YI Dome Camera Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wireless IP Security Surveillance System 720p HD Night Vision (US Edition)

YI Dome Camera Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wireless IP Security Surveillance System 720p HD Night Vision (US Edition)
From YI

List Price: $69.99
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Average customer review:
(4.0 stars, based on 2835 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #35 in Camera & Photo
  • Size: 720p
  • Color: White
  • Brand: YI
  • Model: 93002
  • Dimensions: 3.66" h x 4.33" w x 2.52" l, .51 pounds
  • Display size: 0

Features

  • 720p High-definition, 112° wide-angle advanced glass lens combined with 345° horizontal & 115° vertical rotation range create a complete 360° coverage. Advanced night vision with 8 built-in 940nm infrared LED beads extend the viewing distance to 3 meters in pitch dark with no light pollution, so your baby or pet will not be disturbed by LED glare.
  • Responsive and advanced microphone with a built-in anti-noise filter for a clear 2-way Audio experience. Intercom Mode: one party to talk and listen at a time or Hands-free Mode: both parties talk and listen freely for maximum flexibility.
  • Receive real-time Activity Alerts while you're out. 10-sec motion tracking records and centers the moving object. Bookmark your favorite positions (up to 8) and return to them at the tap of a button. Select Auto-Cruise to survey the area 360° horizontally or cruise your bookmarks, suitable for large areas that need a quick scan (and tracks moving objects).
  • YI Dome integrates with your YI Home family in one simple interface. User-friendly and intuitive app to customize your settings: activity alerts, auto-cruise, bookmarks, camera sharing, customize schedules, and more. Supports connectivity to a large number of devices with the same app/account for maximum convenience. Available for iOS and Android.
  • Supports YI Cloud to avoid the risk of losing footage from an SD card, ensure all your videos are safe, secure and protected. We provide the most efficient compression and the highest protection of data, so you can be sure that your footage is safe and secure. Reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to access your camera with YI Home App on mobile device, and YI Home App on PC at anytime, anywhere. Built-in support for 802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz (5Ghz currently not supported) Wi-Fi band.
  • Note: the firmware version must match your camera version. You can flash a Chinese version camera with any other version of firmware and power-on it, but it can never be paired.

360° Complete Coverage Smart Home System

YI Dome Camera is your 360° complete coverage smart home system. With YI you are in touch with your home wherever you are.

Rotation:

Bidirectional rotation supports a 345° horizontal rotation range, and 115° vertical rotation range. With a 112° wide-angle lens, YI Dome Cam captures the full scene with practically zero blindspots. Automatically returns to "Auto-masking" mode for extra sense of security ensuring no recording without your permission.
Store up to 8 positions as bookmarks and easily return to them at a touch of a button. Choose to auto-cruise horizontally 360° or make pit stops at your selected bookmarks.

Protection:

YI Dome Camera keeps you connected with your family always. Check-in with your family through 2-way audio by connecting to live video. Take quick snapshots and easily record videos. With a 360° viewing angle, every spot is covered. Enhanced night vision stays awake while you sleep: With 8 Built-In 940nm (non-invasive) infrared LEDs, YI Dome Cam Night Vision can shoot in the dark for a range up to 3 meters

YI Home App:

Monitor your home with YI Home App. View YI Dome Camera along with your other YI Home Camera family in one integrated app. Our Motion Detection Algorithm is YI Dome Cam's safety hallmark. Movements can be accurately picked up and activity alerts are immediately sent to the App. 10 seconds smart motion tracking keeps up with everything, so you don't have to.

Ease of Use:

Quick and versatile installation. Place YI where it suits you best: Vertical, Wall Mount or Ceiling. Simple and Flexible Storage Options: Local and Cloud (to be available soon)

--Package Include--

1 x YI Dome Camera
1 x Adaptor
1 x USB Cable
1 x Base Tray
2 x Screw
1 x Manual


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1331 of 1408 people found the following review helpful.
1Beware of app security issues!
By Amazon Customer
We are returning this item. Unfortunately we didn't notice that the required app had so many permissions, a lot of which were privacy nightmares. Their app requests permission to read your browsing history and bookmarks as well as all the apps you have running on your phone. It can also download whatever it wants whenever it wants. And see your phone calls and logs. After we got this I saw other reviews stating the same thing that were written just after we ordered it. I've seen the company respond but did not like their answers. There is absolutely no reason for this app to need those permissions no matter what they say (and like someone else, I work in IT). I'm always amazed that people blindly install apps without checking permissions, I guess some people just don't care. Which is fine as I understand that it seems like everyone is watching you. But when you have the choice you should choose not to install apps that ask for permissions that obviously aren't needed. (Note: There are a couple more of these reviews that go into greater detail than I did, I urge you to read them before purchasing this item)

149 of 157 people found the following review helpful.
2Untrustworthy
By Ryan Terry
[[VIDEOID:c96adc40836d09878e12f132a3d42010]] I purchased this in order to keep an eye on a new puppy, to see how he handles the workday hours home alone in a play pen (being let out at lunchtime, of course), and for that purpose it works well enough, on paper. I did have a bit of trouble finding the correct spot to place it, due to its very limited ability to tilt down, but ideally I think it should be mounted on the wall or ceiling and plan to do so — if I decide to keep it.

To start, both this unit and the other two 720p YI Dome Cameras I purchased had smudges on the camera right out of the box, despite being "brand new", which was a bit disappointing. The smudges were on the orb part, rather than the lens, so I suppose it could have been worse.

