Actually, there are too many reasons why we need smart cameras. They include home security, motion detection, motion alert, two-way audio, night vision, live view on apps, and many more. As you see, IP cameras are quite demanded and they bring convenience to our life and simplify home surveillance. But when you talk about these or similar cases to the professionals, most of them provide such high price lists, that we think to organize everything with our hands. Regardless who does it, there are some IP cameras that will cost nothing to you. Xiaomi is among those brands. And the XIAOMI CHUANGMI 720P Smart Camera is the best proof. At this moment, this IP camera with many useful features is offered at $19.99 after applying the coupon (code: GBanniversary155).
The first thing you should know, this is not a wire-free IP camera. So it needs a power plug to operate. Generally, if you are looking for such a product there is another smart camera we have talked about earlier. Thus, you can’t use it anywhere you want. As we said, the camera should be placed near to a plug or you have to use longer cables. Anyway, this can’t be considered as a shortcoming. You’d better take it as a specification.
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One of the advantages of the XIAOMI CHUANGMI 720P Smart Camera is the 720p resolution and a 120-degree wide-angle viewing. So you can monitor more space. The videos’ frame rate is 25fps, which is a standard for IP cameras from this price range.
All these features make us think of it as a regular IP camera with common features. But the truth is the XIAOMI CHUANGMI 720P Smart Camera comes with a few useful features such as the real-time two-way communication, ultra-clear night vision via the built-in IR LEDs, mobile control via APP, and an operating temperature of -10 – 50 degrees Celsius. When mounted on a wall (or wherever it is), the IR motion sensor detects human movement within a 9m range. A two-way communication feature lets you listen to what’s going on inside your house and have a conversation with anyone on the other end. This is a great feature if you are away and have to warn of suspicious activity.