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Xiaomi Dafang 1080P Smart Wi-Fi IP Camera US $18.99 (AU $25) Delivered (Priority) @ GearBest

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DAFANG

Looks like a good price on the new XIaomi Mijia Dafang cameras released last month I believe.

Home security IP camera with 1080p video resolution, with 120 degree field of view, equipped with pan and tilt movement functions. It also has night vision, Infrared-based motion detection, two-way audio and Micro SD recording.

From past deals it appears these are similar to Xiaofang cameras but also add pan and tilt features. Connects with Mi Home app.

Pay in AUD (~$25) on GearBest as their rate is lower than the current USD > AUD rate. Must be logged in to apply code, pay by PayPal.

Ensure that you use Australia Priority Mail shipping method to get the best/quickest shipping method available at this price, thanks to Bamzero. See photo here.


24/10 5pm: Back again for US $0.10 less (thanks doweyy)
16/11: Back again for $0.99 less

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    Do you need to pay a monthly subscription to use this like some of the other ones? can anyone confirm?

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      xiaofang doesn't need subscription, i'd assume it'd be the same for this one.

      • +37 votes

        the subscription fee is chinese govt access to the video ;^)

        • +14 votes

          Would you prefer the Chinese, Russians or Five Eyes to have access?

          Least preferred is your global hacker using it in a botnet.

          You can avoid some of this by using alternate firmware.

        • +21 votes

          @mathew42:

          Chinese, Russians

          At least these guys have a spine and aren't scared to tell people that they're watching.

          Five eyes on the other hand are bunch of liars.

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          @mathew42: Does that firmware work on the new model?

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          Boom! Exactly what I thought lolll

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          @No: No idea about firmware working. Ask me in a few weeks :-(

        • +18 votes

          Pretty boring for them watching my carport. Unless I'm washing the car in my y-fronts … which I'd consider quality viewing

        • +2 votes

          @OldBugger: giggidy

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          @No:

          You may get video to work but the pan and tilt on the dafang definitely will not, thats for the fang model

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          @whooah1979: made me lol literally.

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        does xiaofang work on this dafang?

  • +1 vote

    whats the difference between this and xiaofang? besides the form factor, is it just tilt and pan - does this mean it has a motor…?

    • +2 votes

      Yes motorized. It's designed to mount on a flat surface and can pan or tilt.

    •  

      The description says "Infrared-based motion detection", which I think is different too.

      The Xiaofang only has visual motion detection (which is woeful).

      That said, I can't see a PIR detector on the pic.

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        the description on chinese websites say "IR-cut Motion Detection"

        I assume that the camera uses it's built in infrared emitter and the camera sensor itself to detect changes directly in front of it, with up to 9 meters in range. That would eliminate the requirement for a PIR sensor, since the camera sensor already "sees" Infrared.

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          So it's no different to the Xiaofang, then?

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          @b-radicool:
          No PIR is better at avoiding false motion detection due to the wind. Will effectively detect heat movement which generally indicated a person or animal moving past

    • +2 votes

      Also has 6 infa-red LEDs, Xiaofang has 2.

      • -1 vote

        Gosh would that make it more sensitive to motion then since it can "see" more in the dark?

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          Just specifying the differences that is what super poor asked, take what you want from it :)

        • -2 votes

          Yeah.. and I was asking a legit question cos I know how sensitive the xiaofang is even on the lowest setting.

          Thanks for the neg anon lol.

        • -3 votes

          @CVonC: That was not a genuine question, stop backpedaling.

        • +1 vote

          @CVonC: Lol sorry the neg was from me I thought you were being a smart ar$e but to answer you question I have no idea.

          I know these were released later so am assuming they are better but will hold off purchasing till you can get them for under $20 AU as I already have the xioafang.

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          @dfaktz:

          It was a genuine question with an assumption based on previous experience with the xiaofang.

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          @CVonC: Do you start all your questions with a sarcastic 'Gosh' and make sure to put some air quotes in?

