quality of the cameras, the various settings for the cams and the cloud service. I had issues with my internet, yet the backup memory cards were uploaded once I was back on line. Changing your internet password requires you to physically reset and then rescan each camera. I thought this was a big disadvantage, however I now realize it is actually better security. Only pain would be if installed cams required a ladder to reach them. NOT being able to delete the videos from the cloud is also a GREAT security feature. Haven’t tried the last update, but hopefully the ability to fast forward/pause the playback was or will be added. I realize that we all want everything for very little price. Not having this feature obviously did not affect my rating. These cams, the app, and customer service (especially Drew and Tim) are all outstanding. Thank you!
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Greg Joder
    Very dependable. Have 4 set up outside protected from rain under the roof eve and they have continued to work well for over three years now, despite the Arizona summer heat. Downside is the non-subscription video capture length is only 6 seconds. However, you can manually capture photos and longer video as well.
  • Peace of mind for low cost Jan 10, 2019

    By Drayface15
    I’m glad I have these. They have really Lear picture quality and are so easy to set up. The night vision is even really good. I like that I don’t have batteries to replace or recharge. The app has a good amount of setting features so you can customize the sensitivity, the microphone and speaker functions, set up times for the motion alerts to be on/off, etc. It also allows me to share my cameras so that other family members can view live footage and get alerts if you give permission. I wish the motion alerts were longer than 6 seconds. The motion alerts definitely work great (and sometimes are too sensitive, but that’s adjustable) as they pick up headlights in the street that shine in my front window, my pets entering a room, a squirrel on my deck, etc. We recently added micro SD cards to our cameras and that allows us to go back and review a timeframe where I want to see more than a 6 second clip. I have one camera facing out a window and it works great during the day. However, at night, the glare from inside decreases picture clarity significantly and makes the motion alerts sorta pointless since it detects all the movement inside the room instead of outside in the yard. It might be better to buy an outdoor camera if that’s what you plan to use it for.
  • Thank you Dec 23, 2018

    By Nurse in Ak
    My mother was terminally ill. I would worry so much while I was at work not knowing if she was safe or needed help. Also, most of her children and grandchildren lived in Alaska and, even though they visited as much as they could, there was no way to know when she would pass. We are very close and my mom was very much loved by all. When my friend at work heard of my situation she told my of your product. I received it super fast, was surprised I got 2 cameras, was blown away by the ease of setup and my nights away from home were no longer stressful. Then I realized I could share the link to the camera with the family in Alaska and suddenly we were connected. That in itself was so incredible but your company did not charge my family. We had 9 shared links which allowed over 20 people be involved in our mom’s daily life and even share in her last moments including her last breath. Your product and company is so wonderful and we will continue to spread the word of you! Thank you from all of us!
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Jacqie Lee
    It's great, I just figured I'd mention that I was not aware at first (and maybe I should've read the instructions) that it wasn't included on the alder home security panel, or app, and that it required wifi to set up the camera. Everything else, I rate very positively.
  • Love the features so far Mar 4, 2018

    By tHe sR5
    So I don't do reviews... But over all I'm please with the quality of the camera and the night feature is great! And as far as the app for what I think it's main intention was for its great, I like how you can tap to make the camera center somewhere, the overall video quality us good most of the time. The sound is a bunch ehh... Needs a little work there.. Seems the sound like a to cut in and out a lot and especially if you exit the app and come back. Its sometimes unrecoverable without force closing and starting over. Not horrible but is a definite bug. The sound also cracks and fades out like a battery dying in a speaker when this happens. I'd like to ask a request and see if this could be possible. Would you be able to make the sound run in the background like other apps do for music. This would make this app even more amazing as I'm trying to open use the camera as a baby monitor. And always have my phone on me. It would be really great and very very useful! Thanks in advance! Liking the hardware so far! Definitely see potential in the app!!
  • EXCELLENT WIFI CAMERAS!!!! Jul 27, 2018

