expired Xiaomi XiaoFang Smart 1080P Wi-Fi IP Camera US $13.75 (AU $17.15) Delivered @ Gearbest

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Xiaomi XiaoFang Smart 1080P Wi-Fi IP Camera US $13.75 (AU $17.15) Delivered @ GearbestAffiliate
harvest245

Xiaomi XiaoFang Smart 1080P Wi-Fi IP Camera US $13.75 (AU $17.15) Delivered

Equal best price seen so far, same as TA's deal (slightly less in AUD).

Edit: Now slightly less at AU $17.15. You can pay in AUD on GearBest as the rate is as good as the current Mastercard USD to AUD rate.

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FIXED PRICE Coupon: $13.75
Code for single unit price only; VIP Price, Special Offer or Group Deal all exempt.
Your subtotal: AU $17.15

10/9 1030pm: Available again. Previously expired on 6/9 (approx 5 hours after posting).

13/9 8pm: Available again with new code harvest245 - available for 500 uses at same price. (Previously expired 11/9)

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    Strange, code was marked expired here

    • +3 votes

      Yep it ran out after a few minutes I think at noon, but 400 more uses added to the code just before - don't think that will last too long though.

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    does the app needed to control this camera have English or only Chinese? TIA

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    any coupon for Xiaomi router 3G? this one

  • +2 votes

    So China is harvesting our video footage

    • +9 votes

      Can anyone confirm or give me a link if this is the case. I walk around the house bare ass naked…

    • +4 votes

      On the offchance you're being serious, install the Xiaofang hack and disable cloud access, then run them into something like a Blueiris install, or tinyCam monitor (pro) on Android.

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        The Xiaofang hack doesnt look too secure to me either, seems pretty easy for anyone with network access to view them. Unless ive missed an option to enable a password or anything?

        • +4 votes

          I think I saw on the github that you can password protect the rstp stream but the web interface is open yes. Ideally you'd put them on their own VLAN or otherwise firewall them off from your other devices if you're worried about them being looked at.

          If you are wanting a secure way to view remotely rather than lock down locally then what I do is I have them configured on an old Android tablet running tinycam monitor pro. This is the device I have knocking about to generally watch the feeds. However tinycam monitor pro also has a web interface (password protected) where you can view your cams. Using this web interface is a nice way to combine multiple cameras and view in a browser (otherwise you'd need some kind of app or proxy somewhere to convert the rstp output of the cams into something a browser can stream). You can naturally port-forward to tinycam for secure access to the feeds when away from home without worrying about the fact that Xiaofang isn't the most secure natively.

        • +2 votes

          Yep no rtsp authentication, which means if you port forward to access remotely, the stream can be accessed without a username and password.

          Hopefully there will be another release with the rtsp authentication included in the hack. I have seen on the github issue tracker that some people have gotten it to work themselves.

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          If you don't want to mess around with the rstp bin to get password support etc. there is of course also the option of using a random string as the camera's feed path instead of just the stock '/unicast' URL.

          Sure, it's not secure against someone inspecting your network whilst you have a stream open, and a lot of people don't like the old security-through-obscurity, but it'd work well enough INTERNALLY in a casual home environment for me. I don't think the firmware is mature enough to be directly opened up to the internet at large in any case, which is why I use tinycam as a middle man (see previous post).

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          @zfa: oh awesome this is essentially what i want anyway (monitor via phone on the go and display multiple feeds via browser when at home). with the tinycam method, does it require you to somehow block the cameras from the outside world?
          I get the bit about how you can portforward into tiny cam, but wouldnt the cameras still be open unless you blocked them somehow? im not sure what the setup process is for these cameras

          is it hard to setup the vlan or firewall process? all i want is to be able to view at home and on the go, but not let anyone else see without a password. i wish xiaomi would improve their software cause they could kill the market with these little things

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          @furythree:

          You won't need to block the cameras themselves from the outside world if you only open your access to tinycam Monitor pro. No one can connect to them form outside your network without you explicitly doing something to enable it.

          If you're only using these devices then the Mi Home app itself is quite acceptable for external viewing if you ask me. However if you don't like the thought of viewing via a Chinese app or have other reasons to use something else then installing Xiaofang hacks and using the tinycam monitor (along with password protecting the web interface) method should be fine for most people.

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          @zfa: oh so all the worried comments about chinese spying and shitty app is all based around the mi home app? (which i hate)

          i used to have the xiaomi antscam/drop camera but it stopped working one day for no reason. i heard it was some firmware brick blocking intl users. but when it was working i used it via rstp/vlc cause i hated the app so much

          i now have one of those RGB yee lights, if there was a way to control the lights and the cameras all via one single point that would be much better

          But glad to hear fang hacks and tiny cam is all i need to do. So no need for VLan or firewall at all?

          the main thing is that i only use it 99% on the local network, so i dont want it to be constantly uploading data to the cloud unless i specifically want it to. does the tinycam method allow this?

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          @furythree:

          Yep, furore is all about 'video being sent to China' because of the Xiaomi cloud integration (though if they want to keep an eye on my shed, or make sure my lad is still asleep then they're welcome to…).

          But you're right -there's need for VLAN or anything other than your normal wifi router protection if you're mainly using it internally unless you have devices on your home network you don't want able to see the output. That's highly unlikely no matter how big a deal is made of the streams not being password protected. I'd say you're fine - get one, apply the hacks, via rstp stream via VLC or one of the Androis/iOS camera apps.

        • +3 votes

          Using the method described by "zfa" seems the best option.
          As an added home security, you could you put these cams on on a completely separate WiFi via zoning or an independent WiFi switch than the rest of your home/guest users!