        • +5 votes

          @dfaktz:

          The gosh was warranted simply because the xiaofang's motion detection is way too sensitive (like us bunch of ozbargainers it seems) as it is as any owner would know. So given the fact that it only has 2 IR lights where as the dafang triples that amount, one would assume the sensitivity to motion may well be even greater.

        • +1 vote

          @CVonC: I wonder if the increase in sensors would result in more accuracy, resulting in fewer false positives?

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          @stinkydog:

          Well I would think the lights are more for seeing in the dark and the sensing is in the software algorithm?

  • +1 vote

    Great price.

    • +1 vote

      Pan and tilt

      EDIT: I'm sure your comment was asking what's the difference when I replied :)

      • +3 votes

        It did, but saw it was asked above. You're not crazy.

  •  

    Just ordered. Cheers

  • +7 votes

    Don't forget to select free Australia Priority shipping.

  • +3 votes

    Does the same XiaoFang rom work for this one?

  • +16 votes

    Nice deal, but a word of caution.

    The Mihome app sucks & the alternatives are clunky. And I assume you need to use the MiHome app to properly control the pan and tilt movement functions? Don't think the hacks support those, just yet.

    Someone with time, patience and technical know-how will enjoy, but they aren't straightforward to use. Phone OS upgrades frequently break the app functionality and the app contains a heady mix of Chinese, English and Chinglish.

    Oh and your location, wifi password and video stream all go to China. If that bothers you.

    • +1 vote

      Really getting annoyed with MiHome logging me out after a random period. Relog and all devices gone. deskflip

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      Agree, the app is clunky. Has anyone figured out how to view multi-cameras on same screen..

  • +2 votes

    I got one of the others and its useless as I can't logon to MiHome, no matter what I try it says 'incorrect credentials'.

    aaahhhh

    • +3 votes

      Location must set to mainland China when you register mi home. I had the same issue but now all 8 cameras working fine. :)

      •  

        8..What are you using 8 for?

        • +2 votes

          I have big house lol

      • +4 votes

        Same here, MiHome worked after selecting Chinese servers. Be aware though that you will need to install MiHome to use any of these Mi products properly and the application will require just about every permission you can think of (on Android anyway) as well as your home wifi password. I ended up unistalling it, partially because of privacy concerns and also because i started getting random wifi and bluetooth issues. Tradeoff is I cant use these devices anymore except for the vacuum which seems to work ok without the app. Never tried any of the hacks so cant comment on them.

        • +1 vote

          To be fair other IoT devices I've added require the wifi password so it can connect to the wifi. Only exception has been Google Home which didn't require it, probably because the app just read the password from the wpasupplicant.conf file

        • -2 votes
        • +1 vote

          @dfaktz:

          Haha now you can laugh at WPA

          https://www.krackattacks.com/

        • +1 vote

          @MikeWhitneysHair: Heh, It was only a matter of time IMO, we were throwing around candidates last DEFCON. (Yes though, I've read about the vulnerability's found) I accept the downvotes though, not like I'm talking to a bunch of infosec folks here.

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          @dfaktz:

          I didn't downvote you FWIW, and I'm not sure why they downvoted

          What was your aversion to WPA before the KRACK vulnerability was announced?

    • +2 votes

      You're using the wrong Mi Home app. Get the correct app and you won't have an issue logging in.

      •  

        You legend! got the right one, thanks very much!

        • +2 votes

          No prob, it got me too ;)

        • +1 vote

          @northernculture: change your password just in case and use a different one

      •  

        What do you mean by wrong MiHome app?
        There’s only 1 on iOS App Store.

        I am asking as after installing the beta iOS 11 I had the app showing me buttons with background developer codes.
        Eg. button.logout.something. - this text is on the button instead of just logout. Etc but they work.

        I since have upgraded to iOS 11 and .2 version still same issues.
        MiHome app have had 2 updates on the new iOS too.
        Also tried deleting and restarting then redown loading.

