hello guys life extra here finally ye released their first outdoor security camera there are a lot of you guys have waited for this I made a couple of videos a while back and reviewed two outdoor cases designed for a Dropcam or the older nest cameras that can fit the e home camera but both of them are now out of stock and I guess they are not manufactured anymore so this camera is the answer for those that are wanting the video clarity of the e in a wetter proof outdoor design let's check out the cameras features it has a 1080p resolution and records at 20 frames per second it has a hundred ten degrees wide-angle lens it is wetter proof so rain it is ip65 rated Sun or snow it has an operating temperature of up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit and can go as low as 5 degrees it has a night vision with 12 infrared LEDs that can reach up to 50 feet it has a two way audio and it has a deterrent alarm now this is motion triggered and cannot be activated manually I'll show you later on and how it sounds it has a 10 feet cable which is in the short side you will have limited mounting options with this and it uses a highly sensitive algorithms for motion detection they are not using a PIR sensor but uses the cameras footage plus software in determining if there is a motion activity or not now ye marketed this camera with our cloud storage which you will see all over the box and their flyer but it doesn't mention anything that it records to a micro SD card also we will talk more about that later so let's open up the box we have a social media information and help card and we have the flyer for their cloud service and we have the instruction manual we have the limited warranty and a mounting template and a pretty cool window decal the real safety cannot be taken away now on this box we have do very small screws these are the extra screws for the SD card cover then we have a small Phillips screwdriver for the little screws and we have some cable clips 8 of them then we have some screws and plastic anchors now take note that there are 10 screws and anchors then we have the camera itself it has an off-white color and made of hard plastic and it's pretty light it looks and feels durable it has a screw attachment here in the back we have the mount and we have the ten-foot USB power cable and it is permanently attached on the camera side then we have the power brick just like their other cameras output these five volts and one ampere now guys the power brick and the USB cable plug are not weather proof so when installing outdoors you will need a weather proof outlet that the cover has enough clearance for the power brick and the USB plug plugged in I think it will in my case and we'll check it out later during the install now we have the mounting plate and it is a ball joint so that it can easily be adjusted now everything here in the mount is plastic hard plastic no metal so nothing to rust now let's put in the micro SD card technologies there is nothing in their paperwork that came with the camera that talks about the micro SD card slot just to clarify to anybody that is new to the eHome cameras their cameras have a micro SD card slot and by default records footage to that the e cloud is an option and can be used as a backup so you don't need to subscribe to their cloud service to be able to view recorded videos now with this small phillips screwdriver we can unscrew the cover so that we can install the micro SD card it has a rubber seal on the cover to make this weather proof there is also a little button to reset the camera now we just need to put in the micro SD card push it in until it clicks then we can replace the cover and screw it back in as you can see in the front lens of the camera are small holes for the status light on top and I guess the mic on the bottom surrounding the lens are 12 LEDs infra red for night vision these LEDs light up and are visible at night on the bottom of the camera is the speaker now let's plug in the camera and we will set it up if you are new download the app and set up an account if you already have an account just click the plus button on top choose the e outdoor camera click Next to connect click I heard waiting to connect then type in your Wi-Fi password click connect to Wi-Fi I'll name the camera outdoor now let's check the live view it opened up pretty quick and firmware update well let's update and we will get it outside to install now we need to install the mount with four screws by the way remember we have ten screws and plastic anchors and we have eight cable clips so if we use all eight cable clips that means we only have two screws left to install the camera or he gave us two extra cable clips um I don't know anyways i unscrewed the ball joint first so that I can install the mount without the camera dangling around then just screw it back in and position the camera and you can lock the position by tightening the screw ring as you can see here ten feet is just enough to get the USB cable to the outlet also I have this type of weather proof outlet that has a cover that you have enough clearance to plug in the camera the cameras plug will stick out at least two and half inches out so make sure you can close the cover to make this where proof also on mine you can lock it with a padlock so that it will be harder to unplug now with my wired ring spotlight camera you can see here that I still have a lot of cable left and it is installed way farther out than the Yi camera this is not going to be a permanent install for the II and I installed it here so that I can just do a comparison video to the ring spotlight camera in my upcoming videos after tucking in the cables a bit I didn't use the cable clips here this is the Yi outdoor set up temporarily let's check out the e app for this outdoor camera this is the live view shot when you open the camera in the app you turn on the speaker so that you can listen clicking the gear icon at the top right corner will take you to the settings we have the status light here where you can turn off the blue light image rotation if you want to flip the cameras view lens distortion correction if you want to minimize the fisheye effect we have the camera microphone so that we can hear and listen we have the night vision on our off time zone and the current version of the firmware on smart detection settings we have the motion detection when you turn it on then other options pops up we can set the activity region which basically you can set a zone in which motion will be detected you can drag and resize and we have the sensitivity level for the alerts which you can adjust to low medium and high then we have the camera alarm it is only triggered by motion and you cannot manually control it like the ring cameras then we have the alert frequency and scheduling of the alerts if needed please note that these settings are for alerts only motion detection recording is on and always going to be recording as long as there is motion now on the Live View mode we already checked out the speakers and if you want to record a video clip click the camera icon to record and click again to stop the footage will be saved in your photos folder now we have the mic which you need to push and hold to speak and release to listen if you want a snapshot of the current video just click on the steel camera icon your picture will also be saved in your phones album clicking on the stretched arrow will put your video in landscape mode now let's listen to the cameras alarm when it senses motion you can hear a three second alarm and also you'll get a notification now let's test the two-way communication today I'm doing good I can hear you try it again you say hi daddy again it's a little bit low I'm doing good I'm just testing out the new camera thank you hi Daddy what are you doing hi dad how are you doing no here are some footage this one is late afternoon block so it's getting dark outside and this is the best of the e outdoor camera audio and video quality and this one is at night if you get too close to the camera I'm about three three feet three to four feet in front of the camera and you will probably see there's a glare it's my face is washed out this is probably the best position right here where you can see me clearly all right guys the e outdoor camera didn't disappoint us to video quality footage in daytime is clear and even nighttime is pretty decent my only complaints will be that it is wired and only has ten feet of cable if you're planning to drill a hole in a wall ceiling or in the soffit you'll be needing a bigger hole at least 3/4 to an inch in diameter to get the USB plug to go through the other thing I noticed is that the box packaging and the instruction manual that came with the camera didn't mention anything about the micro SD card slot and that you can use a micro SD card to record seems like they are marketing and pushing their cloud service with this camera saying it again the cloud service is optional and the camera records by default to a micro SD card which you need to put in it accepts 8 to 32 gigabytes class 4 and above micro SD card I'll be comparing this camera with the Rings but like cam and also with the Yi home camera that I have installed in an outdoor mount in my upcoming videos so stay tuned thanks for watching guys and don't forget to give this video a like subscribe to my channel for product reviews and everyday life hacks thank you