    By chaldin806
    I have tried several wifi cameras and I was OK with the ones I had purchased before from another brand... Until I came across the Yi cameras, placed the order for the 1080 Yi Cameras pack of 4... Opening experience was great...I was disappointed that mounting brackets didn't come with the cameras..had to order them for around $13 dollars... Connectivity and app use was flawless, over the last 3 days I haven't had a single issue with connection... I suggest to add in the description that certain micro sd card must be purchased or include it with the package (add the cost of the Micro sd card) if you don't use a high speed card max of 32g but I have tried 64g and it worked you will have issues retriving video!! YES the app is great let's you view recorded video on the camera (micro sd card) great video and two was communication hands free or intercom... The video lags 5-10 seconds from real time... Motion sensors alerts work great... Overall Great cameras!!!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Chelsea fagg
    Clear picture, opt audio, fairly easy to setup once wifi code excepted. Make for good security and check up on kids and pets. Cloud storage on wish list for sure. Soon. Thanks. Do not know if multiple cameras will put a strain on data speeds. But dont really need while everyones home so probably not. Need to check other company prices. Seems fair first take. Time tells.
  • Don’t know why it’s so slow lately Oct 16, 2019

    By Mksandin
    I’ve been using these cameras for more than a year and have loved them! But lately the app is sooo slow. I googled and found an answer that the slowness for notifications was because your internet is slow - so I thought - hmm maybe that’s causing the lag in the app as well. So I did a speed test and my internet speeds are great! But my app will be loading for several minutes and either it’ll just stop loading (and never complete) or sometimes after several minutes it will pull up my cameras. Then getting into one of the cameras to watch a video is the same thing... several minutes later I’m still waiting on it to load for a 10 second clip. So half the time I can’t even check in and the other half it takes so long it’s useless. Additionally, I tried removing the app and adding it back - after signing back into my profile I can’t get to ANY of my cameras. What is happening?? I loved these cameras. Please fix whatever is causing this.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Karman Fairless
    The app always changing itself back to using video clips threw the cloud and not continuously record. The notifications settings also glitch. It resends the same notifications, even after you view the alerts. Agravating to have to reset a couple times a day. The cloud button is alway real close to the settings button. So you hit it and throws an add at you.. Cheap tricks to get you to pay for something you don't want.
  • SUPER cams Jan 11, 2019

    By Kpop1
    I am amazed at the quality of the cameras, the various settings for the cams and the cloud service. I had issues with my internet, yet the backup memory cards were uploaded once I was back on line. Changing your internet password requires you to physically reset and then rescan each camera. I thought this was a big disadvantage, however I now realize it is actually better security. Only pain would be if installed cams required a ladder to reach them. NOT being able to delete the videos from the cloud is also a GREAT security feature. Haven’t tried the last update, but hopefully the ability to fast forward/pause the playback was or will be added. I realize that we all want everything for very little price. Not having this feature obviously did not affect my rating. These cams, the app, and customer service (especially Drew and Tim) are all outstanding. Thank you!
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Greg Joder
    Very dependable. Have 4 set up outside protected from rain under the roof eve and they have continued to work well for over three years now, despite the Arizona summer heat. Downside is the non-subscription video capture length is only 6 seconds. However, you can manually capture photos and longer video as well.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Erika Roque
    Worked great at the beginning but after having it for only 2 months it stopped working. Made some static noises and then it shut off. Really sad and disappointed. I reported it to Amazon where I got it from and they tried helping me troubleshoot it then they said I had to contact Yi company to see if they could help me troubleshoot it or replace it and they said Amazon had to do that. If I could give zero I would and be very cautious if you decide to purchase this camera.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Kirk Moldstad
    Device is not optimized for old phone and my new Pixel 5 screen. Would get 5 stars if you suppor newer phones. I also get ads after paying for the 1 year cloud service. There is no way to get rid of them and I may cancel my subscription becuase of it, this is horrible... one year update. not paying for another year of anything. the app never got updated. still has lots of bugs with my phone. i constantly have to close and reopen the app. The cameras are cheep and are not HD quality in anyway
  • New update is complete garbage - forced to buy cloud Sep 24, 2020

