There is no property in the old complex, no security, and there are always people throwing things downstairs from upstairs. Car parking downstairs is often dumped with leftovers, especially disgusting. So I’ve always wanted to install a camera downstairs to see which one likes high-altitude projectiles. The camera installation is not difficult, the most difficult thing is wiring and connecting the power supply, limited by various factors, has not been put into practice. Recently discovered an outdoor camera that Xiaomi has launched with its own battery, let’s try it and see how it works.
The packaging box of the Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version adopts the white simple style used in Mi products, and the real picture of the product is printed on the left side of the front, the upper right corner is the Xiaomi LOGO, and the lower right corner is printed with the product name and functional features. From here, we can learn that the Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version supports wireless connection, AI humanoid detection, intelligent alarm and other functions.
The back of the box is marked with detailed product parameter information, from here we can understand that the lens angle of Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version is 130 degrees, F2.1 large aperture, support shooting 1920*1080 resolution video, built-in 8 940nm infrared fill lights, support night vision shooting.
After opening the package, we can see that the outdoor camera and indoor unit are placed in the box in a partition, and under the indoor unit are other accessories such as power adapters. Both outdoor cameras and indoor units have plastic protective bags at the factory, which have been torn off when taking pictures for the shooting effect.
The front of the outdoor camera is covered with a protective film to prevent wear and tear on the lens, which can be removed when used.
In addition to the outdoor camera and indoor unit, inside the box is a 5V 2A USB charging head, a Type-C charging cable, a Phillips screwdriver, and three sets of screws and plastic risers. From the front of the outdoor camera is the infrared body sensor in the large circle, next to the small circle is the camera, followed by the light sensor and status indicator.
The power button of the Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version outdoor camera is designed on the side of the fuselage, and the surface is covered with silicone plugs. Below the power button is the speaker hole, try the sound is very loud, so as to ensure the real-time intercom call effect.
Lifting the silicone plug of the power button, we can see that there are also Type-C charging ports and reset holes inside. Although there is a silicone plug, I think everyone should try to make this side down when installing, which can extend the service life.
The Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version outdoor camera adopts a metal rod connection between the body and the base, and the metal rod and the fuselage connection are connected by a ball joint, which can adjust the angle of the fuselage in a wide range, making the camera installation and use more flexible and convenient.
The base has a detachable design that separates the base by pushing the anti-theft screw to remove the anti-theft screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
If you want to fix it on the wall, you can glue the positioning sticker in the accessory package to the wall, and then punch holes in the wall according to the indicated holes, use the plug and screws to fix the base, and then snap the snap and screw to complete the installation.
If it is installed on wood products, it is simpler, just screw the screws directly into it. Then adjust the angle roughly according to the area you want to see.
The indoor unit looks like a mini router, with a pure white body and two small antennas on the back. From the parameter introduction, this camera uses a 2.4G Hz Wifi connection, and the indoor unit and the outdoor camera also use Wifi connection.
The indoor unit not only supports wireless connection, but also can be connected with a network cable and router through the RJ45 network port behind the fuselage. In addition to the network port, the indoor unit also has a USB port, a Tf card slot, a Type-C interface and a reset port. I have used many smart cameras before, and it is the first time to use it to support USB port connection memory, compared to TF cards, it is much more convenient to use a U disk to view data.
There is a row of heat dissipation holes on both sides of the bottom of the indoor unit, and the inside of the heat dissipation hole is two silicone foot pads, so that it can not only prevent rubbing the desktop on the table, but also more conducive to heat dissipation and ensure the long-term stable operation of the indoor unit.
There are QR codes at the bottom of the fuselage of indoor units and outdoor cameras, according to the method indicated by the manual and APP, use the Mijia APP to add indoor units and outdoor cameras in turn, complete the device binding, and you can use it.
The indoor unit can use a U disk to store local video, or insert a Tf card to store local video. I tried the 128GB Tf card and it works fine. The Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version adopts the H265 encoding form, coupled with the assistance of motion detection, infrared body sensing and other functions, while ensuring the recording of key pictures, it can also greatly save storage space, reduce power consumption, and extend battery life.
I have a 4G router in my car, so I decided to load the camera directly into the car, put the indoor unit in the armrest box, use mobile power supply, and the outdoor unit is installed on the front windshield using a mobile phone holder, so that it becomes a dashcam.
Drove out for a circle, found that the picture effect is similar to the usual 1080P dashcam, but the picture will have a small shaking during driving, I think but because the fuselage is too heavy, it seems that it is not suitable for use as a dashcam.
After parking, put the Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version outdoor camera on the center console and aim at the building in front, so that when someone throws objects at height, it can be recorded as evidence, and it can also play a certain role in anti-theft.
Use the Mijia APP to view the screen of Xiaomi’s outdoor camera battery version in real time, and you can also choose real-time voice calls and voice-changing calls. Imagine if a thief steals in front of the camera in the middle of the night and you shout, how deep the thief’s psychological shadow is.
The Xiaomi outdoor camera battery version can clearly see the building in front of the parking lot in the car, and supports 8x zoom in the real-time view, which can see more picture details.
Seeing this, some people may ask, what if the outdoor camera is stolen? In fact, there is no need to worry about this problem, the data is stored in the indoor unit, and there is also cloud storage space, so that even if the outside camera is lost, it can record the appearance of the thief. Of course, you can arrange the installation position reasonably according to your own needs, anyway, just screw two screws, and do not need to wiring, and the installation process can be completed in a few minutes. It is also easy to change positions in the future.