According to research conducted by Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the North Carolina University, it was found that close to 60% of burglars said that they would hesitate to target a home that had installed some form of a security system. It’s no wonder why families are investing in smart IP cameras. Since it’s physically impossible to be present at home all the time, these cameras help you keep an eye on your home, family, pets, and assets while you’re away. Smart homes are no longer a luxury but a necessity with increasing crime across cities. Further, if you have kids or elderly relatives at home, it’s unsafe to leave them alone for extended periods of time. With a smart IP camera, you can watch them remotely or record the footage to be viewed later.
While there are several models in the market, the Xiaomi IP Camera is definitely a favorite. There are different variants based on what you’re looking for. The box comes with a USB cable, user manual, a card pin and a square or round shaped IP camera which looks a little like a robotic Cyclops. Thanks to the IR lights, the camera captures footage even in the dark, making it very useful as a baby-cam as well. It also has an inbuilt ambient light sensor which helps the camera detect the light around and use just the right amount. You won’t have to worry about where to place it as the camera can be attached to either a wall or even the roof using a metal plate. And don’t worry; it won’t affect your room décor! It comes with an adjustable bracket so you can set the desired height to give you a full 180-degree rotational view in either direction.
The Xiaomi smart IP camera comes with a power supply port, a micro SD card slot, and a USB port. If you’re going on vacation and want to take the camera along, simply use a power bank to get it up and running. To record your footage, slip a micro SD card into the slot and you’ll be all set. You can use the product on either AP or Remote usage mode. With AP, you can view the footage in real time once you connect it to your mobile but both devices need to be on the same LAN and not more than 10 meters distance away. The remote mode works if you’re connected to the Internet using a WiFi network. This is a great option if you’re at work and want to keep track of things at home. One especially great feature is the two-way audio that works like an intercom. It will definitely come in handy if you want to bark out a ‘Don’t touch that!’ to your pet poodle who’s heading for your favorite pillow. Functional, fun, portable, small and…incredibly smart- that’s the Xiaomi smart IP camera for you!