MI HOME SECURITY CAMERA 360° 1080P

Xiaomi"s updated 2K security camera has all the essentials, but there"s not enough here to warrant an upgrade.
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The mi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro is a unique upgrade over an excellent product, but it"s not a must-have upgrade. Xiaomi"s existing 360-degree cameras deliver many of the same features without the higher price tag. However, if you are in the market for an easy-to-use high-resolution security camera, the mi 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro is a chất lượng option, at a reasonable price.
01Mi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro overview02Hardware03Set up04Ease of use05Everything else06Specs07Verdict
One of the earliest products xiaomi mi introduced as part of its ecosystem expansion was a trang chủ security camera. The feature-packed camera was an easy sell in the then-nascent category and it certainly didn’t hurt that the camera was much lower priced compared lớn the competition. Since then, the market has expanded significantly. From budget-focused options from Xiaomi, Realme, và more, to pricier but more robust solutions from the likes of Google Nest và Amazon’s Ring, it is possible to get chất lượng wireless security cameras at all price points.In theAndroid Authority mi 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro review, we see if Xiaomi’s upgraded model brings enough khổng lồ the table to lớn justify the uptick in price và if it makes sense for existing buyers lớn upgrade their cameras.

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About this ngươi 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro review: I tested the ngươi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro over a period of four days. It was running firmware version 4.1.6_0309. The unit was provided by xiaomi India for this review.

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Mi 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro: Rs. 4,499 / €59.99 / ~£50 (~$60)Xiaomi’s upgraded mày 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro is all about the updated image sensor và refreshed hardware design. While the feature mix isn’t drastically different compared to the previous model, the new camera should be able khổng lồ capture a lot more detail. That new sensor also allows the camera lớn capture full-color nighttime images.


It’s important to cảnh báo that mi isn’t positioning the Mi trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro as a replacement for existing models like the standard 1080p indoor camera, or the 360-degree 1080p camera. The latest model, instead, sits a tier above as an upgrade for those who want a higher-resolution image.

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Xiaomi’s trang chủ security camera operates in a relatively isolated space, with limited alternatives. Primary options in India include Realme’s 360-degree security camera, as well as alternatives from TP-Link & CP-Plus. However, all of these cameras top-off at 1080p recording, which sets the Mi home Security Camera 2K Pro apart. In Europe, Eufy, TP-Link, & Amazon’s Ring offer competitive products.


The mày 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro goes on sale in India starting September 15 và will be available for Rs. 4,499 at Mi.com, as well as Amazon. In Europe, the camera is priced at €59.99 or for around £50 in the UK và is available khổng lồ buy now.


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The Xiaomi ngươi 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro is as straightforward as home security cameras come. While previous generation models were geared towards indoor use with softer curves, the mi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro is designed more lượt thích a traditional dome security camera.


The entire construction is white polycarbonate with a 360-degree rotation motor embedded in the base. It’s fairly noiseless và once mounted, you can barely hear the camera moving around. The vertical motion of the camera is controlled via a central module that offers 110-degrees of visibility.


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The camera supports memory cards up to 32GB & the card slot is tucked away below the camera lens. You’ll have khổng lồ coax the camera module up, either by using the phầm mềm or by manually pushing it up to lớn slot in the card. It’s not the most convenient solution, but it does guarantee a modicum of security considering nobody can extract the thẻ without being in the camera’s frame of view.


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Finally, over at the back, you’ll find a micro-USB slot to lớn power up the camera. Xiaomi mi has tossed a nguồn adaptor in the box along with a sufficiently long micro-USB cable which should allow you khổng lồ run the camera a fair distance from a power nguồn socket.


There"s not much to lớn the hardware here, but the dead-simple cài đặt should be a boon to first-time users.

It’s all pretty straightforward, as it should be, & the camera can even be mounted khổng lồ the ceiling using an included bracket. All hook-ups are included in the box, và you’ll just need to lớn drill in two holes to lớn mount it. That said, I would have liked to lớn see a locking mechanism of some sort as it is too easy lớn twist và remove the camera.


The mày 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro taps into the standard Mi trang chủ app, like all of Xiaomi’s ecosystem products. Mix up is straightforward và the tiện ích automatically detected the camera the first time I powered it up. After that, all it took was scanning in the QR code at the base of the camera to showroom it to lớn my các mục of devices. The tiện ích automatically transfers the last saved Wi-Fi SSID and password to lớn the camera.


Unlike many devices, I didn’t feel the need to lớn fiddle around much with the out-of-the-box settings. Xiaomi has done well to lớn make the camera as plug và play as possible.

Is the software any good?


Tapping the relevant camera in the phầm mềm brings up a fullscreen view of the camera as well as associated controls. An on-screen joystick lets you adjust the position of the camera. There’s a hint of latency here, but that’s to be expected with most security cameras. Additionally, you’ll find controls for taking snapshots, videos, listening in to lớn the camera’s microphone, & also broadcasting audio through the camera itself.


The phầm mềm also includes a setting lớn allow the mày 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro khổng lồ follow humans within the frame. Unfortunately, the camera does not return to its original position once the person moves out of the frame, making it a bit redundant.


