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Xiaomi XiaoFang 1080p Wi-Fi IP Camera USD $13.13 (AUD $16.55) Delivered @ GearBest

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Another 400 units of this very popular camera at a fantastic price. Apply coupon 11NOV026 at checkout. Restricted to one purchase per Gearbest account. Will only work with AU & NZ IP addresses. Select Unregistered Air Mail to get this price. Use PayPal for buyer protection. Enjoy :)

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  • +1 vote

    Nice! price is getting lower and lower.

  • +8 votes

    $16.38 when I checked out using Paypal. Time to buy some USB led's, led helicopters, or a microfibre towel with the 17c I saved

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    +1 to my collection. Thanks TA

  • +3 votes

    What are peoples use cases for this item?

    Propped up at the front door or?

  • +7 votes

    ill get another, soon ill have a 360* view around my house

  • +11 votes

    This deal might last a little longer than normal, think some people might be experiencing bargain fatigue.

  • +2 votes

    Don't put these sort of cheap cams in sensitive areas around the home, and by sensitive I mean bedrooms, childs rooms etc. They are easily hackable.

    • +4 votes

      Through what method are they 'easily hackable'? If the homes router is setup properly, exploits would be very limited to just MITM attacks, that need the attacker to be in a close proximity.
      Though, if you know of other exploits, do share!

      Disclaimer: I don't know what the backend of the mi.com site used for remote viewing is.

    • +4 votes

      even with fanghacks installed?
      whats gunna happen? someone watch my baby take a shit in his sleep?

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    I just wish they had a good functioning app to go with it (that was in English). Then again, can't really complain at this price.

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      I hear that with some fiddling it's compatible with one of the main home apps.. read on a previous deal but sorry can't remember which one..

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        Yeah after trying a few I managed to get it to work with Mi Home but it's not the best app (plus a lot of it is in Chinese). Updating the firmware made the camera unreachable for about a day and just pairing the camera to the app took hours. Just my experience though, and still worth it at this price once it's all set.

        • +27 votes

          I'm currently writing a web based GUI for them, to avoid the app all together, since mi.com wants to talk with the cameras over port 80 - As part of my "DIY Smart Home" project that will eventually be internet-published with a full buildlog.

          TL;DR Let me know if you'd like to know when I'm finished coding the alternative to the Mi Home App over PM and I shall notify you when I am done.

          Edit: Didn't realize how many people wanted this, I guess I'll put some extra effort in.. Feel free to PM me with any text and I'll add you to the list of people to notify.

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          I too am interested in your web GUI so please notify me. Many thx.

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          @dfaktz:

          Can you tell us more? I've recently installed Home Assistant and it's a great flexible framework for the many devices and sensors that you can get on OzB.

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          @dfaktz:

          PM sent, excited!

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    Compatible with Homebridge at all?

  • +3 votes

    Why do I need this?!?! Someone please explain, why I need this?!!?

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    Sound good… got one thank TA

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    Just ordered, will be my 4th, still waiting on my 3rd. How many do you guys have?

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    This is my first one…

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    Got one in the mail a couple of days ago but just wondering how to set up 24/7 recording that won't stop once the memory card is full. Although maybe that is asking too much of a basic device.

  • +1 vote

    Deal expired :(

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    It says The code you have entered has expired

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    Just got one a few days ago and have it running with no issue, I also came across this hack from github can anybody explain what is that for? I mean even with the original firmware you can still set it up like a CCTV and access the live/recorded footages on your phone

  • +1 vote

    TA, work on a deal for the dafang model mate!

    • +1 vote

      Tightarse is releasing his own model later in the year, it's called daArse.

      It's getting great reviews on the Colonoscopy Australia website.

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    Guys if I want to just use this as a recording device (record to SD card) to monitor our puppy, do I still need to go through the app and set it up?

    Looks like the app in Chinese is a bit of work hence wondering if I can bypass this if I don’t want to connect it to WIFI but just use it as a pure motion sensor recorder.

    Any advice is much appreciated. Thx

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      There's English setup vids on a couple of the retailers web sites. I can't recall if it's Gearbest and Banggood or one of the others as I haven't got around to setting mine up yet.
      If you're bypassing the mi.com website using home assistant or similar, check the forum's on those sites. The vids I watched (some time ago) step you through clearly and don't require ability to read/speak Chinese.

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      I installed 3 of this camera and setting-up using the Mi home App is easy. I only had a problem initially with the 1st camera not connecting to my Wi-fi, but I've fixed it using a separate phone hotspot. It only takes about a 5-10 minutes to set it up if it connects to your wi-fi straight away. I suggest you install it close to your router, the Android app is much better than the iOS.

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    Deal expired :( Nooooo

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    Few questions:
    1- can you have three or four all over your house?
    2- does it need cable to modem?
    3- are these powered through usb?

    Thanks

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      1. yes as many as you want…
      2. wifi only
      3. have power cable but I think it did powered through capable USB
  • +1 vote

    It's indoors only (not weatherproof/waterproof). Any recommendations for a weatherproof security camera housing for outdoor use? eg: https://www.ebay.com/p/Aluminium-CCTV-Surveillance-Camera-Ex...

    Thanks

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      Been looking for one as well but can't find any locally, please let me know if you found anything.

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      Seems like the outdoor housing available cost more than the actual camera.

    • +5 votes

      Here are some things I have discovered with these cameras since owning for a month:
      - I have had mine outdoors but still sheltered by the veranda, so far so good. (For the investment even if it stops working can just bye another one cheaply).
      - Motion detection randomly stops working unless I turn it off and on again, you will quickly get over the motion detection alerts though from every bug, bird, car etc.
      - It's a good set and forget camera when you put a large sd card in it and just have it on continuous recording. In the event something happens just refer to your continuously recorded footage. It will automatically delete old footage once the card is full.
      - It occasionally won't connect to the camera to view on your phone, again a power off and on is required. It it isn't connecting I find the continuous recording still works and continues to save to the SD card.
      - Night vision won't work up against a window.
      - If you want to install it under a veranda or somewhere sheltered, I just drilled a hole in the ceiling to feed the cable, and had a power-point in the roof already from my ducted heater so didn't need an electrician.
      - The language barrier is annoying, sometimes I would take a screenshot and use google translate app to help assist me.
      - The time is 2 hours behind and can't be changed unless hacked.
      - I purchased the Xiaomi Mi Robot, amazing value for money and works on the same app. Both products are great value for money.
      - Some footage already captured:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-uHkIM2-6g
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI8iFN5hw-w

      • +1 vote

        hahah the adventures of Bailey! you need to install a baby safety gate lol! i was hoping for an epic roller door face smash in the first video when you chased after him :P

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      Now we don't have to buy an enclosure, Xiaomi just launched an outdoor camera: https://www.gizmochina.com/2017/09/18/new-yi-smart-outdoor-c...

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    What is the significance of the "11 Nov 026" code? Is that the expected delivery date?

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    Just out of my curiosity, does it provide access point(AP) or do I need an already existing wifi all the time?

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    So my house got broken into and all 4 cameras got stolen too. Is there anyway to access the cloud footage without needing to connect to the cameras first?

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      Sorry to hear that, I also would love to know the answer to this. I couldn't find it on the Mi Cloud site.

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        Yeah defeats the purpose of cloud if you can't access without camera!

        4x camera with SD cards all ripped out and stolen. My only hope is the cloud

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    Anyone's camera stop working overnight - had it all set up fine but today it's not working after the latest app update