Have you browsed /r/homeassistant and are you looking for a RTSP camera to complete your dashboard? Are you looking into Blue Iris, but all those camera’s are out of your budget? Are you like me and do you buy everything with Xiaomi infront of it? Then you came to the right place! Xiaomi is well known for selling excellent product at a really low price, with their camera’s being a prime example. The Xiaomi Xiaofang camera bring a lot of features to the table, at a low price of 14 euro. Like; 1080p @30fps, nightvision (up to 9 meter), 110 degree wide angle, Wi-Fi and more.
I was always intrigued by Xiaomi as a company, but when I tried to find a review or guide for their IoT products I was never able to find any good reviews. That is why I hope to review all of Xiaomi/Aqara/Mijia’s products to help you decide on your new setup! For this review, we have arrived at another item where you might wonder what benefit IoT brings to it. As Xiaomi continues on to be the biggest seller of IoT in the world, I can only hope they keep adding new affordable products to their line-up!
So a while (couch) ago I posted on /r/homeautomation asking about Xiaomi Wall switches, I had a couple of questions before I was going to get them for my new house. Well… now it is 3 months later and I finally decided to report back on my findings! I will apologize for the delay because I definitely didn’t report back as quick as I’ve wanted. Now that’s out of the way, lets go!