Before you run out and spend $300 on the Nest Cam IQ to get Nest’s cool AI-based face recognition feature, you should probably be made aware of the fact that you can get almost the same thing with the YI Home Camera 3. There are really only two differences: First, the YI camera has 1080p resolution instead of a 4K sensor that’s downsampled for zoom. Second, the YI camera in on sale for $44.99 after you clip the 10% coupon, rather than $300 for the Nest Cam IQ.

Here are the key details from the product page:

  • YI TECHNOLOGY: Protect your family and home with value adding home security solutions from YI that millions of families, house and pet owners already trust today. The YI Home Camera 3 is a AI security camera with human detection and advanced sound analytics, 1080p Full HD resolution, 107 degree wide angle, two way audio, magnetic base and night vision.
  • NOTIFICATIONS THAT MATTER: AI powered human detected alers or motion detected alerts can be set by sensitivity levels from high to low. Six month complimentary YI Cloud service ensure that motion detected footage is stored for seven days and remains accessible even if your SD card has a failure, gets damaged or stolen (SD card not included).
  • DON’T GET BOTHERED: Schedule on and off time of your 1080p-FHD resolution ip camera for each day of your week. Turn off the blue status light or set a pin (FaceID on devices with FaceID) to lock your house camera. You can set to receive video and photo footage with your activity alerts.
  • SOUND TRIGGERED ALERTS: Advanced sound analytics detect abnormal sounds like baby cry or shattering glass. Use as reliable baby monitor with camera and detection abnormal sounds between 50 dB and 90+ dB. That’s from regular conversations up to harmful noises. Supports intercom or hand-free mode to talk and listen simultaneously.
  • ONE YEAR WARRANTY: Because we trust our products we deliver them with 365 days warranty. Our professional customer service has your back. In the box: AI featured security camera YI Home Camera 3 with 1080p -FHD Resolution, 107 degree wide-angle, baby-crying detection, magnetic base 7.8 inch USB A to Micro USB cable, 100-240V 1A adaptor, user manual, YI Cloud introduction and 6 month cloud storage.

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