Yi Outdoor Security Camera Review – Unboxing, Setup, Settings, Installation, Footage

26 thoughts on “Yi Outdoor Security Camera Review – Unboxing, Setup, Settings, Installation, Footage

  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Sir, one thing that really puzzles me is how long each motion triggered footage is if I just use the SD card without the 24/7 cloud subscription? Is it only 6 sec? So I will end up getting a whole bunch of 6 sec clips throughout the entire movement once detected? Thanks much.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Does it have an internal battary or is it always needs to be plug?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Thank you very much Sir for the video ! Great appreciated ! You got the best and fully brief review on this unit. Will buy it soon 😀

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Great video. My main concern is that the cable's visible and would be easy to tamper with. Is there any suggestions for the cord to be plugged in or weather proof so it wouldnt get damage

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Thank You so much for the info on this camera I will feel more confident when I set up my camera.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Looks like a good camera but what is that at 16:00 on his left shoulder? I'm thinking a ghost hand or something it also made a sound when it popped up

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Can it record continuously on SD card?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Hi, Thanks for the video, I have a question please, how much maximum distance to the camera about the rauter (wifi), I hope you will answer me and thank you

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Hi life hacker how to set the camera to record 24/7 using the 32gb memory card?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    clean the table ,lol

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Thank you so much for all you do Lifehackster. Anything to look out for when looking to install an outdoor security camera on a home in the Caribbean (Barbados) for viewing & monitoring from the US (NY)? What camera would you recommend?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Hello ! I’ m watching your video from France. Excellent work !

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    How much it record in 64gb SD card is it all over good Alexa compatable

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    I'm looking to mount a camera inside my garage. Would a weak wifi signal interrupt recording in any way?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    it can stay outside ? it's only ip65 … anyone have feedback?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Anyone know how to hide the wire? I feel it's too exposed and can be easily cut.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Just ordered two for $95 shipped.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Hi, will you be able to receive any alert like motion detection without subscribing in cloud?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Does this work with the mihome app as well?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Can you turn the audible alarm off?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Can yi outdoor rotate and tilt like yi dome camera?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    I have a question . I watched a camera a good price, the problem is that the camera is the chinese version. Can I use this camera in a global way? For Mexico indeed. Really I appreciate yor review and answer. Best regards.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    does it have dns for autoconnect? do u have to pay for remote conection? thanks

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Can this be accessed thru google home?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Esiste un supporto per interni ?

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