Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera review: Not only smart camera

ByKonstantin Yokota 2020-01-07 2174

When it comes to security, generally think of cameras, surveillance and other equipment. At present, the common security devices are smart cameras, which vary in price, hardware configuration and features. For example, Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version), which is similar to periscope in shape, is equipped with Zigbee3.0, that can be used as a gateway to achieve rich usage scenarios through the linkage of intelligent devices such as Mijia and Aqara. In addition, the Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) supports features such as automatic capture, one-click message and delayed photography, and the two-way voice function can meet the needs of two-way intercom, which is suitable for families with the elderly and children.


Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera: features

Aqara Smart camera G2 (gateway version) front camera with built-in image sensor, effectively increase sensitivity by 42%, can achieve 2 million pixels, 1080p high-definition image quality, equipped with eight 940nm infrared lights to increase the night vision distance to eight meters. In addition, with AI image recognition technology to accurately identify human movement detection, reduce the false alarm caused by the movement of pets or other objects, and automatically record and push 10s short video to users. Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) is designed with loudspeakers on the back, which is used to play sound and alarm synchronously with sound and light. The volume is relatively high and the sound quality is relatively clear.


Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera: memory

Aqara Smart camera G2 (gateway version) supports both cloud storage and local storage, which supports a maximum of 32G TF cards. It can also be seen here that the Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) is designed with a hidden base that can be used to adjust the height and angle. However, TF card slots should be designed with independent dust plugs.


Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera supports Mijia APP remote control

Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) with Mijia APP, can not only intuitively see the current picture, but also quickly carry out functional operations, such as one-button alert, one-button dormancy, one-button video capture, etc., good interactive experience. Two-way voice intercom is very practical and is a standard must-have feature of current smart cameras, but different brands of cameras vary greatly in actual tuning, especially in the part of noise reduction. Aqara Smart camera G2 (gateway version) supports full-duplex voice calls, combined with AEC echo cancellation algorithm to achieve noise reduction to ensure a smooth and clear call experience.


Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera supports automatic turn off and turn on

In the feature settings, Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) supports regular sleep, such as automatically turning off at home and turning on when leaving home. Of course, it can also be set with intelligent linkage scenarios. Second, you can press the button at the top of the camera for 3s to start the video recording function, and you can record 15s video recording and send it to the account bound with the camera to facilitate communication. Third, the Aqara smart camera G2 adds the common delay photography function on mobile phones, which can meet the recording needs of some users in a period of time, and the camera will automatically fast forward the images in this time period to 15s. 

Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera: motion and voice detection

Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) detection setting has two options, one is mobile detection, which can capture video when someone enters the room in time. Second, sound detection, which is suitable for families with the elderly and children, especially infants and young children, can be used to monitor the daily activities of infants or their sleep at night. When the volume reaches the preset value, the camera will automatically synchronously push the information to the mobile app and record a 15s short video directly at the same time. Both sound detection and motion detection can be set in APP, and users can set them according to their actual needs. All automatically recorded videos are saved in photo albums and can be viewed or downloaded by users.


Xiaomi Aqara G2 smart IP camera: connectivity

In the intelligent linkage is convenient, in order to better display effect, here with the other two types of intelligent hardware for display. One is the Aqara door and window sensor, which supports access to Mijia (MIJIA) and Apple HomeKit, adopts 3M patch-free installation design, and only needs to be fixed on the window to sense the opening / closing status of doors and windows in real time.


Aqara human body sensor, while connected to Mijia (MIJIA) Apple HomeKit dual platform, also adopts installation-free design, which can realize 170° detection angle, and has its own illuminance sensor, which can judge the brightness of indoor light, thus providing a linkage basis for intelligent lighting devices, such as automatically turning on small night lights when getting up at night, and so on.


Let's take a look at the linkage effect of these three products. One of the scenarios set is that when doors and windows are opened or someone moving in the room is detected, the warning mode of Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) is automatically turned on, and the video is automatically captured and pushed to the app to notify users to pay attention to abnormal changes in the home in a timely manner. 

This is the actual log, each time there will be corresponding records generated, convenient for users to query and manage in real time, and at the same time can be targeted to find the desired video. 

Wrap up

To put it simply, intelligent security is no longer an independent existence, through rich and practical intelligent linkage settings, security can be greatly improved, so as to ensure property safety or personal safety. Aqara Smart camera G2 (Gateway version) can be combined with other intelligent hardware to set up a number of practical scenes. In addition to the above two products, it can also be designed with intelligent door locks and human body sensors, which can be used to record a complete surveillance video that opens the door to the room. In addition to anti-theft, it can also be used by parents to determine whether their children really return home. Instead of opening the door and throwing the schoolbag directly into the door, he turned around and ran out to play. Generally speaking, Aqara smart camera G2 (gateway version) is no longer a simple intelligent camera, the gateway design has greatly expanded the use scene and practicability.


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