The stream quality is okay but it still leaves a lot to be desired. It somehow manages to lag and stutter even while connected to a stable 120Mbps WiFi network, which is very strange. Video is captured at 15fps but played back at 30fps, so it ends up looking like an old-time slapstick comedy skit (sped-up). The "night vision" capability is very limited, but it's certainly better than nothing. The video quality may technically be 1080p, but the quality is pretty bad, even with plenty of light (see attached photos). Overall though, considering the price, it's a decent product.

However, as most others have said, the real problem with this device experience is the mobile viewing app. By default, it installs with far more permissions than it has any reason to require (Camera, Contacts, Microphone, Phone, and Storage), with the real kicker being that it installs with the ability to modify system settings. Considering that most people purchase this device with security as a priority, the fact that it has such widespread access to your device should raise concern. Here is a detailed list of YI Home (Android) app permissions:

DEVICE & APP HISTORY
- retrieve running apps
- android.permission.READ_LOGS

IDENTITY
- find accounts on the device

PHOTOS/MEDIA/FILES
- android.permission.MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS
- modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
- read the contents of your USB storage

CAMERA
- take pictures and videos

MICROPHONE
- record audio

WI-FI CONNECTION INFORMATION
- view Wi-Fi connections

DEVICE ID & CALL INFORMATION
- read phone status and identity

OTHER
- disable your screen lock
- prevent phone from sleeping
- connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
- android.permission.FLASHLIGHT
- control vibration
- view network connections
- have full network access
- modify system settings
- change network connectivity

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As an Android Developer myself, I have to say that several of those permissions make no sense at all, as to why they would be required, and many of them indicate that the YI Home app was created by either an inexperienced or otherwise questionable developer.

Example 1: There are no features within the app that could possibly have any use for the "retrieve running apps" permission (which is pretty self-explanatory as to what it allows). The kind of apps that would request this permission legitimately would be task killers, battery monitors, etc; apps that need to know what else is running in order to function properly.

Example 2: Far more disturbing is the permission to "disable your screen lock". Again, there isn't a single feature or function within the YI Home app that would require this for any reason at all, and having to allow your screen lock to be disabled by anything other than your pattern/pin/fingerprint (e.g. anything other than you yourself) is very concerning.

Example 3: The permission to "android.permission.READ_LOGS" allows the app to read low-level system logs, most likely in order to track runtime errors. However, any respectable app developer would use their own log buffer to track these, whereas this permission grants them access to sensitive information about your system that can be (and likely is) used to mine your data. And I don't believe for a moment that this was some kind of oversight or result of inexperience developing apps.

But in the immortal words of that guy from Reading Rainbow: "You don't have to take my word for it!" You can see how unnecessary all of these permissions are yourself. Once you have the app installed, go into Settings > Apps and select Yi Home. Then tap Permissions, and toggle off Camera, Contacts, and Phone—note that if you toggle Storage you'll lose access to the video thumbnail showing on the main cameras page, along with the ability to save photos/videos from the camera stream, and if you toggle Microphone you'll lose the ability to use two-way audio. Once that's done, tap the back button, scroll down to "Modify system settings", and toggle that off. After doing all of this, go back to using the app as usual. You might have to log in again, but otherwise you won't notice any kind of reduced or impaired functionality of the app. Why? Because the YI Home app doesn't need access to Camera, Contacts, and Phone, nor does it need the ability to modify system settings. Regardless of why it requires these permissions by default, the simple fact that it does puts you at risk.

In the end, I'm going to do some research to find an alternative—one that, unlike this one, isn't tethered to an app that I am absolutely certain I can't trust. Because if I can't trust their app, why would I trust their camera to see the inside of my home at all times?

565 of 605 people found the following review helpful.
1Yi Home Android Apps posts Security and Privacy threast. Chinese made Apps has access to administrative permissions. Scary!
By Amz2000
The device itself is very well built and works fine.

However the Yi Home Android App posts major security/privacy concerns. Norton Security classified it as data mining app. Its access permissions, I would say, dangerous. It will access your contact lists and uploaded to their servers. It will install, download files without your consent. It will modify system settings.

Why would a simple camera app needs to have all these Administrative and System permissions? This Chinese made app is definitely a security threat for me. I don't want my device monitored and controlled by Chinese government.

Here are the permissions listed from Google Play store updated December 22, 2016:

Version 2.20.2.5_20161222 can access:

Device & app history
--retrieve running apps ** Data Mining **
--read sensitive log data ** Data Mining **

Identity
--find accounts on the device

Contacts
--find accounts on the device ** Data Mining **

Phone
--read phone status and identity

Photos/Media/Files
--access USB storage filesystem
--read the contents of your USB storage
--modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Storage
--read the contents of your USB storage
--modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

Camera
--take pictures and videos

Microphone
--record audio

Wi-Fi connection information
--view Wi-Fi connections
--Device ID & call information ** Security Threat **
--read phone status and identity

Other
--Access download manager. ** Security Threat **
--download files without notification ** Security Threat **
--full license to interact across users
--view network connections ** Security Threat **
--change network connectivity ** Security Threat **
--connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
--disable your screen lock
--control flashlight
--full network access ** Security Threat **
--control vibration
--prevent device from sleeping
--modify system settings ** Extremely Security Threat **

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