    By StaceUhMuhFace
    The new update to the App is super frustrating. I’ve never had a problem saving recordings to the SD card, and now when I try to play back it says “no videos for this day” and then 30 min later there is video for the entire day available. Or if I watch playback and try to rewind the video or fast forward it doesn’t respond and is stuck on the original “motion tracking” activity in the alerts and I can’t control rewind or fast forward. I just bought my second camera a few weeks ago and this new app upgrade makes me want to return it because it’s useless if I can’t even watch what is happening besides a 10 second clip. Before the upgrade, things were great, slightly glitchy app and my camera would freeze periodically and need to be unplugged. But now, not being able to watch back on the recordings is kind of a deal breaker and I refuse to be forced into paying for “cloud storage” when I have a SD card with plenty of storage. Ive had my 1st camera for over a year and never had to pay for cloud storage and relied solely on the SD card. This seems pretty sneaky to remove the SD storage option to try and force people into paying for cloud storage. Not cool. And after reading other reviews, seems I’m not the only one considering purchasing a different brand and returning my camera. Wrong move on Yi’s part. You just lost a ton of customers.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Adrian Griffith
    I bought these and they worked for a while. I got a new internet service and tried to set my cameras up but I couldnt get them to connect no matter how close I was to the router. I looked it up and tried to re download the app but when I tried to log in (with the same info I had used only moments before) it says network error. I tried to make a new account but it won't show me a captcha and I can't make it to the next screen. I have Wi-Fi connected and running with no issues in my home. 😧
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Kristin Merritt
    Terrible lag/load time, constantly freezes and crashes or one camera out of four will randomly go offline even though WiFi is working properly, doesn't pick up all movement with motion detection or skips/speeds up/pixelates it, rendering it useless for what it's inteded to do. You have to continually exit out and reload app for it to update. When you click on the notifications, they don't always play or even show up until you exit out and back in. Video quality is terrible.
  • Big Security problems Oct 20, 2018

    By ridogi
    I got these cameras because they could record locally to a micro SD card, supported WiFi, and are inexpensive. The app interface is pretty decent. The cloud storage is expensive, but not a concern as I will use the local storage. There is a free trial that expires but other services offer free cloud storage. The ability to rotate a camera 90 degrees in software to match physically rotating it would be ideal as I need a vertical view of one location so it shows up sideways until I view it full screen. The major red flag with this service is the 16 character maximum password length which means they are likely not hashing your password and are storing it in plain text. There is no 2 factor support. In addition they don’t connect to WiFi networks with special characters, and silently fail the setup leading you to believe they require firmware update. Changing the WiFi password lets setup continue normally once you realize what is happening. Lastly the wirecutter review says the local storage only stores six second clips with 3 minute gaps between them, but they record continuously from what I have seen.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Steve Saul
    Beware the auto-renew function. I'm not able to turn off auto renew via the mobile app or PC and now have to call the 800 number after being suckered by the auto-renew function last year. Video playback frequently fails to the point that any video I wish to review must be pulled from the SD cards.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Amazon Customer USA
    It works when it wants to, we have several modems in our home for all our various equipment and yet everything seems to connect well except for the YI camera. Sometimes we have to disconnect the Wi-Fi and use cellular in order to connect whereas other times we have to switch to Wi-Fi. I give it two stars...
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Adam McRoy
    Takes several taps to respond to any input. Thw person detection is terrible. Lights on a window, leafs in the wind, and cats all reported as people. More features should be available without subscription. Even using your own SD card is difficult and basic.
  • Cameras are nice. App needs work May 10, 2019

