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Matches a previous +85 deal. Both Black and white. Wireless IP Camera Security Surveillance System. 720p HD. Wide Angle 111° lens. Supports upto 32GB SD micro SD cards

https://www.amazon.com/YI-Wireles...A0E0FS9M39

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Last Edited by haggler May 13, 2017 at 05:06 PM
How to hack the device to use 3rd party viewers for IP Cam:

Step 1.) Format a microSD card into FAT/32.

Step 2.) Download the files from github [github.com]

Step 3.) Copy the contents of the "SD" folder onto your microSD card. Don't copy the actual 'sd' folder, but rather the contents of the folder. So if you look at your sd card after copying you should see a file called "home" and a folder called 'test'.

Step 4.) Navigate to the "test" folder on your microSD card.

Step 5) Open wpa_supplicant.conf with Notepad++ (if you are using windows) or Textwranger for Mac. Fill in the sections that are relevant to your wifi network settings.
On the line that says ssid="your_wifi_ssid" change the part that says "your_wifi_ssid" to whatever your wireless network name is.

On the line the says "psk="your_password" change the part that says your_password to the password to your wifi i.e. my password is pinK so mine would be "psk="pinK".

Then save the file after making your changes.

Step 6.) Open yi-hack.cfg with Notepad++ (if you are using windows) or Textwranger for Mac.
Change these lines to match the network configuration for your network. You can see how your network is setup by going to the command prompt in windows and typing IPCONFIG. You can see how it's configured on a mac by going to Termninal and typing ifconfig.
Set the IP address for the camera to be similar to the IP of your computer, but change the last digit to a number between 2-254. For example if your computer is 192.168.1.100 perhaps set your camera to 192.168.1.200. The gateway, netmask, and nameserver should all match the ipconfig/ifconfig settings settings.

Code:
IP=192.168.1.220
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
NAMESERVER=192.168.1.1
Then visit http://svn.fonosfera.org/fon-ng/t...mezones.db and find your time zone code and replace the code that is there with your timezone.

edit - link didnt work - http://svn.fonosfera.org/fon-ng/t...mezones.db

The default setting looks like this:
Code:
TIMEZONE=GMT0BST,M3.5.0/1,M10.5.0

Replacing it with eastern time would look like this:
Code:
TIMEZONE=EST5EDT,M3.2.0,M11.1.0
Save your file.

Step 7.) Eject your microSD card from your computer


Step 8.) Unplug the power from your camera

Step 9.) Plug the microSD card into your camera

Step 10.) Plug the power into your camera. The lights will start of orange, flashing orange, flashing blue, and then solid blue if everything worked.

Step 11.) If you ended up with a solid blue light you did it correctly. Now you can open up your web browser like chrome/firefox/safari/IE etc and browse the the IP address that you configured for your camera. For example in the configuration I posted you'd go to http://192.168.1.200 and from there it should load a web page that you can see links the the various camera streams.

Credit to kwik copied from comment #183 on thread:
https://slickdeals.net/f/9430531-yi-home-camera-wireless-ip-security-surveillance-system-us-edition-29-99-or-9-for-120-free-s-h-amazon?v=1&p=92884995&src=SiteSearch#post92884995

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After an app update I read the "privacy policy". I will post screen caps of it. It doesn't match the one posted on the website. it states that they collect information ,including browsing history, passwords, etc..., and stores the info on the servers. It also states they'd can share it with third parties.
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Pretty good camera. I have been using it for 6 months now. Just ordered another one. Thanks Op
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Had this. Updated and it became useless
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any security issues ?
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After an app update I read the "privacy policy". I will post screen caps of it. It doesn't match the one posted on the website. it states that they collect information ,including browsing history, passwords, etc..., and stores the info on the servers. It also states they'd can share it with third parties.
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I am happy with the two I purchased about 6 months ago. Only issue I can't seem to figure out is motion notifications on IOS. My iPad and iPhone will not notify me of movements(notifications enabled but no dice) Even set the sensitivity really high. However, on all my android devices, notifications work perfectly. Any suggestions from those that are able to receive notifications on IOS?
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Man, that thing is HEAVY

Part Number: US Edition
Item Weight: 443.1 pounds
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Is there a reason this sells for more than the seemingly superior "fang" 1080p box camera?
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Awesome camera. I installed the hack and use tinycam for everything else.
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These cameras are great, I have several (including the dome camera)and they perform flawlessly. Much better than the Foscams I use to have. And for anyone concerned about privacy, the reviews from people complaining about the T&C are the same type of people that wear tin foil hats. The feed is encrypted and required a pin/PW to access and Yi isn't going to spy on you.
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any security issues ?
Yes. I believe one review gave a warning where using it allows Yi to collect that footage and share it with 3rd parties. I use it for my backyard where my cars are so it doesn't bother me. Wouldn't use this in the house unless it's something like the garage or something less used.
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So do you guys set these up in your homes? Or what do you use them for?
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Awesome camera. I installed the hack and use tinycam for everything else.
What kind of hack?
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