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          @Huntz:

          Yep, that's how I have it all set up… a completely separate network for the security cameras. That way the wifi device and and its attached storage is stored hidden away from the study, where all the other network items are. Someone breaks in thinking they've got the video storage they can see, when really they haven't got crap :).

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          @zfa: i have fang hack and tinycam pro, how to make it only see-able by me?

      •  

        Hmmm might just stick to the Mi Home app if both aren't that secure. Any links where the feeds are actually being spied on by someone? or is it more the possibility since the data is being sent to China.

        • +1 vote

          Don't think there's been any evidence of this, just paranoia… I'd be just as happy to use the Mi Home app as I was the Swann Cloud app, say, myself.

      •  

        any suggestion for free app on IOS?

    •  

      So is google and all the android phones. Have you heard of Snowden whistle blower.

  •  

    i buy 2 thanks

  •  

    Thanks OP I m making a nice collection of these it seems

  • +1 vote

    still have mine from last deal. dont really know what I bought it for

  •  

    I have a 64gb micro sd in my camera but after a few days, downloading the motion detection video fails. Anyone know how to fix this problem?

  •  

    Does anyone use these outdoors? I have some swan cameras but they suck. I can put them in spots which the rain won't reach. Thanks

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    Can I connect 2 cams at the same time?

  • +1 vote

    Bought this not long ago, works for a day ( nice clear image) , then stop working, reset won't work either, now in the bin.

  •  

    Thanks got one finally

  • +1 vote

    Damn..
    .Forgot my cashrewards again

  •  

    Bought! Thanks.
    Had trouble with cashrewards, via cashrewards site didn't load properly, so decided to forfeit the 14 cents cashreward, mon dieu!

  •  

    Can this work remotely? e.g. My phone is not on the same network as the camera?

  •  

    Damn missed out, keep saying code expired and price jump from $22.56 to $31.64 after applying code (it does alert that code has expired).
    Weird that price jumps up….even with a different browser.

  •  

    Purchased this yesterday, but now got a refund from GearBest. Assume they did not have enough stock?

  • +2 votes

    Looks like deal available again?

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    Has anyone been able to get these to work with Surveillance Station on a QNAP NAS?

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    Can this be used as a webcam for my PC?

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    Ordered one for $17.24

  • +5 votes

    Bought.
    Will this help me catch the neighbour's dog taking a dump on my lawn?
    Or maybe it is the neighbour himself..?
    Anyway, need to set up cam to get truth…

  •  

    "Apparently this code has 400 more uses added just now, but assume that's worldwide usage so be quick if you want to grab one."

    I've been monitoring the gearbest deals on budget light forum and the Xiaomi USB light code had expired only about 10 minutes after it had been enabled.

    However if you're after something besides Xiaomi lights and powerbanks you might find some useful discounts.

  •  

    Paid in USD and order was processed at AU$17.01.

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    Getting the message the code has expired

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    Ordered one, no free shipping option for NZ though.

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    Expired again.

  •  

    Just checked out fine for me for 1 x unit - cheers OP

  • +2 votes

    For anyone who had already used this voucher code and therefore can't order another one (what? another one??) then code 'harvest125' has also also reactivated for purchase at USD13.75 (assuming you've not used that one already as well).

  • +2 votes

    I'm curious what are people using this for ?

  •  

    Bought using " harvest125 " cheers…

    Soooo, looks like I can use this at my front door as security camera? When somebody approaches it will record? Can I use it real time as a door camera, and talk with them? Not sure, should have asked first…. but this is ozbargain :)

  •  

    Where do we select USD on paypal now? I can't seem to see the option. Thanks

    •  

      At checkout when you select your payment method: Select "View currency conversion options" under the exchange rate. Then select "Convert with card provider".

  •  

    FYI harvest125 just expired as I was checking out…

  •  

    Code expired long ago

  •  

    Available again with new code harvest245 - 500 at the same price. The deal just started so should last for a while.

    •  

      Won't add to Cart . Saying Discontinued for all options .

      •  

        Definitely working here, tested it before and just again now:

        Grand Total AU$17.15

        Make sure you've clicked on the white option, otherwise maybe try logging in and out, clearing cookies, different browser etc.

  •  

    Received mine today. Is there a trick to getting it working?

    Installed the Mi Home app and press the Setup button, choose my wifi and enter the password in the app and it generates a QR code. Scan it with the camera and it says something in Chinese then says something else again after a minute or two. I then hit the Heard "Scanned Successfully" button and it gets to 90% then says Connection Timed Out.

    •  

      They can be tricky. First, make sure your phone and the camera are connected to the same wifi network. Next, make sure you manually type in the wifi password even though the password field may be prepopulated. Next, try setting the router to WPA or WPA2 and possibly check that TKIP and AES security on your router are enabled if still having trouble. Most of my issues came from the password being wrong even though it was prepopulated.

      • +2 votes

        Cheers! I just got it to work after watching a youtube video. It seems my downfall was signing up for the Mi Home account using an email address. Signed up with my mobile number instead and it all worked first go.

        Now to figure out how to set it up for motion detection. I have a possum in my roof that I'm trying to figure out where it keeps getting in and out from…

  • +1 vote

    Between Gearbest and eBay, taking all my $$ aha

  •  

    Code coming up as expired for me now? Tried multiple accounts.

  •  

    Thanks Op these little cameras are great value.

    It's a little unnerving how small they are..

  •  

    Pls do note that there is delay in Gearbest delivery time my order of usb light from TA deal has still not arrived.

  •  

    worked for me 10:30pm

  • +1 vote

    Paid a couple of extra dollars for registered mail. I only bother with it for stuff over 15-20.
    I've had China and Malaysia stuff go missing (from other sellers) which seemed like it wasn't the sellers fault.

  •  

    Thanks. Ordered one @ $17.15.

  •  

    Wow Xiaomi taking over. They must be bloody booming!!!

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