    By cabbit007
    This is a review about the app and not the camera. I like the camera but the app needs some work. First I will state the good parts. The app allows you to turn off the IR lights without turning off the IR cutoff filter. It has a 6 second cloud storage on activity detection. The camera loads pretty fast. You can add additional security via PIN number and it supports Touch ID. You can select activity area for motion detection. Now, the bad parts. The motion sensor on lowest setting is still pretty sensitive. The app only supports custom activity area for up to 2 cameras. My third camera doesn’t even have an option for activity area despite it being the same model as my other cameras. The notification icon will show old videos that are not deleted every now and then. It doesn’t support auto orientation. I can live with most of my negatives. However that first one of being restricted to just 2 cameras for activity area really renders my third camera obsolete as I get too many false positives to be useful.

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  • Thank you Dec 23, 2018

    By Nurse in Ak
    My mother was terminally ill. I would worry so much while I was at work not knowing if she was safe or needed help. Also, most of her children and grandchildren lived in Alaska and, even though they visited as much as they could, there was no way to know when she would pass. We are very close and my mom was very much loved by all. When my friend at work heard of my situation she told my of your product. I received it super fast, was surprised I got 2 cameras, was blown away by the ease of setup and my nights away from home were no longer stressful. Then I realized I could share the link to the camera with the family in Alaska and suddenly we were connected. That in itself was so incredible but your company did not charge my family. We had 9 shared links which allowed over 20 people be involved in our mom’s daily life and even share in her last moments including her last breath. Your product and company is so wonderful and we will continue to spread the word of you! Thank you from all of us!
  • EXCELLENT WIFI CAMERAS!!!! Jul 27, 2018

    By chaldin806
    I have tried several wifi cameras and I was OK with the ones I had purchased before from another brand... Until I came across the Yi cameras, placed the order for the 1080 Yi Cameras pack of 4... Opening experience was great...I was disappointed that mounting brackets didn't come with the cameras..had to order them for around $13 dollars... Connectivity and app use was flawless, over the last 3 days I haven't had a single issue with connection... I suggest to add in the description that certain micro sd card must be purchased or include it with the package (add the cost of the Micro sd card) if you don't use a high speed card max of 32g but I have tried 64g and it worked you will have issues retriving video!! YES the app is great let's you view recorded video on the camera (micro sd card) great video and two was communication hands free or intercom... The video lags 5-10 seconds from real time... Motion sensors alerts work great... Overall Great cameras!!!
  • SUPER cams Jan 11, 2019

    By Kpop1
    I am amazed at the quality of the cameras, the various settings for the cams and the cloud service. I had issues with my internet, yet the backup memory cards were uploaded once I was back on line. Changing your internet password requires you to physically reset and then rescan each camera. I thought this was a big disadvantage, however I now realize it is actually better security. Only pain would be if installed cams required a ladder to reach them. NOT being able to delete the videos from the cloud is also a GREAT security feature. Haven’t tried the last update, but hopefully the ability to fast forward/pause the playback was or will be added. I realize that we all want everything for very little price. Not having this feature obviously did not affect my rating. These cams, the app, and customer service (especially Drew and Tim) are all outstanding. Thank you!
  • So far, so good! Dec 7, 2018

    By fotogfred
    Just received a four-camera system (one day ahead of scheduled delivery by UPS) and had very few problems activating the first camera, with a 32mb card. Biggest difficulty was trying to download the Yi software and hook up to internet—which was not necessarily a fault of the manufacturers. The accompanying brochure (folder) could have been clearer in pointing out the various steps needed to get the system up and running—really couldn’t find most of the “settings” (adjustments and personal preferences) until got the camera and iPad keyboard software running, when I could manipulate sliders and push buttons right on my iPad. Perhaps the manufacturers could spend a few more development bucks to have a decent manual written and printed. (I just happen to know a writer/editor who could be approached about originating such a manual.). Can’t wait til I have the whole system up and running!
  • So far so good Aug 24, 2018

