• Home security cameras have gotten more and more affordable over the years, but lower-end models typically come with several compromises compared to pricier alternatives.
  • The YI Smart Home Camera 3 is a rare example of an ultra-affordable home camera that doesn’t compromise, and right now Amazon is running the best deal we’ve ever seen on this model.
  • A special coupon code slashes the price of the camera to just $19.50, plus there’s a special deal that bundles 6 months of cloud storage for free.
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Remember when the $200 Nest Cam first came out and it seemed like a great value? Unfortunately for Nest, those days are long gone. It’s a great camera that ties in nicely with the rest of Nest’s smart home products, but $200 is an absolutely absurd price to pay for a single home security camera when there are dozens upon dozens of alternatives out there that are just as good for a fraction of the price.

Today, we’re going to focus on just one of the aforementioned alternatives: the Yi Smart Home Camera 3. It’s one of the best-selling home cameras out there because it offers all the features you might need for a shockingly low price. You get a great app, 1080p resolution, 2-way audio, motion-detection, and even advanced features like human detection and sound analytics, all for just $27. If you grab one today on Amazon though, you can save a bundle plus get a terrific added bonus.

Use the coupon code GAXSJC8C at checkout and you’ll slash the price of this already-affordable home security camera to just $19.50. What’s more, this is a special bundle that includes 6 months of YI’s paid cloud storage service for free. There’s no other camera that even comes close to matching this value, but the deal is only available until the end of the month.

Here are some more details about the camera and its specs from Amazon’s product page:

  • Dedicated Version bundled with 6-Month of YI Cloud Storage: Enjoy 6-month of YI Cloud storage at no extra cost! This plan includes 7-day storage for all of your extra-long motion detection video clips. Never miss a moment, as soon as the YI Home Camera 3 detects motion it will start recording and finish once movement has stopped. With fast-forward speeds of up to 32x and graphic retrieval, jump directly to the important events of the day.
  • Get Immediate Assistance with 24/7 Emergency Response Service – Through one click, instantly involve Noon light’s Certified Emergency Dispatchers, who coordinate with police, fire, and EMS agencies to ensure the people or things you love are safe and sound. ( Optional Paid Service)
  • Enhanced Alert System with Abnormal Sound Detection / Human Detection – Identify sounds within a range of 16 feet. Customize sound alert between 50dB to 90+dB and sensor sensitivity levels from high to low depending on your demand for dog/pet monitor. AI human detection filters “false positives” caused by unwanted objects or flying bugs.
  • Privacy Mode with Scheduling Power Off – Customize the stand-by time of your camera for each day of your week, so it works when you are working and rests when you are relaxing at home.
  • Easy to View and Share with YI Home App – Monitor and control your camera in one convenient phone app. Customize settings according to your preferences and experience useful features: Activity Alerts, Camera Sharing with families, fun recording sharing to social media and more. (PC/Mac client supports viewing up to 4 live camera feeds on one screen)
  • Your camera can not only stand on its base but also mount on metal objects with a magnetic base and any wall or ceiling. 1. Split the camera from the base. Turn the base counterclockwise to separate the camera from the base. 2. Drill locating holes on the base.
  • How to Activate 6-month Cloud Service: Open YI HOME APP, choose this camera / Settings / My YI Cloud / Activate Half a year YI Cloud.

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