Yi Home Camera 3 AI Analytics Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Sep 10, 2019

Yi Technology is claiming "new AI features" in its $50 Home Camera 3 "eliminates 'false positives' caused by flying insects, small pets, or light changes."

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** ****** *** ****** one, *********:

  • *** ******** ** **'* people *********?
  • **** ** ******* ******** on ****** *******, *******, and ********?
  • **** ** ****** ****** from ******* *** *******?
  • ** ******** ******* **** lights *** ******* ******* person *********?
  • *** ********* *** *** analytics ** *****?
  • *** **** ** ******* to ***$** **** ***'* ****** detection?

*******

** **** ****** ********* had **** *** *********:

  • ** ****** **** ******, shadows, ** *******:** ******* ****** ** common ****** ******* **** as ******* ***** *******, lights **** ***** *****, shadows *** ******* ******* seen ******* * ******.
  • ** ****** ****** ********* when *******/*******:************, ****** ********** *** not **** ****** *******/******* throughout *** ***** ** a ***** *** *****.

*******, ***** **** **** negatives ***** ** *** testing:

  • *-****** ******** ****** (******* 10 *******):** **** ****** ********* have * ******* ** minute ******** ****** ***** every ****** ********* ***** can ** ******* ** 3 ******* ** ********. Like *** **** ***, this ******* ** ****** detections ** **** ******* areas.
  • ******** ****** ** ******* in *** *****:***** ** ***** ******* in *** ***** **** as **** ** **** frequently ****** ****** ******. Adjusting ********* *********** *** not ****** ** ********* these ******.
  • ******* ********* ******** ** dark:*** ** *** ******* poor **, ********* ** night ** ******* ** ~10'.

Vs **** ****** *********

****'* ** ********* *** not ****** **** ***** alerts *** ** ******* in *** ***** **** the ** **** ******. Additionally, **** ********* ********* better ** **** ****** due ** *** ****** IR ***********.

*******, **** ****** ******** running ******* *** *****, which ** *** ***.

*******, **** **** *** Yi **** **** * cooldown ****** ***** ******** in ****** **********. *******, Yi *** ** ******* to * ******* (******* 10), ***** **** **** an ************** * ****** cooldown.

Strong **** *** **

*** ** **** ****** 3 ** ******* **** that ** ** ****** into *** **********. **** Wyze's ** *********, **** $50 ****** *********** ******* "analytics" ***** ** *** cost ********** *******, **** Dahua, *********, ** *******. We ****** **** ***** to ******** *** ** to ******** ** *******.

************

*** ** **** ****** 3 *** ** ***** on ***** ********** ********** ~$** ***, **** includes *** ****** ** free ***** *******. **** is **** ********* **** the**** *** ($**), *** **** ********* than *** **** ***** consumer / *** ******, such ************(~$***+).

Person ********* ***********

****** ******* ** ******* through *** ***** ** a **** ***** ***** were *** ****** ****** ~30'/24 *** ****** *******.

People-Detected-Day-Walking_Running

*** ** *** **** IR ***********, ********* ******** at ***** **** ** on ** ******* ** only ~**' (~** ***). Though **** ** ** issue ** ********** ******** like *** ********* *****, in ***** ***** ***** are *******, **** **' distance *** ** **********.

Detection-Distance-Reduced-At-Night-To-10'

Frequent ****** ** *******

******* ****** ******* *** scene ********** ****** ***** person ******, **** ** the *** *****. ********* sensitivity *** *** ****** these ******.

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*** **** *** **** of ****, ***** ****:

False-Alerts-On-Large-Animals

Other ****** ***** ***** ******* *******

** **** ****** * avoided ***** ****** ********** on ****** ******* **** as ***** ***** ******* in *** *****.

No-False-Alert-On-Major-Light-Changes

************, ******* ** *** scene *** *** ******* false ******.

No-False-Alerts-On-Shadows

******* ****** ****** ** false ******, ****** ***** turned ** *** *** in ***** ***** *** also *******.

No-False-Alerts-On-Lights-From-Other-Rooms

*******, *** ** **** 3 ** ** ****** camera, *** ******* *** a ******, ******* ******* from ****** *** *** trigger *** ***** **********.

No-False-Alerts-On-Swaying-Foliage

Cooldown ****** ****** ******

***** * ****** ** detected, *** ** **** camera * ****** * cooldown ****** ****** ******* person ********* *** ** triggered, ******* ****** **********. This ****** ******** ** "Low" ********* (** *******), the ********* *** ** adjusted ** "******" (* minutes), ** "****", ***** is * *******.

Alert Cooldown From Low 10 Minutes to High 3 Minutes

**** ** *** ******** for ***** ******** ******* can ** ****:

3 Minute Cooldown Results In Missed Alerts

Simple *****: ****** ****** ********* **

****** ********* ***** ** simple, ********* ***** **** to **** *** ******* on ** *** ** Home ***. ** ******* configuration ** ********.

Simple-Setup--Switch-Person-Detection-On

Camera *** ****

** **** ****** * uses ** ***** ****** system ** ****. **** chip **** *** ************ mention *** **/**** ******** capabilities, **** "***** *********."

Country ** ******

*** ** **** ****** 3 *** ************ ** China.

Yi Home Camera 3 Made in China

********

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

  • ** **** ****** *: 4.2.0.0H_201909041620
  • ** **** ***: ******* 4.0.9

Comments (3)

*** *** ****** *** $50!

** ** * *** continuous ****** ***** * minutes **** ******* *’* home?

** *** *** ****** around ** ***** ** the ******, *** *** would *** ****** ***** 3 *******. *** *** change *** ******** ** ten ******* ** ****** the ****** ** ******, turn ********* *** ********, or *** * ******** to **** *** ********* at ***** *** *** home.

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