    By KjoeM
    Just received my set of four cameras. It was pretty easy to set up. Everything went smoothly. The app walks you through the set up process of each camera. So far everything is in working order. For an inexpensive set of cameras, the picture quality is very good. The only issue I find is the speaker in each camera. If you try to talk through it it’s pretty quiet. One drawback to these is there’s no way to mount them on a wall. So you need a flat surface to put them on. There are mounting brackets sold separately but I will wait to make sure the cameras work properly for a while. The power cord do have length to them but they could be a little longer. I will give five stars for now but will update later after some time goes by to see how they’re holding up. At this point, I would highly recommend.
  • Really great Sep 23, 2017

    By ct214
    Great app. Have had much better experience with this than previous brands I have used. Easy to navigate. Camera setup is SO easy, and navigating the app is simple and works great 99% of the time. They seem to be constantly developing the platform. I do wish there were more options for visualizing available cameras, like reordering in the list and using smaller thumbnails to be able to choose the one you want more quickly. Folders would be cool to create group “dashboards” like thumbnails in a folder so you could choose a folder as quickly move from camera to camera within that group. I would even like to see the grouping feature available on the computer app. Finally, I do hope you guys develop more options for local storage, like NVR or the ability to record to a local hard drive.
  • Amazing Apr 21, 2020

    By taytayyyyyyyyyyy
    I absolutely love these cameras! I take care of my mother in law and have them for safety reasons inside the home. I put 32mb SIM cards in each one and I can look at camera footage up to seven days prior I can also record and take screen shots. The night vision works very well as well as regular color picture. Very clear picture and not much of a lag with the live feed. (Most likely due to my slow internet speed). The cameras were very easy to set up and the app for your phone is easy to navigate. You can also set it up or share to multiple phones at one time. These cameras exceed my expectations for such an affordable price. I will definitely be using this company for any other purchases I need.
  • Peace of mind for low cost Jan 10, 2019

    By Drayface15
    I’m glad I have these. They have really Lear picture quality and are so easy to set up. The night vision is even really good. I like that I don’t have batteries to replace or recharge. The app has a good amount of setting features so you can customize the sensitivity, the microphone and speaker functions, set up times for the motion alerts to be on/off, etc. It also allows me to share my cameras so that other family members can view live footage and get alerts if you give permission. I wish the motion alerts were longer than 6 seconds. The motion alerts definitely work great (and sometimes are too sensitive, but that’s adjustable) as they pick up headlights in the street that shine in my front window, my pets entering a room, a squirrel on my deck, etc. We recently added micro SD cards to our cameras and that allows us to go back and review a timeframe where I want to see more than a 6 second clip. I have one camera facing out a window and it works great during the day. However, at night, the glare from inside decreases picture clarity significantly and makes the motion alerts sorta pointless since it detects all the movement inside the room instead of outside in the yard. It might be better to buy an outdoor camera if that’s what you plan to use it for.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Jacqie Lee
    It's great, I just figured I'd mention that I was not aware at first (and maybe I should've read the instructions) that it wasn't included on the alder home security panel, or app, and that it required wifi to set up the camera. Everything else, I rate very positively.
  • Love the features so far Mar 4, 2018

    By tHe sR5
    So I don't do reviews... But over all I'm please with the quality of the camera and the night feature is great! And as far as the app for what I think it's main intention was for its great, I like how you can tap to make the camera center somewhere, the overall video quality us good most of the time. The sound is a bunch ehh... Needs a little work there.. Seems the sound like a to cut in and out a lot and especially if you exit the app and come back. Its sometimes unrecoverable without force closing and starting over. Not horrible but is a definite bug. The sound also cracks and fades out like a battery dying in a speaker when this happens. I'd like to ask a request and see if this could be possible. Would you be able to make the sound run in the background like other apps do for music. This would make this app even more amazing as I'm trying to open use the camera as a baby monitor. And always have my phone on me. It would be really great and very very useful! Thanks in advance! Liking the hardware so far! Definitely see potential in the app!!
  • May 4, 2021