Another obvious omission is detection zones. The camera detects motion across the entire viewing plane, which means that plants moving in the breeze trigger motion detection just the same as a person walking across. Sure, the phầm mềm lets you easily toggle human triggers & standard motion detection while reviewing security footage, but the lack of zones means that there’s simply no way to lớn block out a busy street or foliage for motion detection. Detection zones have been common on security cameras for years, so it’s rather disappointing that xiaomi mi refuses to showroom the feature here.


While most of these issues are an annoyance at best, I vị have a major concern with the mày 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro. Notifications have a cooling-off period of three minutes. Moreover, the camera only records 60-second clips if you’ve mix it lớn record on motion detection. Since the camera uses a combination of the infrared & camera sensors lớn trigger a notification, all too often the recording starts well before the object is visibly within the frame, & you won’t get any further notification or recording. I own và use a number of mi security cameras và the only real way around this is khổng lồ set the camera lớn record continuously. Thankfully, the tiện ích is able to lớn classify recordings with people in them, so it’s easy enough to go back and review footage.

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The camera also offers seven days of cloud backups for clips, which should give users some peace of mind in case a perpetrator makes off with your camera. Finally, it is also possible khổng lồ use a NAS device for storing recordings. The thiết lập process is a bit clunky & needs you khổng lồ switch back khổng lồ the SMB1 protocol on your NAS. Moreover, xiaomi includes no clear documentation on the process. It’s pretty obvious that the company doesn’t expect too many users to opt for this storage method, but the option is there for those who want their personal recordings safely backed up.


Elsewhere, configuring specific recording times is a cinch here, và you can opt between full-time, daytime, or nighttime surveillance. The ứng dụng will also let you set a customized schedule. You can easily phối up a start & stop time for camera monitoring, however, the lack of multiple schedules is a bit disappointing.


I lượt thích Xiaomi’s one-stop approach to lớn the tiện ích as it lets you easily pop into additional cameras, và also accessories. It also allows for some interesting automation possibilities, lượt thích starting the ngươi Robot Vacuum or Air Purifier when the camera detects motion. The feature is a handy replacement for IFTTT since the cameras don’t support the third-party service.


Xiaomi’s latest security cam sports a 3MP camera that can shoot at 20fps. The stream isn’t silky smooth, but it suffices for the price and I found the picture chất lượng to be on point. The upgraded dual-band Wi-Fi with support for 5GHz networks comes in clutch, and the stream starts a second or so after you tap the button in the app.


With the sensitivity set lớn high, the camera was fairly reliable with sending motion detection notifications to lớn both my OnePlus 9 Pro và my iPhone 12. On Android, however, you’ll need lớn switch off battery optimization và lock the app in memory to lớn ensure that you don’t miss out on notifications.


The upgraded sensor also allows for full-color nighttime images which is a pretty incredible feat. There’s ample detail in both the daytime và low-light shots. Video quality is good enough for the intended use case, too.


Anything else?

No water resistance: xiaomi doesn’t really advertise the camera as an outdoor cam, but the khung factor & functionality make it perfectly suited as one. Having a degree of splash resistance against rain would have been a definite value add. You can, of course, mount it away from direct sunlight and keep it protected from errant splashes.Bluetooth Gateway: The camera also serves as a công nghệ bluetooth gateway and can work as an extension khổng lồ Bluetooth-enabled IoT products lượt thích bulbs.
The mày 360 home Security Camera 2K Pro can capture đoạn phim at 2K resolution and practically see in the dark with its full-color night-time capture capability.
The mày 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro is pretty well priced for the feature set it offers. The real advantage here is the upgraded 2K sensor that captures a lot more detail. The camera doesn’t offer granular controls over every aspect, but it is a consumer-facing product and isn’t really meant for hardcore security use.


The most obvious competitor comes from within Xiaomi’s own portfolio. The mày Security Cam 360 (£39/Rs. 2,999) offers many of the same features at a significantly lower price point. You’re only losing out on resolution and even that isn’t much of a loss if the camera is being used indoors for basic monitoring.

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For those in India, the Realme 360 Smart Security Camera (Rs.2,999) offers a very similar feature set khổng lồ Xiaomi’s 1080p 360 cam. In fact, your decision will only be dependent on which company’s platform you want to lớn lock yourself into.


There’s also the TP-Link Tapo C200 (£34/Rs. 2,599) that wins out over Xiaomi’s offering with its longer recording times once it detects motion. The rest of the feature set, however, is on par with Xiaomi & Realme’s cameras.


European buyers looking for a 2K alternative should kiểm tra out Eufy’s P24 (£47), though Amazon’s Ring Indoor Cam (£49) is the popular choice for those with Alexa-powered smart homes.


Xiaomi mi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro review: The verdict

The Xiaomi ngươi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro is a very good consumer-grade security camera, all things considered. It covers the basics of picture quality, ease of use, and quick notifications. However, it’s not a massive upgrade over the 1080p model. Additionally, the lack of “Pro” features likes motion detection zones is disappointing, lớn say the least.


The mi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro is a perfectly good camera, but it doesn"t differentiate enough to lớn justify the higher sticker price.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with the ngươi 360 trang chủ Security Camera 2K Pro. However, It might be a testament to lớn Xiaomi’s prowess at delivering value that most users will be perfectly happy with Xiaomi’s existing 1080p solution. It does almost all the same things as the upgraded 2K mã sản phẩm while costing a whole lot less.