Kami, for those that aren’t familiar with it, is a smart home security brand from Yi Technology, the imaging company behind the Yi 4K Action Camera which we reviewed a few years ago. The company aims to deliver comparable image quality and functionality to the top names in the industry like Nest or Arlo at a fraction of the cost.
Today they released the Kami Wire-Free Outdoor Camera, which is a weather-resistant 1080p security camera that pairs with the Kami Home app on your Android phone. The camera connects directly to your Wi-Fi network, so there’s no need for a separate hub.
The camera captures a wide-angle (140-degrees) view in 1080p HD which you can view live in the app and can be stored to a microSD card in the device or stored in the Kami Cloud. The free plan allows you to view both the live feed from the camera and 6-second clips recorded when motion is detected, but full recordings require a subscription with up to 5 cameras covered for $149.99 per year.
Enhanced night vision lets you keep an eye on things around the clock and with up to 6-months of battery life with the included rechargeable batteries you only need to worry about this thing a couple of times a year.
The Kami Home app gives you alerts when motion or a loud noise is detected and the PIR motion sensor prevents objects like tree branches blowing in the breeze from triggering it. You can also set yourself as Home or Away in the app to indicate what level of notifications you would like from your camera(s).
The camera also offers two-way audio, so if you are using the camera at your front door you can communicate with a delivery person if necessary.
I’ve been using the Kami Wire-Free Outdoor Camera for the last couple of weeks and I’m working on a full review, but thus far I’ve been really impressed. The image quality is great and I’ve had absolutely no false positives with the motion sensing, something that has historically been an issue for me with home security cameras. The camera has also had no issues holding up to the weather here which has at times dipped down to -8 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you have any specific questions about the Kami Wire-Free Battery Camera let me know in the comments and I’ll either address them there or in the full review.
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