    By Chelsea fagg
    Clear picture, opt audio, fairly easy to setup once wifi code excepted. Make for good security and check up on kids and pets. Cloud storage on wish list for sure. Soon. Thanks. Do not know if multiple cameras will put a strain on data speeds. But dont really need while everyones home so probably not. Need to check other company prices. Seems fair first take. Time tells.
  • Don’t know why it’s so slow lately Oct 16, 2019

    By Mksandin
    I’ve been using these cameras for more than a year and have loved them! But lately the app is sooo slow. I googled and found an answer that the slowness for notifications was because your internet is slow - so I thought - hmm maybe that’s causing the lag in the app as well. So I did a speed test and my internet speeds are great! But my app will be loading for several minutes and either it’ll just stop loading (and never complete) or sometimes after several minutes it will pull up my cameras. Then getting into one of the cameras to watch a video is the same thing... several minutes later I’m still waiting on it to load for a 10 second clip. So half the time I can’t even check in and the other half it takes so long it’s useless. Additionally, I tried removing the app and adding it back - after signing back into my profile I can’t get to ANY of my cameras. What is happening?? I loved these cameras. Please fix whatever is causing this.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Greg Joder
    Very dependable. Have 4 set up outside protected from rain under the roof eve and they have continued to work well for over three years now, despite the Arizona summer heat. Downside is the non-subscription video capture length is only 6 seconds. However, you can manually capture photos and longer video as well.
  • Great camera could be better Apr 11, 2019

    By Yi-meh
    I love the outdoor cameras and have several on our house as well as some Yi cams inside. The outdoor cameras will beep at a person walking near them and is a great safety feature as it lets the person know there is a camera looking at them. The only downside is the expensive cloud storage and the issues I had setting up cloud storage for more than one device. I have about 10 of these and would need to have 10 different accounts to set it up properly. Maybe this is corrected now but when i tried it was as stated above. I have had one outside camera fail but it still lasted nearly a year outside in a very rainy area and fully exposed to sun. There is NO IPAD app and it is very annoying that I cannot view the cameras on my ipad or computer. Other camera manufacturers are catching up with Yi! Such as Wyze and have surpassed them in the software category. I still like the Yi! Cams but there are issues that make me want to find something better.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Karman Fairless
    The app always changing itself back to using video clips threw the cloud and not continuously record. The notifications settings also glitch. It resends the same notifications, even after you view the alerts. Agravating to have to reset a couple times a day. The cloud button is alway real close to the settings button. So you hit it and throws an add at you.. Cheap tricks to get you to pay for something you don't want.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Guy S
    Easy to connect and use, satisfied...but since installing it, when I use it, my phone's time and date change, usually back to 2001, and I can't use certain apps until I reset it. Never did that before this app.
  • New update not good. Sep 23, 2020

    By LtColFury
    The app previously was good. To view the SD was right on the screen. The new update actually makes the camera look worse than it did. I suggest they roll back or improve the quality again. If I could go back I would without blinking. The cameras on the other hand all have a static sound in the audio and haven’t found a fix. As for the SD card people have mentioned. You can still view it. Open the camera you want to view and on the bottom right choose activity, below to the right of the video camera choose SD. (Cloud is next to it) But they changed it to a black line that is static to the middle on top of the color blue which used to be brown and difficult to see where you are when scrolling. The layout now is confusing and ugly but took time to figure it out. They need to go back to the old format, layout, and correct the camera quality, it’s grainy now. I’ll bump rating if corrected.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Diana Medina
    I'm not a fan of just 6 second clips, I have put in an SD card for 24/7 recording and even then the camera does not capture all movement, just intermittently, which is what I need most not terrible bit also just not that great with reliability and play back is iffy
  • Good camera, but ads??? Oct 14, 2019

