Chinese consumer electronics giant Xiaomi has unveiled several new products for the India market, including the US$37 Mi Home Security Camera 360.
As the device’s name implies, the camera rotates 360 degrees and tilts up and down by 45 degrees, enabling it to cover 360-degree real-time field of view and send feedback to homeowners. It also comes with a virtual D-pad which lets users move and pan the camera from their mobile app.
The camera features 1080p video recording, motion detection, night vision up to nine meters away, a built-in microphone and speaker to support two-way communication and a microSD slot for a max. 64GB memory card.
When the camera detects motion within its field of view, it will record a 10-second footage and send notification to the user’s phone. Users can set up this feature to work during days, nights or a custom schedule.
The camera allows users to see real-time footage online, but the company doesn’t offer cloud storage subscription plans. Users will need to use local memory cards to store footages. The company says 64GB should be sufficient for two full days of footage recording.
The Mi Home Security Camera 360 will be available in India, for the first time outside of China, on October 10 for 2,699 Rupee (about US$37).
According to a test conducted by Android Central, the camera does have a complex feature offering, but fell short on the installation. The tester of Android Central tried three times to set up the camera – the first time it failed to find the home Wi-Fi network, and then it couldn’t connect to the Wi-Fi, while the QR code for registration didn’t work.
In addition to the security camera, Xiaomi also launched three new smart TVs running on Android TV with Google Assistant support as well as Mi Air Purifier 25 for the Indian market.