        •  

          In google Play Store there is an app called "Mi Home" which is incorrect. I don't even know what it does. There is also another app that is "MiHome" and is the correct one. You can search the store for it by using "MiHome" (no space in between the words) or "mijia".

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  •  

    Does this work well as a video chat thing?

  • +5 votes

    Anyone have any idea when the Xiaomi Yi Smart Waterproof Camera Outdoor Edition 1080P will come out for sale?

  •  

    Thanks man grabbed one.

  •  

    Thanks OP ordered one. Going to give it to my brother as he`s been asking for a good baby monitor.

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    Thank OP. Got one.

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    I can't get the code to apply, it prompts me to log in after pasting the promotion code but the price stays AU$37.67. This is with priority mail to Australia selected. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

  • +1 vote

    What da fang?

    Great deal.

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      Da faq?

  • +3 votes

    I can't even get the Xiaofang to work zz, worst set up process

    •  

      Try to connect to a hostpot from another mobile, then connnect your wifi afterwards.

  •  

    Im not getting the free priority shipping wants to charge me $4.14 what am I doing wrong?

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      I don't know if this is our, but are you using the PayPal or the Checkout button? You should beer using Checkout and then select PayPal at the focal stage after choosing postage option.

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      Select "Australia Priority Mail" under Priority Line

  •  

    Anyone else read this as dafaq??

    •  

      What dafaq?

  •  

    Thanks OP. +1 to my collection

  •  

    would this be good as a baby monitor ?

    • +5 votes

      In my experience no.

      I had two of the xiaofang for this prupose. The App sucks and if you/your mrs is like mine with a newborn, tired and angry, then these are likely to be thrown at someone.

      They just aren't reliable enough, the camera feed or app might freeze and you have no way of knowing unless you look closely at the time stamp. If your OS update or the app updates then they may simply not work. You can spend hours hunting for solutions online.

      •  

        I see… Sounds like these aren't good even just as a normal use camera !

        • +2 votes

          They’re pretty much a toy. I wouldn’t use them for anything serious, like making sure my baby is alive.

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          @ChickenTalon:

          Any recommendations for a good new and cheap baby monitor?

    • +3 votes

      Dormi app is good if you have a spare phone

      • +3 votes

        Second this. One of the few apps I have paid for the full version.

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        I use Alfred, I've found it very good

  •  

    Can not see Priority shipping choice - I can see the Subtotal - but can't see shipping option?

    • +1 vote

      You have to proceed to checkout first, then select it in the final page. Be sure to select "Australia Priority Mail"

      •  

        Ordered one. Thanks! It is even cheaper than buying directly from Taobao.

    • +1 vote
      •  

        Thansk!

        • +2 votes

          No worrise

  •  

    I have two of the Xiaofang cameras which I am happy with. This one looks good too. Those who wear tin foil hats won't like it.

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      As Ozimodo said, the app "will require just about every permission you can think of".

      They also have a difficult setup process, and aren't as reliable as you'd hope for, you know, a security camera that needs to be reliable.

      Don't think tin foil hats have anything to do with the above.

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        I use the app and had no problem setting up either of my cameras. The only information I have given is my guest vlan wifi details. Otherwise they can treat themselves to riveting static views of my fence and a hedge. I'm sure the Chinese will seek to invade us ASAP to capture my lovely pittosporums

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          I don't think the Chinese care about the footage, it was more the level of permissions needed for the all on your phone.

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          @BradleyDS2: I didn't have to give access to anything on my phone to install or use the app however I am running iOS and Apple are pretty strict with that sort of stuff.

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          @BradleyDS2: i went into the app settings and revoked all access to phone permissions, the app seems to work fine still

    •  

      May I be the first to sincerely thank you, dear leader.

  •  

    Will this work with blue iris?

    • +1 vote

      Nope needs the hack. Mihome only.