    By ebaltimore
    Overall I like this camera for the price, but I’ve had a lot of issues. My camera used to record everything, then changed to only letting me rewatch when there was activity, then only recorded 6 seconds of activity. But now it doesn’t record anything and gives me an error message when I try to re-watch activity. But the camera does what it’s supposed to at a minimum. The quality of video definitely depends on which camera you get. Mine is pretty blurry/ not clear even in HD, but a friend has a nicer model that’s much clearer. Currently I’ve been getting activity alerts when the camera is off, even a while after it’s been turned off (not a lagging notification from when it was on). So that’s pretty interesting. I’d recommend either covering the camera when you want it off or unplugging it.
  • Big Security problems Oct 20, 2018

    By ridogi
    I got these cameras because they could record locally to a micro SD card, supported WiFi, and are inexpensive. The app interface is pretty decent. The cloud storage is expensive, but not a concern as I will use the local storage. There is a free trial that expires but other services offer free cloud storage. The ability to rotate a camera 90 degrees in software to match physically rotating it would be ideal as I need a vertical view of one location so it shows up sideways until I view it full screen. The major red flag with this service is the 16 character maximum password length which means they are likely not hashing your password and are storing it in plain text. There is no 2 factor support. In addition they don’t connect to WiFi networks with special characters, and silently fail the setup leading you to believe they require firmware update. Changing the WiFi password lets setup continue normally once you realize what is happening. Lastly the wirecutter review says the local storage only stores six second clips with 3 minute gaps between them, but they record continuously from what I have seen.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Amazon Customer USA
    It works when it wants to, we have several modems in our home for all our various equipment and yet everything seems to connect well except for the YI camera. Sometimes we have to disconnect the Wi-Fi and use cellular in order to connect whereas other times we have to switch to Wi-Fi. I give it two stars...
  • Cameras are nice. App needs work May 10, 2019

    By cabbit007
    This is a review about the app and not the camera. I like the camera but the app needs some work. First I will state the good parts. The app allows you to turn off the IR lights without turning off the IR cutoff filter. It has a 6 second cloud storage on activity detection. The camera loads pretty fast. You can add additional security via PIN number and it supports Touch ID. You can select activity area for motion detection. Now, the bad parts. The motion sensor on lowest setting is still pretty sensitive. The app only supports custom activity area for up to 2 cameras. My third camera doesn’t even have an option for activity area despite it being the same model as my other cameras. The notification icon will show old videos that are not deleted every now and then. It doesn’t support auto orientation. I can live with most of my negatives. However that first one of being restricted to just 2 cameras for activity area really renders my third camera obsolete as I get too many false positives to be useful.
  • Device time and date does not rotate on iPad. Aug 7, 2020

    By 4 eyes4565
    Previous versions operated properly, but about 3 or 4 updates ago, a bug was introduced that prevents this. I like to watch TV while watching this, and the video will not go into landscape mode. I emailed support, and they suggested reinstalling the app. I did that, but the problem persists. I checked other iPads in the house, same issue. The funny part is that Yi support sent me an email asking me to rate their support. What support? You did nothing to solve my problem. If this problem is not resolved, I will throw out my yi camera’s, and buy something with support that is actually useful. On a positive note, the cameras are clear, the interface is OK, but not great, and having an mini SD card slot to hold video is a great feature. With a better support team, this camera system could be a winner. I am slightly concerned about Chinese ownership, considering China’s behavior recently, so if things get worse between our 2 countries, I may dump them anyway, due to security concerns.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By groovemixer
    Not liking the way it's set up to click on add ons. Also the camera feed doesn't load up on the first click. I have to go back and click the camera a second time in order for the feed to load up. Pretty annoying.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    By Erika Roque
    Worked great at the beginning but after having it for only 2 months it stopped working. Made some static noises and then it shut off. Really sad and disappointed. I reported it to Amazon where I got it from and they tried helping me troubleshoot it then they said I had to contact Yi company to see if they could help me troubleshoot it or replace it and they said Amazon had to do that. If I could give zero I would and be very cautious if you decide to purchase this camera.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Kirk Moldstad
    Device is not optimized for old phone and my new Pixel 5 screen. Would get 5 stars if you suppor newer phones. I also get ads after paying for the 1 year cloud service. There is no way to get rid of them and I may cancel my subscription becuase of it, this is horrible... one year update. not paying for another year of anything. the app never got updated. still has lots of bugs with my phone. i constantly have to close and reopen the app. The cameras are cheep and are not HD quality in anyway
  • New update is complete garbage - forced to buy cloud Sep 24, 2020

    By StaceUhMuhFace
    The new update to the App is super frustrating. I’ve never had a problem saving recordings to the SD card, and now when I try to play back it says “no videos for this day” and then 30 min later there is video for the entire day available. Or if I watch playback and try to rewind the video or fast forward it doesn’t respond and is stuck on the original “motion tracking” activity in the alerts and I can’t control rewind or fast forward. I just bought my second camera a few weeks ago and this new app upgrade makes me want to return it because it’s useless if I can’t even watch what is happening besides a 10 second clip. Before the upgrade, things were great, slightly glitchy app and my camera would freeze periodically and need to be unplugged. But now, not being able to watch back on the recordings is kind of a deal breaker and I refuse to be forced into paying for “cloud storage” when I have a SD card with plenty of storage. Ive had my 1st camera for over a year and never had to pay for cloud storage and relied solely on the SD card. This seems pretty sneaky to remove the SD storage option to try and force people into paying for cloud storage. Not cool. And after reading other reviews, seems I’m not the only one considering purchasing a different brand and returning my camera. Wrong move on Yi’s part. You just lost a ton of customers.
  • Apr 28, 2021

    By Adrian Griffith
    I bought these and they worked for a while. I got a new internet service and tried to set my cameras up but I couldnt get them to connect no matter how close I was to the router. I looked it up and tried to re download the app but when I tried to log in (with the same info I had used only moments before) it says network error. I tried to make a new account but it won't show me a captcha and I can't make it to the next screen. I have Wi-Fi connected and running with no issues in my home. 😧
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Kristin Merritt
    Terrible lag/load time, constantly freezes and crashes or one camera out of four will randomly go offline even though WiFi is working properly, doesn't pick up all movement with motion detection or skips/speeds up/pixelates it, rendering it useless for what it's inteded to do. You have to continually exit out and reload app for it to update. When you click on the notifications, they don't always play or even show up until you exit out and back in. Video quality is terrible.
  • May 4, 2021

    By Steve Saul
    Beware the auto-renew function. I'm not able to turn off auto renew via the mobile app or PC and now have to call the 800 number after being suckered by the auto-renew function last year. Video playback frequently fails to the point that any video I wish to review must be pulled from the SD cards.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Adam McRoy
    Takes several taps to respond to any input. Thw person detection is terrible. Lights on a window, leafs in the wind, and cats all reported as people. More features should be available without subscription. Even using your own SD card is difficult and basic.
  • May 8, 2021

    By Captain Binx
    They finally add multi view, but then they want to charge a monthly fee for it!!!!!??? Unbelievable, it's not like they give you the cameras! I'm done with Yi. With be looking for new system without a locked in ecosystem.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Andy Birchall
    After 6 months of having the camera I have been told this app is no longer working and I have to change to a new app. But when I try to download it it says not available in your country. What am I supposed to do. Cannot download app and this does not work any more, do I throw the bloody camera in the bin or what!!!!
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Chris DeNevi
    Cameras went offline during a power interruption. Can't seem to fix the problem. Went online, watched YouTube videos, contacted customer service, followed all the instructions. No luck.

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